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Movie Piracy and Popcorn Farmers

Public Knowledge on how NBC has told the FCC that with reduced movie piracy, "corn growers would earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment."

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  1. This is getting tiring. People and corporations in positions of power/authority/public office really need to be held accountable for what they say. We’re seeing representatives in the house of commons spew out lies claiming about the damage camcording costs the industry or what a great amount of counter-fitting happens in Canada only to find out that the numbers aren’t even close to reality or chosen from an earlier study to make their point even if it’s been proven those numbers aren’t right.

    It’s a shock and awe campaign – they go in and say that 60% of all movies are stolen from Canadian cinemas – and then ignore the fact it’s more like 20% and much of that is insiders getting a full copy from the studio and releasing it.

    We’ve regulated the advertising industry (a little). Pepsi can’t run an ad that says Coca-Cola causes cancer and kills puppies – why should lobbying not be held to the same standard?