Piracy Law Based on Made-Up Facts
Julian Sanchez investigates the oft-repeated statistics that 750,000 American jobs are lost to intellectual property theft and that IP infringment costs the economy somewhere in excess of $200 billion.
It turns out that these numbers go back to quotes from 1986 and 1987 respectively. And, it seems, both numbers were simply top-of-the-head estimates with no statistical basis.
Seems something of a trend, there.
If they can claim a single song download caused them $6,000 in damages, why would the origin of these numbers surprise you?
Is it truly that shocking to see large corporations taking advantage of individuals? Governments consistently throw innocent people in jail, or send people to prison for minor violations. Justice and truth and unfortunately be purchased in this nation.