Friday, June 22, 2007

What Were They Thinking?: NBC Says Movie Piracy Hurts Corn Farmers

Mark this one in the "silly" category.

NBC has purported to have made an FCC filing in support of tougher internet regulations to combat video piracy. And who does NBC think will benefit from this crackdown on illegal filesharing? Corn Growers!
"In the absence of movie piracy, video retailers would sell and rent more titles. Movie theaters would sell more tickets and popcorn. Corn growers would earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment."
The vast majority of corn grown in this country is "field corn" (also known as "dent" or #2 yellow corn). Field corn is used for food, feed, fiber and now, fuel.

If this report is true, the "suits" in NYC need to come on out to the countryside.


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