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piracy funds movies and music? (and other adventures in social networking)

What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• Obvious story is obvious, with depressingly predictable obvious comments following (“women aren’t funny,” “women don’t want those jobs,” etc). How To Get More Women Writing Television? Convince Men It Matters.

[This was posted at the Facebook page of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.]

• Wish someone would note that the takeaway from this (assuming it’s true) isn’t that piracy should be encouraged but that Hollywood needs to give consumers more legit ways to consume their product. Piracy Funds Movies? Megaupload Shutdown May Have Hurt Box Office Revenues

• Hey! It seems easy downloading of music is good for music sales, too. A month after download law, consumers spending less on music: survey

(hat-tip for today’s links: RogerBW)

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