I found this brilliant piece over on Comics Alliance a few days ago and the article eloquently and succinctly broke down my feelings on why piracy is the least of the entertainment industry’s problems.
While the author is specifically discussing comic books, I think his points also apply to television, movies, music, publishing and other entertainment mediums.
One other point I would also add is that another reason why the entertainment industry continues to hemorrhage is because it blatantly ignores and denigrates marginalized audiences. Marginalized audiences who aren’t straight and white and have disposable income and is virtually an untapped market.
Despite evidence upon evidence that proves that diversity and marginalized media done with respect equals success, the powers that be would rather stick to the same business model and are essentially doing this: