I've been around the internet a lot. I've watched a lot of TV and read a few magazines and newspapers also. One thing I have come to realize is that piracy has been touted as an enormous issue for the entertainment industry. This article may seem unrelated to the 3DS hacking section of this humble forum, and it may well be in ways, as it really speaks to entertainment as a whole. Although, I feel this is as good a place as any to express my viewpoints. My point here starts with how the entertainment industry has led us all to believe that piracy has effected them. They constantly complain about how people not buying their media has had a monetary impact on their business. Over time I've seen this bold lie start to spread it's way into the minds of the uninformed and infect them like a virus. More and more people have come to believe what they say and have now started to outright shun homebrew on systems and openness in this venue simply because of the fear of piracy. Where did that fear come from? It came from the entertainment industry telling you that they were losing money and making you think that they weren't going to make anymore media if it didn't stop. They attacked you right were it hurt most. They threatened to take away the very thing that you go to them for. Most people, in fact all people, I have ever seen have believed this lie. Well I'm about to point out a small little fact, that I have never seen anyone point out before. How do these companies distribute this media? 1. They develop the movie, music, software, game, whatever it may be. *here comes the important part* 2. They SELL it to a retailer. 3. Profit. 4. Who cares if the retailer is able to sell the product to the consumer. It's up to them. If it doesn't sell. the retailer then puts it in the bargain bin and at least tries to make up for the loss. My point as a whole, the entertainment industry IS NOT LOSING MONEY! They are in fact making %100 profit. It is the retailers that are losing money. Everyone who has ever said that they want to buy a movie, game, software to "support" the company is wrong. They have been caught up in the lie. I realized this tonight and it blew my fucking mind.