Bad move before Xmas
Sarko is not keeping any of his words, covering failed promises with some more lawfully dubious and technically unsound. We'll all get used to it shortly. Yes, we (French) are idiots, and we elected one of the greatest to represent us abroad.
Mr FNAC may have made a bad choice, selling high priced DVD and trying to clamp down on piracy may not be the answer. I'm buying all of my CDs DVDs from the UK. HMV or Virgin have better pricing policies than FNAC, the Z rated movies are at 15 euros ... in the UK you may get 3 equally as bad for 10 quid. And I'll bring the rest of my business some place else. Blindly transmitting logs of net users is like considering bald males to be rapists because they potentially have high testosterone levels and a penis.
And please Mr Artists stop sitting on your hands, you're the reason the business exists, how much of the 20 euros for a CD/DVD do you get? How much the Record Company gets to allegedly protect your rights? The figures I have : for a 99c title purchased online 7c go to Artistwriter, 4c to the Artistsinger ... and 85c to the Record Company.
I do not P2P music but I certainly swap & borrow from libraries ... and oops once inserted iTunes rips it ... so sue Apple as well.
There is another aspect that may cause trouble. People used to buy LPs with nice artwork, carefully choosing them, cherishing them ... now due to the shear amount of media contents, it's bulimia, listen twice and throw it away ... I may have paid 6 quid for a LP I kept religiously, but I won't pay 20 euros for a CD I'll only play twice. It's mass consumption get used to it. Soon cheap quality music "Made in RPC" for the masses.