Feeds

Have you downloaded movies from the Internet?

We give the MPAA a helping hand

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Poll We at Vulture Central are completely shocked, nay flabbergasted, this morning by the revelation today that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been a little "creative" with its figures regarding illegal movie downloads.

To summarise, the MPAA has declared that "About one in four Internet users has downloaded a movie", - a truly horrific figure which points to a sickness at the very core of modern society.

Or it would, if it weren't complete baloney. In fact, the figure represents a claimed percentage of broadband users - not the entire online community. Even as a percentage of broadband users, the figure looks highly suspect.

It's clear that the MPAA needs a helping hand in getting its fact straight. Accordingly, we have put together a simple online poll to help that hapless organisation determine just how serious the downloading problem is.

We're asking readers to be completely honest here: have you or have you not downloaded video material from the Internet? Give it to us straight:

Important notice

We are obliged to all those readers who have emailed us since this ground-breaking piece of research went live to point out at great length how our investigative methodology is truly, madly and deeply flawed.

There is, however, a clue to what's really going here. Try the line: "No, I prefer my pornography in stills format".

Still none the wiser? Try this:

Get the idea?

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.