The $8 billion iPod and other mindblowing stats

The $8 billion iPod and other mindblowing stats

Copyright lobbyists like to throw around humongous sums (economic impact! job losses!) in support of their case.

In this TED talk, comic author Rob Reid unveils 'Copyright Math', a "remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists".

He examines the maths behind the claims and numbers used to justify the likes of SOPA, PIPA, ACTA and more.

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