How to thrive among pirates – how films get made in India, China and Nigeria

A fascinating piece from Kevin Kelly on how the Chinese film industry continues to produce films when everything they do seems to be pirated. The three largest film industries in the world are India, Nigeria and China (measured in titles produced). Nigeria makes 2,000 films a year, India about 1,000 a year and China around 500. Together they produce four times as many films per year as Hollywood. Yet each of these countries has a huge copyright piracy industry. So how do post-copyright economics work? How do film makers in these countries keep producing more movies than Hollywood with no...

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