Cory Doctorow offers an absolutely superb rant on why the movie industry is heading in the same misguided direction as their counterparts in the music industry. And for many of the same reasons.
In a year or two, when studio revenue is circling the drain, will these execs look to their own greed, thuggishness or contempt for their customers when trying to explain their imminent demise? Be assured that they will not. No, these regulation-loving crybabies will spend the rest of their days whining about "piracy" and never once will any of them dare to think that people stopped going to the cinema because they resented being searched at the door.