Georgia needs local capital to drive film industry
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Mar 14, 2017, 11:52am EDT
By Nancy C. Prager
In recent years, film and television production has become one of the most important economic engines in the state of Georgia. The convergence of economic incentives under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act and the state’s topography has resulted in productions shooting across the state. Atlanta is a good stand in for Gotham, the seeming capital of the Marvel universe. Senoia has been fruitful for the zombies of Walking Dead. Savannah has used its historic charms for 1800 and early 1900 period pieces like Z: The Beginning of It All. The economic impact of film and television production in Georgia for 2015 alone was in excess of $6 Billion.
Much like latter-day New World explorers, Europeans have staked their flag on the Internet to claim control of the digital frontier.
The European Union has begun to harmonize the copyright laws of its member countries related to creative content online. While the United States will still own the hardware underpinning the Internet, the Europeans, if successful, will determine how we use it.
One of the most common excuses file sharers give for transmitting content without permission from--or compensation to--the owners of the content through applications like TorrentSpy and LimeWire is that their use is promotional.
They'll tell you they share because they love. File sharers claim they want people to watch the television shows, see the movies, go to concerts, or otherwise compensate the creators.