Harry Potter and the Entertainment Industry

bq. In a surprisingly insightful article entitled “Harry Crushes the Hulk”:http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/29/arts/29RICH.html?ex=1057464000&en=628bb9a64032eda2&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE, Frank Rich discusses how “Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/043935806X/qid=1056912452/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-6636007-4090329?v=glance&s=books beat out “The Hulk” and goes on to offer some insightfull and interesting comments on demographics, digital media piracy, file sharing and p2p networks, the iTunes store, and more… His conclusion? “[Consumers] may well be willing to pay for their entertainment – if the quality is guaranteed and the price is fair.”

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