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Pirated copies of movies, compact discs and books have long plagued

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Pirated copies of movies, compact discs and books have long plagued the producers of such goods. Unauthorized and illegal copies of movies, compact discs, and books cost the industry billions of dollars each year. Recently, the government has decided to redouble its efforts to curb the illegal distribution of pirated materials, although it has angered the publishing industry by not increasing its efforts to stop pirated books.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the government’s decision not to increase its efforts to stop pirated books?
A. No other industries are angered by the government’s decision.
B. Books cost more to print and distribute than do movies or compact discs.
C. Much of the illegal activity the government is attempting to stop takes place overseas.
D. Because of the cost involved in printing books, most pirates convert books to digital formats stored on compact discs before selling them.
E. Book publishing brings in a smaller amount of revenue than do either the movie or music industry.

What is the reasoning for D? Why not E?

 

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A. No other industries are angered by the government’s decision.
does not make a valid point because we are only discussing three industries, also the stance of the industry is irrelevant in the argument question.
B. Books cost more to print and distribute than do movies or compact discs.
Even if the prinitng cost of the pirated books is more then creation cost of copying movie or a compact disc piracy is still piracy,and therfore must be stopped.
C. Much of the illegal activity the government is attempting to stop takes place overseas.
The location of the action is Out of scope.
D. Because of the cost involved in printing books, most pirates convert books to digital formats stored on compact discs before selling them.
Correct choice since the pirated books are not sold in print copy but in compact cd form or digital form.Government is already taking actions to curb digital piracy,so books will be covered in that only.
E. Book publishing brings in a smaller amount of revenue than do either the movie or music industry.
The margin or profitability or the size of industry is out of scope.

answered Jul 8, 2017 by Guru (5,628 points)
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