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Social Studies (SS001)

Credits: 1.00

Total Points: 50.0 Result: 35.0 (70.0%)

Grade: C

Question 1.

Questions 1–3 refer to the following information.

Points: 1.0

Prices for movie tickets have more than tripled. The major studios have reported record profits year after year. •The movie industry has lost a lot of money.

More people have tended to rent movies rather than see them in theaters.

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Movies have become much more expensive to produce.

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What has been the result of movie piracy over the last decade?

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Over the past ten years, the movie industry has been trying to combat piracy, which has become a serious threat to many movie studios. One of the most common practices has been the duplication of promotional digital video discs (DVDs), which the studios distribute to those who vote on the Academy Awards. For any movie to have a chance of winning an award, giving the voters an exclusive viewing is crucial. The problem arises when these promotional discs end up in the wrong hands, are mass-produced, and are sold at a substantial discount to the normal retail price. Piracy has cost the movie industry millions of dollars, and improving technology has caused these amounts to increase dramatically each year. However, it looks as though the studios have finally developed a strong defense in the form of a self-destructing disc, which is made of a special plastic polymer. The purpose of this technology is twofold. First, the amount of time until self-destruction can be as little as two hours, therefore making the disc unable to be copied after it is viewed for the first time. Second, movie rental stores can issue them to customers who can watch them all they want and then throw them away rather than have to return them. In both instances, the studio system stands to reap great rewards from this new technology.

Question 2.

Questions 1–3 refer to the following information.

Over the past ten years, the movie industry has been trying to combat piracy, which has become a serious threat to many movie studios. One of the most common practices has been the duplication of promotional digital video discs (DVDs), which the studios distribute to those who vote on the Academy Awards. For any movie to have a chance of winning an award, giving the voters an exclusive viewing is crucial. The problem arises when these promotional discs end up in the wrong hands, are mass-produced, and are sold at a substantial discount to the normal retail price. Piracy has cost the movie industry millions of dollars, and improving technology has caused these amounts to increase dramatically each year. However, it looks as though the studios have finally developed a strong defense in the form of a self-destructing disc, which is made of a special plastic polymer. The purpose of this technology is twofold. First, the amount of time until self-destruction can be as little as two hours, therefore making the disc unable to be copied after it is viewed for the first time. Second, movie rental stores can issue them to customers who can watch them all they want and then throw them away rather than have to return them. In both instances, the studio system stands to reap great rewards from this new technology.

Which of the following best describes the purpose of self-destructing DVDs?

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They create a much sharper picture. They are used only when the movie wins an Academy Award. They are very valuable to professional collectors. They threaten to make duplication much more widespread. •They combat piracy because they cannot be copied illegally.

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Question 3.

Questions 1–3 refer to the following information.

Over the past ten years, the movie industry has been trying to combat piracy, which has become a serious threat to many movie studios. One of the most common practices has been the duplication of...
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