Content barons are the richest CEOs

Alan sez, "Following up on Bloomberg's earlier posting of the CEO-to-average pay ratio, the NY Times has looked laterally across CEO pay levels and discovered that the richest of the rich are the 'media moguls' (their term). Given that the average media CEO makes $10 million more than the average non-media CEO it's hard to be sympathetic to their constant whining about how much illegal copying is hurting them."


  1. But the CEO’s don’t whine about their paychecks.  They’re far too savvy for that. Instead they whine on behalf of the poor starving artists they are starving.

  2. “But if it weren’t for you terrible pirates, we wouldn’t have to pay these exorbitant salaries to god-men to come up with a brilliant plan to fight you. QED”

  3. Sounds like the CEOs are taking their cut before they compute the after-piracy amount left over for everyone else.

    1. Its called Hollywood accounting, where Star Wars and Jaws lost money. (Always take a percentage of gross, because net is a work of fiction.)

      George Lucas discovered their blind spot and made a billion dollars before they closed the toy contracting loophole.

  4. But they could be making $1 million more if it wasn’t for you pirates.

  5. Well I never.  Media baron-ness, here I come!

    Send your (unsigned and unattributed) fantastic video projects to me, one and all.

  6. They know they are selling snake oil, smoke and mirrors so they pay themselves real well before somebody wakes up and boots them out on their fat asses.

    They sue the little people to distract them from the theft that they are committing.

    They are real 1%ers.

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