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    Disney: "piracy is a business model"

    After 15 minutes of viewing the ABC network premiere of Desperate Housewives - a high-quality, commercial-free cap that had appeared on filesharing networks, Disney co-chair Anne Sweeney began to recognize piracy as a business model to compete with as opposed to just an illegal threat to be fought - whether the company likes it or not.

    "We understand now that piracy is a business model," said Sweeney.

    Disney has enjoyed a decent amount of success with online distribution of its motion picture. For example, 12.8 million downloads of Disney-owned shows have been made via the iTunes Store since it struck an agreement with Apple Corp. last year.
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