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Well, I'm sure Netflix and services like it (such as Spotify) have done more to curb piracy than any law ever has. When people have a convenient, affordable way to access the content they desire, there's much less of an incentive for them to pirate.
So in a way, Netflix is sort of an anti-piracy measure in itself Am I saying piracy is justified? No, but whether you like it or not, piracy is a reality. So if you're in the content industry, wouldn't you rather have millions of people putting money in your pocket every month, instead of pirating your wares on P2P? The days of people paying $15-$20 for a movie on physical media are coming to an end, and we're never going back. So you can either find a way to evolve in this new reality, or you can go out of business. Edited 2012-04-09 23:07 UTC
I've been thinking of canceling my Netflix account for some time (the only reason I kept it was because my blu-ray player supports it natively (though somewhat horribly, since there isn't even a search function!)
But for a company that is willing to support anti-piracy laws like SOPA, even though they are helping to curb it without even trying, makes me think they can go screw. Especially since they refuse to create a Linux compatible player.
Will be closing mine ASAP
You may not want to pull the trigger just yet. Scroll down and read; this is starting to sound like good old journalistic integrity gone awry.
Why not to ignore a jailed content altogether?
Basically it's just endless remakes of previous centuries ideas (did they paid for it?) with a better graphic representation for sofa plankton.
No real value added.
This story appears to be incorrect. Techdirt has a story covering this;
First the 80% increase in price with the split of DVD & streaming then the whole quickster fiasco and now they do something that looks bad. Maybe they should just keep things as they are until they figure out how not to shoot themselves in the foot when taking action.
As Techdirt has reported this PAC isn't to support SOPA, please correct your headline.