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Netflix and piracy
by WorknMan on Mon 9th Apr 2012 23:06 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

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

Score: 4

Guess it's time to switch to Amazon...
by leech on Mon 9th Apr 2012 23:17 UTC
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

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.

Score: 7

Closing My Account
by Lorin on Mon 9th Apr 2012 23:48 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

Will be closing mine ASAP

Score: 1

RE: Closing My Account
by Morgan on Tue 10th Apr 2012 03:40 UTC in reply to "Closing My Account"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

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.

Score: 2

jailed content a way to consumer slavery
by kpugovkin on Tue 10th Apr 2012 00:03 UTC
kpugovkin
Member since:
2011-07-05

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.

Score: 1

Not True
by rmeyers on Tue 10th Apr 2012 01:07 UTC
rmeyers
Member since:
2009-12-16

This story appears to be incorrect. Techdirt has a story covering this;
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120409/14562618435/no-netflix-ha...

Score: 3

They can't stop hurting themselves
by trev on Tue 10th Apr 2012 02:14 UTC
trev
Member since:
2006-11-22

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.

Score: 1

This story is incorrect
by Meor on Tue 10th Apr 2012 03:58 UTC
Meor
Member since:
2006-09-29

As Techdirt has reported this PAC isn't to support SOPA, please correct your headline.

Score: 1