Linked by twitterfire on Tue 25th Oct 2011 21:15 UTC
Multimedia, AV ABC.net.au has published an article titled "The Case for Piracy". The writer shows how copyright has been hijacked by corporations and that publishers are their own worst enemies. "One of the main reasons we all have anti-piracy slogans embedded in our brains is because the music industry chose to try and protect its existing market and revenue streams at all costs and marginalise and vilify those who didn't want to conform to the harsh new rules being set."
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Pirate or just mad on the 'providers'
by dorin.lazar on Wed 26th Oct 2011 04:36 UTC
dorin.lazar
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Whenever I go to a movie theater I am treated like a criminal. They make sure I don't have recording cameras, I get issues a visual warning that I will be prosecuted. I buy a DVD with the movie, and the first minute is an unskippable intro of me being a thief. I would rather download the movie and NOT be treated like a pirate.
And by the way, give me a fair service and I will buy. I used to pirate games - now I buy them on Steam and GOG. Why? On Steam I buy the new games, that are happening right now, on GOG I buy the old games at a fair price.
Give me fair prices and I shall buy/stream more movies.
And about music... In Romania almost anyone assumes that people will NOT buy CDs and pirate the songs. Therefore you have CDs issued at 2€ and sold with newspapers or even given for free (eg. BUG Mafia). And still the bands are hugely successful, they make a lot of money, and they actually strive for better and better products - music that is. And the money is made from where music should make money: FROM CONCERTS. The guy that downloads the damned music is your fan, that would gladly pay 3-4-100€ to see you live as a singer.
But heck, nobody wants to put stuff like this in the law. And the extortion tactics of MPAA and RIAA and the others are just making us, real people, want to pirate more.
On the other hand, they found out how they can stop piracy. And they use it: they create products that are worse and worse, and people will eventually stop pirating them because not even they don't even deserve the waste of internet bandwidth. This is actually how I stopped pirating any sort of content.

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