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#437 - anon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
To be honest, the only reason there is a big whoop about it, is because the people who actually work in the film industry are missing that money... Less salaries, less high paid actors can be used in new films... so this whole post is stating the obvious, yeah the money will stay in the economy, but the whole "damaging" concept of movie piracy, doesn't actually even say anything about the economy being hurt, they couldn't give two ***** about the economy, they care about the money in their pocket, so they can continue to make films for people to watch, and make a lot of money for themselves. And to be completely honest, even though I do pirate films, I still go to the cinema to view newer ones, just because I don't want to watch something new that is filmed with a calculator/potato. I'm doing this as anon, because it will prob get thumbed down. But i think its pretty relevant.

TL;DR? ******* read it.
#293 - Shiny
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(06/21/2013) [-]
I don't bother pirating **** myself, and disagree with it from a moral perspective, but the concept of "lost sales" is flimsy at best. Even with services like Netflix and Steam available to the masses, tons of people still consume their media illegally; most of them simply wouldn't use it if they absolutely had to pay for it.

Not to mention the fact that piracy often delivers a better experience than paying. No advertising, nothing phones home, DRM is cracked for flexibility, and there are even hobbyist developer teams like the late alterIWnet that actually added extra features to existing games. People might be more sympathetic to the media industry if they didn't punish the **** out of people that, you know, actually paid for the content.
#196 - hankpym
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(06/21/2013) [-]
>people will buy comic books

adult swim really is extremely wrong there

more people pirate comic books for convenience, since its easier to download it off the internet than go to your lcs and buy it

Pirating also hurts the gaming industry as well, and lets not forget software ...
#231 to #196 - capslockrage
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Maybe if they didn't overprice editing software so much people wouldn't have to pirate it.
#205 to #196 - theezachulator
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(06/21/2013) [-]
same with books tho but the thing is that if they are a fan of the book or comic book they usually buy a hard copy. just because it is a different feeling to hold a book then read it on a computer or kindle. i own hard copies of all of my favorite authors books
#208 to #205 - hankpym
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(06/21/2013) [-]
trust me
almost everyone I know that reads comic books and has a few hard copies has more than 10 thousand + downloaded on their computer
You can even check on image boards and forums

Even if they are a fan, its incredibly unlikely solely for the reason of convenience
Its also one of the reasons the comic industry isn't doing as good as it used to
#222 to #208 - chthulhu
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Personally, the only comic book series I've downloaded is the alternate Wolverine timeline, Old Man Logan, 'cause it wasn't carried by any local stores, and I still feel horrible about it to this day.
#230 to #208 - theezachulator
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(06/21/2013) [-]
the reason the comic book industry is dieing is not because of piracy but the youth are not reading nor buying them how many people under 18 still read them ...not sure about exact numbers but i am sure that its way less then what it used to be. unfortunately television is not only dumbing down the nation but its also killing comics, and books. not saying you're wrong just saying I and allot of people i know support the people whos works we enjoy.
#261 to #230 - majortomcomics
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(06/21/2013) [-]
It's not dying, though. It's thriving because it is kept alive by vast amounts of older people, and they even aim the subject matter at older people since people that grew up reading them will read them forever.
#144 - bushingenna ONLINE
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(06/21/2013) [-]
I think the industry should just evolve. Free sharing over the interwebz is the future.
#194 to #144 - techketzer
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(06/21/2013) [-]
It already is the present, too. :^)
#72 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
What about the people who made the films, hoping that they'd get enough money for baby formula, comic books, etc. You're essentially robbing someone who spent a lot of time and money creating something that has your attention if you wish to pirate it.
That's like you working a full time job for months and at the end, not getting paid because your boss pirated your work.
#79 to #72 - sadistikal
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(06/21/2013) [-]
You mean the people who can basically afford to buy your baby on the black market if theirs ever breaks?
#77 to #72 - jurto
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(06/21/2013) [-]
>Implying they don't get money enough for thousands of baby formula.

Maybe independent movies, but Hollywood is not affected. And I still don't get this. Does people go to the cinema to watch movies only? I go more for the company, the pop-corn, and the lack of light so ideal for a date.

OMG, BLOCKBUSTERS IS GONNA MAKE US SO POOR! TV BROADCASTED MOVIES ARE GONNA MAKE US SO POOR!

If I were Hollywood, I'd make my movies free to watch on the internet after 2 or 3 minutes of adds. In HD, multi-language, download and subtitles available and good brandwidth. That would be, still, around 20 or 30 times the money youtubers make for each view. And it's big movies industries with big marketing campaigns.
#86 to #77 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
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#31 - snakefire
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(06/21/2013) [-]
I love adult swim.
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#380 - mooghens
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