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#437 - Ken M (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.
User avatar #293 - Shiny (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.
User avatar #179 - pulluspardus (06/21/2013) [+] (3 replies)
if that is true then why don't they release all their shows on youtube?
User avatar #61 - ruebezahl (06/21/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Not bad. So it would be ok to just stop paying everyone who is employed by Adult Swim or who produces their programming? Because after all, the money will go into the economy anyway. So not paying these guys feeds babies.

I also decided not to pay the guy who fixed my roof last week, because I decided to feed some babies instead.

#21 - Ken M (06/21/2013) [-]
I always thought of piracy as sort of a "worldwide library" or just "lending" to your friends.
One person buys the DVD, and then they share (torrent/stream) it to friends (you guys, also me), and then they get the DVD back (we delete the movie if we decide not to keep it).
Trying to stop piracy is a little bit like trying to stop people from lending, or trying to shut down libraries.
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