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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 5:37:53 PM   
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ORIGINAL: musht

Piracy is the same as stealing a DVD from a shop; which (I'm assuming) nobody on here would do. How are there five pages of so called debate on this topic?


Really because it's not whether it's right or wrong but is it actually financially impacting on the industry. E.g. if I didn't lose my old bookmarks, one of them was an old story suggesting that the music industry scare stories about DL were actually rubbish and misrepresented facts, figures and who were DL music illegally (someone else might remember it - part of the analysis was done on US college campuses).



That's a fair point, but the most recent posts seem to be trying to justify piracy (cinema's are expensive, there aren't any near me, etc). My personal view (under internet law that means you can't argue back; sorry, them's the rules) is that it's wrong full stop and therefore it shouldn't matter whether or not it has an impact on the industry. I once stole a yorkie () it didn't have a financial impact on the shop but it was still wrong.

I'm not trying to be pious (I'm hardly one to cast stones ) I'm just saying that it's not justifiable ... You know what, I really don't know why I'm bothering posting in this thread because I don't really have strong views on this matter. I'll get my goat

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 5:47:22 PM   
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It's a fair point though - the initial question could be taken as suggesting that if it isn't, theft is still cool.

But I do think (although it's not there anymore) there is an interesting point on whether it does impact on box office and how. I'd guess, eg, the industry would look very closely at models that allow immediate screening on DVD release and how that impacts on the profits they get from another source. So there is some academic interest in the query? Which is how I took Maffew's initial point


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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 5:51:30 PM   
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If I had a LOLcopter I could travel to all these nearby Cinemas you tell me about! I could see amazing things! at low prices



Wow, a helicopter joke on a day like today. Classy. Typical inconsiderate attitude of the disciples of Cameron's Britain.


But you said "LOLcopter" first.


You're missing the bigger picture mate. I despair.


Well, go on then, tell me about the bigger picture. Purge your despair.

Incidentally, I'm not defending Dannybohy. He's a bit of a nob. But instead of just rolling your eyes and lamenting my apparent myopia why don't you just explain yourself?

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 5:56:40 PM   
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You mean, please continue the spat?

If you want to, could you please take it to PMs? Thank you


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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:04:33 PM   
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I love a good piracy debate! Sadly I'm just abou to wath the Homeland finale, but I'll be back to join in shortly.

Very quickly though, and its something I've debated many a time here, i do download movies online. Not as often as I did, but I do and I dont really feel any guilt or have any issue with it. However, I dont buy the 'cinema is too expensive these days' argument. I also dont feel entitled to certain media, so thats not why I download. I'm lucky that I have a good chunk of disposable cash each month to spend on music, cinema, blu ray, games etc. I am a true lover of cinema, film is my favourite thing and I contribute massively to it each month by visiting the cinema and buying home releases etc. I'll expand on this more later, after Homeland has annoyed me for another couple of hours.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:06:58 PM   
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To be honest I find it more convenient to go to the cinema with my cineworld card, than I would if I was downloading films. Better quality, probably quicker, and there are fewer distractions.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:26:47 PM   
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ORIGINAL: musht


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ORIGINAL: elab49

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ORIGINAL: musht

Piracy is the same as stealing a DVD from a shop; which (I'm assuming) nobody on here would do. How are there five pages of so called debate on this topic?


Really because it's not whether it's right or wrong but is it actually financially impacting on the industry. E.g. if I didn't lose my old bookmarks, one of them was an old story suggesting that the music industry scare stories about DL were actually rubbish and misrepresented facts, figures and who were DL music illegally (someone else might remember it - part of the analysis was done on US college campuses).



That's a fair point, but the most recent posts seem to be trying to justify piracy (cinema's are expensive, there aren't any near me, etc). My personal view (under internet law that means you can't argue back; sorry, them's the rules) is that it's wrong full stop and therefore it shouldn't matter whether or not it has an impact on the industry. I once stole a yorkie () it didn't have a financial impact on the shop but it was still wrong.

I'm not trying to be pious (I'm hardly one to cast stones ) I'm just saying that it's not justifiable ... You know what, I really don't know why I'm bothering posting in this thread because I don't really have strong views on this matter. I'll get my goat


No one is trying to justify it, and you used my examples which had nothing to do with justifying piracy. If your going to comment read the bloody thread and don't just follow the heard. I don't know why I'm still here either, I've said my bit, I'm off to find some of these screeners you've all told me about.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:35:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: adambatman82


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If I had a LOLcopter I could travel to all these nearby Cinemas you tell me about! I could see amazing things! at low prices



Wow, a helicopter joke on a day like today. Classy. Typical inconsiderate attitude of the disciples of Cameron's Britain.


But you said "LOLcopter" first.


You're missing the bigger picture mate. I despair.


Well, go on then, tell me about the bigger picture. Purge your despair.

Incidentally, I'm not defending Dannybohy. He's a bit of a nob. But instead of just rolling your eyes and lamenting my apparent myopia why don't you just explain yourself?


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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:36:30 PM   
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You mean, please continue the spat?

If you want to, could you please take it to PMs? Thank you



I'd rather the use of PM's wasn't encouraged to be honest.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:42:37 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: adambatman82


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ORIGINAL: Dannybohy

If I had a LOLcopter I could travel to all these nearby Cinemas you tell me about! I could see amazing things! at low prices



Wow, a helicopter joke on a day like today. Classy. Typical inconsiderate attitude of the disciples of Cameron's Britain.


But you said "LOLcopter" first.


You're missing the bigger picture mate. I despair.


Well, go on then, tell me about the bigger picture. Purge your despair.

Incidentally, I'm not defending Dannybohy. He's a bit of a nob. But instead of just rolling your eyes and lamenting my apparent myopia why don't you just explain yourself?


Not sure why you even chimed in!. And for the record neither of you have really added anything to the debate or argument either way, just a lot of condescending remarks and pompous willy waving!. At least I'm honest about being a bit of a nob! What a pair of clown shoes!

In fact there isn't actually any debate going on, just a lot of follow the sheep self-righteousness!.

I'm getting in my LOLcopter, avoiding any large cranes and getting out of here!!


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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:48:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


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ORIGINAL: adambatman82


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ORIGINAL: Dannybohy

If I had a LOLcopter I could travel to all these nearby Cinemas you tell me about! I could see amazing things! at low prices



Wow, a helicopter joke on a day like today. Classy. Typical inconsiderate attitude of the disciples of Cameron's Britain.


But you said "LOLcopter" first.


You're missing the bigger picture mate. I despair.


Well, go on then, tell me about the bigger picture. Purge your despair.

Incidentally, I'm not defending Dannybohy. He's a bit of a nob. But instead of just rolling your eyes and lamenting my apparent myopia why don't you just explain yourself?


Not sure why you even chimed in!. And for the record neither of you have really added anything to the debate or argument either way, just a lot of condescending remarks and pompous willy waving!. At least I'm honest about being a bit of a nob! What a pair of clown shoes!

In fact there isn't actually any debate going on, just a lot of follow the sheep self-righteousness!.

I'm getting in my LOLcopter, avoiding any large cranes and getting out of here!!




Classy.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:55:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: musht

Piracy is the same as stealing a DVD from a shop; which (I'm assuming) nobody on here would do. How are there five pages of so called debate on this topic?


Really because it's not whether it's right or wrong but is it actually financially impacting on the industry. E.g. if I didn't lose my old bookmarks, one of them was an old story suggesting that the music industry scare stories about DL were actually rubbish and misrepresented facts, figures and who were DL music illegally (someone else might remember it - part of the analysis was done on US college campuses).



That's a fair point, but the most recent posts seem to be trying to justify piracy (cinema's are expensive, there aren't any near me, etc). My personal view (under internet law that means you can't argue back; sorry, them's the rules) is that it's wrong full stop and therefore it shouldn't matter whether or not it has an impact on the industry. I once stole a yorkie () it didn't have a financial impact on the shop but it was still wrong.

I'm not trying to be pious (I'm hardly one to cast stones ) I'm just saying that it's not justifiable ... You know what, I really don't know why I'm bothering posting in this thread because I don't really have strong views on this matter. I'll get my goat


No one is trying to justify it, and you used my examples which had nothing to do with justifying piracy. If your going to comment read the bloody thread and don't just follow the heard. I don't know why I'm still here either, I've said my bit, I'm off to find some of these screeners you've all told me about.


OK, you caught me. I skimmed through the previous threads picking up bits and pieces. But seriously read back through, can you blame, it's all extremely tedious and has nothing to do with the actual topic. I love a good herd, you can huddle together on cold nights.



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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 6:58:29 PM   
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You mean, please continue the spat?

If you want to, could you please take it to PMs? Thank you



I'd rather the use of PM's wasn't encouraged to be honest.


It's a fair point, and you can control who can send you PMs.

It always seems more polite than go stew in silence sans retort

Apropos of which - Dannybhoy, please stick to the discussion as opposed to auditing other users. The general headsup we gave you on normal site rules applies to all discussions, not just the ones on TDKR


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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 8:14:04 PM   
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Piracy is the same as stealing a DVD from a shop; which (I'm assuming) nobody on here would do. How are there five pages of so called debate on this topic?


I'm still watching Homeland (it's doing my head in) but will be back later. For now though, a quick question. If i have an Unlimited Card (which I do) and I go see The Dark Knight Rises several times using it (which I did) and I then downloaded the soundtrack illegally, and then bought the soundtrack legally from iTunes, and then downloaded a copy of the movie (i did all this) and then bought the Blu Ray upon release (I did this too!) am I still no better than a petty thief piece of scum? It's pretty hard for me to contribute any more to that movie's profit. I didn't prevent any sale, and I certainly didnt steal a copy of the film, isnt the download of a movie file not clased as theft, isnt it some kind of copyright infringement? I'm not sure, but you know what, I feel no guilt about downloading the soundtrack or movie. That movie is far and away my favourite of the year and I've bought it, seen it at the cinema etc. is the illegal download wrong? Yea, the clue comes with the classification of illegal, but I cant ever equate what I have done an off the sehlf theft from fucking HMV. I do things that are technically illegal all the time, I drive over 70mph on the motorway, drank underage, have smoked weed etc. I will never try to say that an illegal download is fine and dandy, but on a scale of scummy things to do, its pretty fucking low on my list. The suggestion of others (was it DK?) that someone who downloads cant be a lover of cinema, well thats just bullshit. I love cinema. I am no entitled to it. I pay for the privelage of sitting in a cinema to see movies as they should be, those movies also sometimes get downloaded, but I assure you I will never deny a film its due via legal means. Likewise music.

Apologies for dodgy spelling etc, I'm doin this on me iPhone with one eye on a constantly crying Claire Danes.... Wish she would shut the fuck up.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 8:16:54 PM   
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I'll be honest, and a lot of you already know but I quite often download movies from the internet, take them to work with me and watch them there. I think it's an easy option for me. I don't really feel much guilt about the fact but I'm guessing that comes with the fact it's a digital thing because I'd never dream of stealing something from a shop an essentially it's the same thing really. The faceless victim I suppose.

I justify it by telling myself that I can't afford to go to the cinema twice a week to see the releases I would like to see (which is true) neither do I have the spare time outside of work. On closer inspection it's a pretty flimsy argument because I could just wait until it's released legally for home viewing but I choose not to. It's just lazyness and the fact it just a few clicks away.

I'm not saying I never go to the cinema because I do when I can find the time and if I watch a downloaded film and enjoy it I quite often buy the Blu-Ray release.

It's a question of morals I suppose........don't think I have any!

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 8:31:44 PM   
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ORIGINAL: musht

Piracy is the same as stealing a DVD from a shop; which (I'm assuming) nobody on here would do. How are there five pages of so called debate on this topic?


I'm still watching Homeland (it's doing my head in) but will be back later. For now though, a quick question. If i have an Unlimited Card (which I do) and I go see The Dark Knight Rises several times using it (which I did) and I then downloaded the soundtrack illegally, and then bought the soundtrack legally from iTunes, and then downloaded a copy of the movie (i did all this) and then bought the Blu Ray upon release (I did this too!) am I still no better than a petty thief piece of scum? It's pretty hard for me to contribute any more to that movie's profit. I didn't prevent any sale, and I certainly didnt steal a copy of the film, isnt the download of a movie file not clased as theft, isnt it some kind of copyright infringement? I'm not sure, but you know what, I feel no guilt about downloading the soundtrack or movie. That movie is far and away my favourite of the year and I've bought it, seen it at the cinema etc. is the illegal download wrong? Yea, the clue comes with the classification of illegal, but I cant ever equate what I have done an off the sehlf theft from fucking HMV. I do things that are technically illegal all the time, I drive over 70mph on the motorway, drank underage, have smoked weed etc. I will never try to say that an illegal download is fine and dandy, but on a scale of scummy things to do, its pretty fucking low on my list. The suggestion of others (was it DK?) that someone who downloads cant be a lover of cinema, well thats just bullshit. I love cinema. I am no entitled to it. I pay for the privelage of sitting in a cinema to see movies as they should be, those movies also sometimes get downloaded, but I assure you I will never deny a film its due via legal means. Likewise music.

Apologies for dodgy spelling etc, I'm doin this on me iPhone with one eye on a constantly crying Claire Danes.... Wish she would shut the fuck up.


No if that had been the topic of debate for the past 5 pages it would have least been worth my time reading. I would say that if you paid to see it in the cinema I personally wouldn't have a problem with you then going home an downloading it. I mean you only pay for the DVD once, you don't have to pay extra every time you watch it.

I'm pretty sure every crime can be put on the scale of scummy crimes; it just depends of the perpetrator ie.are they scum Can I say that?

Also I would like to clarify that although I think it is wrong I don't think everyone who does it should be locked up, I would say I feel a moral indifference towards piracy .. if that makes any sense. I only came onto this thread 'cause it was active and I was bored

PS. Enjoy Homeland

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 8:49:12 PM   
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what i don't understand is how this whole business operates from a coupla boats off the Somalian coast. I mean, where do they plug in their DVD players?

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 8:56:22 PM   
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You mean, please continue the spat?

If you want to, could you please take it to PMs? Thank you



Hang on, to be fair, I wasn't the one going on about LOLcopters and Bradford Council. I was just a bit confused, that's all, and was hoping that Adam could elucidate for me. I wasn't really trying to have a spat. I'm sure I agree with his views on piracy. I was just wondering why he berated Dannybohy for mentioning LOLcoptors when he was happily using the phrase himself. Seemed odd, but a perfectly reasonable question to pursue. And I thought I was being quite civil about it.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 9:05:19 PM   
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Not sure why you even chimed in!. And for the record neither of you have really added anything to the debate or argument either way, just a lot of condescending remarks and pompous willy waving!. At least I'm honest about being a bit of a nob! What a pair of clown shoes!



I don't recall waving my willy at anyone.


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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 9:06:24 PM   
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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 9:09:30 PM   
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LOLcopter.

More like LOLchopper.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 9:15:52 PM   
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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 9:22:45 PM   
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GET TO LOLCHOPPER!

Oh, piracy. I'm happy to hold my hand up and say I've done it before, and a good bunch of the films I streamed I later bought. Most of the time I do it for three reasons:
-Films up for Oscar nominations and the like are in that awkward limbo between cinema and DVD and I want to watch them before the ceremony
-They're rare or insanely expensive to get on DVD
-If I didn't stream it, I'd have got it through Lovefilm and the makers would've got no money from me anyway.

I've never streamed something that's out in the cinema though- go on the saver days every cinema has, it costs less than a fiver!

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 9:36:51 PM   
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I was always amused by the terrible comparison that FACT lot used to use (you wouldn't steal a car... piracy is theft etc)

If I could click a button and download an Aston Martin from the comfort of my home of course I would steal a car, you morons. The impact of that statement was zero; it was just stupid.

I download TV series. I'm aware it is illegal. Family Guy, Futurama, Game of Thrones. Yes, I'm stealing these things. I pay my TV licence and sooner or later those Family Guy episodes will air Freeview on BBC Three, so I don't feel too bad about that one I guess, but I definitely steal the others.

I believe there will come a day when Cinavia is the standard and it becomes too much work to re encode a film's audio stream and I genuinely believe that piracy from the comfort of your own home will be a thing of the past - or at least it won't be as simple as it is now. The effectiveness of Cinavia has really impressed me, actually. But honestly, I have always been vocal about the fact that I believe new releases should be available on Pay per view. I would happily pay cinema prices to watch a new release from the comfort of my own home. The last thing I saw, The Impossible, was a joke.

People were still wandering in - and not just a few, HORDES OF PEOPLE when the tsunami hit. Some f*cking woman behind me was yapping about her seat and I turned around and bawled ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME; I've never lost it like that before. The cinema isn't what it used to be for me.

Anyway, that's off topic. Is piracy killing the film industry? Nah. There are just as many great independant movies as there are shite still being made, just like there has always been. Box office records are still being broken, Michael Bay is still making the keyboard cinephiles of the world cry and bash away at their keys in sheer revulsion every time he releases a new film. Everything is right with the world.

When we're going into dusty empty cinemas like those adverts would have us believe we'll be heading towards if piracy continues, then I'll be concerned.

P.s.

Blockbuster and HMV aren't closing due to piracy. They're closing due to incompetence and inconsistencies with their pricing; bad management and terrible corporate greed. F*ck them both. I'm nostalgic for Blockbuster - there won't be anywhere else I can browse cheap Blu Rays and games after 8pm if I'm bored, and back in the day it was a wonderland of possibility, but the world has moved on.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 9:54:37 PM   
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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 16/1/2013 11:39:40 PM   
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It's not as much of a problem as we think it is. But illegal downloads a rife. I don't think they have too much bearing on how many people go to the cinema though.

With regards to how many people are going to the movies I think that may have declined. My gran always tells me cinemas were packed years ago and there were little cinemas all over the show. It was cheap too. Nowadays I think that the price of the movies is more of an issue than any piracy/illegal download issues and bloody hell food is extortionate!!

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 17/1/2013 3:23:19 AM   
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But honestly, I have always been vocal about the fact that I believe new releases should be available on Pay per view. I would happily pay cinema prices to watch a new release from the comfort of my own home.


I've always thought this should happen with Pixar movies and the like. I think it would make a big difference to families who can't get their kids to the cinema.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 17/1/2013 6:59:09 AM   
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WHich is likely why it never will - that's their cash cow. Families, kids, food, sweets, drinks - the model works with some films (Berberian, Holy Motors this year eg) but I think if the likes of Pixar went the multiplexes would have serious problems with it.


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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 17/1/2013 8:33:37 AM   
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What's everybody's opinions on watching films on Youtube? Just as bad as downloading? Worse? Neutral feelings?

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I watch a lot of films on Youtube it's true. A lot of them are Public Domain films, but there are some really excellent gems uploaded as well. Most of them are taken down pretty swiftly of course, but the point remains.

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RE: is piracy REALLY killing the film industry? - 17/1/2013 8:36:54 AM   
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But honestly, I have always been vocal about the fact that I believe new releases should be available on Pay per view. I would happily pay cinema prices to watch a new release from the comfort of my own home.


I've always thought this should happen with Pixar movies and the like. I think it would make a big difference to families who can't get their kids to the cinema.


You can't prove how many are in the room watching though. A family of four would be about 25-30 in cinema prices. Would you pay that to watch a film on your smaller screen at home? I wouldn't. That's the equivalent you need to use.

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