reply to Jason Levine
Re: Piracy and Box Office Earnings Hollywood's "creative accounting" ie tax fraud is well-known ever since Cukor invented the whole studio system. Scumbags, all of them.
The world should have ended... Now we gotta deal with this crap for who knows how many years until the next 'prophesied' apocalypse.
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One RingyDingy..Two RingyDingy The copywrong system is broken.
Everybody has seen how Apple has abused it to suppress competition.
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reply to Van
Re: Just think of the overall revenues if the MPAA
said by Van:Amen!!
got off their lazy, fat asses and stopped paying the insane lawyer fees for the insane lawsuits that they file.
And then learn how to use the current technology to their advantage instead of fighting against it, might help?
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reply to rradina
said by rradina:There's been a couple that came close. Good thing I didn't pay full price (Bargain Matinee) or I'd been pissed.
I suppose you could ask the theater or studio for a refund. Good luck with that.
reply to Pirate515
Re: Piracy is impacting bluray/dvd/online rental sales.... Um, the first dvd player was 1996 in japan, 1997 in america. The first bluray player came a good 9-10 years after, not 5.
It was still pretty close together. In 1977, the first VHS players arrived in the US. The first DVD players arrived in the US in 1997, 20 years later. Then, Blu-Ray came around 2006, only 9 years later.
Remember, that "first released" doesn't mean "everyone adopted." It took VHS a good decade to die out and for people to switch to DVD. (The last VHS tape was shipped in 2008.) So just as people were finishing their switch to DVD, a "brand new format" (Blu-Ray) was released. Also, that brand new format wasn't alone as HD DVD was also released.
Most people were reluctant to upgrade so soon after upgrading to DVD and were especially reluctant to invest in a technology while the format war was raging. (Why pay $1,000 for a player that might be the "losing format" a few months down the road?)
All this combined to keep Blu-Ray from taking off.
reply to ARGONAUT
Re: One RingyDingy..Two RingyDingy Piracy is so grossly blown out of proportion I don't even know how to describe it. It's like a textbook publisher suing kids who let other kids use their textbook.
reply to Jason Levine
Re: Piracy is impacting bluray/dvd/online rental sales.... Prices of crt tvs were always pretty stagnant though, while hdtvs have bottomed out price wise.
Not only that, but it looks better to remove that old fat tv and replace it with something thin and light. DVD didn't have the same advantage.
Argh... I don't believe there is a ethical or justified reason for piracy it is what it is; someone getting something for free that they should have paid for. But here's the thing does anyone really care except for a few self-righteous people and the movie studios, I think not, its not like you become a deviant just for downloading things, I've probably downloaded every file on my computer with out paying for it, but I'll also go broke and tired trying to help those around me when I really need to help myself, and I haven't done a harmful to hardly any other living thing other than the fact that I pirate. So if piracy makes me a bad person in the eyes of a few jerks and MPAA/RIAA then so be it. I do what I want to do to save a buck or two.