When fighting a war, using more than 1 tool
Who says that only 1 way is the way for content companies to fight their war against piracy? It makes sense that they wage that war on multiple fronts. 1 front is providing legal access at reasonable rates. It isn't the ONLY way. So why should they give up their other tools to attack piracy, just because 1 way works.
"If you want to anger a conservative lie to him.
If you want to anger a liberal tell him the truth."
The more they fight it, the better the technology will evolve to distribute it legally and with piracy.
Because the industry has spent so long ignoring that particular way, that it seems they never wanted to do anything that was consumer friendly.
Its changed how that industry has been viewed in the public eye.
Much like the cable industry and rate hikes. Or Big Box Stores and Christmas Creep.
They've done EVERYTHING BUT offer a legal, well priced option to consumers.
I have been saying this to them all along!!
You need to take the path of lease resistance. There is more effort in downloading and finding (free) stolen content, then it is to pay a $9.99 fee per month.
When you calculate the legal fees and preparation, the strain on the legal system, When you provide your users with a way to have a buffet of music at their hands at a price that EVERYONE can afford, you come out WAY ahead.
Instead these jackass corporate greed mongers decided it was best to swim against the current costing BROADCASTERS and GRANDMAS thousands and even millions of dollars. Messing with ISP companies and fighting against an evil wave that will never be won.
If 5 years ago, the music companies played fair and didn't fight with greed, there would be much more selection, much more option and FAR FAR LESS theft.
These a$$wipes have to think now that its MY RADIO STATION not theirs. and we are PROMOTING their artist which helps with sales and concerts. I even sent them all a bill for our airtime in protest and subtracted their percentage as a statement.
Of course I get the typical response VIA LAWYER stating anti-trust, anti-competition, withdrawal ect ect ect.
Have you noticed lately that local radio isn't local anymore? EVERY RADIO STATION playing big formats are owned by Clear Channel, or others. And they own the airways... Broadcasting from California or Ohio. NOT LOCAL! The only thing you will hear local is News, or Weather. When was the last time you won a contest on the radio? Its next to impossible to win anything from a (local) long distance radio station.
Just like Big Brother, Corporate is taking over the airways. There is nothing here belonging to WE THE PEOPLE anymore. The land of the free is becoming a communistic state, and you can see it in everything we do. Cameras on the highways watching your every move, Toll Tags that monitor your entry and exit on the roads, ID's required to vote (although my though is the president has already been voted for by the elites), the music you listen to is even controlled, how much you pay in taxes (control over money), health care (control over money and possibly population control), the right to carry a firearm has been taken away against the 2nd amendment, you have to get a permit if you want to carry. States like Massachusetts take that right away from you every day by requiring you to HIDE your gun WITH A PERMIT! I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that said CATCH THE CRIMINALS, DON'T TOUCH MY GUN!!!
If we had a better health care system that wasn't costing me 85% of my wages each month, then maybe some of these mental nut jobs shooting up schools would get the help they need before they go out and kill people.
PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!! YOU!!! YES I AM TALKING TO YOU!!! DO NOT BOMB SYRIA!!!
From a certain point of view...
I do agree with the main idea of the article. I myself find Steam to be quite useful.
However, let us not forget. There are individuals and groups that thrive on defeating anti-piracy software methods.
Ask a true pirate, "Why did you hack that software?" He will answer, "Because of the thrill I feel when I bring it down."
So all you software and government entities, keep creating your anti-piracy code. It keeps our brains from atrophying!
|reply to riaasmells |
Re: I have been saying this to them all along!!
Who told you that all the available programs on Television, and in the movie theaters, is worth $9.99 a month?
90115534Someone is sabotaging me.Finding out whoPremium
If they had a service out there with every known movie that has ever existed out there to download then I would easily pay for it.
Pirates will be pirates
One thing I wish all the music, movie, etc studios will learn is that there will always be a small segment of the population that will pirate. While I believe most of us, if given the right options would gladly pay for what we want, its the small group that will never pay no matter what is given to them option wise. Dont punish the rest of us because of this small group.
dvd536as Mr. Pink as they comePremium
When legit isn't bitstarved and has no annoying DRM.
Despises any post with strings.
|reply to FFH |
Re: When fighting a war, using more than 1 tool
The money spent on stupid trolling lawsuits and other insane abuses of the justice system would be better spent by not spending it, and padding their stock value as a result. That makes shareholders happy at seeing dividends, it makes the CEO happy at seeing his company value climb, and it decreases the piracy. Only insane people continue to do things the same way and expect different results.
quote:and printers, don't forget, they sued printers too!
not by pouting, ineffectively trying to ban websites, or suing old women.
|reply to fatpipe |
Re: From a certain point of view...
but, those people will continue to pirate because that is what they do, and they have a market. I would rather purchase legitimately, but when the prices are so outrageous, and the DRM prevents me from actually using it(pay per device/format is bullshit, and you know it), of course i am going to go to a format that lets me use it. Valve got it almost right with Steam(near invisible DRM, but could use some improvements, like after a VAC or an account ban. You should still be either able to play those games, or legally entitled to a refund, which you can win thru small claims courts), and once Apple removed the protected mp4s from itunes, and offered DRM free music(at a reasonable price), then that was perfect as well. It meant that I can put that music on any device I please, and don't have to go thru extra steps to do so. Google's Play music store is also a good example of how to do it right. its like a combination of Itunes and Pandora, and in all honesty, for $9 per month, you can listen to hundreds of new songs, and buy the ones you like, but not have to pay hundreds to sample new music. Google's offering also works on nearly all devices that support a web browser, so its better than pandora.