said by dvd536: said by ArrayList:
sorry to say but they haven't succeeded in much of anything. Piracy is just as strong today if not stronger than it was 3-5 years ago. Content providers don't have a clue how to stop it. Legal means won't stop people from pirating. I don't think anyone really has any idea how to manage it.
Piracy is easy to beat but that would mean the studios would have to:
• Have no DRM
• Have decent encode rates
• No waits
• Priced fairly
• No required proprietary player software
this is EXACTLY why piracy isn't going anywhere.
its sad when the illegal method is the easiest to use from the user standpoint.
while I am waiting for the unskippable crap on a legit storebought DVD/Blu-Ray to go passed the Pirate is already several minutes into the film.
Games, the Legit user is finding out their CDrom drive is not compatible with the DRM or that they cannot play on their gaming quality laptop while not connected to the internet. the Pirate is playing without hitches(Steam being the exception to this, it works great for most people and is a great solution)
Music, the customer is stuck fearing rootkits on their CDs or downloads limited to certain devices and services that do not let you redownload purchases(If steam lets me redownload games, music services should have unlimited downloads of purchases as well). Pirates get media in formats that plays on all devices and under any operating system.--
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