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Re: Its time
said by ITALIAN926:Here's how they make money; Each studio digitizes their entire back catalog of movies to common, DRM free formats, then sets up a store where people can easily buy copies of those movies.
Maybe the collective brains at Pirate Bay can give a suggestion on how to make music and movies ( books and software for that matter ) ON ZERO FUCKING REVENUE? Any of you dipshits can answer this question as well.
Imagine if you could go a web site and for a couple dollars, buy pristine copies of all the old, out of print movies that you remember watching years ago, and then watch them on any device you want.
You say that the files will get "stolen". Guess what - that's happening already and the studios aren't making a cent from it. The pirates aren't waiting for the studios to supply them with digital files, they're making their own.
It would cost the studios next to nothing to have their films digitized. In fact, if they asked for volunteers and maybe gave them free copies of the movies that they processed, they'd probably have more applications than they could handle. The server costs would be pocket change to them.
Would everyone stop buying pirating and buy these copies? No. Piracy will never be completely eliminated. However, many people would buy them. Look at iTunes: When they started, they had DRM and a bunch of bullshit restrictions just to buy songs that were already available for free on file sharing networks. They should have failed, but they didn't. People paid for legal copies of content that they could get for free.
Why wouldn't the same thing work for movies and TV shows?
Oh wait, the studios can't put most of their old movies and shows up for sale, because they contain copyrighted music and thanks to the ridiculously complex copyright laws, which they all begged for, all that content is now permanently locked up. The studio would either have to pay a huge licensing fee to use the music, or pay to have the old music replaced with all new music.
Copyrights are the reason that the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati can only be bought in butchered form. Copyrights are the reason it took over a decade for the movie Heavy Metal to become available on home video.
They could be making tons of extra money if they weren't so stupid.