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#37 SmootsDaddy89

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

There's a reason piracy is so rampant in the poorer areas of the world, like Eastern Europe. And it's not because in Soviet Russia, internet pirates you.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:47 PM

I understand the concern of the RIAA and MPAA, but the way they're going about resolving it is completely delusional. The fact that they think new legislation will save them is a testament to that fact. Neither they nor the government will ever outwit piraters or prevent piracy through laws or technological interference. The only realistic chance Hollywood, the record industry and the studio networks have at this point since they're already years behind the curve is to make their content readily available through intuitive, easy-to-use platforms on the Web at aggresively low rates and then sell ad space. Go look at iTunes if you need an example.

But this idea the government regulation will stop any of what's going on is laughable. It's literally as simple as changing a DNS setting for piraters, and there is no shortage of those available.


Exactly. It isnt about free stuff on the internet. The problem here is what the producers want big government to do to try and combat it. AND, the bigger thing than that is that OUR government is siding with them instead of us, and is willing to destroy our greatest invention to do it, when probaby 75% are against it. 99% of us would be against it if everyone knew how bad the consequences are going to be.

When your business model is outdated and failing, you dont look to the government for a bailout, you hire programming specialists to come in, and help you find a way to profit from it like the music industry did.

They are never going to be able to stop it completely anyway so why ruin the internet when it isnt going to wipe out the problem?

The music industry evolved, now it is time for them to wake up, and realize that the internet is the future of business.

#39 mmmbeans

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:50 PM

people need to stop using the music industry as an example... the music industry is a shell of it's former self... it was destroyed. that's exactly what the film and video game industries are trying to avoid.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

This is so dumb.

There is nothing wrong with file sharing. Nothing is taken from anyone. There is no theft there is only duplication. Just because some company says I can't do something doesn't mean I feel the same way and it also doesn't mean that I will abide by what they say.


Actually there is something wrong with it. You are distributing material without the right to do so. You don't like the law, so you chose not to abide by it. Does not make it any less against the law.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:08 AM

Just found this gem

MegaBox. MegaBox was going to be an alternative music store that was entirely cloud-based and offered artists a better money-making opportunity than they would get with any record label.

"UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings," MegaUpload founder Kim 'Dotcom' Schmitz told Torrentfreak

Not only did they plan on allowing artists to keep 90% of their earnings on songs that they sold, they wanted to pay them for songs they let users download for free.

"We have a solution called the Megakey that will allow artists to earn income from users who download music for free," Dotcom outlined. "Yes that's right, we will pay artists even for free downloads. The Megakey business model has been tested with over a million users and it works."


The real reason MU was taken down

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:40 AM

fuging egos in hollywood refuse to admit revenues are slumping because they're putting out shitty products so they have to find a boogeyman

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

Not to mention their biggest cost during production was printing out those records and distributing them. I go on Amazon and I go on iTunes and $12 for a download or a streaming movie is just too damn high.

They're either out of touch or they think we're stupid.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:14 PM

viacom and the rest have had a stranglehold on the entertainment industry for so long that they don't even have to try anymore

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

I may sound like a huge hipster douche for saying this but most of the music I listen to is on vinyl now anyway, with most of that being acquired second hand. If I want something else I just go to a used record/book/DVD store (several of them in the Durham-Chapel Hill area) and get it there. I don't think I've bought a "new" DVD/CD in probably over a year and I plan to keep it that way. I'm perfectly fine not handing these retards another dollar.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:39 PM

I may sound like a huge hipster douche for saying this but most of the music I listen to is on vinyl now anyway, with most of that being acquired second hand. If I want something else I just go to a used record/book/DVD store (several of them in the Durham-Chapel Hill area) and get it there. I don't think I've bought a "new" DVD/CD in probably over a year and I plan to keep it that way. I'm perfectly fine not handing these retards another dollar.


f*cking hipster douche :D

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

It goes nice with those turkey burgers :D

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

I may sound like a huge hipster douche for saying this but most of the music I listen to is on vinyl now anyway, with most of that being acquired second hand. If I want something else I just go to a used record/book/DVD store (several of them in the Durham-Chapel Hill area) and get it there. I don't think I've bought a "new" DVD/CD in probably over a year and I plan to keep it that way. I'm perfectly fine not handing these retards another dollar.


pawn shops are a great place to get dvds