Movie Downloads

@Macthedj (630)
February 9, 2007 6:36am CST
Do you think Torrents sites should be made readily available to the public. The music scene and hollywood are losing millions each year because of these sites but there still seems to be no way that they can stop them. Do you think the public should be more proactive in stopping them ourselves or just leave the problem to the ones it actually concerns. The Music and Movie Moguls?
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@freak369 (5024)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Losing millions ... if that is their case then how are they all still in business? How are the actors demanding five million a film (or more) and getting it? The movie theaters are in on this too. They justify the high prices of the tickets and food items sold because they are paying such huge fees to run the films. That too is a large crock of steaming eel poop. File sharing has helped boost the business; no one will ever be able to tell me different. Without file sharing indy groups and those just starting out would have no way to get their music out. Metallica is a group that I flat out refuse to listen to again. Their fans are the ones that made them great; they are the ones that spread the word about them and if it weren't for their fans making copies of their cassettes and sending them to friends, they very well could have ended up staying a garage band. So when musicians and film stars cry about how much money they are losing I laugh. "Cry me a river and I'll build you a bridge to cross it"
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@Macthedj (630)
9 Feb 07
Good to see someone who feels very strongly about this, I got to say I love your finishing statement, I gotta remember that. lol
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• India
9 Feb 07
well see i dont think piracy is restricted to internet only ! it is all around ! come down to earth and you will find it is in different field ! so the bottom line is how much one can stop ! people share the things over net ! and this will continue like this ! if you will stop or ban then many more will come with new !
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@Macthedj (630)
9 Feb 07
I agree with you but what I am saying is if movies were made more readily available on their release via different methods other than cinema then I think piracy would reduce.
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@shyam221 (519)
• India
9 Feb 07
yes hollywood is loosing lots of money every year because of movie download.........there has to way to remove piracy and solve the problem..... one solution that i think may be making movie tickets too cheap so that people would prefer to watch on the big screen rather than on the pirated compact disk. ther can be aother alternative to this problem...what think you about my suggetion reply to me....
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@Macthedj (630)
9 Feb 07
Good idea, I think they should make movies available to stream or download immediately on release it is possible to put restrictions on these by only allowing it to be watched a number of times or putting a lock on the download that stops it from being copied.. This would allow peaople the choice if they want to go to the cinema or just watch in the comfort of your own home. I know there are Cinema diehards out there so the cinemas would not lose money and they would probably make more money from the people who want to see the movie over the net. I know I would rather pay a couple of pounds for and immediate release knowing it will be excellent quality rather than donwload a bad pirate for free.
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@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
9 Feb 07
They don't lose millions, thats the thing. If you would count on that one dowloaded product equals one unsold product and that is a lie. Filesharing is new way to promote buying such as radio and TV.
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@Macthedj (630)
9 Feb 07
I certainly agree that filesharing is the way to go.
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@skydancer (1987)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Before there was filesharing, people recorded music from their boom boxes/stereos onto cassettes, recoded moves off of HBO and Cinemax on their VCR, and are now doing the same with their DVRs and DVD recorders. I don't see why people see file sharing as anything different that this. Technically the concept isn't new at all, it has just evolved as technology has evolved. And I will say that I actually but MORE music, etc. due to free downloading than I used to because I am introduced to more music and movies for free and it gives me a chance to actually see for myself before I spend money. People have gotten so used to spending $20++ on a CD and getting only one good song. Also, in my personal observation it is mostly the major record labels that are complaining as far as music goes. I have friends who have independently own their own record labels and they are never complain - in fact some of them have said it gets their music heard and in many cases makes people more likely to buy their stuff in the future. The manager of two of my friends has even said he does not agree with the pressing the CDs so that they can't be copied and recommends that his clients not take that approach. I never asked his reasoning behind that but it makes since to me for its notoriety for destroying people's computers alone.
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
they're not losing millions coz of torrents, but because of piracy. here in the Philippines, most of the people that do have pc's dont still dont have a broadband connection. even if they did, they have no idea what torrents are. and because broadband technology here is still at its infancy, it cost a lot for the speed that you get. practically, id rather buy a pirated dvd which cost 50 pesos ($1.10 roughly) than try to download it for 1 whole day only to find out that its still not dvd ripped.
• United States
9 Feb 07
the music/movie mogules are responsible for the problem themseles by being so greedy. they inflate the amount they loose because most wouldn't have bought what they have downloaded in the first place so no sale was lost. many discover new material via download and discover new stuff to buy thataway and it would be a good marketing tool if they'd only buy a clue. this is the 21'st century, and they need to pull it out of the stone age!