Are The Movie Companies over Reacting?

  pcwhizz 16:01 23 Jul 04
Locked

I was speakin with a friend last nite.

He has just got 2mb Broadband and sed is there anywhere he cud download Movies.

being a law abider i told him to go out and buy the originals but also...

when freinds of mine of searched for movies on these so called ILLEGAL p2p's have of the movies u try to download are dummys and porn movies!

So when the movie companies go on bout too many pirate copies would i be right in saying they are overreacting.

  Dorsai 19:30 23 Jul 04

It would seem we all over re-act to things we hear/read about. Me included.

It's human nature to become 'firghtened' about things we do not fully understand. After all if we understoud it fully it would not frighten us.

The music/film indusrty have yet to gome to terms with the NET. so they are scared. instead of trying to use it to their advantage, they are trying to stop others using it.

The music industry don't bleet on about people copying songs from the radio using a tape recorder (as much, anymore). but each and every day millions of tracks are played out over the air waves, for anyone with a radio recever to record.

I think that most bods, if they really like a film/CD enough go and buy the origianl. those who take/make a fake, knowingly (which is probably of poorer quality) would probably not buy the original if they had no other way of getting it.

The real problem is those small number who copy the original and then sell the copy as if it were an original. Those who buy it think they are buying the real thing, but arn't.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:58 23 Jul 04

I was recently offered Shrek 2 on DVD for £3. The chap who sells these had LOTR 3 before it was on general release. Apparently he has sold many copies.

It is utter nonsense to suggest that people will buy these and then buy the original. There is a difference between recording for oneself and recording so that you can flog the wares to the great unwashed.

'The music/film industry have yet to come to terms with the NET. so they are scared. instead of trying to use it to their advantage, they are trying to stop others using it'...utter nonsense, they are trying to prevent people from STEALING their films. I'm sure that if you wrote a hit album/film you would be only too happy for people to copy and sell it without giving any monies to you/eyes raise.

'I think that most bods, if they really like a film/CD enough go and buy the origianl'...you have a naive view of human nature. If they can get LOTR3 for £3 rather than £19.99 a lot will.

'The music industry don't bleat on about people copying songs from the radio using a tape recorder'..these people are not SELLING them and this is the difference.

'The real problem is those small number who copy the original and then sell the copy as if it were an original'...and as has been pointed out many times ad nauseum, these are the ones that the RIAA et al are after. Unfortunately the honest get caught up in it all, it's tough but that is life.

'when freinds of mine of searched for movies on these so called ILLEGAL p2p's have of the movies u try to download are dummys and porn movies!'...again nonsense. There are a huge amount of illegal sites where you can download films before they are on general release (providing you don't mind 'academy review copy-not for release' scrolling along the base every 20 mins.).

amen

G

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Best phone camera 2016/2017: Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7 vs Google Pixel vs HTC 10 Evo vs OnePlus 3T vs…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

These are the Best Christmas Ads and Studio Projects of 2016

Super Mario Run preview | Hands-on first impressions of Super Mario Run: Mario's iPhone & iPad…