reply to post by KyoZero
They have lost their old business model of forced content and over-priced pieces of plastic. This is why they make people like you believe it's
illegal and all that crap and we're terrorists for downloading pinball games, or whatever.
With broadband internet and Sky+, customers are now empowered to view what they want, when they want.
I don't see any problem with you watching your Halloween movie for $50 (popcorn, drinks, ticket, etc) at the cinema, that's your choice. But if i
want to download the torrent for free, then that's my choice.
The *IAA's are stupid and greedy by trying to legislate against torrents. They should do the following instead:
1) Make their content available for free on torrent sites with a low bitrate format. Most torrents are crap anyway as they are cammed and are
inherently poor quality.
2) If i want a BluRay HD version so i can watch it at home on a 60'' Dolby cinematic set-up, then i'd pay $5 for that disc, as it would consume so
much bandwidth via a torrent, it's easier to own the disc and i'd get an awesome viewing experience.
3) Put ads on the torrent movie, so they can cross-sell other content or merchandise.
4) Partner with ISP's instead of making them pass on customers private details. Users could have the choice to pay $5-10 per month which unlocks high
quality, virus free torrents from the source!!
Basically, broadband has brought a new business model to users - free and instant content
. It's not rocket science to understand that there is
no way they will police this new domain of digital exchange.
They just need to pull their fingers out their a# and harness this tech, instead of vilifying it.
KyoZero, I hope you find my point of view compelling enough to change your mind