posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 05:17 AM
Absolutely, positively, disgusting.
Everyone knows that the movie and gaming industries continue to grow along with piracy, which has increased substantially over the past few years.
Officials consider each single download a theft, a lost sale. It isn't physical property and no losses are made to anyone if a person who would never
have bought it in the first place, however they do add something incredible to the table - Peer review; Word of Mouth.
The gaming industry has exploded, right along with piracy. A lot of honest game developing studios will say they flat-out don't care about the level
of pirated games from their company, because they sell plenty and realize the vast majority of 'pirates' are just broke, or are sick of getting
burned. They download, enjoy it and tell their friends to buy it. They download, completely despise it and then add their criticisms to the official
reviews to increase the integrity of the industry overall.
Music, what can I say, it's trash. The industry is a joke and has been for 20 years. Anyone worth their salt will stay clear of the record industry
and try to stay independent, do concerts, sell merchandise, etc. This is how it used to be and this is where we are going now.
Hollywood.. not much to say there. They can't produce a halfway decent movie, ever. Maybe once in a blue moon. Most of them suck, and hardly anybody
appreciates being ripped off anymore, all thanks to paid off critics and unbelievable hype. Tough break Hollywood, maybe go phuck yourself?
Independent movies are better anyway, see above paragraph.
So, we're just seeing the dying fossils section of growing industries trying to complain and enforce on old systems that do not work anymore, and cry
as much as they do, the fact remains that they failed to advance with everybody else. Still, they hold all the power... unfortunately.
Just to add:
If this goes through in the UK, and other countries adopt it - Australia obviously and then the US at a close 2nd, then it will be bad. The people
enforcing it, executing imprisonment sentences, ultra-fines, etc.. should all be hanged, no exceptions. Trials would be very fast as the evidence is
all there. It ranks right up there with supporters of the return of "Debtor's Prison", they too, should be hanged, or excommunicated from politics
[edit on 22-11-2009 by SyphonX]