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Feds shut down nine websites in movie piracy crackdown

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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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I guess they don't realize that these streamed movies actually make them money. You see a movie, you like it, no longer want to watch in crappy quality (some if not most of them) and go out and buy it.

There are several movies I went out and bought simply because I saw them on the internet and liked them so much. I probably would have never taken the time to watch them otherwise therefore would have never bought them and never known that I liked them enough to buy them.

Its sad they can't see the bright side to this.




posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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Ok, have to: this is a good one!
From the IIPA (INternational Intellectual Property Alliance, basically tahts IRAA, MPAA and BSA) on indonesia:
www.iipa.com...

First for all those that said "If you want free stuff, go get the free stuff, if you want to give stuff away for free, do so"
The IPPA begs to differ:



While IIPA has no issue with one of the stated goals of the circular, namely, “reducing software copyright violation,” the Indonesian government’s policy as indicated in the circular letter instead simply weakens the software industry and undermines its long-term competitiveness by creating an artificial preference for companies offering open source software and related services, even as it denies many legitimate companies access to the government market. Rather than fostering a system that will allow users to benefit from the best solution available in the market, irrespective of the development model, it encourages a mindset that does not give due consideration to the value to intellectual creations. As such, it fails to build respect for intellectual property rights and also limits the ability of government or public-sector customers (e.g., State-owned enterprise) to choose the best solutions to meet the needs of their organizations and the Indonesian people. It also amounts to a significant market access barrier for the software industry.


Buhuuuu... If you use free stuff we cant sell you stuff! (Indonesia wants to switch to free OS software to reduce costs. Cant let them do that, can we???

And these two:


Camcording Piracy: Camcording piracy remains a problem in Indonesia, aggravated by the absence of anti-camcording legislation. Illegal camcording of major U.S. movies occurs right off the screen by professional camcorder pirates, who use video cameras to illicitly copy a movie during exhibition in a movie theatre.




Industry reports that a new Cyber Law was enacted (“Law of The Republic of Indonesia Concerning Electronic Information And Transactions”) which could be helpful in combating unauthorized use of copyright materials in the online space. Article 25 of the Cyber Law provides protection for copyrighted works in electronic formats. Unfortunately, the acts of communicating or making available copyright materials are not included in the “Prohibited Acts” (Articles 27 through 37). These acts should be added as expressly prohibited. While generally, ISPs are cooperating with right holders, the Ministry of Communication and Information needs to devise a strategy to deal with growing Internet piracy in 2010, including mechanisms to ensure removal of infringing content and dealing with illegal P2P file sharing.


"unfortunately these two illegal activities aren't illegal." ...
wait, what???



posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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I have yet to hear of anyone who pirates music because the record label screws the artist sending that same artist money for their creation.



The issue isn't about some faceless corporation. You're actually screwing over a whole host of people, from stockholders, to graphic artists, to the person working in a factory pumping out DVDs, the trucker, the shop owner who sells retail. . .

Regardless of the justification you use (it's easy, movies are expensive, you're paying them a compliment, etc.) -- the question is whether stealing is ever justified?

We're not talking about people stealing food to keep their children alive, we're talking about entertainment here, a freakin' luxury item.

And along those lines, is it okay for me to point a gun at my doctor and insist that he treat me for free because of how utterly screwed up our health care situation has become?

As someone who makes their living from their creativity, people who steal intellectual property suck.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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i would also like to point out to the person talking about being jealous of bill gates. he stole the operating system he calls windows from apple and steve jobs. he has admitted as much on numerous occasions. matter of fact, all successful companies did something illegal early on to be able to survive or to flourish. it is just how it is. but it is real funny how all the people who got rich thru dis-honest means use their money to block others from perpetuating the same theivery they used. hypocrisy alive an well in america.to be successful you just have to find a smarter newer way of thieving from them as well.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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Most tv shows that are on the terrestrial channles in Britain are free to view online anyway on thier respective websites such as BBC Iplayer, 4OD, 5 On Demand and itv player, other than that yeh if its been aired on telly then you should be able to watch it online for free simple as that
(if its on a freeview channel)



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by letscit
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i would also like to point out to the person talking about being jealous of bill gates. he stole the operating system he calls windows from apple and steve jobs. he has admitted as much on numerous occasions. matter of fact, all successful companies did something illegal early on to be able to survive or to flourish. it is just how it is. but it is real funny how all the people who got rich thru dis-honest means use their money to block others from perpetuating the same theivery they used. hypocrisy alive an well in america.to be successful you just have to find a smarter newer way of thieving from them as well.



Please provide proof to me that all successful companies have done illegal activities to survive and flourish.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:53 PM
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NINE ?!

Good job, guys... you've only got 900,000 or so left to shutdown.




posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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Does anyone know if "Watchmovies-tonight.com" was included in this shutdown? I can't bring it up anymore since yesterday.



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