this is in political madness because of the nature of the TPP talks NZ and the US is involved in
when lack of access turns your children into criminals,
there has to be a question,
whats broken and how do we fix it?
if media is created for a market and it is readily available and at a reasonable price, people will pay for it,
if media companies (content creators) want to they can release their content to the public through traditional means,
movie theatres or TV subscription, and over a reasonable time frame.
people have the ability to KNOW how to access that content, they go to the cinema and pay the expected price and know for 100% certainty they are not
infringing on anyone else's rights, or copyrights.
there can be no lawsuit for criminal copyright violation, not court fine, no jail time.
YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND, and therefore run no risk of paying many thousands of times the cost of a movie pass, in fines
in the internet age, there is no need for theatres any-more, at least not in the sense that movies can be played in the safety and comfort of your own
home, there is no huge cost for projectors and rolls of film, a simple computer and tv cable will now do the job of a movie premier.
there is no film to be shipped world wide, no wait for the studios to copy and send to remote parts of the world,
the internet works at the speed of light, and can be anywhere on the planet in less than a second,
so why do we still conform to the idea that movie releases must be "staged" like in times gone by when "actual film" had to travel by ship from one
country to another?
why in the age of light speed communications do we still act like we need to WAIT while people on the other side of the earth are raving about a
movie, and yet it is not "available" to me at the same time?
we dont have to wait for the "film" to arrive, so why do studios make us "wait"
and what effect does this have on a consumer?
i am not the only one asking these questions by the way,
does the WAIT times for movie releases acually cause piracy?
the next point is this,
it costs "nothing" to digitally copy a movie, and it can be sent worldwide in minutes or seconds,
so the acual costs of copying and shipping is cents on the dollar compared to the theatre model.
so what are the film studios doing on-line that equates to the outdated idea of shipping film world wide?
how does a customer "go to the digital on-line movies"
and where is the "theatre" onlline?
and how do i know that im not going to be a target for litigation if i use this theatre?
and why is the cost of "entry" proportionally the same as a traditional theatre considering there is no cost to run a theatre, no film reproduction
cost, and no need to have market openings "at different times"
so instead of making a simple to use, consumer friendly service where you can be assured that like a movie theatre of days past you can come by a
ticket and watch a movie without having to show photo id, and sign up for all the other movies i do not wish to watch, nor pay for.
in my younger days we went to movies,
there was nobody following you around, watching your every step to see if you infringed on the studios rights,
but in todays digital world you are followed around online JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE STOLEN THEIR COPYRIGHTS.
you are treated as a suspect, and in some cases, brought before a "pannel of lawyers" and accused of theft.
if the content providers want to keep their business model from the times of film and projectors,
then i want the protection from those times too.
i dont want some film studio lackey following me home from the theatre, and watching me every moment of my life because i used one of its theatres.
i am not guilty untill proven innocent and you are not operating a movie theatre full of people.
we are in the internet age, where information spreads at the speed of light,
and to try and enforce yesterdays high prices and time delays in todays market is folly,
PROBLEM IS YOUR FOLLY IS COSTING YOUNG KIDS THEIR FREEDOM AND FUTURES
you blame them for lack of options and reasonable prices (access) and make them criminals when they do what any person tryes to do, keep up with whats
hot in society,
so that you can hold onto a model that has no basis in reality.
you are criminalising our youth to hold onto a model that has no basis in reality.
either you want to come into the 21 first century WITH us
or you want to stay in a time that has passed,
criminalising our youth is NOT a business model,
demonizing our internet is NOT going to work long term.
spying on citizens will make YOU hated in the long run.
you seem either unable or unwilling to address the problems and by doing so are condemning our children and their future, because of either greed or
to that end, we open source advocates can and will design a system that can allow you to participate in this new on line world as equals, but you do
not make the rules the market does.
the release must be as close to worldwide as possible (time between releases must be minimum)
people are not stupid, they know that once a movie is made, distribution costs are minimal (on the net)
so prices MUST be reasonable, and reflect the digital age we are in.
if you continue to make our children criminals we will teach our children to avoid you, your movies and your business will be destroyed by us
stop and we will work with you,
continue and you will see boycotts and educational material about how you hate your audience
the internet is the great leveller,
come on board (we will help)
or get leveled (we will boycott)
your choice MPAA RIAA do you want help getting it right?
edit on 17-12-2012 by XPLodER because: (no reason given)