I think i have come up with a brilliant idea that i think will benefit those who want to stop online piracy and those who still want access to some
The answer is to deter people from downloading content, books, movies or music that was created within the last five years.
Everywhere piracy is hurting businesses and the entertainment industry hard as much as people dont want to admit.
Video stores are closing down everywhere as people simply download the latest 1080p rip of the latest movies releases. retailers are losing sales of
dvd's and music, with people swapping portable hardrives with their friends that are full of movies and music to copy.
I have been in a retail store where mothers are with their kids and the kids pick out a game for the DS or Wii and the mother says, theres no need to
buy it, i will download it when i get home.
I have heard this more times than you would believe to make it scary. Even parents asking retailers if they sell the multi card adapters for the DS
console to put downloaded DS games on it, as if retailers would sell a product that that would promote an illegal act and put them out of business
from lesser sales.
This really f#@king pisses me off!!!
I know there are pros and cons of illegal downloads. One pro is that it allows access to old materials like hard to find out of print books, or old
movies that are not available anymore. in that case i can have more understanding that someone might resort to downloading it illegally.
thats why i like services like project Gutenberg or the internet archive with their public domain media, and also google books in some ways which is
trying to make available books that might otherwise get lost in the sands of time. Even thou sometimes they do charge for some books that are public
domain and should be free, but at least they are trying to help spread freedom of information easily available which i must commend them for that
But for Lazy f#@kers to download latest movies, some still playing in the cinemas or just released on video,
these people are just freeloading leeches, get off your ass and go see the movie how it was supposed to be seen in surround sound hi def digital
picture. Or go to the video store and bloody rent the movie out, its not that hard is it. How do these people keep a job if they are too lazy to walk
five minutes to the local video store. Instead they watch a sh@tty pixelated poor illegal copy and complain about how sh@tty the sfx were on their
sh@tty Iphone screens.
So how would this 5 Year illegal download Gov policy work.
Basically the government would daily take a small random group of people, check their file downloads thru the ISP's, check for any content that was
made in the last Five years and ignore any other illegal files.
I dont like the idea of jail time or fines. The internet user has three strikes and what happens is the ISP simply slows their internet speed to the
lowest possible for the remainder of the month. It then goes back to normal in the next billing cycle.
Here in OZ, video stores are shutting down as people just torrent the latest releases, sometimes months before they are released here in oz, instead
of waiting to watch it properly in most likely better quality sound and picture. This also effects dvd sales, who is going to buy a dvd of a movie
that they have a video file of.
Once implemented the Gov cant run heavy ads to promote this policy, describing the three strike rule and the slow down of their connection for the
remainder of the month as punishment for the illegal content.
maybe this will stop those bitch mums that are setting a bad example to their kids by saying that they can just download everything they want instead
of paying for anything.
This new policy will give authors, movie makers and musicians a bit of breathing room, they will have 5 years to sell the crap out their product
giving them some much needed boost to profits that they rightfully deserve, until after 5 years their product comes off the Gov radar watch. more
people with actually go see a movie at a theatre,rent a movie or buy the dvd when it is released. dvd and music retailers will stop closing down like
they are here everywhere in australia, everyday a new closing down sign goes up in the local shopping centers of those stores who sell this stuff,
their is just too many people downloading this stuff,it has just become everyones online addiction that everyone is doing.
So people this is it, proberly the best idea we are going to get to solving this issue and keeping both sides happy. still keeping access to older
content with the Gov just ignoring those infringements and punishing those who seek content that is easily available in the current time with no need
to get it illegally, content published within the last 5 years.
So what do you guys think, would this keep you happy, still being able to access the older hard to find content with less fear but just being forced
to actually pay like the old days for the newer stuff.
edit on 28-9-2013 by thenaturalist because: topic headline was wriiten wrong