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This is a clever little piece of lateral thinking: Netflix monitors what is being illegally downloaded on BitTorrent and other pirate sites in order to work out what shows they ought to try and purchase.
“With the purchase of series, we look at what does well on piracy sites,” Merryman told Tweakers.
One of the shows that Netflix acquired the rights to in the Netherlands is Prison Break, since it is heavily pirated locally. “Prison Break is exceptionally popular on piracy sites,” Merryman says.
Now with net neutrality being killed, Say good bye to piracy and online sharing.
Foreign link sharing sites that are untouchable to Hollywood just became touchable. They will purposely provide subpar service to known websites serving online streams and links. Bittorent will become slowtorent.
There are a lot of people that would purchase content legally if they could, but sometimes resort to piracy when that content isn't available by any other means.
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday finally released the text of its 3-2 ruling saying Comcast violated the law when throttling BitTorrent transfers, marking the first time any broadband provider has been found to violate Net neutrality rules.
Well...it says it acquired the rights to Prison Break in the Netherlands...that would suggest to me more that they are going to go after the pirates since they now own the rights to it. It is a bit different I would think since anyone can sign up for an online service and watch the show.
Not sure this is going to go over for them as well as something like a live Maiden show would.