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I agree that piracy rates are far from proof of anything. Other than demand.
I don't understand why movie theaters and production companies don't just put the movies online them self.... Could rant about this but won't.
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The Hurt Locker is suppose to be very good....
It's was paraded as an accurate representation of EOD in Iraq, but it was terrible, and was far off from how it actually happened.
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So, what if someone did download it illegally, then went and bought a copy. Or, watched it on Netflix/rented the film because they enjoyed it?
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I thought US courts already said an IP address =/= a person. So how are they determining whom to sue?
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Proof that crappy movie = people will download them "illegally" cuz is not worth it
and good movie = people willing to pay for it

People pirate movies because they don't want to pay, not because of the quality.
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I thought US courts already said an IP address =/= a person. So how are they determining whom to sue?

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I guess don't download movies or use Usenet? Though the punishment does not fit the crime, as with every pirating case. :/
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Hurt Locker is a damn good movie, and i paid to see it at the cinema and i have the bluray
I just think there are bigger things going on in the world right now to worry about than movie company's not getting quite as disgustingly rich as they were a few years ago.
People illegally download movies...deal with it, its not gonna stop coz you sue a few thousand people, if anything it'll just encourage teens and thieves to do it more as a way to "stick it to the man".
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Wouldn't surprise me.
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The Hurt Locker is suppose to be very good....
It's amazing. The main character is played by the guy who did the punk rocker in House and Jem (the pugnacious, bull-headed friend of Ben Affleck) in The Town. Great actor, great story.

The Expendables was also a great movie. It's your run of the mill action movie and stays in line with what an 80s/90s action movie fan would expect.

The media industry needs to get with the times. The DVD is dying, Bluray may very well be obsolete in the next few years, etc. Instead of fighting Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Movies, Google Movies, etc, they should embrace them, advertise to make people rent moves (and even watch the ones currently in the theaters) using these services, and most importantly lobby against the ISPs to ensure that throttling and bandwidth caps don't hurt their business.

Until they do that, piracy is going to run rampant and there is nothing, absolutely nothing, they can do to stop it.

Case in point - Steam has helped curb piracy. I don't have statistics, but with how often Steam offers deals, the insane speeds and higher security at which you can download from Steam servers over torrents, and the social network that integrates into all of your games, more people are willing to throw down a cash premium instead of deal with two day long newly released game downloads from ThePirateBay. Again, if the music and film industries did this (TV already is, see Hulu, HBO Go, YouTube, SouthParkStudios.com, etc) they would be so much better off AND so would the consumer.
Edited by Mapex - 6/10/11 at 7:56am
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