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It doesn't matter if the movie is good or not, people will pirate everything that isn't free. This studio is severely butt hurt that it's movie sucked at the box office so they sue everyone they can to line their pockets. A movie which has garnered so much accolades gives these producers this false sense of entitlement to more money because they believe their movie is sooo good that it should have made way more money than it did. So they blame piracy.
The producers of The Hurt Locker have been whining for a long time now about their sales numbers due to piracy.
Ironic you bring up self-entitlement. I'd say that pirates have some of that as well. If you're going to bring up a major psychological issue, make sure you address all sides. Thanks.
    
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would you still get in trouble for downloading it, if you also already own the movie
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post #33 of 194
i don't get why you need to pirate movies, just get netflix/hulu plus and have fun, all the older stuff on there will get you through till the other movies you want to see will be on DVD.
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The Hurt Locker was pretty good, but poor marketing and questionable release decisions, not piracy, are responsible for it's poor performance at the box office.
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would you still get in trouble for downloading it, if you also already own the movie
no, because you own the license to it, thats all you really do when you go out and buy it, you just get the right to have the movie. Thus you can download it, when you buy it they just throw in the movie for people who don't know how to get it.
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Ironic you bring up self-entitlement. I'd say that pirates have some of that as well. If you're going to bring up a major psychological issue, make sure you address all sides. Thanks.
I pretty much did that in the first sentence. Pirates will pirate everything that isn't free, that is also a sense of entitlement.
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no, because you own the license to it, thats all you really do when you go out and buy it, you just get the right to have the movie. Thus you can download it, when you buy it they just throw in the movie for people who don't know how to get it.
i own a lot of blu-rays but i usually grab a digital copy of it so i can watch on my computer and not worry about scratching my discs. (i didnt have a blu-ray drive on my computer till just recently either)
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would you still get in trouble for downloading it, if you also already own the movie
They don't go after downloaders, they go after uploaders.

Uploading copyrighted material is usually illegal even if you have a license to view it.

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i don't get why you need to pirate movies, just get netflix/hulu plus and have fun, all the older stuff on there will get you through till the other movies you want to see will be on DVD.
Netflix and Hulu Plus cost money, and many pirated versions of shows and films are of even better quality.
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I believe that $120 should be the max settlement against people downloading digital media. Why? Because because that's 12 X more than the cost of the movie ticket (if not more), so at best you cannot claim that you lost more than $15 because the downloader didn't go pay for it at the box office, or purchase the DVD ($15?), though when the downloader starts mass distributing, well, that's going to have to be put into another category obviously.

Just like how insurance companies cap how much you can get from a loss of a limb, which is much less, on a percentage base than any stoopid freaking movie!

So if you lose your hand in my state $5,000 is the max settlement possible.

I think it's high time regulators put these Media companies in their place, the law has to be equal across all fields, not just for insurance companies vs the claimant, but the plaintiff vs the the defendant as well!

$5,000 is nothing compared to you losing your right hand, these companies didn't lose their right hand, so asking $2,000 is by far, extremely obnoxious...

Even $200 would be a bit much for a minor offense, not to mention if they make it a felony, then the people that download will lose quite a bit more than $2,000 in their life over this one incident!

I think it's high time the internet strikes back, federal law need to limit the severity of this crime, and no I don't think making it a felony is a solution, kids steal stuff ALL THE TIME, we don't want to put a 12 year old in prison because they download a song or movie, come on, that would be absolutely asinine legislation!

Obviously I wrote all of this because I'm sick of hearing horror stories about how the media corporations' legal departments are abusing our legal system to head hunt people & paying legislators to cater to their whims or extract money. Bribery perverts justice, this is why I'm 100% against lobbyist and laws that are for the corporations and obviously against the people. Law is not a solution, it's payment to the judges and lawyers for people making mistakes. The only one that wins in the end are the judges and lawyers, and if you didn't know this, then go ahead continue making law suits (it will stop or change nothing), the legal fees you incur will prove to you the truth, just don't be surprised when all those people don't show up in court and/or the judgement to make them pay never becomes fulfilled, because 9 times out of 10 it will not be fulfilled!
Edited by _GTech - 6/10/11 at 8:36am
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Force encryption
Uncheck legacy connections
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Profit!

Watched it with some friends and it would have been worth renting/seeing it at the theater. Didn't hear much about it though.
    
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