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Don't forget DVD Sales, box office money is one thing, DVD Sales is another!

These media corporations aren't hurting for money, obviously, and their choice to sue the general public for something that nobody can control (honestly) will only bring the spotlight upon them, and probably ruin their name & reputation in the process.

Don't forget it's those very same people you are suing that pay to see your movies, when they hear how obnoxious you are, they will choose to go to the drive-in theater where they can purchase a copy of any movie or music for as little as $2 to $5! (With police walking right by them to!) Piracy is so rampant it's utterly ridiculous trying to take a stand against it is utterly fruitless!

Now that the truth is out, and there is STILL nothing these media corps or governments can do to stop the streets (the people world wide!), they would be best to shut the hell up and collect what they can, while they can. Making a show of piracy is only going to make more people more aware of the facts, come on get smarter, don't get more obnoxious!

If you want to win, then come up with better protection for your media! I think moving it online only would be a start, seriously, those who can afford an internet connection, wait it's the Media Corporations that own the internet anyway, so um those that can afford the connection are paying you anyway, in turn it creates more jobs, as computers become no longer an accessory, but a necessity for all people world wide who want to view or listen to media...
Edited by _GTech - 6/10/11 at 9:19am
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The Hurt Locker is suppose to be very good....
Critically acclaimed does not equal good.
post #63 of 194
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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
The Hurt Locker won more awards than Avatar
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I think with software if you buy it then they can't sue you or something along those lines.
(ie if you torrent Photoshop and then they catch you, but you buy it the next day lets say, they can't sue you. I am probably wrong here jus' saying)
Could it be the same with music movies?
ie If I paid for a music CD, but then wanted the FLAC online and downloaded it from thepiratebay.org, its legal?

Could these guys do that?

I've heard it's illegal if you seed it. I guess you could call it "distribution."
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The Hurt Locker won more awards than Avatar
Avatar was a kids movie come on, both of them were "OK" at best!
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Avatar was a kids movie come on, both of them were "OK" at best!
Yep. The best part about Hurt Locker was the end (not the credits! okay. NEAR the very end). It felt like the movie had no point..and the "reality" of the danger was severely overplayed.
I heard somebody say that Avatar is this generation's Star Wars, and subsequently facepalmed to infinity.
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The Hurt Locker is suppose to be very good....
Supposed to be but it isn't. I wanted a full refund from netflix after wasting my time watching it...

lol!
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I love watching these big companies squirm around because they can't do a damn thing about it I'm immune from it all because a nice gentlemen from these boards got me in a private tracker


Maybe don't pay your actors insane amounts of money? Some people already posted that this has been a record year for media companies. Typical human nature to want moar moar moar. I'll shed a tear for the working class guy who can't feed his family because he got layed off, not for some CEO's that get million dollar bonuses and have had a 20% increase in their salary. Yea, I literally do not care. inb4 delete due to excessive freedom of speech.

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U.S. taxpayers subsidize excessive executive compensation — by more than $20 billion per year — via a variety of tax and accounting loopholes. For example, there are no meaningful limits on how much companies can deduct from their taxes for the expense of executive compensation. The more they pay their CEO, the more they can deduct.
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I love watching these big companies squirm around because they can't do a damn thing about it I'm immune from it all because a nice gentlemen from these boards got me in a private tracker
This is a logical fallacy.

If you, A N Other, can get into a private tracker, then so can the people with an interest in tracking said trackers. The only way to torrent anonymously is to find a good socks5 proxy, use encryption and stay off anything which requires your personal information.

If nothing else, if the private tracker gets raided by <insert name of organisation responsible for piracy in the country the tracker is hosted in> then they'll quite often surrender the user info in exchange for a lighter sentence, assuming the organisation in question doesn't confiscate all records and servers.
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Well that is a way to get money isn't it....
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