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post #11 of 31
this just adds fuel to the fire that File Sharing DOESN'T affect sales at all. It just boosts revenue
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I've always said this, they are suing and arresting their best customers... the idiots.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thedark1337;14281671 
this just adds fuel to the fire that File Sharing DOESN'T affect sales at all. It just boosts revenue

imo Piracy is both lost sales, and gained sales, since its usergroup is so varied. What I am certain of, is that the true loss of money, goes to the people paying companies like RIAA to crack down on piracy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by .:hybrid:.;14281758 
imo Piracy is both lost sales, and gained sales, since its usergroup is so varied. What I am certain of, is that the true loss of money, goes to the people paying companies like RIAA to crack down on piracy.

The true loss of money caused by piracy is only felt by those few on top of the earnings charts. This small group is what is pushing the efforts to curb piracy. Almost all subject matter is vetted by piracy and anything truly worth it actually gains from it. I don't know how many hundreds of CDs and how many dozens of movies I've legitimately purchased that I would never have because I sampled it online first.
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post #15 of 31
why is this not surprising at all?

but like someone said before, piracy both gains/looses sales.
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post #16 of 31
Spending a lot on TV shows and movie DVD doesn't entitle you to pirate and break the law. I guess 90% of people I know who have stopped buying their music and movies since they had access to filesharing are also boosting sales by the logic of some here.
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post #17 of 31
Ballin, I'm using this in my senior thesis to support my survey stating most people that file share use it as a 'screening' service.
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post #18 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Telimektar;14284383 
Spending a lot on TV shows and movie DVD doesn't entitle you to pirate and break the law. I guess 90% of people I know who have stopped buying their music and movies since they had access to filesharing are also boosting sales by the logic of some here.

Who has the bandwidth to download tons of movies? I don't know anyone who pirates movies. The only people pirating movies are movie enthusiasts. Most other people just use Netflix.

Music? I can see that argument. But at this point they're not going to be able to stop music filesharing no matter what they do. The business model is dead. Doesn't mean the filesharers are right, but it does mean that the record executives need to pull their heads out of their asses and try to come up with a new business model, instead of suing everyone on earth to maintain their current one.
post #19 of 31
It doesn't matter if the company lost revenue or gained revenue from piracy. Breaking the law is breaking the law...

However, I do think that the zeal of the companies instigating these raids is, in fact, blinding them to the reality that the ones doing the downloading are, at least in part, their customers.
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What I don't understand is why people get bent out of shape for the people downloading the content and not the ones that rip it and distribute it.

The people that are downloading content is just an effect of the content being available. It's like going after a drug user instead of the dealer to stop drug sales, its just asinine.
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