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post #21 of 57
Absolutely wrong. What's stopping people who used megaupload to going to one of the hundreds of thousands of other sites holding illegally owned content?

Digital sales are increasing because people are increasingly using more and more devices, and copyright holders are starting to offer more reasonably priced material and making it easier to obtain, although DRM will continue to give pirates reason for illegally downloading material.
At the time of Limewires shutdown, iTunes started getting a serious look from people who owned iPods. At the time of MegaUploads shutdown, people started using tablets more often, which for the most part require DRM that can trace more purchases.

Coincidental sales increases are hardly regarded as a "study".

Did you know that as Ice Cream sales increase, so does violent crime?

http://books.google.com/books?id=3ElZVaoOsm0C&pg=PT93&lpg=PT93&dq=ice+cream+sales+violent+crime&source=bl&ots=HmjxJfRQjo&sig=FU2uwASCbe0XIVfyS_UacFiBfIg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0IwEUfHJDuvU0gG82IDoBQ&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAQ
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It's correct...And what Apple did with iTunes, there's a few people who will always pirate but most of the people who currently do would prefer to buy if they had more reasons to do so, right now a lot of markets screw you over if you want to buy something...I can't get a lot of Video streaming services here because it's America only, seriously...A lot of the company executives have no idea what they should do and resist doing what they should do because they lose a little bit of money or control.
    
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post #23 of 57
Do we *really* need such news? I tought this was a serious site... I am not pro Kid or anything, the news from the OP look like it come from a Polyshop adds.... wth


And this...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

It's correct...And what Apple did with iTunes, there's a few people who will always pirate but most of the people who currently do would prefer to buy if they had more reasons to do so, right now a lot of markets screw you over if you want to buy something...I can't get a lot of Video streaming services here because it's America only, seriously...A lot of the company executives have no idea what they should do and resist doing what they should do because they lose a little bit of money or control.

i am a canadian living in Brazil for 10 years now and i can't watch 80% of the *free* streaming stuff on canadian site due to my location...
Edited by Frank33 - 1/26/13 at 6:34pm
post #24 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buris View Post

Absolutely wrong. What's stopping people who used megaupload to going to one of the hundreds of thousands of other sites holding illegally owned content?

Digital sales are increasing because people are increasingly using more and more devices, and copyright holders are starting to offer more reasonably priced material and making it easier to obtain, although DRM will continue to give pirates reason for illegally downloading material.
At the time of Limewires shutdown, iTunes started getting a serious look from people who owned iPods. At the time of MegaUploads shutdown, people started using tablets more often, which for the most part require DRM that can trace more purchases.

Coincidental sales increases are hardly regarded as a "study".

Did you know that as Ice Cream sales increase, so does violent crime?

http://books.google.com/books?id=3ElZVaoOsm0C&pg=PT93&lpg=PT93&dq=ice+cream+sales+violent+crime&source=bl&ots=HmjxJfRQjo&sig=FU2uwASCbe0XIVfyS_UacFiBfIg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0IwEUfHJDuvU0gG82IDoBQ&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAQ

i have to give a thumbs up to amazon for allowing free mp3 downloads for CDs i bought from them
post #25 of 57
If anything it caused a significant number of new hosts to pop up and a few others to get strict.
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Quote:
Every 1% decrease in Megaupload usage
=
+2.6-4.1% increase in digital sales.

So this means when Meagupload was shutdown digital sales increased across the boards by 260%-410%?

sounds about right.
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post #27 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank33 View Post

Do we *really* need such news? I tought this was a serious site... I am not pro Kid or anything, the news from the OP look like it come from a Polyshop adds.... wth


And this...
i am a canadian living in Brazil for 10 years now and i can't watch 80% of the *free* streaming stuff on canadian site due to my location...

They are free in certain countries does not make the free elsewhere. What do TV Show and other sorts gain by let you watch those channel in BR? You have no influence in that countries eco in any way anymore, much less if you are BR.
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post #28 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreatsquare View Post

If Megaupload is offline, doesn't Megaupload usage drop 100%?




That would mean digital sales increased 260-410%.


...I don't recall that happening.

Hahahaha, fantastic.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3 View Post

Screw megaupload and piracy. They are the reason we have crappy console ported games and cheating fests on every fps.

exactly, its the pirates who make the bad ports and security holes big enough to drive 747's through.

not the developers who are too busy humping the cash cow consoles, the same one's who say good enough when it comes to the pc platform. and the same ones who don't patch any security issues that allow cheating to begin with.

its all the pirates fault thumb.gif

/sarcasm
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Megaupload Shutdown Caused a 'Significant Increase In Digital Sales
Yeah right rolleyes.gif
and snake oil cures cancer.
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