Originally Posted by Rookie1337
That said with the US internet available to the consumer I'm still curious why they view it as a huge problem. US internet service is terribly slow for anything above a 1GB. Part of me thinks that's why it's the way it is; to deter piracy.
From the first post: Those ads are how they "pay/profit" from movies. Advertising is everywhere. If you really wanted to make a point about showing the pros of piracy you would just list the fact that with a pirated file you actually have control over it. There's no DRM or service you have to have to make it work.
I fear the cloud because of that lack of control.
Terribly slow as in, it takes a terribly long? 30 minutes to dl a 700mb DVD quality movie? The issue with slow internet speeds in North America has always been about infrastructure and regulations that force ISP's to develop in remote farmlands.
And publishers and studios obviously don't respect the consumer when they already spent $20-$30 on a movie and they have to furthermore go through unskippable ads and self promotion.
I honestly forgot the last time I had to deal with unskipable ads, maybe a couple times at school when they had to show documentaries or films on DVD, but those are easily skipable with VLC and MPC, which for some reason my school adopted on all their computers last year.