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(Falkvinge)   The story of the Pirate Bay and how the Swedish justice system became hopelessly corrupted, in the words of Peter Sunde   (falkvinge.net) divider line 7
    More: Interesting, The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, country legal systems, Sveriges Television, Time Passes, trade sanctions, Pirate Party, public television  
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2282 clicks; posted to Geek » on 09 Jul 2012 at 9:34 AM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-09 10:53:26 AM  
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Piracy fills the gaps in archaic and failing distribution models.

My wife and I follow 2, maybe 3 tv shows at a time and don't have the patience to channel surf, so cable isn't worth the money. We no longer have a disc player and have no interest in owning discs or waiting for their release. We regularly use Vudu, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon and quite happily pay for what we consume. But if your show/movie isn't available through modern means of consumption, then our "piracy" isn't theft at all because you never had a sale to lose in the first place. How can we rip you off if we never set foot in your store?

Someone else said it best: Scarcity is a shiatty business model.

I'm looking at you, Showtime. Why don't you just sell torrent files from your website for $2/pop? Your shows are out there anyway, and this way you could make a few bucks from us honest people without having to build a new distribution infrastructure.

/ip attorney
//sleeps well enough
2012-07-09 12:24:26 PM  
1 votes:

narkor: There is no business model that can compete with one-click piracy. You can't develop one that's simpler than "type it into google and download".


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2012-07-09 11:58:39 AM  
1 votes:
If you don't pay the creator who develops the stuff you like, eventually they go do something that puts food on the table - like flipping burgers.

There is no business model that can compete with one-click piracy. You can't develop one that's simpler than "type it into google and download".

Within 5 years - almost all TV will be aimed at demographics that don't know how to use BitTorrent. Why? Because you can reliably make a buck out of people who watch TV - you can't make it out of nerds who format shift and scream about how producers should play "find the unicorn" business model.
2012-07-09 10:23:13 AM  
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dpcotta: Media is not intellectual property. Once you whore out your thoughts and ideas, turn it into something consumable and release it to the world, guess what? It's not yours anymore. Not in the world we live in today. Sorry, but things are just not as they used to be. If it can be broken down into ones and zeroes and distributed, it will be.


You've never created anything in your life.
2012-07-09 10:22:01 AM  
1 votes:
The whiney "pity me" letter from the main guy is hilarious. He goes on and on about how the things that people are copying should be free anyway like books, movies, TV shows and music just appear out of thin air and aren't the hard work of a lot of people.
2012-07-09 10:20:31 AM  
1 votes:
Media is not intellectual property. Once you whore out your thoughts and ideas, turn it into something consumable and release it to the world, guess what? It's not yours anymore. Not in the world we live in today. Sorry, but things are just not as they used to be. If it can be broken down into ones and zeroes and distributed, it will be.
2012-07-09 10:12:52 AM  
1 votes:
That was a fantastic read. I hope the pardon is granted.
 
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