Movie Industry

by Mike Masnick


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Hollywood Wants To Kill Piracy? No Problem: Just Offer Something Better

from the and-watch-people-go-away dept

Just John points us to a recent Reddit thread, in which a rather basic suggestion is made for how Hollywood could do a much better job killing movie piracy: by offering something better. It was summarized with the following graphic:
Or, basically, create a service that doesn't limit people and offers them what they want, in a convenient manner, at a reasonable price. Simple. Except... that's just not how the MPAA works. As we've stated many times in the past, services like Spotify have massively shrunk how much people in Sweden use The Pirate Bay for music. They now use it for other media, because no one's really created a "Spotify for movies." In fact, whenever the industry seems to get close to creating a good product for video -- see: Hulu or Netflix -- the industry then freaks out that it's going to cannibalize their old way of doing things, and tries to make it worse. It's why the big studios have been pulling content from both services, and trying to limit what they can provide. And that's exactly the wrong thing to do. That's how you encourage more piracy.

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    Wyrd, 7 Feb 2012 @ 11:54am

    Re: Let's look at another side of this.

    80 dollars a month can buy a LOT of internet content.

    Cut the cable. Stop funding the people who supported SOPA and PIPA by not paying your cable bill.

    I stopped paying for cable a decade ago. I don't miss it since I can go to my buddies house to watch the games and if i want to watch a show or movie, there are more choices online than on TV.

    Hint: Hook your computer up to your TV. you can't even tell the difference when you watch the show. Except for the lack of Commercials!

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