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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    Michael, 6 Feb 2012 @ 7:39am

    This is pointless

    It's pointless to make suggestions to the legacy players. They don't care what the people want, only what they want (i.e. to control the internet). If they valued public opinion and if their actions were morally upright, they wouldn't be drafting the TPP in secrecy. They enjoy suing people and writing bad, damaging legislation in order to encourage the 'copyright infringement' so that they can paint the populace as criminal and thus further their own agenda.

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