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- Jul 18, 2009
You make good points, and I will conceed, the attitude is starting to shift in that people demand quality. One thing though is that right now, the demand for immediacy is HUGE. A company uploaded a super HD version of a film 1 week after film realease? To people who want it, that is unacceptable.ron1n said:Yes there will always be people that will want still steal it. That's impossible to completely eradicate. But I think you'd find there would be a large percentage of people who would happily pay for a better service/for more choice. Not only could they potentially convert a number of the people pirating but you also have to take into account the people who have simply stopped watching movies because it's too expensive and they don't want to pirate.
Yes hd rips could go up, but at the very least, it would allow the film industry to control WHEN the rip goes up. After all, do you think people will actually bother downloading a piece of shit cam rip when they know a good quality copy is going to drop in a week or two?
Anyway the point is, even if they can't stamp out piracy all together, they could be making a lot more money and missing out on a lot less if they took some proactive steps toward changing the way they offer their product/service.
A classic example, is that here Game of Thrones used to(or may still) get aired 1 week later than the US. Almost everybody I knew that watcedh GoT already HAD a TV and the appropriate channel payed for, but they pirated it anyway simply because they wanted it sooner.
Its almost impossible for companies to appease the masses. Without a huge cultural shift, or vastly improved servies, right now the main way you stop piracy is by viciously targeting the distributes to dissuade more and more people from sharing. It certainly isnt the best option, but right now its what works until we get a better system in place everywhere.