The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
ABC news blog: The Case For Piracy
Old 23rd October 2011
  #31
Quote:
Originally Posted by unitymusic View Post
There is a global economy and the internet, is there any reason he couldn't buy the american release off the internet and have it shippied?
Because they are coded not to work in different countries.
You can buy an 'international' dvd player, but then there is the issue of computer playback. Apple have gone with the different zones, but you can select which zone you want your Apple device (iPad, Laptop etc) to recognise.
They only give you a couple of changes though, so you can't mainly watch British DVD's and every now and then slip in a U.S. DVD.
There are codebreakers and workarounds, but they can be messy and confusing.
All in all, it's just a whole lot easier to buy the DVD's that match your region code.
Old 23rd October 2011
  #32
Quote:
Originally Posted by frawnchy View Post
Well, obviously there is a better model, because they're moving towards it: simultaneous broadcasting, or close to. What was the point in Ireland's national broadcaster paying huge sums of cash for shows (Lost, Desperate Housewives, etc) people weren't watching on their station (negating the adverts), because they'd already downloaded it once the Americans had shown it?
So, our broadcaster said "Bring the lead-time down, or we can't afford to keep it.", and so they did. We get Desperate Housewives a few days after the Americans, and Lost had a two-day turnaround time.
This happened because people made it happen. Which, apparently, you think is unjust and unworkable.
Also, this consumer demand is precisely what the free-market is based on.
Demand---> Supply---> Happy Customers
Demand---> Don't Supply --->Jobless.
if a paid model can be worked out, great - but if not, it's also not an excuse for theft.
Old 23rd October 2011
  #33
Quote:
Originally Posted by aroundtheworld View Post
This is your opinion. You think that nothing can change unless everything changes. In all likelihood, you are wrong, because changes are already happening -- slowly. As frawnchy points out just above, the delay between regional releases is already shortening in a number of locations. The producers of Lost and Desperate Housewives didn't have to completely reinvent their distribution and financing model; their Irish distribution partners just made clear that the program rights-holders would make more money (in that they would otherwise no longer continue licensing the show) if the artificial delay was reduced.

These don't have to be fundamental, structural changes that the topic article is advocating for. He simply wants to buy a DVD in Australia earlier than months later from the American release. He wants to watch television shows when they are most culturally resonant, and that means not weeks or months after their original release. He wants to watch the Olympics live. You can call him selfish, greedy, impatient, and an apologist for criminals. I can call you shortsighted.
you can call it whatever you like, but people not getting what they want does not give them an excuse to steal.
Old 26th October 2011
  #34
Lives for gear
 
tvsky's Avatar
 

that's great but you cant really stop them (stealing)

so maybe think about what people wan't , maximize what you can out of them

or not , just putting it out there
Old 26th October 2011
  #35
Quote:
Originally Posted by tvsky View Post
that's great but you cant really stop them (stealing)

so maybe think about what people wan't , maximize what you can out of them

or not , just putting it out there
right... we can't stop murder either, should we not have laws against it?

no one here believes that piracy can be stopped. this is about managing crime with appropriate legislation, just like all other laws.

there are only really TWO simple things that need to happen:

1) Close the loophole in the DMCA or create new legislation to replace the DMCA that requires a metadata blacklist provided by content creators. All of this metadata now exists for at least a decade and is delivered to all other DSP's... this should be an EASY fix to stop the DMCA Whack-A-Mole that's been going on for a decade.

2) Any DSP/Site that does not comply with the DMCA is reported to ICE and is blocked from doing business in the USA if they refuse to comply with the DMCA.

That right there solves about 90% of the most common piracy problems.
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump