Klownicle, on 10 December 2012 - 19:43, said:
Are we not writing down now? Its not my fault if they choose to ignore what is written, or if they choose not to look out of the 40th floor window to see the crowd below. My voice is one but of many throughout the internet, freely available for them to see. You can say its scattered but just as a disfunctional crowd or a single letter would prove, eventually that voice is heard. We are both on the same page you just choose not to believe the internet is a proper voice.
I don't think the movie industry employs people to comb through message boards finding out what people's opinion of them is.
Again, all I'm seeing here are excuses. If you really wanted to make a difference you'd let the movie companies know about your dissatisfaction directly and be quite vocal about it. I think "fighting the system" is just a convenient excuse for pirates to justify their criminal activity.
Axel, on 10 December 2012 - 19:44, said:
Your arguments are fairly shallow... picket and protest? REALLY? Thanks for not even attempting to understand the issue. You're also not listening. Piracy has steered the music industry in the right direction, it's gonna happen with the Movie industry eventually.
We're not entitled. We just know what we like. There are people who sit back and take it, and others who make stuff work the way they want.
I'm just a firm believer that the consumer should drive the industry - these methods are just an alternate way of consumerism that still needs to be tapped as a legitimate business. It's just evolution. Without these steps, no progress will ever be made. We'd probably all still be sitting around watching DVD's that cost £15 each if people didn't start sharing movies online. So thank that for your Netflix etc.
Consumers would drive the industry by simply not buying the movies at all. Getting them in some other way does nothing to strengthen the argument. No movie company wants to make movies that nobody buys. Obviously if everybody voted with their wallets and didn't buy something because they didn't like the way it's distributed, the companies would look at what they're doing wrong. Obtaining the content via illegal means actually adds very little to the argument at all.
Again, convenient excuse.