Film piracy costs Hollywood $6.1 bln: study

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  1. drippy

    drippy is a freethinker.

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  2. Fairy Princess

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    What so they want a cookie now or something? Big deal, it didn't stir my heart the last 30 times piracy was brought and it likely never will....

    Goes and looks for a torrent so he can download some "I give a fuck".

    Granted I don't try to say what I like to do i legal, it's just in this case I don't care.
     
  3. Razerwire

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    Whoawhoawhoa... Ease up there... No need to get that fired up...

    I am quite surprised that China ranked 5th on that list... I'd thought they'd be no lower than second...
     
  4. Kupp

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    i don't care especially about how it impacts the companies, so much as how I feel bad about how the crew who make the films and shows are hurt. By that I don't mean actors, I mean the other folks in the credits. They get an amazingly small portion of the profits, and piracy hurts them alot.
     
  5. butz

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    I personally don't watch bootlegs, and I don't download movies (legal or otherwise); beyond that, its not really my problem- its theirs.
     
  6. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I must say I dislike the RIAA more than the MPAA...
     
  8. flamepanther

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    Of course their "losses" are based on the erroneous assumption that everyone who bought a bootleg, downloaded a movie, or copied one from a friend would actually have bought the movie at the full price if no illegal source was available; and that is pure bullshit. Were we going to trust a study paid for by the MPAA anyway? Didn't think so.
     
  9. Optimus-JD

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    I'd love to know how they collect their data to come to those numbers.
     
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    Precisely. List price, or full movie price. Bullshit. They're lucky people even want to see any of the tripe.

    And I rank a movie's quality on what I'd pay for it. Most of what's in theaters now, I won't even bother spending the time to download.
     
  11. Shipwreck

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    They create their own problems. Don't put out shit movies, don't put out insane ticket prices. $9 for a movie is a bit much especially when considering for popcorn if you are taking children, dates, etc. Its just not worth it for somebody to see a movie in the theater anymore when it puts as much dent in your wallet as gas prices do. If they lowered their prices for theaters and made quality films they wouldn't have this problem.

    Its the same with songs. Now that people are finally getting used to paying for .99 cent a song at itunes record companys want to raise the price.
     
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    Exactly... And yet the artists actually only see like $.07 of that...:mad 
     
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    At least apple realizes that if it gets more expensive people won't pay for much so they have extended their contracts to keep it .99 for a while.
     
  14. Team Jetfire

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    I wonder how much revenue they lose from crappy movies like Stealth...
     
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    Exactly how I feel.
     
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    Shown at actual size;

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    Let's see what are the big movies this summer;

    Mission Impossible 3
    X Men 3
    Superman Returns
    Da Vinci Code.

    (Did i miss any??)

    3 of them are remakes or sequels, and the 4th is based on a book which millions of people have read already.


    Is it any wonder they're loosing money.


    (BTW - i'll see all of them anyway becasue i pay my nearest Cinema a flat monthly card fee, but i have low expectations of most of them.)
     
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    You forgot Pirate of the Caribbean 2!
     
  18. Brinamus P

    Brinamus P Rock it autobot style!

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    its a lot of money, but not mine.
     
  19. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Well, Hollywood's robbed me numerous times for some bad movies....so it works both ways.

    Hulk, MIB II and Daredevil come to mind...
     
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    I only download DVD releases... not ones that are still in the theater.
     

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