Illegal UK film downloads up by 30%

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  1. shakirmoledina
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    shakirmoledina Legend

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    I first remembered the reasons posted on temp for piracy. I see, I see, a piracy justification discussion below.
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  2. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    lol its gone up 30% because they started checking
     
  3. dickfour

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    What a load of crap, a 170million pounds lost. The question is how many of those films would actually been sold and can they show a drop in sales corresponding directly to the rise in piracy. If you look at the garbage the movie puts out these days like the transformers making record profits it's hard to make the piracy argument when you're puling in more cash that ever.
     
  4. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    Paid for research probably 100% legit.
     
  5. RupeeClock

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    When it takes several months for content to arrive in the UK, like new episodes Fox Animated Sitcoms, that have no translation, hell, why do you think shit is being illegally downloaded?

    To my knowledge season 6 of Futurama STILL hasn't reached the UK.
     
  6. TheDreamLord

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    Yeah thats true. I had to resort to -ahem- somehow getting it....
     
  7. Hadrian

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    Cinemas here are shit quality unless you want to pay extra for the so called "Digital" or "HD" seats. The sound in most are crap and this is in big named places like Odeon! Also all the none blockbuster films tend to only get showings for a week.

    I'd love to buy the films on DVD etc but they're leaked so early.

    As for TV well its just more convenient for me to download, to get most US content you need to have most of the premium channels and wait for the late hours just to see them with bits cut out so they can insert more adverts in.
     
  8. dicamarques

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    Not only on uk, here in portugal it takes ages to sometimes get some new episodes
     
  9. Zetta_x

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    I have an idea, how about you charge $1,000 per DVD then say you lost over 10 billion pounds. How about this, DVDs are cheaper then shit, sell DVD's with movies on them for about $3 a piece and you will see a dramatic increase on profit.
     
  10. pistone

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    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    so now its 130% [​IMG]
     
  11. Jamstruth

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    You're a dumbass. There's heck of a lot of stuff that needs to be paid off on a movie and a lot of royalties for the music etc. This is what means that DVDs start off with an RRP of £16 it has nothing to do with them being greedy (well they do have to make a profit but still).
     
  12. Panzer Tacticer

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    ""We've seen increases in technology like faster broadband," he said.

    "The methods of piracy have become easier, with quicker downloads and easier to find content.

    "We have a generation online now who aren't really bothered about downloading things illegally."


    I could have told them that 5 years ago, and told them for free.

    I'm not reeeeeeeally all that internet smart. But when you consider downloading is basically google name + the word torrents or newsindexer + newshosting service plus whatever it is you are looking for and then telling the computer to download it. Well I could literally train a chimp to download my tv shows.