Report: Piracy Isn't Killing Content

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  1. Videomanman87
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    While not on gaming exactly, I think the report applies to all forms of entertainment.

    You can read the article here:
    http://gizmodo.com/report-piracy-isnt-killing-content-1441055599

    and the full paper here:
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/172985274/LSE-MPP-Policy-Brief-9-Copyright-and-Creation

    As I have said before. If you get people reasonable prices they will buy rather than pirate. In general those that pirate weren't going to buy anyway. BUT they do tell friends who often DO buy and hence a publisher will make sales they wouldn't have with the pirate in question. Think of it as free advertising. To bad the publishing companies (or say MPAA or RIAA) don't understand this concept.
     
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    Obvious report is obvious.
     
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  3. ShawnTRods

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    I got bored of pirating. I buy all my games now.
     
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    One of the reason people pirate is conveniences. For example, in Bluray movie, who wants to sit around 5 to 10 minutes just to watch useless advertisements and warning?
     
  5. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

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    People pirate a lot out of convenience.
    Create better delivery systems and people will use them.

    DRM Free movies are impossible to get legally and that's a big reason I pirate.
    That's like 90% of what I pirate. The rest is mostly expensive applications and every once in a while a game.
     
  6. slingblade1170

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    When I pirate stuff its usually because I cannot afford it and if I didn't pirate I would experience whatever it is that I pirated.
     
  7. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    No shit piracy doesn't kill content. Piracy plunders content.

    Jeez, guys, get it together.
     
  8. Dork

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    GBAtemp slow news day.
     
  9. joelv6

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    i see very interesting article lol
    I pirate when i need which is rarely because i buy 95% of my stuff lol
     
  10. kolosus

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    You're funny dude but I'm going down the same route!
     
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    I pirate and buy me things.

    Couple of times that I ended up buying a game when I pirated it.
    Purely cause I like it.
     
  12. Minox

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    I used to pirate a whole lot more whilst I was younger and couldn't afford paying for content. Nowadays I don't have the same limitation and I try to buy things I enjoy. Piracy for me was mainly just something I engaged in due to a lack of money to spend on such things.
     
  13. pasc

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    Yep, I know what you mean.

    Most games are bought where I live because ppl could try them out beforehand.
    ( Don't look for the joke, there is none)
     
  14. the_randomizer

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    DRM is the main reason for me, especially the ones that require a stable connection (good luck with that in a student apartment complex with a shoddy connection). The only thing now are ROMs. Gasp! Did I just confess? :creep:
     
  15. Hop2089

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    There's not as much that's worth buying in the music industry especially in the US where there's nothing at all worth buying, I only support the artists I really like.
     
  16. jonthedit

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    Try it then buy it...
    Or in my case I'll buy it if I like it / want to support the dev




    A common view of 'decent' pirates, but lets not get into a moral war of "ALL PIRATES ARE THE 'SAEM'"
     
  17. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    so pirating isn't to blame than eh.......

    [​IMG]
     
  18. dragonblood9999

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    i don't pirate anymore even with hack systems. when i was a kid, i use to download gbc roms to try them, then i would buy the games that i like and would delete the roms of all of the games that i downloaded. thats the main reason i got so many awesome gbc games like Dragon Warrior 1, 2 and 3, Dragon warrior monsters 1 and 2, Zelda(Links Awaking was my first zelda game) + alot more.

    now a days i buy and rip my games, ds games are a bitch to rip with wifi especially the pokemon games because of the size they are
     
  19. TwinRetro

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    I don't have a need to pirate music anymore since the invention of Spotify. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels the same way.
     
  20. xBleedingSoulx

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    I've always tended to pirate movies on a "try before I buy" basis, if I like the film, I'll buy it in the future.
    With games, I'll only pirate it if it's something really expensive, even then if it's a good game, I buy it when the price has come down.
    Music is kind of different, I don't pay for music, ever.