Are piratefags killing torrents as a legitimate file sharing medium? Now people associate torrenting with downloading furry porn and latest episodes of HBO shows.
Yes. Some isps ban or heavily throttle torrents. I have heard of at least one university kicking out (or at least threatening to) anyone they detect using any peer to peer connection.
Honestly, I buy most of what I get through torrents. If I like it, I buy it. I realize everyone says this, but not everybody walks the walk. I feel like this is a good thing, but considering I'm probably the minority, it may be a bad thing. I dunno, not my art/music/movies being downloaded.
why would i bother with torrenting/worrying about hosting when i can simply sign up for bandcamp and have a one-page site that communicates who i am, my music to stream, and the ability to download/pay it?
Any file sharing medium will be used for piracy and porn.
The internet will be used for piracy and porn.
Maybe the "industries" that are so worried about piracy need to come up with a system that reduces people's desire to pirate.
I've always thought that running everything kind of like Kickstarter would work... Let people buy the album or movie or whatever before it's released. Then, once it's released, there's no need to copy-protect it and there's no point in pirating it.
The same applies for any technology. You could just as easily say:
>Are piratefags killing HTTP as a legitimate information sharing medium? Now people associate HTTP with downloading albums of zippyshare and latest episodes of HBO shows from Mega
This should be the way the world works. The reason it doesn't work this way is greed. You could cut record companies out of the picture entirely, and they sure as fuck aren't going to let that happen.
Also, some artists are too greedy. Some big shit band like Metallica is going to say "Well if we only have 30 days to accept money for our new album, we might only make ten million dollars! If we can sell it forever we can make twenty million!"
I started pirating because I had no money. But now I have a good job I'm still not buying shit because pirates ALLWAYS get the better user experience
I like steam though, I'm happy to pay for that.
It's too late for me, when I have kids I will buy them netflix and shit but they need to evolve ;)
I just bought the hobbit on Blu-ray Disc™ it's only compatible with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection enabled devices.
I tried to put a copy on my PC, my phone and my tablet computer but due DRM; AACS, The Advanced Access Content System I can't do this.
thats the point, the only thing the MPAA is doing is hurting their consumers
those who pirate sail calm waters
all they need to do is remove DRM and reduce price. boom more sales.
To wait for a 50gb torrent to download is time consuming.
>but most people download YIFY rips
i think most people know there's a lot of quality loss.
I wouldnt mind paying $10 to own a movie not 30.
>the only thing the MPAA is doing is hurting their consumers
I agree with you, on this.
>all they need to do is remove DRM
then pirating becomes more rampant
>and reduce price. boom more sales.
cheaper product does not exactly mean more sales.
I'm a user who pirates media, and games. I will never stop pirating media and games, unless I have a real incentive to do so.
Cheaper product is not an incentive.
>To wait for a 50gb torrent to download is time consuming.
10GB rips are more than enough. I've got a 20GB rip of hobbit, and it looks quite nice.
I don't think pirates can kill torrents, if they could we would know about it by now. Honestly, a group of ragtag boat hijackers being able to control the weather? That'd be cool but it can't happen.
his analogy is not useful here
pirated media is used for 99% of torrents
his analogy implies that pirated media takes up a very small fraction.
not even going to open that link ok
>then pirating becomes more rampant
No, then they'd buy it. The reason torrents like this exist, aside from being cheap assholes, is to get rid of DRM. My friend pirated BF3 for the single player because his internet is spotty, but he bought the full game, too. He didn't wanna deal with the always online shit.
It's either a free internet or a worksafe internet.
You're just going to have to deal with the piracy unless you want a government/ISP regulated stream of perpetual status updates, proprietary software, advertisement, and mass data collection.
People always say it's not that black and white; that you don't have to choose freedom vs security, and in the short term, they're right, but in the long run you will find yourself completely surrounded and entrenched in the things which you had previously claimed would only be a minor influence to your personal freedom, liberty, and rights.
We must make the choice now or suffer like the frog in the pot.
The only people afraid of torrents are mediocre people. Mediocre artists, mediocre game designers, mediocre film makers, mediocre writers. Because they're mediocre, they think everyone is as mediocre as them. Because they're mediocre, they're mostly in it for the money, and not for the creation. Good people actually want others to share their work, because it gives them more recognition and they're satisfied with others enjoying what they do. Conversely, good people donate for what they enjoy, because they know it's what keeps them going. There are many examples of artists, writers, game developers and such giving away their work and living off donations and alternative means: software developers sell tech support, musicians make their money off performance (and they know their audience is going to be wide since their music is good and it's been shared by everyone), some get sponsored, advertised, etc. But the real viable business plan is "pay2patch" or "pay2release", aka requiring money to keep working on a given period of time (with specifics for each contract). Obviously the good ones are going to get a much better reputation than the mediocre ones, so spending all day churning out shit java code from 9 to 5 or releasing one little cheesy game version or tube every 9 months isn't going to be viable.
So there you have it. With generalized piracy, a lot of industries will decline, but only its most mediocre components will be out. How entitled consumers are to expect good content to come from whom they pay.
patents, copyrights, trademarks, brands, etc. Are just a mechanic that allows people with money to monetize ideas. These are not REAL properties, but meta-properties, granted in the assumption that such mechanic will push progress, research and quality of life.
This, obviously, is not the case in a scenario where they're literally fighting against technology. Properties related to art should be reduced in lifetime to 5-10 years, or chomped away directly.
Piracy doesn't hurt sales.
Most people who pirate stuff does so because they wouldn't spend money on that stuff in the first place or because they have spent as much money as they could on those things and then pirate to keep consuming.