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#1 - Avatar
#1 - Avatar
It was the king of the box office, eventually grossing over $2 billion worldwide. It's impressive that Avatar was able to become the most successful movie of all time with such a force of movie piracy out against it. It's been pirated 21 million times on the net.
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We asked a panel of 100 pirates which films they downloaded and burned the most?
If E.T. is one of the top answers, you've won!
Seriously who compiles these statistics?
Some more useless statistis:
8 out of 10 owners said their cats prefered Blu-Ray rips.
97 out of 136 women said their skin felt softer after downloading Avatar.
80% of statistics are made up.
Why do they assume that if a film has been downloaded 18million times, that every one of those people would have bought it if file sharing was banned world wide
I usually see it on tv rather than part with my hard earned cash, and at £20 for a DVD/BLUE RAY
well they can kiss my...... you all know what im saying
sorry to correct you, but the film industry released details some time ago to suggest that downloader's are the biggest group of purchasers of "genuine product" also the same is true of Music downloader's.
It serves little purpose for keep complaining about illegal downloading. Both film and music industry are heavily involved in the manufacture and supply of PC's and peripheral hardware used for the purpose of downloading and piracy. In fact without piracy they would lose many millions in revenue. Think about those companies and their products: ie AOL invested in TIME (computers) & Warner (Films & Music) Sony (computers (CD / DVD)
What about video recorders that everyone grew up with? Download of films / music from TV, now dvd recorders do the same. Who manufactures these if not the same people who complain about illegal copies?
A new way of marketing the film & Music products is required. Google stream illegal films and sell advertising around the downloads. Was it not "Pirates" that made the modern music possible? Radio Caroline and others forced the BBC to abandon stiff upper lip broadcasting in favour of Radio 1. Those same tunes from then are now being sold to downloader's without payment of copyright because the law dictates intellectual copyrights expire at 40 years and now the music companies are cashing in by the same method taught to them by illegal downloader's.
So, film and Music industries, stop bleating and change the way you market to meet the needs of the customers. Accept reality and change your ways
I sense greed here the like of which we mere mortals (consumers) cannot comprehend!
How many people are there on the planet?
Count the billions here.
How many unpaid-for downloads are we talking about?
Count the millions here.
How many millions are there in a billion?
How much greed is there out there for so few to gather at our expense?
What`s the minimum wage in America?
What`s the minimum wage in the UK?
God help us all if the Premiership footballers decide to become filmstars!
- so in fact "piracy" has actually likely HELPED the movies success, not hindered, as this biased MPAA BS article implies - do your research
keep your mind open
I think it is time we all just took 2 seconds to think about how said pirated movies became available to download free of charge off these torrent site's in the first place.
I know people will say people with cameras in cinemas which I accept but what about the Blu-Ray and DVD-Rips how do people get copies of these before general release.... I wonder if you had something that was potentially worth billions of pounds you would leave it in venerable place where it could easily be stolen of copied.... Plus think about all the free advertising it gives the film makers when issues of piracy hits the newspaper, radio’s and TV screen I wonder how much that boosts the interest in that film.....
Just a thought!? :-)
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