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Illegal Film Downloading Up 33% In the UK 259

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moderators_are_w*nke writes "The BBC have picked up a report from 'internet intelligence' company Envisional showing illegal film downloading is up 33% in the UK since 2006. The solution is apparently for content providers to 'compete with piracy and get their content out there themselves as easily and as quickly and as cheaply as possible.'"
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Illegal Film Downloading Up 33% In the UK

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  • Will never happen. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 07, 2011 @12:04PM (#36683938)

    "The solution is apparently for content providers to 'compete with piracy and get their content out there themselves as easily and as quickly and as cheaply as possible'"

    Will never happens, they live in the past, not in the future. Such a thing just isn't possible for them to even imagine.
    I'm still dreaming of a service similar to Steam, for movies.

  • by Justin1313 (1787406) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @12:14PM (#36684112)
    Make Bit torrents of your shows complete with commercials, I would download that. And you can track how many downloads for ad revenue.
  • Transformers (Score:4, Interesting)

    by improfane (855034) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @12:20PM (#36684190) Journal

    I had a similar experience but with the 3D version. It was 10 GBP plus 1GBP for the glasses! Rip off.

    There are sequences in that film that are really good fun. Unfortunately there is a lot of bad acting and ridiculous pro-American propaganda.

    The scene that left me gawping was when the voiceover said the Autobots agreed to help the US 'save humans from themselves'. The scene showed a nuclear power plant subtitled 'Illegal Nuclear Site' with Libya flags. Very offensive.

    The irony is that the film is all about freedom and yet freedoms in America are being taken away everyday (Slashdot YROs etc) Plus America supresses the freedoms of other nations too, UK, Libya, Iraq, Vietnam, Guatemala and so on.

    Other than that, the action is good fun but thoughtless. I found the prisoner scene with the Eeinstein robot particularly disturbing.

  • Re:My Impatience (Score:5, Interesting)

    by geminidomino (614729) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @12:23PM (#36684222) Journal

    Saying you've bought the product does not, under current law, make it all OK.

    It does, however, invalidate every self-serving, self-righteous, and moralistic argument in support of said law.

    Which, when you think about it, says a great deal about the law itself.

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