In the meantime, I'll be suing myself for pirating my own show. And I'm pretty scared, because I have an amazing lawyer.
Surely that license you bought didn't include the right to make copies of it. That seems like it would be a pretty big oversight on the part of the MPAA...
i think the guy hits it pretty fairly when he writes of how he's paid for the spirit of the thing so why shouldn't he be allowed to have it in whatever form he wants? this desire to limit our ability to use what we purchase how we want to is just so vulgar. if anything is driving us to replicate past their constraints that might be pretty far up the list.
It's an old, tired complaint but it would be nice to fork out $40 for a Blu-ray disc and get home and put it into the player and then not have to sit through 10 different clips telling me how piracy is bad and I'm destroying [insert locality here] film and how there are big fines involved.
What strikes me about the article and some of the comments is how much it comes down to a somewhat childish impatience. Why does he really have to see the latest episode of South Park right now? Seems to me that if a tv show or movie is more than just a for-the-moment fad, it'll still be worth watching five years from now, and cheaper at that. I can wait. And if it's temporarily hard to find, then you can always find something else.
We're talking about major labels for music, and major film or television distributors for TV and film. That whole statement of "not giving a shit" about your album / film / tv show / work does not hold true once you're signed to a label, or are distributed via BBC or Sony Pictures.
« Older Werner Herzog Reads Where's Waldo... | Spike of Templar, AZ (Previous... Newer »
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments
Buy a Shirt