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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Hollywood Chose Wrong Direction to Fight Piracy

Hollywood Chose Wrong Direction to Fight Piracy

Hollywood Chose Wrong Direction to Fight Piracy

Added: Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Everyone knows how the Hollywood movie industry likes to discuss its efforts to fight online piracy: they support DRM systems to lock down their content, push for new legislation like COICA, and happily sue websites or people alleged of being contributing to copyright violation. Meanwhile, a more close study of how illegal content gets onto file-sharing networks and get distributed would show that Hollywood endeavours are completely off-target.


Indeed, such DRM systems as CSS or AACS do not have any effect on how copyrighted content ends up online, because the primary leaks always come just from within the production process. There are no other choices, because DVD-sourced files emerge on the Internet well before the official sale date - not just a couple days, but weeks or even months before DVD release. The conclusion is obvious – the leaks originate from within the Hollywood production chain, making video files available online to download for free. Therefore, the leak occurs before DRM protection is applied to the movie. The question is why the movie studios fail to increase pressure on their partners in order to prevent such cases of leak.

Another astonishing point is the annual decision by the movie studios to give out DVD “screeners” to their employees before and during the Oscar ceremony. Regardless of the fact that all those critically acclaimed movies immediately get uploaded online (even if the films are still in theatres), Hollywood continues this practice. It has to be said that there have been some attempts to improve security of the system of distribution of the screeners, but all of them failed.

The question is why all this continues to happen. And the answer is: because movie industry still profits from academy-award movies, even if they leaked before official release. Although the MPAA is constantly bemoaning its fate in a pirate Internet, “robbed of billions of dollars of revenue”, it is still hard to take its arguments seriously. And it won’t become easier if they continue to engage practices like distributing award screeners immediately leaking online. The only explanation to all this (expect the one that industry is blind and chose the wrong way to fight piracy) is that the entertainment industry realizes that in fact the supposed damages from piracy would never outweigh its profits.

January 22nd ,2011

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Date:  Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Comments (3) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-01-22 16:11:26)
Chaosray avatarGreat article SaM.
The other possibility is that this is INTENTIONAL, without a scapegoat the public would notice the gross misconduct of lying to customers, charging them fees for movies that are way over what the product is worth, movie ticket prices that have gone up $5 in the last ten years, and other such trickery.

Don't think the government isn't in on it, they use misdirection all the time to divert the public eye from things they'd really rather not have them realize.

There is a reason so many "Attempts" have been made to stem the process and such but never make any headway, they partially or don't even attempt to stop it, it's a smokescreen.

posted by Blocked (2011-01-23 14:55:56)
No avatarIt stinks beyond belief when this is carried out by extremely filthy rich companies backed by filthy rich lawyers.

What a corrupt world we live in!!!!

posted by (2011-01-24 04:39:57)
DEMONLORD avatarhollywood needs to sue hollywood first before going after others

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