Industry’s Plan to Fight PiracyAdded: Monday, June 10th, 2013
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WhereToWatch.org is a website which informs the US public about where they can find legal video content. Perhaps, the regular user will check MPAA’s website before streaming a video, but the entertainment industry could have offered a better solution.
The MPAA’s portal mentions quite a long list of legitimate video services, which are categorized into movie services and TV stations. The list includes Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, ShowTime and iTunes among others. The site also displays a message from the movie industry. The message suggests that people willing to get films and TV shows easily and quickly on the Internet can use their fast-growing array of ways to find and connect with the content. The list of services at WhereToWatch.org is aggregated based on services available to US citizens. In the meanwhile, the set of services offering films and TV shows differ by country, but some of those are also available in multiple countries.
But the industry experts have a following question: taking into account that even people who have never used the web know about Amazon, Netflix and other similar services, how exactly is the movie industry going to fight piracy with the portal? Of course, launching a portal offering legitimate alternatives is much easier than coming up with an anti-piracy legislation which would preserve people’s online and offline rights, at the same time keeping copyright owners happy. But it is unclear whether the MPAA cares about its consumers and money makers. In the meantime, the MPAA’s Chairman Chris Dodd claimed that there had never been more ways to access creative content legitimately on the Internet, and the platforms of such kind keep growing and developing thanks to a copyright system which encourages innovation, risk and growth. The MPAA says that the companies it represents are committed to creating the best ways for consumers to enjoy the entertainment they love.
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Monday, June 10th, 2013
|The copyright system encourages $$$ above all else. If you're a copyright holder that's awesome but for the consumer that already pays everything they have just to eat, it means they have no good entertainment.|
This is why the system will experience a lack of innovation, rise of risk, and stagnant or even negative growth.
|posted by (2013-06-10 19:21:52)|
|@1 "negative growth" have you seen the money these mofos make? Check out boxoffice dot com.|
This is the amount of money the movie industry is making per year:
YEAR TOTAL GROSS
2013 $4,224,750,000 (thus far)
...and I think thats just the money they made in America, how exactly are these jokers going out of business? I think they are just jelly of the likes of the Almighty Google pulling in 40bil+ PROFIT per year.
The movie industry makes enough money, though imo their problem is that their business model is archaic, they need to hire less lawyers and more brain power.
|@2 Are you confused about past and future tense? I said WILL, not "is now".|
Furthermore, you've shown that they've gone from $5 Billion/yr to 10 between '95 and 2013.
Unless you think inflation doesn't exist, this means they've already experienced negative growth.
In 1995 a gallon of gasoline cost about $1, and now it's $3.30 (in the USA). That means that for them to make the same as they did in 1995, they'd have to be making more than $15 Billion/year.
So they've actually LOST 1/3 of their yearly profits.
Similarly, if you make less than $15/hr today(before taxes in the USA), you are making less than a minimum wage burger flipper did in the mi 90s.
So if you still think the economy or that industry is doing better than ever- you're either illiterate or just not paying attention.
|posted by (2013-06-10 20:40:22)|
|@3 There are many factors which affect the so called negative loss, for example, years ago movies did not cost as much to make, so the profit was larger, for years now movies are costing vast amounts of money so of course the profit margins will be smaller. People used to go to the cinema for example to watch all kinds of rubbish years ago, whereas these days to be a success at the cinema, you more often than not, find big budgets full of special effects or high paid actors/actresses or people don't attend in the large numbers. So all this affects the negative loss compared to years ago - BUT - if 10 billion+ collectively last year for example, is not enough, then the greedy scum need to loose everything to appreciate what it does have. Many many people earn a simple modest wage, Of which most is paid out for basic living expenses liaving us with next to nothing for ourselves compared to these greedy corporate whores. Fook them and their unsatisfactory 10 billion while another child dies somewhere of hunger. Scum bags.|
You're words speak very true. Why is it that the lower classes are ALWAYS being asked to donate, what little money they have, to this charity and that charity for all kinds of various reason? Why is the lower classes who have to give money to try and stop starvation in Africa, for example, or even to help fight poachers from killing endangered species? Why is it that all these major players in the corporate world cannot give money from the vast profits they make each and every year, instead of us getting advertisements, or commercials, begging to give our money. They put their money is 'off-shore accounts' and such to avoid paying taxes and helping their fellow man who may be struggling in life to eat properly, or feed their children, or even to make sure their children get a decent education. Yet, they expect us to fork out ridiculous amounts of money to see their latest movie, or to go and see them live. It is pathetic that it is the lower classes who get the blame for all these multi-billionaires who dodge paying taxes, and it is US who have to pay more, making our pay packet even less whilst the cost of living goes up, along with their bank balances and also their 'bonuses' they pay themselves. Something needs to be done to stop all the bulls**t that goes on in Parliaments across the world and to start making the rich pay for the mistakes they make instead of worrying about them losing a couple of pounds/dollars whatever from a pirate movie or CD. They said "Its Time For Change" I dont know how many times, yet nothing has and nothng will.
|posted by (2013-06-10 21:38:24)|
|What a bunch of bull!|
|posted by (2013-06-10 22:38:23)|
|...are committed to creating the best ways for consumers to enjoy the entertainment they love.|
BS. Their only commitment is Shareholder Value and to earn a valuable share from its holders in return.
|its all about the money nothing else .. since the rest of the country is being taken over by the military/polical industrial complex, we might as well kiss a free internet good bye.. oh wait, that has already happened . ALL PHONE CALLS TEXT EMAILS TWITTER FACEBOOK monitored by NSA.|
|they just want there monopoly here..!! no one else can even breath..!!!|
|They are can't fight with Piracy .... Live Long Piracy|
|posted by (2013-06-11 05:53:59)|
5,269,000,000 (in 1995)
7,937,866,049 (in 2012)
In 2012 they pulled in 10,811,240,000 which is a 26% increase compared to their takings in 1995, I don't see how this is negative growth, maybe you don't know what the word negative means? Google is your friend : d
|posted by (2013-06-11 14:18:02)|
|I'm living in Asia! All the websites are not watchable! I don't mind paying to watch my favorite movies! Than they blame piracy! You must serve the masses with the movies than maybe the piracy rate will go down by a bit|
|First off thnx for the great article, 2nd off I love to see the passionate debate in the comment section......Not sure how much "growth" they have had over 10 years if you do include inflation like the one poster above was saying......many valid points though ;>.....almost 11 Billon last year, that's only 10,999,999,999.99 too much IMO ;>, how much money is enough for these guys?|
Your figure that $5bil in '95 is equivalent to 7 in 2012 is absolutely false.
Gasoline costs three times more, therefore the dollar has lost 2/3 of it's value. Can you not do math? That means that $5bilion in '95 bought 5 billion gallons of gasoline or about 5 billion silver dimes. Today that would buy 1/3 of that.
Perhaps you're going by the official propaganda that doctors inflation numbers. You see, once upon a time the cost of FOOD and FUEL was factored into inflation numbers. Now they don't so they tell you the dollar has only lost %4 of it's value.
What they don't say is that if they factor in the cost of food and fuel inflation is at double digit numbers. They don't tell you that the only reason you haven't noticed is the slave labor overseas making goods cheap, and the junk and genetically engineered counterfeits in your food to keep you from noticing that REAL bread costs $3 to $5 a loaf when it was $1 back then just like gas.
|C`mon people fuel prices did`nt go up because of inflation it was hiked up 250% by the oil companies due to Iraq and other BS excuses,the film industry is making more money than ever before and at entrance prices no one should have to pay to go to the cinema when there is the capability of watching it online,although government and industry approved portals for such is just another big brother control measure telling the plebs you have to get what we want you to watch here,you will watch what we say and pay what we tell you too for tripe that Basil Brush could write and is`nt worth the price of admission into a cinema as are a lot of films put out in the industry today,I`ll watch a cam if it`s good enough to warrant the price of admission I will pay to go see it if not I won`t.||
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