Over 1/3 of Film Industry Professionals are PiratesAdded: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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A recent survey among movie industry professionals revealed that about 40% of them have downloaded films and TV shows illegally. There have been lots of surveys covering piracy-related issues in recent years. However, they usually fail to mention that many people who obtain files for free also cheerfully pay for content as well. Now some studies have revealed that the entertainment industry’s best customers are also engaged in illegal downloads.
In fact, some of those pirates appeared to be the very people who help to create films and TV shows. The recent research of 1,235 movie industry professionals, where the respondents were people from one of the 3 major films markets, included a few new questions.
The first set of questions focused on whether the movie experts felt that piracy had affected their business. Surprisingly enough, 53% of all respondents said that piracy had either no effect or a positive effect on their business. The respondents belonged to all sectors of the industry, including development, production, sales and distribution. The respondents in sales and distribution admitted they were most worried by piracy.
There also was an anonymous additional statement “I have illegally downloaded a TV show or feature film”, and 39% of people agreed with that additional statement. People working on lower budgets were more likely to have illegally downloaded content than respondents working on big budgets. Only 2% of people working on movies over $10 million admitted to illegally downloading a movie or TV show, on the contrary to 65% of respondents working on movies under $1 million.
The percentage of people who admitted illegal downloading also fluctuated according to industry sector: for example, 55% of respondents in marketing said they have infringed content versus 0% percent in exhibition (movie theaters). Professionals from sales and distribution, who said they had been most affected by piracy, saw the lowest piracy “confession” rate of 28%. These people are mediators behind the scenes of the industry who negotiate the rights between producers and cinemas or retailers, and they have the largest vested interest in stopping piracy, because they don’t have many other reasons for doing what they do and no other source of income.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
|If there were no pirated movies where would I get my constant flow of Coke and Ford product placement ads?|
|posted by (2014-04-17 01:26:45)|
|Piracy doesn't bother me. I have a high level position in the film industry and like the previous poster alluded to there are many ways to make money other than sales and most people I know still prefer to see a new release in the theater anyway. Besides, there are plenty of films that are completely paid for before they are even released. Even further, if actors could not get paid doing films they would still do them because it is the only way to get the fame for which they can then cash in with commercials and product representation. I know plenty of people who have have paid to be in a film and not the other way around.|
So have fun, download videos, and no, my handle here has no relationship to my real identity, so don't bother searching. I just come here to get my US TV shows and bash half-wit blog posts.
|Am I the only one that, upon reading the headline envisioned Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, and Johnny Depp on a pirate ship saying|
Depp: "Who the hell are you guys?"
|the free coverage that cams give is an advertising boost rather than a pitfall since those who get a candid look at the film will go and see the real deal if it is worth watching either through a good storyline and/or fantastic graphics as most cams are only really low quality teasers.|
|winter soldier is on my to buy list when it gets on general release,needs a 40 inch plus screen and blu-ray to make it worth it and cam just won`t make it past my pc monitor to the front room TV the quality is not there,yet.|
|posted by (2014-04-17 07:35:54)|
|""Over 1/3 of Film Industry Professionals are Pirates""|
Well then, what the hell are them hypocrites
gettin all "anti-piracy" about! lol
|here is the report in its entirety and from the originating source - w w w DOT stephenfollows D O T com/hg4h4/Film_Industry_Survey_2014-StephenFollows.pdf|
|posted by (2014-04-19 11:17:22)|
|this hit the spot , I all most all ways buy any download i do . i like to see it before i buy it . if i like then i will buy it . to bad the greedy bastard that run this shit have no clue how many really do buy the movie once it's live .|
|posted by (2014-04-19 11:39:41)|
|Last thought , to me if its not good enough to buy but I like it enough to see it again i will rent the stream . I know me Down loading a movie to see if i want to buy it or rent it is not a just reason , but my question DO thy give a refund for a bad movie we rent or buy in short NO most the steaming services wont. some won't even refund back a the price of a DVD. SO who really really getting over on who here .|
|@ SirSeedsAlot HAHA.|
|No worries then, download and enjoy! They get there money as the article said on commercial's etc.|
|posted by (2014-04-20 17:42:00)|
|Long live piracy.||
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