Cinemas/Theaters & The Industry Take Extreme Measures In "Anti Piracy"Added: Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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Once there was a time in the world where any man, woman, or child, could easily go into a movie theater, buy a ticket, and sit down and enjoy the movie they paid to see. Fast forwarding to the end of the first decade of the new millennium, and what was once an easily accessible trip and experience to see a new film, is now like walking into a government building. The warnings, bans, and proliferation against your basic freedoms, make it nearly impossible to have a hassle free experience in some cinemas around the globe, and it's getting worse with each passing day.
The anti piracy advocates, mainly the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), have set in place a "Guidebook" in which cinemas, theaters, multiplex arenas, drive-ins, and iMax stadiums, use to determine what "security" risks are possible able to be breached in their business. The standard guidelines that the MPAA (as well as other global agencies) have distributed amongst the theaters, are supposed to be used as a tool to make sure that not a single soul is able film, record, manipulate, or obtain any of the copyrighted data that is played on a "per purchase" viewing inside the theater.
Many across the globe, have reportedly been harassed by guards, for using their cellular phones while watching a movie that they paid to see. I'm assuming they must fear that they could in fact capture images of the movie. There have even been headlines of those with their laptops who had brought them into the theater, being questioned by the management of the cinema, and even in some cases asked to leave. Others have tales of having iPods, mp3 players, hearing devices, binoculars, and even headphones removed from their person before being allowed to go into the cinema. I ask of you, is this right? Absolutely not.
For example, this is a situation of assumption or even presumption of guilt or attempted guilt, before in fact any crime has ever been committed. This is as if having firearms you legally obtained, removed from your household, because there is a chance you can kill someone with the weapons. This assumption of intent to commit a crime, is not only ludicrous, but it's tenaciously disastrous to the health of all civilization, if we allow the guilt to be placed before a crime is committed. Has anyone seen "Minority Report"? If not, this is what they're trying to do, assume who will commit a crime, and going on that assumption, break one's individual freedoms in order to do just that.
Sadly, this is happening internationally, and its spreading further and further each day. There are millions of dollars that are being funneled out of the movie production companies, directly into these anti piracy organizations, and then as if written by the "fantasy" minds of Hollywood writers and fictional stories, they come up with these outrageous methods that are actually implemented into how their organization operates. This method of operation, is trickling back out of the anti piracy groups, directly into theaters, and stores, and other distribution firms of the films.
Seems almost like a fiction book at times, the audacity of the standards and practices, but in fact, it's a reality. It's time that we wake up and see this. How would you feel, if you have a cell phone on you in the theater, and you receive an emergency call, saying for example, a family member is in labor and ready to deliver a child, and then a guard walks by through their rounds in the cinema, and sees your phone lit up, and then attempts to charge you with filming the movie on your phone? Chances are not only being offended, you'd be very irate, if not furious.
The battle to remove your freedom will continue, and "we the people" must stand up for ourselves and our rights. There was a time, that even I can remember as a child, where we would bring backpacks or book bags or purses into the cinemas, without hassle (sometimes sneaking in drinks or treats or goodies for the film), and we were never once searched, questioned, or made to feel like we were criminals. Those whom are far out there away from reality, are now trying to determine how everyone must act and what rules they must follow. It's downright disgraceful.
What about your independence and right to the presumption of innocence, does this not exist anymore? Apparently it does not, when you're on their turf, you play by their rules. Personally I play by my own rules, and I'll choose to boycott any theater or business whom treats their customers in such a manner. Maybe they forget that without these customers, then they would not be open as a business? Only time will tell. If enough people speak out against this invasion of privacy, and "hit them where it hurts", their wallets, then I'm sure they will back off. Money talks they say.
Ironically, many theaters and cinemas as well as drive in theaters, have been closing down worldwide. Is it a coincidence, or a direct result of actions like this? I would suggest both. Not to mention the price gauging on food and beverage that one must spend in order to actually enjoy the evening at the movies with their friends. Four tickets, fifty dollars. Four drinks, fifteen dollars. Four orders of popcorn, twenty dollars. An evening being frisked head to toe by some fat man who needs deodorant, priceless.
There are even newer methods of "defense" coming out of the woodwork for these theaters, as some are using the latest technology to prevent anyone from a "would be" illegal recording of the movie. Some larger theaters, have placed metal detectors, around the entrances, and they scan each paying customer one by one, as they enter and exit the building. Other theaters have even more high tech methods of preventing infringement, such as hiring security armed with night vision goggles, or even infrared goggles, to walk through the aisles or bleachers or crowds their to see the film, and monitor which ones have electronic devices on their person that they are not supposed to have, and if they have warnings about you not having such artifacts on your person, and they find it, you can actually be charged with a crime, "intent to commit" infringement, whether or not you are actually guilty of the claim. So sad, this modern age we live in.
I for one have had enough, and it seems they love to cram their schemes and regulations down our throats. It's bad enough, that you purchase a DVD in the store, that you actually paid money to buy, and the first two to three minutes is a warning telling you not to steal or "pirate" the film. Didn't you just pay for the film, yet you're still being forced to view their propaganda? Wow, what kind of person is actually producing these releases I must ask, to allow such hypocritical messages to be placed into the products that were bought by paying customers? Not a person that cares about you or me, I must suggest, but a person or group of people that only care about one thing, that all mighty currency.
Let's state some facts here, to avoid all of the hassle at a theater, of being fondled by lonely old men, or manly women, or buying a legally produced DVD or BluRay, and having the anti piracy messages stuffed down your throat, you can always "illegally" share files, and get the same content, without any of the "in your face" "hahaha" from the industry. They've put some in a position to where if they actually "break the law", they avoid all troubles, and get to see their favorite films with ease. Pat yourselves on the back for that one, mega monopoly entertainment industry, great job.
October 20th, 2009Posted by: Date:
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
|Another great post OBS love the Minority Report reference.|
|great read, thnx obs.|
|posted by (2009-10-20 22:32:06)|
|Its aways something,so we pay for a movies,but cant bring any devices in the theaters,ok what about a watch or steel toe boots,well Thanks to the extratorrent staffs Im happy so remove the turtle Obs...|
|posted by (2009-10-20 22:34:51)|
|well great story but if your truely " Fed Up " hasn t the time at last, finally come for all of the torrent sites out their, on the web to get off their lazy tushies and pool their $$$$$ resources and hire worldwide lawyers to meet these bimbo groups like the M P A A in court with a judge that won t be scared off and fight and win these battles aren t these Anti P2P groups winning every bloody battle way to easyly ? ?|
And of course what about the torrent sites that are in countries where their courts have no Anti P2P laws as of today but aren t the hollywood lawyers pounding on those court doors any finally will win out with a fight because certain Owners are naivie enough to assume they are bullet proof ! ?
Amazing how any why the torrent site owners haven t formed a Pro P2P union and returned fire to the MPAA ! ?
Don t all torrent site s in the world have their days numbered, thanks to the MPAA etc and if not why not, what do you dream will happen !
Any comments about the various sites refusal to return fire and Win ! ! - later . .
|posted by (2009-10-20 22:55:13)|
|rockman rockman rockman you make it sound so easy well its not the first min to downlaod soemthing you nrake the law if check the papers you wright when siging up for internet you wright you naem under where it say no i will not use this conection to any iligle stuff downlaoding ect the prob with iit all is they have nade the law they way they did.but its kinda funny if see it this way they spy on you comouter and give screen shoot on you hard drive wtf theat iligle you did not give the right to that well rockman at soem tiem probaly all torrent site will get a mail or something from mpaa riaa ect copy/piracy go 200 year back no not robin hoodtorrent vs mpaa = the fight goliat the big dude they have mroe money and twist the rules truth ect.i dont know about other contry my contry have a pirat grup who fights for downloader there is even link to the best layers and a bank where we all deposist money to help pirats pay for the layer sicne layers arent cheap so that have we help in my contry|
|posted by (2009-10-20 23:35:17)|
|Hang on Taker never said it would be easy but we need something on a worldwide basis to answer every threat that |
MPAA presents in every court in the world and we don t have that and one of these days the Hollywood lawyers will blow your pirate group out the water we can see in the papers how they will never stop and then go before a hand picked scared judge of the MPAA and then what happens ?
|posted by (2009-10-21 01:24:11)|
|fucc em' and feed em' dogfood is what i say...LONG LIVE ET!!!!|
|sht with our tech now adays we can fit cameras in our buttons and glasses so i doubt there measure will stop us|
|Long Live ET. do they really think making us feel like "Equalibrium" will make there little private war a one side battle?|
Good read OBS, i think rather than "Minority Report", "Equalibrium" because were not only being prosecuted before we enter the door. Were being blamed, tortured, and lied to in are own homes!!!!!
|posted by (2009-10-21 09:10:57)|
|the thing we can do is all torrent site must stand together fightimg mpaa .meaning the more site members ect standing up to them the harder we make it for them :D|
|@ Rockman... the thing is this, if all websites/ p2p softwares / etc pulled together.... seeing as they don't have much in financial resources, how do you expect us to win against a billion dollar industry? Not possible. The people of the world have to fight their governments to take back their freedom and rights, in masses we cannot be defeated, everyone talks talks talks but without action from the peers, there is no winnable case, period. Think small steps Rockman. Baby steps.|
|Great read Obs, as always! It's true man.. technology is moving at a much greater speed than they can keep up. And you know what I never thought about how I go, spend my money on a DVD and then have to sit through all their shit. You can't skip through it even though you purchased it. All that time taken from my life... you (*&*^(*&!! |
Either way dude, look forward to your next post! Keep on fighting!
|posted by (2009-10-22 00:31:10)|
|Well Said Obs.. Thanks!!!|
|INSTANT CLASSIC QUOTE: "Four tickets, fifty dollars. Four drinks, fifteen dollars. Four orders of popcorn, twenty dollars. An evening being frisked head to toe by some fat man who needs deodorant, priceless."|
It would be interesting to see a non-biased side-by-side comparison of the amount of money spent on self-serving anti-piracy campaigns up against the supposed amount of money the studios claim to lose to all those cinema swashbucklers. The data MIGHT wake up a few industry suits to where their profits are REALLY going...
The funny (in a sad, ironic way) thing is, all the money spent by the Hollywhore big boys, as discussed in this article, to protect their films against being recorded in the theater is focused on stopping the distribution of cams, which is such a small portion of the pie. Yes, I know they throw bucks at the workprint, screener, and retail sections too, but I still laugh at the thought of how much revenue they flush into the cam scene. No disrespect for that scene is intended (there are some awesome cam RGs out there), but seriously, my number one use for a cam vid is to determine whether I want to spend any money (or bandwidth/disc space) on adding the retail to my collection.
Another thought-provoking and entertaining article, OBS. Keep 'em coming!
|mppa what a wast of of the tax payer money this is like sendind mopney into oter space what a wast we have million of ppl starving and ppl on the street and the gov support the mppa what a waste yung girls on the street force to be hookers to survive ppl force to steel to eat drug user junkies and the gov supports mppa WTF|
|A few years back, before I had a real job, I worked as a security guard. I would often catch people with camcorders at premieres. I would in no way interfere with their taping, nor report them. I would just ask where they're posting it for download so I could get a copy. When a movie rakes in almost a billion dollars worldwide, who gives a shit about camera bootlegs. I oftem download movies, but I have a library of almost 1000 purchased dvds and blurays. They certainly have enough of my money.||
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