Online piracy is on the rise, with television and movies leading the charge

AMN3S1AC

Posts: 165   +126
I currently have subs to Netflix, Amazon, Disney Hotstar, Apple TV....I try to pay for the content I like, but even with four separate subs, there are still another 2 or 3 streaming services that I would need just to watch everything I want.

I hate the way many streaming services base an entire service around basically one or two flagship shows, with very little else to justify the subscription.
 

Sir Sparkles

Posts: 144   +70
I watch from month to month whichever sub is going to give me the next 30 day trial. It's not like I spend that much time in front of the telly anyway.

I tried paying for this stuff but it just turned out waaaay to expensive and frustrating. Felt like I was being bent over by mega-corps. So now I just take freebies.
 

kmo911

Posts: 352   +44
Stop whatching us. we do nothing unlegally. we just want it ads free.
I get all trough altibox xbox account and so on. we do not want ads everywhere. windows 11 are a ads horror game. now im going back to windows 7 x64.
 

Benny26

Posts: 1,391   +72
Yeah like other people say, It worked really well when you could get mostly everything with just 1 or 2 streaming platforms but then capitalism (Greed) kicked in as it often does, fragmented the system and ruined it for the ordinary folk.

I see the uptake in piracy as the balance trying to restore itself. Normal and expected really.
 

3volv3d

Posts: 450   +238
Perhaps on the rare occasion pursuing the right course demands an act of piracy, piracy itself can be the right course ;)

Piracy was not a problem ever. Never has been never will be. No money was lossed during the piracy on the internet's.
1.5x more money is spent by pirates on music it was tested than those who didn't pirate. People only spend money on stuff they want and all they do is cut out the returns procedure, or the lack of return because they only kept it due to to laziness.
But people gave up piracy for the ease of streaming. One price and most things as your fingertips. Then the greed hit and the divided **** into channels and film companies.
Well if you're going to screw people when no one's got money, cause the rich keep hoarding, then expect to lose customers and see piracy back.
You had won streaming services. And you fkd us and yourselves.
See you in hell.
I cancelled all my streaming this month.
Can't afford the energy hikes. And those a holes don't deserve the extra cash.
This world's gone to sheet.
 

dirtyferret

Posts: 826   +1,126
First off it's stealing not "piracy", all that work is copyrighted
second, stealing TV shows is nothing new. the minute cable came out so did the black boxes to get it without paying for it

I'm not going to go on a soap box rant but like software theft and all other low level theft, it's people who don't want to pay for something and know the chance of them getting caught is low. The streaming companies also put in place half *** security as well.

 

dirtyferret

Posts: 826   +1,126
Piracy was not a problem ever. Never has been never will be. No money was lossed during the piracy on the internet's.
1.5x more money is spent by pirates on music it was tested than those who didn't pirate. People only spend money on stuff they want and all they do is cut out the returns procedure, or the lack of return because they only kept it due to to laziness.
But people gave up piracy for the ease of streaming. One price and most things as your fingertips. Then the greed hit and the divided **** into channels and film companies.
Well if you're going to screw people when no one's got money, cause the rich keep hoarding, then expect to lose customers and see piracy back.
You had won streaming services. And you fkd us and yourselves.
See you in hell.
I cancelled all my streaming this month.
Can't afford the energy hikes. And those a holes don't deserve the extra cash.
This world's gone to sheet.
hahahaha that's funny...completely wrong, stupid as heck but really funny!
 

MaestroIT

Posts: 114   +113
Piracy sometimes is the only solution for people outside the US, many streaming services are not available worldwide, and even when they are (such as Netflix) the show availability varies by country, you could have a legit Netflix account but connect to a different country over VPN to get different shows (is this piracy?).

Also not to mention that shows disappear from some streaming networks, or even online stores, you could "buy***" a movie or TV series on some legit online site, to have that show removed because of licensing.

So yes, all those different streaming services cause many problems for people who just want to enjoy TV series and movies.
 

KaitouX

Posts: 26   +32
First off it's stealing not "piracy", all that work is copyrighted
second, stealing TV shows is nothing new. the minute cable came out so did the black boxes to get it without paying for it

I'm not going to go on a soap box rant but like software theft and all other low level theft, it's people who don't want to pay for something and know the chance of them getting caught is low. The streaming companies also put in place half *** security as well.

"stealing
noun
1. the action or offence of taking another person's property without permission or legal right and without intending to return it; theft. "

"piracy
noun
1. the practice of attacking and robbing ships at sea.
2. a practice similar to piracy but in other contexts, especially hijacking.
3. the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work. "
Oxford
 

terzaerian

Posts: 1,517   +2,260
It will never not be funny to me how copyrightmongers attached the label of piracy to copyright violation in an attempt to liken it to violent robbery and then it blew up in their face as pirates became cool again, and now they're trying to walk it back. lmao
 

kinetix

Posts: 66   +59
Never, ever, in my life, have I paid to watch TV (or whatever is called today), movies or to play video games, and I watched/watch and played/played everything I wanted/want... and?
 

3volv3d

Posts: 450   +238
hahahaha that's funny...completely wrong, stupid as heck but really funny!
What about my statements is wrong?
It was found that people who pirate do put more money into the system because they dont feel screwed as much.
When it comes to services as said before by others it went from one or two services to 10. Like EA taking games from Steam. We will go it alone and take another $10... So now you pay twice as much for the same stuff you had.
Flagship shows if you wanna see them split, surrounded by dross.
Yeah I get it if you don't want it don't pay for it.
And that's what I said I did.
Netflix going with Ads.... F......k no!
That's what was great about pirated shows. Beginning to end. No marketing. No capitalism.
THEY know they lost with TV when it moved to the interwebs and they found a solution. But they got greedy, made their own shows, mostly crap, to excuse the fact they wanted to take more more more.
It's always about money and greed and someone overvaluing trite for the masses. And now we want to find ways to make a monthly continued revenue.
No longer can you buy and own something, if you want it you must keep paying for it.
We will do away with dvds and blu ray discs, the eco warriors demand we go carbon zero, but now they have no rights.
Your car's even get monthly subbed now.
Honestly it's just a mass wallet raping.
And I had to cancel netflix, I just feel sorry for Jeffrey Dahmer. Poor guy.
 

kmo911

Posts: 352   +44
When a movie from 1950 gets ads from 20xx time. leave it alone. we just want the orginal not a 15 min more with ads inside it. REKLAME in norwegian (flight 244 ready for takeoff) flying chees. 1850-2050 shows are getting longer when we just payed for movie sound of music 1965 are free now no ads here. and NO smoking.ehhe. yt link could not be passed away here.
 

Avro Arrow

Posts: 3,355   +4,362
"Online piracy is on the rise, with television and movies leading the charge"

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kmo911

Posts: 352   +44
They risking having no costumer at all. freedoommm for ad freee (braveheart) 2 after d e a t h wader