You're right, we should teach our kids that if someone wants to play with their toys, they should tell their friends to buy it themselves because the toy companies will lose a profit if he shares it as opposed to the friend buying it himself.milwaukeemike said:
Panic, no, we aren't arguing about HOW, we're arguing about IF they should be prosecuted. Look above me to what vela added... Like this is some right we should have because the technology exists to copy and movie studios have enough money to give you some.
Drug dealing is a rather serious crime, unlike pirating movies which creates no profit. Any normal innocent person would tell them to **** off and go do something more productive. Like catching said drug dealer.Panic, if you received a letter in the mail saying 'please pay $3000 or you'll be prosecuted for say... drug dealing (something you KNOW you're not guilty of)' the first thing you'd think is it's a scam. If i was contacted about piracy coming from my IP, i'd do what any normal innocent person would do and offer to completely help catch whoever it is, cooperate completely, and let them know I'm innocent, but I'd be happy to help in anyway i can.
If anyone actually paid a settlement fee that's because they were guilty. No sane person sends out $3,000 when they're innocent.
You're never going to lose the product unless something better comes out.Think about why they're so serious about this... technology is improving almost by the day, and it's not long before we're able to sneak in a tiny camera to a movie theater, and record 1080 with great sound. For all i know you can already.
And then what? We have to go through a security check before going in? Or worst case, we have fewer movies made because they know to take 20% off the top in lost piracy revenue.
Look at the NFL lockout as an example... owners are freaking out (unreasonably imo) about about protecting their revenue because attendence was down last year, and will be down this year. A lot of that is because of HDTV. Technology is replacing the standard model, and you risk losing the product altogether if you can't adapt or protect it.
You type like a 15 year old and you think like one as well.