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Destiny’s Child – Dale D-Wiz Everingham
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  2. I might as well expand a little on the problematics of music, movie and TV series pirating. Unlike a video game, a movie lasts for a couple of hours. You’re not likely to watch it again tomorrow. That said, it takes proportionally more effort to drive to a movie store and buy a DVD instead of downloading a torrent, compared to buying a video game which you play every evening for the next couple months or so. In the former case you spend as much time acquiring the media, as you spend actually enjoying the entertainment. That’s where the laziness threshold of a “convenience pirate” kicks in. It’s not just that they don’t want to pay a frigging $20 for a DVD, that’s like one hour’s worth of salary for someone with a day job. It’s simply that they’re too lazy to bother, and use an instant, free download service known as the “warez scene” instead. This applies to music and games as well. After I got a credit card the amount of my purchased music albums and games has literally multiplied. Now it’s finally just as easy to log on EA store or an mp3 service, and download the stuff you want, as it is to log onto a torrent site and download it for free. Personally, that’s the main reason I’m buying more games and albums than before; Earlier it was just too easy to pirate compared to the legal purchase. I’m not saying that laziness justifies theft. I’m only saying that currently it’s so trivial to pirate an mp3 song, that some people (especially teenagers) don’t even see it as a crime. The risk of getting caught as a casual torrent/peer-to-peer user is so low, that almost nobody quits pirating out of fear of going to jail. It’s just a matter of convenience, and, for many pirates, convenience matters more than legality or morality. Companies need to focus more on easy-to-use online services, if they want to get these casual pirates to buy their products. Often it’s not about the price, but the ease of use. I was happy to pay 30 euros for Crysis Warhead, as the downloading and installing from EA store was just as quick and easy as getting a cracked version from some warez network. TV series, on the other hand, have some additional problems in them. If you live outside US, and want to follow your favourite TV programme, you have to wait months, even years for the latest season to be broadcast in your country. Even then you get poor quality digital TV version of the series (in Finland we don’t have HDTV), and have to check your evening schedule every Tuesday to not miss the show. In some cases it’s simply not possible to watch a show legally. It will not be broadcast for another year, the DVD collection can’t be sold outside the North-American region until after it’s been broadcast, and online TV services offering the show for download only work within the US. That leaves you two options: Either download a HD quality version of the latest episode 90 minutes after it’s aired in the US… or not watch the show at all. Both options give the broadcasting and production companies zero income. Where are the lost sales? Now you’ll say that “you just have to wait for the DVD collection, you still have no right to watch the show for free”. And that is correct, perhaps I have no legal or moral right to do that. But if I missed a show when everyone’s talking about it, I wouldn’t bother buying it on DVD 12 months after the hype has died and I’ve already heard all plot spoilers. The income for the production company is, also in this case, zero. But the strongest factor in pirating a TV show is, again, convenience. Why wait months to see a crappy, artifacted TV broadcast, when you can download a HD version instantly? Or download the entire previous season and watch it anytime you like, instead of waiting for weekly reruns? If the broadcast companies offered a worldwide, HD quality downloading service for a few bucks an episode, I’d be the first in line to use it. But since my only option additional to waiting several months is to be a lazy, impatient prick and enjoy a HD broadcast from my 24” computer screen instantly after the show’s been aired, I usually choose that.

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