As we all know, right now the RIAA has waged war on us as a music loving people. They continue to alienate us more and more with each person they sue. But there are a few people among us who are starting to express concern that the movie genre will be next. I disagree. First off, let's analyze the difference. With music, a CD in stores contains several songs at a time. People who buy CDs tend to only enjoy a couple or so of those songs while the others pretty much go to waste. In short, you don't get your money's worth most of the time, hence why P2P was created.
Now movies on the other hand are sold as DVDs and VHS obviously as singles because a movie is a single thing. If a DVD contained multiple movies in them, then things would be different. But seeing as movies are single items, you can choose the ones you like and buy them. There's really no need for downloading any through P2P networks. And even so, you'd have to have a broadband connection to have any hope of doing so since movie files are huge. Coupled with most movies being in theaters beforehand and getting info on what the movie is about from others, that makes it all the more clear that there is no threat to the MPAA of us sharing movies to even a fraction of the degree we share music. I wouldn't have it any other way anyway. Movie files take up lots of hard drive space rapidly with each movie downloaded and aren't in the same crystal quality as a DVD. I will always buy movies in store because at least with movies, I have a choice. I know that I'll get my money's worth everytime.
So to those who are concerned that the RIAA or MPAA will start targeting movie sharers, I don't see that happening because music and movies on the P2P level are two totally seperate issues. Feedback on what I've said would be appreciated.