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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    One in Three Broadband Subscribers is a Pirate
    February 03, 2009

    " Do you believe it? I do, everyone has the temptation, hell I know of people who bought P2P software and didn't know any better and thought they were actually in the "legal" part of downloading



    A recently published survey found that one third of all broadband Internet subscribers worldwide admits to having downloaded movies or TV-shows illegally. The majority of these downloaders are well aware that their habits are illegal, but it doesn’t play on their conscience.

    piratesEvery other month a new survey pops up, and they all seem to draw the same conclusion: millions of people worldwide download files from filesharing networks such as BitTorrent - and they don’t think this is morally wrong.

    Most recently, Ovum researchers surveyed a large group of broadband Internet subscribers who also own a TV, and polled their video download habits. The video trends survey found that nearly one third of the respondents watch illegally downloaded video. Because music and software wasn’t included, it is safe to say that the overall piracy rate among broadband subscribers is even higher.

    Most people do not download copyrighted videos on a regular basis though. The survey found that only 4% of the total sample admitted doing so. Interestingly, two thirds of the sample - including the ones that never download illegally - didn’t see it as morally wrong. This discrepancy between the perceived morality and the legal status lies at the core of the ever increasing piracy rate.

    Despite the continuous efforts of the anti-piracy lobby attempted to change the public’s attitude towards piracy, without much success. The infamous “You wouldn’t steal…” campaign is a prime example of such a failed campaign. There hasn’t been much of a change in the attitudes of the public. Instead, TV and movie insiders themselves have regularly made fun of the strategy.

    For several years the entertainment industry has ignored the endless possibilities the Internet has offered them, while striving to preserve their outdated business models. Thereby they ignored the cause of the problem. The rise of illegal downloading is clearly a signal that customers want something that is unavailable through other channels.

    So, should sharing copyrighted material be legalized? Not per se, but the entertainment industry should focus on monetizing filesharing networks instead of bringing them down. The movie industry has said many times that it treats piracy as just another competitor, so one day it will hopefully see that sharing is not only a good thing but also an unstoppable thing - with a multitude of profit-making possibilities attached to it. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonsOfLiberty View Post
    One in Three Broadband Subscribers is a Pirate
    February 03, 2009

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    Only 1 in three ?

    I would like a brand new car for just $10 or nothing, but it does not mean that I would go and steal one. People will always get something for nothing if they can.
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    central2rbay's Avatar The H.K. Guru BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
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    Shocked the number is not twice that! Then again, how many are not admitting to illegal downloads given it doesn’t play on the conscience of some...

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    lol!!! where did they get the stat.............??????

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    Assuming the qualifications for being a pirate were set extremely low, I'm not surprised.

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    I believe the 1 n 3 part

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenya View Post
    Assuming the qualifications for being a pirate were set extremely low, I'm not surprised.
    What are your qualifications for being a pirate these days Bren.? I'd call all those limewire slaves, you know grandparents grandchildren, the next popular 5th grader, etc etc as "False Pirates" ha.


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    90% of all statistics are made up on the spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnGodly View Post
    90% of all statistics are made up on the spot
    I agree 100%

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