Thursday, August 25, 2005

MPAA Sues More File Swappers

According to a story on ZDNet, the MPAA has started mining logs from web sites known to host copyrighted movies (movies which happen to be downloaded using Bittorrent), and it plans to sue file swappers. Frankly, the quality of those movies sucks and is not analogous to the quality of MP3s. I wish the movie industry (or Apple) would hurry up and release a legitimate alternative a la iTunes. We obviously have the technology. I hate theatres, parking fees, and not being able to pause the movie when I have to pee, not to mention it's difficult to make it to the theatre with a newborn. I would gladly pay as much as I pay at the theatre (or even more) to download a newly released movie and watch it in the comfort of my own home.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that. I have three little boys under the age of 5, and it's hard to find a baby sitter crazy enough to want to watch them (of course, all they do is fight over whose turn it is to play Call of Duty).

But, I think that Harkins, AMC, and the theater mafia will fight the idea of streaming/downloading new releases tooth and nail.

6:32 AM  
Blogger tim said...

I'm with you Bob. The other day I was working on some stuff at work for intellectual property rights. I got thinking about it - and realized that I do not know a SINGLE store in all of Guyana that sells legitimate DVDs. Forget about new releases. I don't know a single store that sells real DVDs - you know, the kind that aren't filmed with a VHS camera in a movie theater. I would gladly pay a few dollars to see a quality movie, even if they weren't new releases.

3:33 AM  

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