Technology 'can beat film piracy'

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  1. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Shaun Woodward (I haven't heard of him either!), the UK 'Film Minister', has told movie studios that if they want to the beat piracy of their new cinema releases they need to embrace new technology and distribute new releases digitally.

    He's basically told the studios they can either make same money from digital sales or lose £300 million a year to piracy. Makes sense.

    The BBC
     
  2. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Makes sense to me. I'm for anything that helps combat piracy in any way.
     
  3. Xenesis macrumors regular

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    It'd be nice if they were told 5 years ago. Along with the RIAA.
     
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    Some of these anti-piracy measures are just as bad as piracy itself. Does the Sony rootkit ring a bell? Or the RIAA suing elderly people that have never touched a computer in their life?
     
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    Are the lawsuits still going on or have they ceased for now?
     
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    Sounds like a good idea to me. It would be awesome to be able to download a movie as it is playing in theaters.
     
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    Very good point!
     
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    amen.

    this fight won't end until the RIAA start buying Apache helicopters and gunning anyone involved in piracy down (doesn't seem that far fetched for them).
     

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