Originally Posted by XenoX101
So if movies were cheaper would you disagree with people downloading them?
Downloading is never going to stop and I can accept that, but the film and music industy could absolutely be doing more than there are.
You do know that many filmmakers and musicians have actually encouraged downloading, because they think the film and music industry are fucked right?
Let me give you a scenario. If a distributor drops the ball on a film that audiences want to see it and they can't find it anywhere - download away if that's the only way you can see it.
Beyond that - films have been bootlegged for decades, it's not a new concept. The technology is just better. But the film and television industry (not so much the music industry) are still having record years financially. Obviously Avatar wasn't hurt by downloading and many films still make over a 100 million domestically and hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide. The next Batman and The Avengers for example are going to make a killing despite downloading.
The bottom line is this - we can accept downloading, because even if we take a slight hit because of it, at the end of the day - we still make a ton of cash. I am not trying to sell CD's here. People still go to the movies, watch TV and buy DVD's into many billions of dollars.