Psychout wrote:Depends on the reliability of your network I guess. I've never been much of a music collector so not having it actually stored anywhere isn't really important for me, and anything that cuts record labels out of the process and gives straight to the artist wins for me.
Not sure if we'll ever cut a record label out completely.
Last year Triple J (national radio station) launched their first digital radio station, JJJ Unearthed. For years Unearthed had simply been a annual competition for artists to send their music in, get airplay, win, and get a recording contract. Lot of big name Australian talent came out of it.
Now it has it's own station, a lot of artists across the country are getting airplay, but they're all still holding out for that contract.
Find a way for them to get some money for what they do and the world will change. Of course the cost has to be reasonable too. How much money am I saving downloading a full album from iTunes as opposed to buying an actual CD? Not bloody much!
But at the end of the day, we're now at a point where change needs to happen, and not just on HOW people get their tv, movies, music etc, but also how things are classified. There needs to be a global classification system, to bring down these "virtual" borders that stop those of us outside of one country or another from seeing different videos.
Psychout wrote:Amen. Although this falls under the 'taking money away from the poor impoverished MPAA etc. shareholders' clause so sadly will never happen.
Can't remember where I read it, but it was a while back, i'm fairly certain it was some US Senator who came out against online piracy and said "if people can't afford it, they shouldn't be entitled to it".
So yes, greed rules.
I can see it coming in before a R rating for video games in Australia.
Psychout wrote:Which still amazes me. That alone has to be responsible for many forms of piracy simply so people can get access to them.
This is just it. How many Australians resort to "piracy" because we're forced to wait for things to be released here, or can't even get them here?
I download TV shows. I watch them, I delete them, then I eventually buy the dvd's. Why do I download? Because I don't want to wait two months to watch something (which may not be at a convenient time for me and I don't, nor can I really afford a PVR) and then have the network change it's time slot, without notice, or remove it completely, simply because it wasn't getting the ratings.
They've proven things can be fast tracked. The recent Dr Who Christmas Special aired about 12 hours after it aired in the UK. Ratings were SOLID. I chose not to download it and instead supported the ABC because they fast tracked it.
Movies ... we waited TWO MONTHS for The Muppets to be released out here. In those TWO MONTHS, how many copies of it were floating around on the internet?
Comics ... i'm not sure what things are like in a comic shop (because I don't have one nearby) but in a general newsagent, they're about two months behind, and what costs $2.99US, costs $7.99AUD! Double the amount when the Australian dollar is equal, or above the US dollar!
So they can harp on and on and on about "how much internet piracy is costing the industry", but they don't look at how their stagnation and greed are the major causes of the internet piracy.