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It is honestly maddening to me that corporations, actors and big money people refuse to confront the facts when it comes the changing behavior of the digital age. These people need to take a moment to really think about WHY people pirate, and HOW it is affecting them. Because honestly, we do it because we want what they are offering and mostly because we want to share it, not to hurt their business, but because genuinely LOVE what they make.
I believe that having so much available for free prior to paid consumption makes people FAR more likely to go out an buy it afterwards. I’d say 85% of the DVDs and music I own came from having seen or heard it before buying it. If it is quality work, then I’ll shell out and buy it just because.
Why are there free museums, libraries, public television and free radio if media is meant to be locked up. Art and Media should be free, sharable, and should also be supported with monetary purchases. Corporations don’t seem to understand that the best of both worlds is possible and have been going on for years through online piracy.
I just can’t deal with people who cannot look at the facts and will not admit that they are wrong. Or speak on subjects they don’t fully understand.
Actors should support ‘piracy’.
Sharing creates interest. Interest motivates sharing.
Actors have been branded and supported fanatically because people on tumblr (other social networking sites are available) have created a space to share about their talent and the various work they have done. I submit that hugely talented people like Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Dockery would not have such rabid fan support if it weren’t for online ‘piracy’.