Originally Posted by darknite9099
Lets not confuse the issue.... The so called 'piracy' is not happening in hometown USA, even though that is who the MPAA has chosen to attack. The piracy is the offshore entities that will crack the encryption, or worse, take a shaky handicam recording shot in a theater and blow out DVD+R copies, and sell them for $3-$5 each all over the world. The MPAA is trying to make up the money lost overseas to real pirates by attacking their legitimate customers in the US, the only place they have any influence through lobbying the lawmakers.
Digital movies, though NOT DRM free are already available to watch for around $1.99
One of the things that the United States has to understand (and I think it's seeping in, albeit real slow) is that...well..they are no longer the big dog. Take China for e.g.
Fiscally speaking, China is in a much better position than the US.
Politically speaking, it's no contest. US is a flustercuck.
Human rights wise...well, two out of 3 aint that bad, is it?
The average Joe in the US isn't a whole lot better off than the average Chinese. Yes, they may have bigger TVs, car(s) etc, but they are also in a lot more debt than the average Chinese citizen.
Where I'm going with this, is that the MPAA/whoever can "mandate" whatever the **** they want, no one outside the US gives a ****. In this flustercuck, who gets screwed is the average US consumer.
Hi, I'm an average US consumer.
p.s. I was talking about "buying" not viewing, not renting, not stored in the cloud, not..whatever. A full digital copy you can download, and it's yours to do what you want. as long as you don't ________ (the typical distribution stuff).