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'Netflix responsible for decrease in torrent traffic'
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It makes sense. People are sick of paying for overprice cable bills. All they want is an affordable way to watch tv/movies without commercials.
I also wouldn't expect the result to be the same here in Canada. The Canadian version has pretty weak selection. I would guess most people continue to pirate or find ways to trick Netflix into think their an American customer.
They key is people will pay if the product is good and its not overpriced. Piracy spiraled out of control because the media companies weren't offering any online product. Netflix helps fill that void.
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5% has been me watching all the seasons of breaking bad.
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"Netfix is helping to fight piracy"? Weren't they accused a few days ago for supplying pirated subtitles?
Of coarse, it's been said here before, more legal alternatives generally means less piracy. Giving your customers the finger = more piracy.
However, I you're old fashioned like me, odds are you prefer old-fashioned DVDs. If that's what you want, and you live in America, Blockbuster is a much better deal. Netfix charges $15.98 for DVDs, while Blockbuster charges $9.99-$19.99, depending on what plan you get.
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Yeah, Netflix in Canada has nowhere the selection as Netflix in the US. That's why my soon-to-be brother-in-law has modded his router to look like he's in the US. Five times the selection.
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Really pirating has decline I think it has gone underground and found various proxy and other means to get their stuff on the web. If it was really decline there wouldn't be any kinda torrent traffic not decline. So to I think they are either very delusional or cherry picking data that looks favorable to them since they are a corporation and must satisfy their share-holds or investors that they are doing a good job. So for anyone to say decline in piracy is admitting is has slowed down the least bit but grown as the internet spreads and grow so does pirating and piracy that will never decline it just takes on different forms and site and proxies and do whatever wants. Piracy doesn't take a backseat they are the fore front and doubt they will decline anytime soon.
Last edited by coolcolors; 10-11-2012 at 15:50. Reason: revise
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Just wish that the like of the MPAA and the like would realize that there is a big world out there and allow Netflix to operate world wide rather than the little corner called North America.
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