[QUOTE=Anthony1uk;2622775]I do not classify downloading TV shows as piracy. And its a case that nothing anyone says will change that. TV shows are created to be free to air.
Regarding the issue it does not need a study to know when releases are delayed it will be pirated. But all these studio execs will see is 7% loss from piracy when we delay a release. Jeez we better get those download sites shut down to stop that one from happening.[/QUOTE]
Sorryt to say, that both OTA (over the air) broadcasters AND cable-tv companies who make and distribute TV-Series programs DO consider it piracy to “DOWNLOAD” an unauthorized copy! For OTA broadcasters: how are they going to be able to prove they have a viewing audience that watched PAID COMMERICAL TIME if everyone downloads? It’s about getting paid to create & distribute content (take-away: SO THEY CAN MAKE A BOATLOAD OF MONEY ON ADVERTISERS & SUBSCRIPTIONS) more than anything. If you watch OTA and many cable-tv channels you’re bombarded with ads for DRUGS (PRESCRIPTION), CARS, LEGAL SERVICES, TAX SETTLEMENT LAWYERS, OIL COMPANY ADS (No wonder gas is going to $5 a gallon again!), and speical interest group ads which are more political than ever (and not JUST in an election year!)
I definitely agree, I don’t have time to watch all that crap! It’s bad enough I spend 2-4 hours watching the tv-series I like, BUT to double & triple my watching time with commericals?!? BAH!-- Once you go commerical free, you don’t really wanna go back, On that, I totally agree! Don’t worry, they get to slam the most popular commericals in when I watch CNN online (tryign to break the watching CNN habit, it’s real easy when they cover a story like NON-STOP [insert big story here with crappy reporting and harping on every single angle even if it’s not accurate, cough, cough Whitney Houston!]. BTW, about 35% my FAV tv series are from the UK and not even available here…