[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/09/Zq8oUP.jpg[/newsimage]There are numerous reasons why pirates pirate: a craving for free stuff; anger over price tags; and the pedestrian fact that the content is just there. A new study adds "lack of information" and "my ISP made me do it" to the list. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/ipaf-australian-isps-are-actively-encouraging-piracy-51604/](http://www.myce.com/news/ipaf-australian-isps-are-actively-encouraging-piracy-51604/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
hidden agenda anyone ?
Most aussies pirate comment because of:
- Lack of enforcement.
And generally in that order.
Physical mÃ©dia is upto 6 months behind the Usa, and online offerings are SD, aussie isps have unmetering agreements only with a single online video service, and pricing is high due to the mystical â€œAustralia Taxâ€œ and lack of competition.
The cinemas in oz cost $17 per person, add $5 fÃ³r 3D. The average occer can’t afford it, letalone takÃ© the entire family! And that’s smuggling in your own snacks & drinks.
I can buy dvds/blurays from the uk, and have them arrive 5 days later, often fÃ³r 1/3-1/2 the cost of buying local.
The companies here are operating with monopolistic practices, and consumers are revolting.
The standard corporate response is being applied … The princes are playing up, but don’t punish the princes, flog the peasants harder.
Perhaps they pirate because content that is available for free (broadcast and on the internet) in the US is not available anywhere else. If someone records it on tape and loans it to you it’s legal, at least it used to be. Because so many countries are going to Digital broadcast, cable and satellite, it now falls under DCMA and is illegal. Imagine that.
I don’t claim banks encourage bank robery because they don’t try to educate me about the evils of bank robery, but because an ISP doesn’t spend tons of spam about downloading, they are encouraging illegal activity? I don’t see the logic in that. So many of the industry arguements fail the logic test, and the common sense test. Apperantly they need to teach common sense in law school, and perhaps put it on the bar exam. It would certainly reduce the number of people that pass the bar, at least from the way they act.