Fighting the ‘impossible’ battle against piracy. More and more content producers have either shut down or have been sold… ALL –without exceptions– have dramatically shrunk their production budgets and models’ fees. What next?
The Free Speech Coalition uploaded this timely, informative PSA. It is, however, an uphill battle. Consider the first immediate, idiotic comments:
“I use linux OS’s all i know is free, and even if the big businesses go under, theres always amateur.” And: “How are people without credit cards supposed to get porn? Steal their parent’s credit card? Porn is a very important part of teenage development. Tube sites help that happen”. This is what we are up against: a whole new generation that believes porn ‘comes from tube sites’. Is everything online for free? What about these people’s online checking accounts? Are they free also? May I withdraw $$ as I please? And so the question stands: how do we change the public discourse @ copyright and piracy (without preaching to the choir)?
The Free Speech Coalition announces its Anti-Piracy Action Program. Will the industry coalesce behind it? Shall we finally unite against a common threat? I readily concede it’s only a first step and somewhat inadequate. But a first step nonetheless. At the same time, we MUST change the public discourse on piracy and better educate the new generations. Shows cost $$ to produce (regardless of whether they’re movies, tv-shows, porn vids): the less $$ we recover, the less $$ we invest, the less gorgeous newcomers we undress. It’s a vicious circle affecting everyone: cast and crew on one hand, viewers on the other.