According to the RCMP it is impossible to track down who uploads music or movies to the Internet. The police simply do not have the time nor the resources to go after file sharers. “Piracy for personal use is no longer targeted”, said Noël St-Hilaire, head of copyright theft investigations of the RCMP in an interview with Le Devoir. St-Hilaire explained that they would rather focus on crimes that actually hurt consumers such as copyright violations related to medicine and electrical appliances, as well as ones that affect organized crime.
“Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that. We just have a smaller tolerance for what it takes to be with others. It means having to perform. I get so tired of communicating.”—Anneli Rufus (via aubades)
if you take it away it won’t cause people to buy MORE, if anything it will cause them to buy LESS.
a lot of people use ‘pirating’ of television shows to figure out if they like something BEFORE they buy it, or to stream something even if they already OWN the DVDs because they’re out of town or just simply too lazy to track down the DVD.
personally, if i like something well enough, i end up buying the dvd of it because it’s not like i have unlimited space on my harddrive and i actually like supporting the shows, movies, and artists i actually like. there are so many things i never would’ve bothered watching in the first place if not for ‘internet piracy’.
People keep asking me for music video’s, which is fantastic!! but they’re all independent artists, which means I can’t live off of what they can pay me for the music video, which means that I have to keep my current job, which means it’ll take longer to do the video. GAH!!