Poster: Captain Fantastic @ Sat May 29, 2010 10:50 am
So this month, the motion picture companies have been suing people who download movies. ~25,000 in all. The Hurt Locker was the latest on the "if you downloaded it, you wont be sleeping well for a long time" list. They're not suing for much, just their legal fees (thousands?) and an assurance that you deleted the offending files from your computer.
Luckily, I don't download shitty movies so I've managed to avoid all the targeted files in the MPAA's latest hit-list. However, there may well come a day where I have to resort to proxies or tapping into unprotected wifi hotspots to get my movies. Maybe someday I'll have to abstain entirely. Lord knows I'm not paying $25 for a BluRay disc that may not even work.
On a related note, my parents just bought 2 movies on BluRay that wont work with their player because of DRM incompatibility (yes, I updated the firmware... which is the gayest thing to have to do). Outstanding. So you, the MPAA, make your products defective, punish those who circumvent your copy protection, and then sue your fans who would probably be willing to pay if not for your stupidly high prices, unending restrictions, and outright unplayable media.
Get ready to have done to DVD/BluRay sales the same thing that happened to album sales.