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Film Piracy and It's Effects in the Industry

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Film Piracy and its effect on the Industry
Five Advantages of Film Piracy:
These are the "advantages" one might see for why to commit film piracy, but I by know way endorse such a thing. •You can save money
Sometimes one may have the advantage of seeing a film before it is released on DVD •It's been made a lot easier to get ahold of pirated films and can usually be downloaded in minutes •one can peer-to-peer share with friends

One might see it as free publicity for the film

Five Disadvantages of Film Piracy:
Film Piracy is the unauthorized use or reproduction of movies in print, videos, DVD, or electronic files by uploading or downloading; an upload is when a person sends or makes available a file; a download is when a person receives a file. • Piracy is in fact stealing, it's a criminal act.

When film piracy is committed the revenues for the film industry in decreases. •It can affect the number of films being produced.
One can be ARRESTED for such copyright theft.

If piracy threatens the movie industry at all, it is a threat that is of the motion picture industry's making. The movie industry says movie piracy, AKA bootlegs, threatens its ability to survive. The movie industry also moans about the loss of profits to bootlegs and online filesharing. Their estimates are flawed because they do not take in to account one factor which is those who do without. Any article on how piracy threatens the move industry should deal with that fact.

Just because someone sees a movie online or buys a cheap bootleg does not mean the movie industry has been cheated out of an admission fee. The admission fee where I live is $12 for me alone. If I don't see a movie online or by a bootleg, I simply don't see it at all. It is not a matter of wanting to watch a movie on my TV or my computer. I love seeing movies in the theatre, but I can't afford it. It is that simple. It is not a matter of morality. It is a question of being locked out of the...