Seized File Sharing Websites Now Displaying Anti-Piracy PSA

Know all these file sharing websites that were closed down by the U.S. authorities in recent months? Well visitors to many of these domain names are now being redirected to this anti-piracy video, which shows how downloading copyrighted material can lead to financial ruin for many workers of the entertainment industry.

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37 Responses to Seized File Sharing Websites Now Displaying Anti-Piracy PSA

  1. then why dont they start lowering the prices? no one can afford to go to the movies anymore paying over $20 just to see a 2 hour movie. and then charge $19.99 or more for downloading it LEGALLY or purchasing it in the store. Honestly downloading will stop when people can actually afford to pay for them.

    • they charge that much because they can. that's not what it takes to run a profit (which is fine, of course). if you visit various asian or eastern european countries, it is significantly cheaper. why? because they know they would rather dl it illegally than buy it legally.

      if they can do that and make a profit, why not here as well?

  2. then why dont they start lowering the prices? no one can afford to go to the movies anymore paying over $20 just to see a 2 hour movie. and then charge $19.99 or more for downloading it LEGALLY or purchasing it in the store. Honestly downloading will stop when people can actually afford to pay for them.

  3. well, then, maybe the actors getting 30 MILLION for one movie needs to cut it down to 30,000 a year like most of the rest of us- INCLUDING the boom operator, then, the studios would have TONS of moolah. until then, i'm downloadin for free, because I'M out of a job, and cant afford the $12 a person to take my family to the movies, or the $20 a dvd (that costs 53 cents to duplicate and package for them). if the industry was REALLY in it "for the people"- they'd be playing a 'break even' business model instead of trying to turn a profit on everything.

    • Although I admire your conviction and agree that actors are overpaid if you were to manufacture something with a "break even" business model you would be eating all of your meals at the soup kitchen. Also if actors only made 30k/year to be one of the most sought after people on the planet there wouldn't be movies. Do they deserve 30mil? No. Do they deserve a cool half million for a movie? Absolutely.

    • yeah, so many businesses are in it to 'break even'. by definition, i don't know if you could even call it a business at that point. drop the commie bullshit. there is nothing wrong with making profit for your work. we as consumers support these amazing salaries by purchasing the work of the high-paid actors and not buying the indie stuff. which is ok, but the only way to drop the prices is to try and make our voice heard intelligently. not spreading hippie horseshit. i personally hope the piracy continues as i think it is the only viable option currently popular showing these malevolent money-whore industries their price gouging will not continue.

      • Although Dano is kind of a dick about it, he has the right point. There is nothing wrong with the studios and the actors wanting to make a profit. This isn't charity work they do. But they are making an incredibly large profit. Again, there's nothing wrong with that either, given our economic system. But in the pre-internet days, there was no other option for consuming this content, so we were stuck paying hand over fist. Now that we have (free) options, the industry is eventually going to have to accept smaller profits in order to make purchasing their content a more reasonable alternative to getting it free. In the meantime, they'll make these PSAs.

  4. well, then, maybe the actors getting 30 MILLION for one movie needs to cut it down to 30,000 a year like most of the rest of us- INCLUDING the boom operator, then, the studios would have TONS of moolah. until then, i’m downloadin for free, because I’M out of a job, and cant afford the $12 a person to take my family to the movies, or the $20 a dvd (that costs 53 cents to duplicate and package for them). if the industry was REALLY in it “for the people”- they’d be playing a ‘break even’ business model instead of trying to turn a profit on everything.

  5. I find it amusing that the guy who is "just gonna take three" appears to be a rich white businessman. "Sorry, poor little boom operator. You and two of your friends can go, thanks." Are they knocking piracy or corporate slime because I AM CONFUSED, UTAHRAPTOR.

    • And here I thought that hollywood was full of overpaid actors that make more than the president, underpaid crew, and rich white businessmen. Do I smell self loathing?

      Besides, can anyone really justify spending $20 to go watch "Sucker Punch?"

      I don't think you could get me to watch any of the "Saw" series at gunpoint…

  6. The people making this don't care about some person losing their job. The people making this are the top executives and shareholders that are losing grasp of their multi-billion dollar "bottom-line" and would fire that same woman (their own mother?) in a heart-beat if it meant they could turn an extra buck. The same executives who've cut GOOD tv shows AND the employees that went with them, and turned to garbage reality shows to improve their bottom-line. Who has no soul now? Not to mention the time-tested, repeatedly studied and proven lessons that SO many people are happy to turn to "digital piracy" because A) they couldn't pay for the content in the first place so there's no real loss there, B) they simply want to sample a product BEFORE having their hard-earned moneyz extorted from them BY the soulless RIAA/MPAA who don't give two craps whether you really LIKE what you buy so long as they get your moneyz and don't have to give it back to you, and C) the times they are a-changin'! You can keep wasting your money fighting the reality of teh intarwebz, or you can learn from it, adapt, and overcome. But why do that when you can keep pumping out ridiculous propaganda like this and hoping that people will allow you to maintain your unrealistic monopoly of the entertainment industry?!

  7. Because movie stars need to be paid in double digit millions? Start taking it out of THEIR salaries and the studios will be fine. Besides, when the option is, download it or never see it, it's NOT taking money away from that lady, as I wouldn't have bought it anyway. Although I don't really d/l movies–with Netflix, I don't need to.

  8. I would have loved to see some one with a business background walk up and ask him to detail the money trail and show EXACTLY how pirating trickles down to the boom operator. Also it's BS that they only show 2 people that approached them, but thats business. Show what you want to show and nothing else.

  9. I would have loved to see some one with a business background walk up and ask him to detail the money trail and show EXACTLY how pirating trickles down to the boom operator. Also it's BS that they only show 2 people that approached them, but thats business. Show what you want to show and nothing else.

    • I too trust that everything that's laid to tape in a PSA as genuine. That "Reefer Madness" really spoke to me about the evils of drugs, just like this one has peeled me away from the seemingly harmless world of violating the FBI warnings on my store bought dvds.

      Thank you SO much NIPRCC!

      ;)

  10. What a waste of time. It’s foolish to think that the people pirating don’t know exactly what they’re doing. I highly doubt anybody visiting tpb thinks downloading torrents is perfectly legal.This isn’t going to change anybodys mind.

    Still the entertainment industry has brought themselves to this by over charging. Copy right is an outdated dinosaur at this point. The whole system needs so many revisions it’s not going to happen.

  11. What a waste of time. It's foolish to think that the people pirating don't know exactly what they're doing. I highly doubt anybody visiting tpb thinks downloading torrents is perfectly legal.This isn't going to change anybodys mind.

    Still the entertainment industry has brought themselves to this by over charging. Copy right is an outdated dinosaur at this point. The whole system needs so many revisions it's not going to happen.

  12. What a waste of time. It’s foolish to think that the people pirating don’t know exactly what they’re doing. I highly doubt anybody visiting tpb thinks downloading torrents is perfectly legal.This isn’t going to change anybodys mind.

    Still the entertainment industry has brought themselves to this by over charging. Copy right is an outdated dinosaur at this point. The whole system needs so many revisions it’s not going to happen.

  13. The only time I've pirated something was when I could find it for free online, and couldn't buy a digital copy. I hate buying DVD's, they're clutter. It's not my fault they're refusing to participate in my preferred market place, fortunately though it's rarely the case anymore.

  14. no, she is not loosing her job because of piracy.

    in fact those 3 actors and camera crew just GOT a job to do this video because of the piracy – hence piracy creates new jobs! :D

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