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MZS
I should write a piece about how my attitudes about piracy have turned around in the last 5 years. Now I feel like anybody who circulates files of classic cinema is the equivalent of people in Ray Bradbury‘s Fahrenheit 451 who keep literature alive by memorizing & reciting it.
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Takes from the Crypt Oct 30
Replying to @mattzollerseitz
If it is truly unavailable as in can’t be streamed anywhere and DVDs/Blu Rays are either non-existent, not available, or resell for absurdly high numbers, then I can understand. But any less than that, it’s 100% not okay. People who say otherwise are just moralizing.
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MZS Oct 30
Replying to @NoPartyNoDisco
Obviously laziness should not be a justification for piracy. But I do think there’s a point Beyond which the burden placed on the consumer becomes disproportionate to the value that the IP owner claims the property has. Having to buy an obsolete device feels like a dividing line.
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Jive Ass Turducken McDuck Oct 30
Replying to @mattzollerseitz
I've always been mixed to positive about piracy, with some guilt for not being negative. I've seen convincing arguments that it is not a financial drain, although I'm also mixed about how qualified I am to judge that. But yeah, corporate behavior definitely impacts my feelings.
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MZS Oct 30
Replying to @DoucheMcDucky
I think it’s immoral to pirate something that was made recently – that’s just stealing intellectual labor. But when it’s more than 20 or 30 years old, and/or not really available for sale or rent in any convenient format, I don’t see much of a problem
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Tim Oct 30
Replying to @mattzollerseitz
What about circulating cool pictures from movie premieres?
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MZS Oct 30
Replying to @timnelsonPDX
If a photo agency owns the rights and the photographer can be compensated, that stuff should not be reproduced for free.
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Jessica Ritchey Oct 30
Replying to @mattzollerseitz
It's going to turn out in a couple decades that the only reason people know about a lot of streaming original series/movies is because people pirated copies of them. Servers are going to crash, get purged when the site shuts down and that'll be that.
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Jeffy Oct 30
Replying to @mattzollerseitz
Most pirating is new stuff that you could pay money and see legally.
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MZS Oct 30
Replying to @JustSomeDude899
I know. I’m talking about the niche where classic cinema and international film fans are swapping files of stuff that you can’t get legally anyway.
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