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Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:28 am

Funny how the media are reporting the info in the Sony hack. Isn't that stuff owned by Sony? ha.

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Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Postby Steve Barber » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:05 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Funny how the media are reporting the info in the Sony hack. Isn't that stuff owned by Sony? ha.


Yep, which is why Sony is objecting so strenuously and threatening to sue.
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Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:00 pm

I don't know how I feel about them possibly canning that movie out of fear of North Korea.

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Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Postby Steve Barber » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:15 am

As perhaps a final "pro-copyright, anti-theft" coda, this was published just this week by Variety.

Variety reports that each film was downloaded close to 30 million times each on torrent websites. Robocop took a close third at almost 30 million, factoring in illegal downloads from the original 1987 movie and the 2014 remake of the same name. Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and Thor: The Dark World also rank high up on the hotly pirated titles of the year. Despite the accessibility and ease of legal film and television streaming websites, the top 20 pirated films of 2014 have been downloaded an overall total of approximately 483 million times.
Take a look at the full list from piracy tracking firm Excipio below.

1. The Wolf of Wall Street: 30.035 million (Paramount, Dec. 25, 2013)
2. Frozen: 29.919 million (Disney, Nov. 27, 2013)
3. RoboCop*: 29.879 million (MGM, Feb. 12, 2014; and Orion, July 17, 1987)
4. Gravity: 29.357 million (Warner Bros., Oct. 4, 2013)
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 27.627 million (Warner Bros., Dec. 13, 2013)
6. Thor: The Dark World: 25.749 million (Disney/Marvel, Nov. 8, 2013)
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 25.628 million (Disney/Marvel, April 4, 2014)
8. The Legend of Hercules: 25.137 million (Summit, Jan. 10, 2014)
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past: 24.380 million (20th Century Fox, May 23, 2014)
10. 12 Years a Slave: 23.653 million (Fox Searchlight, Oct. 18, 2013)
11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 23.543 million (Lionsgate, Nov. 22, 2013)
12. American Hustle: 23.143 million (Sony/Columbia, Dec. 13, 2013)
13. 300: Rise of an Empire: 23.096 million (Warner Bros., March 7, 2014)
14. Transformers: Age of Extinction: 21.65 million (Paramount, June 27, 2014)
15. Godzilla: 20.956 million (Warner Bros., May 16, 2014)
16. Noah: 20.334 million (Paramount, March 28, 2014)
17. Divergent: 20.312 million (Lionsgate, March 21, 2014)
18. Edge of Tomorrow: 20.299 million (Warner Bros., June 6, 2014)
19. Captain Phillips: 19.817 million (Sony/Columbia, Oct. 11, 2013)
20. Lone Survivor: 19.130 million (Universal, Dec. 25, 2013)
* Combines data for both 1987 and 2014 versions.


483 million downloads, at roughly, what, $10 box-office or DVD sales/rentals? $4.83 billion dollars.

Again, the argument has been made that 483 million individual users ought to be held blameless, but as I've noted before: it's death by small cuts. Each download "only" steals $10...

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/12/29/wolf-of-wall-street-frozen-more-most-pirated-films-of-2014/
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Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:01 pm

Why aren't the copyright laws working?

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Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Postby Moderator » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:44 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Why aren't the copyright laws working?


Because people are ignoring them, and greedy.
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