Piracy hasn't stopped people going to Cinemas, and tickets cost more than ever, and screens are smaller than they have ever been. If I can't go to see a movie, I'll buy a DVD. Sell me the DVD for 4 dollars and I'll buy it. You sell it to me for 30 dollars I'll prefer to wait 3 weeks and get my hands on a 2 dollar FANTASTIC copy, or not watch it at all.
Yes they say piracy means, we are depriving the small guys in movie production of a decent pay etc. really?? because buying the original for 30 means we are making the rich guys richer, no??? I mean,if Tom Cruise takes a pay cut, may be then can sell cheaper DVDs no??
As far as artistic creativity is concerned, artists are given credit even in pirated movies. It's not like a photo, where I steal it and mpublish it elsewhere and make it mine and the poor photog has to go claiming copyright. A Gloria Estefan pirated CD cannot not give artistic credibility to her, about getting paid?? She did already, no?? About royalties, ooooooooo that's about money between her and Sony, she can't and shouldn't stop me lending or selling a copy of her songs.
I dislike piracy and the whole trade, but I know that can't happen without originals lowering their sticker price. And it is doable.
"It is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. "
- Leo Roston