* Posts by Mangled Haiku

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One-third of Aussies 'are pirates'

Mangled Haiku
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secondary piracy?

$A225 million lost to "secondary piracy"... where an individual views or is lent material that is pirated...

ok, there's no clear definition in the article and pdf of secondary piracy, (they define it as something but later include other things in it later on)... but...

surely if I watch something at a friend's house (or borrow it from them) and then don't go on to purchase it, then regardless of whether the film was legal or not, no profit or loss was made...

similarly if i purchase a legal copy as a result of that, in both cases an additional legal purchase took place...

and if I were to pirate it, that would make me a "primary pirate" so It wouldn't count towards secondary piracy statistics...

where does this huge loss come from? the only source left that matches that description of what could be "secondary piracy" is renting pirated copies of films from movie renting shops...

the cost of secondary piracy is almost half of the total losses to piracy...

now if 1/3 of aussies are pirates, then ~1/6 of all aussies are renting illegal dvds.

this suggests that either there is a massive problem with dvd renting shops in australia, or there are some major calculation errors in AFACT's reasoning.

Unless there's some major dvd lending scandal anounced in the next week, i'm gonig with the latter...

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