@Who Pays For Content?
Oh, I'd be more than happy to pay for content if
a) it wasn't crippled with layer upon layer of DRM shite. I want to be able to back up my DVDs in case they scratch. I want to be able to watch them on my laptop's hard drive when I'm travelling.
b) I wasn't sujected to patronising FBI-warnings and dim-witted adverts, 1984-style, that cannot be fastforwarded or muted in the privacy of my own home.
c) I could watch it when I want, where I want.
d) it was more reasonably priced and I wasn't forced to pay twice as much as an American just because I live in the UK.
e) the newest releases were available on-demand, online, in full hd definition, drm-free, using a fast and efficient download client. And not the 20 year old junk that is offered now.
f) it was actually on sale on the UK. many american and european releses never make it here.
g) if the bbfc, a self-appointed moral police, without any democratic mandate and accountable to nobody, did not have the audacity to decide for me what is good for me and what isn't, based purely on their personal tastes.
So as long as the content distributors think they caN offer a second rate servide, take me for a fool and treat me like a child, I will continue to use the pirate product, which caters for all my needs listed above.
What, it is not my right to demand those things? On the contrary, I think it is my moral duty as it will bring competition and innovation into the content distribution industry that has too long stagnated because of cartel practices.