Re: Just give me a decent legal way to download.
The problem isn't the greed of the US film, television, literature, software and music industries.
The problem is Australians.
Australian executives of FoxTel, Village Roadshow, Channels Nine, Ten and Seven, and all of the other distributors.
These companies are a middle man in a huge racket where prices are kept the same across retailers.
A bluray is the same price in almost every shop between Sydney and Perth. The price online is scarily the same.
The greed is terrible. My partner worked in a major retailer buyers group as a junior buyer. She was privy to cost and aware that their RRP wasn't based whatsoever on cost.
It was based on meaningless arbitary logic. The number of times i heard that they sipmly doubled or tripled the RRP (in relation to the cost price) was ridiculous.
There was no COGs calculation nor were there any concerns of "Australia's high wages" or any other bull crap like that.
In fact the irony was these buyers and executives paid themselves so much it was sickening.
This is the true reason for the high cost Australian's are charged by Apple Australia, MS Australia and all the other major multi-nationals.
Apple HQ does not dictate prices in every territory. That's up to the local management and they are greedy traitors.
Leaches, sucking out of Australia billions of dollars that they don't even pay tax on. For godsake if they are going to be such massive parasites we might as well be taxing them .
Of course cleverly these execs, like Paul Broad in the telecommunication industry are cleverly funnelling money into various consultancies that feed into the liberal and ALP.
Look up Anthony Broad in the AEC database and you'll see that despite a flag waving liberal he has never made a single donation, in any election, to the State or Federal Liberal Party.
He was apparently the biggest fundraiser at the O'Farrell election.
So as you can see with my example our political system is easily corrupted. Not by foreigners. but by Australians who see us as human playthings.