Why the entertainment industry needs to emulate The Pirate Bay, not ban it.

I watch movies at home, and at the cinema. A lot. Most of the scheduled stuff on TV is crap, so I will watch 3 to 4 films each week.

When it comes to obtaining the film itself, I have a few choices:

  • Buy the DVD – but that’s expensive for a film that I might only watch once, and it’s not instant (I’d have to go out and buy it, or order it online and wait for delivery)
  • Wait for it to be shown on TV, but that’s going to be a long, long time for most decent new releases.
  • Rent it from itunes – not only is that expensive, but it might not be in their library, I only get it for a limited time so I can’t spread viewing it over a few days.

 

Movies without adverts.

Movies that play on almost any device.

Just about any film ever made, regardless of which studio made it.

Simultaneous worldwide availability.

Excellent quality, and there’s usually a warning or two if not.

No buffering issues as with streaming services.

Whole TV series wrapped up in a single download.

Unlimited download speed for most content.

Music that’s not available on Spotify iTunes etc.

There’s probably more, but I can’t think of them right now.

I’d gladly pay for that kind of service if the “properly licensed digital services” could do it. However, they’re too busy trying to protect their OLD business model to listen to what people actually want.