We asked, and you told us: While about 50% of you are for and against downloading movies, there were a couple points common to everyone.
- Movie theatres are charging way too much.
- Hollywood wastes Billions making bad movies no one
really cares for (ahem... Gili...), and movie theatres charge too much to see these bad flics.
- Paying for good movies (to own, rent, or in theatre)
is just fine, so long as prices come down.
- Movie streaming for a nominal fee would be good.
I think Richy summarizes it best - "Hey about the whole torrenting movies and stuff, I used to do it. A lot. But I've also come to a realization that stealing is stealing, doesnt matter if im grabbing porn mags outta the 7/11 or rippin stuff off the net. I'm not looking down at the people who do torrent and stuff. It is a moral decision people have to figure out themselves. For me I believe it's wrong. And I'm also not a crabby old guy, I am 17 years old. Money is pretty precious, but when I saved up for that silver copy of half-life 2 and bought it for my own, there's satisfaction in that. Just my thoughts. -Richy"
On one hand, it costs like $50 for two people to go the movies now, and
each get popcorn and a drink. On the other hand movies are available online to
those willing to bend the law. $50 to see a flick in a theatre, or bending the
law - what would you choose? Drop us a line, and let PCstats know where you stand on downloading movies over the internet. Take the PCstats Poll (left-hand column) and let us know how much movie downloading you do each month.
"Legal attacks on websites that help people swap pirated
films have forced the development of a system that could be harder to shut down.
One site behind the success of the BitTorrent file-swapping system is producing
its own software that avoids the pitfalls of the earlier program. A test version
of the new Exeem program will be released in late January. But doubts remain
about the new networks ability to ensure files being swapped are "quality