Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First
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  • Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First
  • Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First
  • Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First
  • Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First
  • Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First
  • Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First
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    Source: Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First | TorrentFreak

    People who obtain movies and TV shows from the Internet through unauthorized and often illegal channels would actually prefer not to do if they were given the chance. That’s one of the findings of a new survey into consumer habits which reveals that although lower cost is often cited as a tool for reducing piracy, three other issues are driving people to break the law – convenience, choice and availability.

    Following years of wrangling, last month the Danish government officially announced its new strategy for dealing with unauthorized file-sharing.

    But against the wishes of rightsholders and in stark contrast with aggressive “3 strikes” style schemes being introduced elsewhere, Denmark said there would be no mechanisms to bully citizens away from file-sharing and into buying media.

    Instead, the government announced its “Pirate Package”, an initiative that moves the emphasis away from punishing end users and towards the development and creation of better legal offerings in order to attract them.



    Today we can report on the findings of a new study which appear to show that the government made the right decision in opting to educate and develop rather than punish.

    YouGov found that just under one in seven Danes obtained unauthorized copies of movies and TV shows online last year. Men and young consumers were the most prolific consumers of illicit content with around 30% of 15-29 year-olds engaging in the activity compared to just 4% of 50-74 year-olds.

    But instead of revealing a nation of hardcore and unmovable pirates, the YouGov survey of 2,000 citizens found that of those currently obtaining movies and TV shows from unauthorized online sources, the majority would prefer to do so via legal means.

    “Our study shows that Danish pirates would actually prefer to stay within the law,” says Ida Alexandra Mykland, Senior Consultant at YouGov. “But the group indicates that the need for convenience and a high degree of accessibility is simply so great that they choose to access illegal material instead.”

    Even among the 28% who said they were happy to continue obtaining movies and TV shows from unauthorized sources, pricing issues were trumped by three core service-related issues – convenience, choice and availability of content.

    When justifying consumption of illicit movies, pirates cited convenience as the main reason. When asked about TV shows, swift access to the latest series was key.

    Interestingly the issue of price didn’t come in the top three reasons why people pirate. However, when the pirates were asked what could be done to reduce the consumption of illicit content it was a different story.

    A significant 72% said that movie and TV show downloading could be reduced by lowering the prices of official content, with 47% stating that offering the latest material could also reduce piracy.

    “It is paradoxical that the pirates on one hand do not indicate the price as the main reason why they violate the law, while they also say that lowering the price would be the best way to reduce piracy,” says Mykland. “This may be because consumers generally expect lower prices to download or stream movies online.”

    Interestingly, the survey also showed at pirates and paying customers are often one and the same. In the 15-20 year-old group that bought or rented TV shows legally in the last year, 47% also downloaded or streamed illegal content.

    Finally, and perhaps in response to the image created by Big Content that their businesses are being ruined by piracy, the study showed that respondents have a distorted view of exactly how widespread piracy is. Three quarters believe that more than 25% of Danes are pirates – the actual number is just 15%.

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    There will always be pirates because people will always prefer free material rather than any material that has a price albeit low or high. However companies like Steam and Netflix may lower the numbers with their reasonable prices, ease of use, and overall good, legal service.
    Last edited by Bestado; July 19th, 2012 at 11:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bestado View Post
    There will always be pirates because people will always prefer free material rather than any material that has a price albeit low or high. However companies like Steam and Netflix may lower the numbers with their reasonable prices, ease of use, and overall good, legal service.
    Which is not available in big parts of the world and doesn't offer ALL content like the whole HBO series.

    Thats convience. Why should I pay for any service if I can't provide ALL content, ANY time and that cheap?
    Industry offers crappy selling structures although awesome possibilities are made with the internet and they're mad if people start to "steal" stuff (Copying != stealing coz nothing is missing after that).
    Thats simply retarded.
    I like the content providing system of spotify though. If it wouldn't play Justin Bieber ads in the free version...

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    Quote Originally Posted by le_us View Post
    Which is not available in big parts of the world and doesn't offer ALL content like the whole HBO series.
    I think Steam and Netflix are doing pretty good and the whole idea of paying service to one company and getting a lot of media easily is good. I know these services aren't available worldwide and that's why I said services like them, not them specifically, will lower the number of pirates if they continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bestado View Post
    I think Steam and Netflix are doing pretty good and the whole idea of paying service to one company and getting a lot of media easily is good. I know these services aren't available worldwide and that's why I said services like them, not them specifically, will lower the number of pirates if they continue.
    Ye but the funny thing is netflix works like a flat rate for content as far as I've read about it. For 15$ per month you can watch as much as you want. Here in germany you can pay 25€ per month to watch a limited amount of so called "blockbusters" (I hate that word) so "big" and new hollywood movies and a limited amount of series. Also none of the german providers has even nearly as much content as netflix or hulu. Also most of them just offer german dubbed movies and I hate the translations coz they ruin EVERY SINGLE PUN. Also stuff sounds shit if it's literally translated. Especially in Game of Thrones...
    I would pay for netflix and on that way I would pay for content, if I could access it but as long as the industry just offers crap, I won't buy crap. Fuck that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by le_us View Post
    Ye but the funny thing is netflix works like a flat rate for content as far as I've read about it. For 15$ per month you can watch as much as you want. Here in germany you can pay 25€ per month to watch a limited amount of so called "blockbusters" (I hate that word) so "big" and new hollywood movies and a limited amount of series. Also none of the german providers has even nearly as much content as netflix or hulu. Also most of them just offer german dubbed movies and I hate the translations coz they ruin EVERY SINGLE PUN. Also stuff sounds shit if it's literally translated. Especially in Game of Thrones...
    I would pay for netflix and on that way I would pay for content, if I could access it but as long as the industry just offers crap, I won't buy crap. Fuck that.
    Well, when quality starts coming into play this is where piracy starts to be the more preferable option. If companies like the ones I mentioned before and also services like crunchyroll work harder on making their service better then the pirate's service then they might be able to put a significant dent in the numbers. Of course that may never happen since the there are so many more pirate groups than there are companies encoding and distributing media.

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    I totally feel this way.

    Here in Portugal, afther the MegaUpload (and many others) went down, I had to choices: Stop pirating or go to torrenting.

    I tried to search for alternatives. For God sake, I spent about 20€ (about 25$) a month buying Spotify 1-month giftcards on eBay so I could use it in my country. Call me a pirate then! And still they didn't came to Portugal. Meanwhile Deezer came and I'm good now. In terms of music.

    Movies and TV shows are other thing. Netflix and Hulu, services I tried and personally loved, are not available here. So what chances do we have if not pirating? I still want my tv-show fix and I don't want to wait weeks and weeks so I can see it on television. I don't even watch television.

    Same applies to movies, I don't feel like going to the cinema paying about 10$ to see a movie I don't like.

    Having a service like Netflix would be different.

    And about games, I gladly have them all on my Steam account. I download them first and try them. If I like them, I buy them. Simple as that.

    But yea, maybe if services like Spotify, Netflix and Hulu were available in my country, maybe I would not pirate so much. Just sayin.
    Last edited by DESPAiR; July 22nd, 2012 at 07:20 PM.

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