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How Bad is Piracy in Recent Times and what can be Done?

The lunacy of piracy is about three decades old and it started with the copying of illegal DVDs and movies across CDs and floppies and then distributing to others at a low price. There were those who had indulged in piracy without knowing about it. There were TV series that were absolute favorites, and later, when certain movies were shown on the TV, there were individuals who used to tape it to watch it later. Maybe later, a friend would ask to see it as well and then a copy of the movie would be made and handed over and this was done with complete innocence. However, this is how piracy started till a certain group of people saw that there was money to be made out of it.

The pirates would copy content this way and sell it at a lower price and the entire money would be theirs to keep. And the consumer would buy them because they could enjoy the movie at home, with their friends and family, without having to pay so many tickets and then watch it all over again any time later. However, the fact is that with time, the technology evolved as well and there were newer and better ways of copying content and that the users did not have to rely on pirates anymore to get access to pirated DVDs. According to a World Piracy Map, with internet present in almost every home, it is possible to watch a movie right at home, without letting anyone know about it and doing it absolutely free at


that. The reason is this, - the movie makers or the TV show owners are relentlessly increasing the price of the tickets or the price of their subscriptions relentlessly. They are suffering a loss due to piracy and because the rates of government taxes seems to increase every year. Movie making is expensive as it is and in a bid to attract people to the theaters, they are making bigger and visually spectacular movies to attract the movie goers which has a direct affect on the ticket prices as well. The average movie goer, who can get all of this free is refusing to pay so much and is watching pirated stuff and this again results in a loss for the makers- to make up for which they again increase the price of the tickets of their next production. It is one viscous cycle and unless and until this is stopped, there is really no hope, according to piracy analysis experts across most countries.

How Bad is Piracy in Recent Times and what can be Done?  

Considering that so many of us have heard about the bane of movie piracy and have yet done nothing about it goes on to show that perhaps we...

How Bad is Piracy in Recent Times and what can be Done?  

Considering that so many of us have heard about the bane of movie piracy and have yet done nothing about it goes on to show that perhaps we...

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