Finding legal movie downloads on the Internet is not easy. Many people would much prefer being able to download high quality movies of the Internet for free or for a minimal price and this is why many people use illegal file sharing activities.
Understandably, for many reasons, many people want to be able to download movies legally of the Internet. This is especially true if you have a fast connection with a great deal of bandwidth per month, which a lot of people have. To be able to use your connection to its fullest advantage and get the best value out of your Internet connection, being able to download movies would be a great thing.
However, if you want to buy movies online, it is quite a different story. Buying movies online is very easy and you can often save quite a lot of money. As you may well be aware of, there are various sites which sell movies and music amongst other things then you can often buy them much cheaper by buying from third parties sellers or even second hand. However, many people prefer to download movies.
Of course, you do need a fast connection to be able to take full advantage of movie download sites. Considering the average size of the movie is around 700 MB, on average DSL broadband connection, it will take several hours to download and movie. However, this isn’t too bad if you leave a few movies on to download overnight and it is a lot quicker than ordering them over the Internet and waiting for them to come in the post.
Nonetheless, you can have a faster Internet connection and summer the Internet connections available today will allow you to download a whole movie in less than half an hour. This means that you can have access to all the movies you could ever want and get a really big collection thus saving a lot of money and staining the right side of law.
While searching the Internet would definitely yield lots of results for legal movie downloads, many of the site should be avoided for various reasons. This is especially true if they say they are free. There is no way that a company can legally provide free movies without breaking the law.
Also, unfortunately many of these sites are restricted only to United States citizens. Nonetheless, there are exceptions and it is just a matter of trying to find them. One of the most famous is iTunes from Apple. However, you are required to use a certain player which can be restricted to some people.
These days, it cannot be stressed enough that it is very important for the film companies to provide proper online resources to legally download movies for a modest monthly subscription fee. Nobody can complain about the fairness of this and it would also help to stamp out piracy a great deal. Until this happens and on a much larger scale than it currently does, piracy is going to continue skyrocketing.
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Rick Falkvinge, who founded the Swedish Pirate Party, came to speak at Stanford about the issue of copyright laws vs. civil rights. When he pointed out how the enforcing of copyright infringement laws in this era of digital everything would mean government surveilance of all documents between any two parties, it was immediately clear that this was the road to Big Brother hell. Whistleblowers, for instance, would be flushed out before they could do damage. Homos would be ousted from conservative arenas.
He said something interesting re: the gay community. "If you don’t have the right to private communication, an individual cannot form an identity."
The Pirate Party wants to stop copyright laws beyond commercial distribution. In other words, once a work is commercially distributed ie. a movie, a song, a game, a software program, it should be available to everyone to pass around from person to person without restriction. Trademarks, however, are okay because they protect the consumer and reduce transaction costs, he says, while infringement by the average crook is negligeable.
Not everyone was buying into his platform though. One student wanted him to tell us how a garage band is going to make money if it can’t sell a piece of music. He only said that the student was asking for a new business model implying that he wasn’t there to provide that. What he did say was that we had to think of a new way to sell our artistic endeavors as a service and not a commodity or a product.
The Pirate Party envisions the internet as one big public library and I like that idea too. He also envisions that the hoarding of patents to keep ideas from being produced (like what Hoover wanted to do to Dyson’s vaccuum cleaner idea) would be stopped.
I’ve never much liked the idea of ideas being patented and scientists not sharing their discoveries with everyone, but now that I’m going to be publishing a book, I, along with my colleagues who have produced "intellectual property", were hoping for a little passive income stream to finance our retirement. The pirate party is suggesting that copyrights be limited to five years because, as Rick points out, most of the money made by a blockbuster movie is made in the first weekend.
True enough, but only a handful of English speakers in my home town are going to be interested in my book during the opening weekend. It’s the fifteen years following that I was hoping to grow the book’s popularity in a niche market. I would have to hope that people would pay for the "service" of having a book in book format even though they could download it off the net. (Of course someone is going to have to be interested enough to provide the book for digital file sharing in the first place.)
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