Since the prevalence of the internet, piracy became unstoppable. Who would pay for cinema tickets when they can watch the same movie for free. It’s so easy. You just need a computer and internet connection. It might sound good news for most of us, but it’s doing major damage for some of the industry. Piracy kills many industries, it’s not the internet. But if we can learn how to balance between our convenience and caring for the affected industries, is there still hope?
We are in a time where we can get any books, movie, series, and songs free of charge. You just need to know how and where to get them. We may have our own reasons why we do these things. It could be you are trying to save money on electronics or something else. But in the long run, it will affect the industries you love simply because they are no longer making money. Despite the efforts of the government to shut down these websites, they are so prevalent to the point that it’s almost impossible to stop.
Before when the internet was only available to the chosen few, movie campaigns rely on commercials which involves a lot of money. Today, movie campaigns can reach a wider audience all around the world to promote their movie. If it’s a big movie, they don’t even have to buy website traffic, because the fans take care of the “word of mouth” tactic.
Internet is not to be blamed. It’s the piracy that kills. Besides, everything is expected to change as we get more technological advancements as the years go by. Change is inevitable. These industries should ride with the change. Paid online streaming like Netflix or Fonz TV is a good solution against piracy. Everybody wins. Online streaming is also a great way for viewers to enjoy movies without supporting piracy because it’s cheaper as if they shop online using discounts. Movie makers still get paid with royalties which means they get still paid for the efforts they put into their movie.