Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Digital Art / Hobbyist Member Jon SchearMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 171 Deviations 1,937 Comments 12,390 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Random Favourites

Watchers

deviantID

subconscious-rapport
Jon Schear
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I need a beer.
Interests
Over the past year I have become increasingly intrigued by the piracy issues plaguing Hollywood.

With any issue there is always two sides to the fence. I do not by any means condone media piracy, but I can't agree that taking broad-sweeping measures to prevent it has actually helped the RIAA and MPAA's image become more...well, wholesome.

And frankly, that's something they need. It seems like large companies tend to hit a plateau where they stop caring about the consumers buying their product...because, well they can. I feel though that this attitude does not bode well for them in the long-run as their sole focus in life becomes "squeezing pennies from a stone."

On the other hand, their product is being violated and shared freely through the internet. Obviously, they have a reason to be angry. However, as the good writers at Techdirt have brought out ever so consistently, they need to get with the times and change their business model to compete with online content. There are systems in place that take advantage of this namely hulu, netflix, etc. Unfortunately, these services remained constrained because of the paranoia expressed by Hollywood of losing "control" over their media  and losing their positions as "gatekeepers" to content.

What I find even more interesting - and this goes back to my point about companies reaching that plateau - is that they are completely unaware of how they sound to the public. There has been so much backlash with the menagerie of lawsuits used by the RIAA/MPAA, and they do not even figure this into the drop in sales. I believe a number of people end up pirating to spite these companies.

Either way, the whole back and forth with this issue is ridiculous and this is why: HADOPI (the french copyright enforcer) has been using a "3 strike system" for repeat piracy offenders in France. Surprisingly, piracy had gone down in 2011. Unsurprisingly, music sales also went down by 3%.

The whole thing just reeks of poetic justice.
  • Mood: Anger
  • Listening to: Brand New - Jesus
  • Reading: Techdirt
  • Watching: Techdirt
  • Drinking: Terrible coffee

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Friends

Webcam

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconsubconscious-rapport:
subconscious-rapport Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, thank you for the beautiful illustrations.
Reply
:icongensanity:
gensanity Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks

hopefully it will be done soon
Reply
:icontiamat9:
tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thanks for the favorite.
Reply
:icon6red6:
6RED6 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
You are a watcher of :iconunicornsinuniforms:. I am here to send you this. [link] Please read it. Thank you.
Reply
:iconabimars:
AbimarS Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yewssss awesum do it
Reply
:iconsubconscious-rapport:
subconscious-rapport Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cyclops bear okay?
Reply
:iconabimars:
AbimarS Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reply
:iconsubconscious-rapport:
subconscious-rapport Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yw
Reply
:icontiamat9:
tiamat9 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thank you:blush:.
Reply
:iconsubconscious-rapport:
subconscious-rapport Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep making those drawings, and they'll never stop ;)
Reply
Add a Comment: