Alex O'Brien Talks About The Movie Industry | Piracy of Movies

Alex O'Brien Talks About The Movie Industry | Piracy of Movies

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I'm sorry if I offend anyone with what I say down below. It isn't intentional and I hope you understand that. Thanks and enjoy me talking about Piracy of Movies.



Today's subject is Piracy of Movies.

I will be talking about how watching movies on piracy websites is destroying the movie industry, what is legal and illegal with streaming, and or downloading movies off of websites such as 123movies or GOmovies.

First off, how piracy websites such as 123movies and GOmovies are slowly destroying the movie industry.

Making movies, especially Summer Blockbusters, cost a lot of money. People pirating movies doesn't contribute to anything but instead helps destroy our beloved movie industry and here's why:
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Just the other week, I watched Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure again and I wondered what year it came out. In America, it came out in 1989 but nearly one year later in Australia. I didn't understand why it came out in Australia so long after it's release in America. 

So I researched and I found out that not until recently, Distributors of films had to bring out big-budget films around the same time as they did in America due to pirated films being sold on the streets.. Piracy websites would have the movie uploaded to their websites as quickly as they could. Since the movie is free on a website for you to watch nearly the day after the movie comes out in cinemas, people don't give their money to the cinemas to watch it. They just search up a free movie streaming website and watch it, free of charge. 

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By doing this, you aren't giving the movie that you should have paid, to the cinema which they would have to pay a fee to show the movie. That fee would go back to the distributors and then the rest of that goes to the production company who makes it and they pay the people who worked on the film. From there the money is given out to the actors, directors, scriptwriters, editors and even the lesser known but still very important people such as the caters, electricians, score (music) composer and many more.

I have a question for you readers, How would you feel if, you work at a Bakery, people just walk in and take your stuff for free. You're not getting paid for something that you had spent all that morning baking. How would you feel?
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People come up to me and say something like "Streaming movies on websites such as 123movies is legal, but downloading them isn't" or "Downloading movies off of websites such as 123movies is legal, but streaming them isn't". 

Well, first of all, downloading movies is definitely not legal as you can share your downloaded copy of a movie, because of the fact that you didn't buy the rights from the distributors to show this movie to other people and you sharing the movie then means that less money goes towards the people that worked on the movie. It doesn't matter if it is a terrible movie such as 'The Emoji Movie', a lot of people worked on it. 
They still deserve to get paid.
If you streamed or downloaded a new movie that you really love, you are helping it to not get a sequel.

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People say "I don't care. The actors get paid a lot of money. That's why it is ok for me to do this", "I'm too poor to go to the movies, so I'll just watch it online" or "This movie is on disc now, so it's ok to do it". On average, 588 people work on a film. By illegally streaming or downloading a movie, you aren't paying these 588. 

If the movie is on disc, does give you an excuse. That money that you would have paid to rent or buy a movie on disc would have gone to the store that sold it to you, the distributor, then back to the people that made it. Also, saying that you are 'poor' and 'can't afford tickets to go watch movies' isn't an excuse either.

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People use to (and still do) save up money to go watch movies with their friends. Making a day of it. Nowadays, a lot of the time people just watch a pirated version of the film on the internet. Saying that you are 'poor' is also an insult towards actual homeless people. Majority of the time I hear someone say that they have nice computers, a roof over their heads at night and go to a private school. 


If a homeless person heard someone like I just described, say that, I reckon they would be disgusted by what they said. A person I described is privileged who can't just pay $9-$15 to go watch a movie that they think looks interesting every once and a while.
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Due to Piracy websites, movie rental stores like our beloved Video Ezy and Blockbuster were forced to close their doors. Instead of people renting out movies there, they would just go online and watch it there. Piracy websites drove Video Ezy and Blockbuster out of business. 



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According to https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/types-of-crime/shoplifting-stealing-fraud-and-burglary, the definition of Stealing is "Stealing is taking something—it could be a car, an animal, an item of jewelry or anything of value—that belongs to another person, without their consent, and keeping it with no intention of giving it back to them". The definition of piracy according to the Dictionary is "the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work." Both stealing and piracy mean the same thing. In Queensland, Australia, the maximum penalty for stealing is 5 years imprisonment. 

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Alex O'Brien


Bibliography:

; c=AU; o=The State of Queensland; ou=Communication Services Branch. (2016, December 20). Shoplifting, stealing, fraud and burglary | Your rights, crime and the law. Retrieved June 6, 2018, from https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/types-of-crime/shoplifting-stealing-fraud-and-burglary
Piracy. Retrieved June 6, 2018, from http://www.dictionary.com/browse/piracy

Comments

  1. I am so sick of my voice being silenced by the administrator. Alex is a fascist, unwilling to hear the voices or opinions of others.

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    1. Excuse me but this post is about how piracy websites are bad. Yes I would love to hear your opinion on this matter but leaving a comment to GOmovies, 123movies and more isn't saying your opinion. It's promoting the thing that I'm trying to stop. I'm sorry but I'm not a fascist and I am willing to hear your opinion, just not as a link to the very thing I want to stop.

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    2. very well thought out reply thankyou. I still feel like my opinion means nothing to you. You have made me feel worthless and rejected.

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    3. How? I said I was open to hear your opinion. Sending links and appractically promoting the very thing I'm saying is bad in the article above is not your opinion though. Please tell me why you reckon piracy movies should be legal and why they aren't bad.

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  2. if you think about it when I pay for the wifi i get to se the interent bruv so when i pay the money goes to google and the movie websites so im not really doing it for free

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    1. In the article above, I talk about how by using Piracy Movie Websites, you don't pay people that help make the film. I do see where you are coming by say "I pay for the wifi i get to se the interent bruv so when i pay the money goes to google and the movie websites so im not really doing it for free". But that money that you pay fro the internet doesn't go to the people that make the movie, it goes to the company that gives you internet. Thanks for sharing your opinion and I would like to hear more on this subject.

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  3. Piracy websites killed blockbuster.

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  4. but if you think about it right when i pay the moneyto google they get it a distribute that monery to civis right and then those workers pay tax to gov bro so the the gov uses that money on cool stuff likfe jeff the dinosour rip jeff but then the movies come along and they want to advertise and they pay the gov to advertise so they use that money to decide how to promote films lol

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    1. I don't understand what you mean. Can you please explain it better. I'm sorry if that sounds rude. Thanks, Alex

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  5. Going to the cinema is one of my favourite things to do. I would hate to see the movie industry disappear because of people stealing movies. Support the people you love and buy a ticket, it won't send you broke.

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  6. An insightful article Alex. I bet most people don't stop for a minute to think about how they are affecting the livelihoods of the people who worked hard to make the movie. It takes someone like you to actually point it out, and I like your comparison to the bakers shop as that makes it " real " in people's minds. It is the same with other creative industries like music and photography. People think anything on the internet is free and there needs to be an education campaign around this. Well done Alex for standing up for creative industry workers rights.

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    1. yes i agree but some of us cant afford to go to the movies so our only way to view movies is through piracy websites. reply if u agree

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    2. wonderfully well thought out reply and response

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  7. Alex, well argued mate.Well written, monetise and copyright protect your website quickly 🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑 before thief's like online journalists - bloggers (read me) copy paste then rewrite your hard work and research...top job dude. Keep it up. and don't be sorry about offending. So long as you have said what you feel, and that it does not personally vilify individuals, just state your case...it's all opinion.

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  8. I agree Alex - I have friends in the movie industry in America. Not all that shines is glamorous....
    As with many things this issue does not only affect the big guns and movie makers - but is an insurmountable problem for smaller independent films that don't get a lot of backing . Our world needs their stories and often people are investing into the movie themselves by not getting paid until money is coming in.....the piracy issue is huge

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    1. wtf its not like the cinemas are going to broke its fucking like 10 dollars for a packet of fucking m and ms and everyone is always at the movies u all need get ur heads out of ur asses

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    2. I understand what you are talking about, but please don't use inappropriate language.

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    3. sorry its just a sensitive subject for me

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    1. If you are reading this, I haven't deleted the comment above as I want to show you how incosiderate some people can be about this matter.
      How dare you Nicr be that rude to post links to a movie piracy website in the comments, have you read my post or the comments that people have left above?

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    2. hahahahhaha nicr is a god he can do what he wants hes a single dad with five kids

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    3. He's 14/15 years old. And I don't know any religion where they worship a God known as Nicr. If he was a single father of five, that's alarming, since he is only 14/15 years old.

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  10. r u discriminating single fathers like me and nicr u discriminatory little cow and he has a religion called mulanism that is a sister religion to jhonism

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