What is piracy?• The name given to illegal copying and sellingof DVD’s and CD’s.• According to nidirect.gov.uk the money madefrom pirated copies is then used by criminalsto fund the sales of drugs and guns.
The negatives in the film industry• Billions of dollars every year are lost due toPiracy online.• Can lead to fewer high budget movies and lessreleases.• It could slow down the process of theproduction stage as the profits made may notbe as expected• Producers may expect to experienceshrinkage and lower salaries.
Positives in film industry• Can give a movie bigger recognition. It canalso lead to people that have watched thepirate copy and enjoyed it to go and view it inthe cinema.• Can be recommended.
The negatives in consumerism• Bad quality videos if film has just come out incinema, usually filmed on a handheld cameraat the back of the cinema.• Sellers of pirated copies have no guarantee ofa good copy, therefore no refunds or returns ifquality is not as expected.
The positives of consumerism• Pay usually half the price of a cinema ticket.• Instant downloads from torrents-instantlywatch films.• Once DVD versions are available, the qualityautomatically increases. Usually as good asthe DVD.• On the go
• Movie sites like Netflix, Blinkbox and Lovefilmare all examples of the film industry trying tostabilize the piracy, for £6 a month (the priceof one cinema ticket) the consumer can watch100’s newly released and old films. As well asoffering a wide selection of UK AND US hit TVseries.