The MPAA are at it again.

The MPAA today issued lawsuits against 6 torrent sites that publish trackers for TV shows. Fucking idiots. They claim that downloading TV shows is stealing copyright. No it's bloody not. If it was, we'd all be in jail for owning DVRs and VCRs. And eyeballs. The MPAA claim that it hurts the sales and prospects for overseas transmission. Well that I could agree with if it were true. But for example, I'd like the MPAA to please tell me which US network is going to pick up and air the BBC Sci Fi series "Dr. Who". Anyone? Anyone? No - exactly. There's not one network that will pick it up. The BBC will sell it on DVD but thanks to the MPAA it will be region-encoded. So how, exactly, am I supposed to watch it ? With the torrents, I can download it and watch it at home, here in America. Does that hurt anyone? No. Does it steal copyright? No - there's no difference between that and someone ripping it to CD and mailing it to me in the post. Does it harm future sales? No because it will never see the light of day on American TV.
Fucking idiots. They don't know ANYTHING.


matt barker said…
PBS does air dr who on saturday nights here in utah atleast sometimes
Chris said…
Yes I've seen it, but they're airing stuff from the mid-80s. I don't want to have to wait 20 years for PBS to pick up the current series :-)

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