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    Fat boy makes the BBC

    hes made the big time, fat boy, kim dotcom has a chance to bag NZ cops, and internet restrictions at the same time om the BBC

    BBC News - Kim Dotcom: On the road with Hollywood's biggest enemy

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    Among his ideas, one proposed law stands out. If a movie studio releases an English-language film elsewhere in the world, it must be released in New Zealand at the same time.

    "If you don't, and someone can find a pirated version online, well then don't blame that person for downloading it. It's your fault."
    Hard to argue with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Among his ideas, one proposed law stands out. If a movie studio releases an English-language film elsewhere in the world, it must be released in New Zealand at the same time.

    "If you don't, and someone can find a pirated version online, well then don't blame that person for downloading it. It's your fault."
    Hard to argue with that!
    A lot of the big studios have actually started doing that, to try and get the films out there before anyone needs to copy them.

    The problem is censorship, however.

    The version of The Wolf of Wall Street shown in the cinemas in the Arabian Gulf was cut by 20+ minutes.

    9 1/2 Weeks ended up being 9 1/2 minutes almost.

    They even cut the drawing scene out of Titanic because it had a brief glimpse of tits in it, forget the fact that most people start their life sucking on one.

    So people will continue to download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    A lot of the big studios have actually started doing that
    Yes, and they've been doing so for some time. So much for this outstanding idea...

    Hard to see how that's suddenly going to make people want to pay for something they can get for free, though.

    And even harder to see why it needs to be 'a law'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Among his ideas, one proposed law stands out. If a movie studio releases an English-language film elsewhere in the world, it must be released in New Zealand at the same time.

    "If you don't, and someone can find a pirated version online, well then don't blame that person for downloading it. It's your fault."
    Hard to argue with that!
    So if you decide you'd like a new TV and the shop is shut cause it's sunday, it's ok to break in and take one?

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    The problem being he is making money out of content that is not in the public domain.

    Simple. If he had motives other than making money or that sustainability was enough etc.. he wouldn't be in so much trouble. Greed strikes again.

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