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Phillip Healey
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-17/film-industry-urged-to-forget-piracy-embrace-internet/5388156

Excuse my rant below, the actual article is quite good :P

"Piracy is less about people not wanting to pay and more about just wanting the immediacy - people saying, ‘I want to watch Spiderman right now’ and downloading it,"

Indeed. Sure some people do just want something for free, but for those people if they can’t get it for free it’s very unlikely they’ll suddenly pay for it. They’re an audience who the most you’ll get out of them is probably a bit of promotion. Meanwhile those who want forward thinking distribution models for content get flung the middle finger, cause of the shortsighted notion that all this piracy is just cause we’re all filthy pirates who only want things for free.

As is said in the article it probably is a bit more difficult than a lot think to transition to much more open, online models. The thing is, many of us have been waiting over a decade for big media to start listening to the consumers and releasing things on more open networks. It’s hardly like the want for proper online distribution is a new thing anymore, so it’s hard to have sympathy for massive organizations whinging about piracy when it really seems they should get off their arses and innovate to continue having a profitable business.

Case in point is recently how Foxtel bought exclusive rights to the latest season of GoT in Aus and then started whinging about piracy cause how dare we don’t buy their overpriced Foxtel service for a single show. How dare we decide not to spend 3 or 4 times the price(compared to buying the seasons on iTunes or whatevs) to purchase a show and have a whole lot of extras we have no interest in foisted on us at the same time. How dare we be unhappy that a massive corporation has decided to crush the already limited distribution channels for media in Australia.

As was mentioned in the article, the internet is opening up and evolving channels for more independent producers to get their creations out there and just maybe actually start getting paid to do what they love. Surely this scares the big media corporations, because as distribution evolves we keep getting closer to the creators and the distributors need to get more creative to make a buck off of others work.

Personally it seems pretty great to see more diversity in creations and have the creators of that work benefit more directly. I guess I’m pretty heavily influenced by how music and comics have evolved with the wonder of the net. It doesn’t seem unrealistic to see the same thing happen with film and TV. I mean it already is through crowdfunding and the like. Technology is an amazing thing, and I’m someone who has been brought up watching computer technology and the net evolve together, so I just have no interest in watching media moguls whinge when they could be innovating and bloody well winning.
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That Guitar is so delicious ^________^
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We compiled a list of the top 100 sites across the Web, and checked to see if the Heartbleed bug was patched.
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http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/04/the-new-nbn-uncosted-no-upload-speeds-and-no-timetable/ "One of the key arguments the Coalition made against Labor’s NBN was that it was running behind schedule. Apparently, it has now decided that not having a schedule will avoid it facing any similar criticisms."
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An Ikea cabinet begins a new life growing vegetables ^_^
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    1998 - 2002
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Interested in parkour, anime, games, electronica and all sorts of other fun stuff :P

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I am the king of all cosmos!!

Well not really...  First of all I'm not giant, second of all I don't have the wierd head-tube thingy or royal garments but anyway I think you should build me a Katamari.  Yes a fantastical, marvelous katamari.  Go on, it is your destiny!!
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I originally got a recommendation for this place from a housemate I had a number of years ago. Come to today and I've just booked yet another appointment. I've found that no matter who you get the staff are always friendly and do a good job. Also I enjoy going back here because the salon itself feels relaxing and they tend to play chilled out music (not the radio) that I quite enjoy. I honestly hope they don't change a thing as I very much enjoy going to get my hair cut at Makasi.
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