Netflix raises prices on standard and premium plans

Ocellaris

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What’s going to push me over the edge for Netflix is them charging an extra $5 a month to get 4K HDR streams. I feel like we are past that point where that should not be available in the normal tier.
 

LukeTbk

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Which just goes to show that they are blowing hot air. Always playing the victim and always overstating the actual impact of piracy on their bottom line. The fact remains that most pirates wouldn't turn into paying customers overnight if they put an end to piracy. The thing is, they don't have to end piracy, they have to offer a service that is better, and people will pay for it. mp3 sharing didn't die, it has become irrelevant, because of music streaming services that are affordable and more convenient. Music streaming works because they don't have exclusives, they don't try to fragment the market, they don't geolock content, therefore people happily pay for it.
It completely destroyed large section of the music industry and did cut the revenues by a lot, yes making spotify free and having everything on youtube with adblockers make piracy irrelevant on that platform, but removed all revenues as well, people happily pay very little for having it on their mobile.

Has for always overstating the actual impact of piracy on their bottom line maybe they do, but from what I remember it was around 3-7% of the pirated content that would have turned into a sales in their complaining models (they compare sales when a good leak get out a bad leak versus product that did not have them and market that had a version for them versus not when language barrier are relevant enough), maybe it is vastly overstated but it was far from saying that 100% of the pirated content would have been sold.

Court fees asked include much more than what you claim to have lost in general it also include a punishment section historically (to make sure that the fine is always bigger than what you made as revenues from the fraudulus actions).

It is more convenient for me, not for the technically illiterate. But the technically illiterate won't pirate either way, so how is this relevant?
Convenient for you is something absolutely subjective and I am not sure how relevant here, when someone say something is more convenient without adding for themselve in that type of conversation it imply more of an objective judgment.

For example if I say, netflix exploded on streaming versus it's dvd by mail models even with a much much smaller and worst offer because it was much more convenient (well false for many people without broaden internet, I am talking overall).

The technically illiterate nowadays in many market pirates a lot and always had, it was homemade copy of cd/dvd/vhs in flee market back in the days, today it is all setuped android box stream.
 

kju1

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Thank you. Agreed mate! Taco remember Robinson crusoe. Nd also some other book about german uboat that got eventually sunk by american destroyer.

Ive read about 50 books this year...and watched maybe 5 hours of TV. And those 5 hours were old star trek (TOS) shows with my wife who hadn't seen them.
 

LukeTbk

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I'd be interested in the impression of someone who watched it before the controversy. Reading reviews from before the controversy, it sounds like it's supposed to make viewers squeamish. I guess it's kind of like making a movie about child soldiers. It's heart-wrenching, but that doesn't mean it's not a valid topic.
I do wonder as well (could read people Sundance impression), I am not sure I ever saw a stronger/more powerful message against the hyper sexualisation of young girl that the movie Cutie.

I cannot imagine a parent of a young girl watching this and not thinking, ok I need to give attention on what my young girl is seeing/doing on those Instagram/TikTok of the world, it is hard to put myself in the mind of someone that is not sickened/hard to watch by the movie and conclude the opposite, that it is pro-hypersexualisation.
 
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TheSlySyl

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I just... Didn't watch cuties. No matter what interpretation or controversy of what the movie is actually about. It didn't seem like something that I would ever have any interest in and not would I want to give it any views.
Is it bad? Is it pedophile? I frankly don't care enough to actually find out.

If you want to watch something with sexual dancing, Watch "Dancing with the birds." Which is about birds of paradise and the ridiculous stuff they go through to try and find a mate, all in Ultra HD 4k and with a nice big band soundtrack.
 

Aireoth

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It was addressed to you.
You are talking a lot of fuzz about nothing trying to appears smart, however you are just proving my point that pirates will go to length of weird logic to justify taking something and not living up to their part of the deal.
You don't live up to your side of the arrangement it is wrong no matter how you try to picture a new world in you utopian fantasy

Full discloure: I did not read your full post as it It seems you are just repeating yourself: "We cant beat people getting killed so we are mights as well go murder them" idiotics. Again just proving my original point of extreme lenghts to justify a amoral act

Yep, your the smartest, I concede to your superior morality and endless whataboutism and exageration.

By the way, what happened to piracy rates after netflix launched?
 
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