Thepiratebay vs Foxtel, your thoughts?
Ellen makes a great point, I don’t think I could have said it any better.
It is not that many Australians don’t see what they are doing (in terms of pirating content) as illegal, they whole heartedly realise that. I talk about it as a collective, as Australia has the highest rate of piracy world wide.
I think Ellen’s point that Australians would be happy to pay for they TV programs (at a reasonable price that is), rather than pirate them. It is rather pathetic that we have to wait so long for some shows, and sometimes never get them unless we have Foxtel.
One thing that Ellen didn’t mention (nor did I expect her to) was the AFL. I personally, find it disgraceful that “Australia’s Game” as it is always so kindly put, is near impossible to bearably watch without paying for it. Coverage by the low quality channel 7 is not enough, and people don’t want to buy Foxtel or AFL live to watch something that many believe should be free. Who want’s to watch standard definition crap on channel 7, and not even see their team play?
Check out Ellen’s post here if you want to hear her thoughts on Piracy and subscriptions.