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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/18/2017 6:30:38 PM
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Re: Piracy
And it becomes a lose/lose situation for everyone. There needs to be a balance between demand and customers needs.

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batye
batye
12/13/2017 2:46:03 AM
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Re: Piracy
@dlr5288 I see the same trend but Co. this days living in the todays bottom line... keep forgeting people do not want to spend more... at the end customers walk away... 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2017 3:35:02 PM
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Re: Piracy
Couldn’t agree more! The prices having been getting higher and higher every month. You would think that companies would realize that they’re losing people each year...it’s something that I hope can slow down one day soon.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/24/2017 9:15:40 AM
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Re: Piracy
In my opinion, it's crazy that people even pay for pirated services. Though you would think companies would get the hint that the majority of us are barely getting by on our current incomes with the high price of everything, and adjust accordingly. But they won't They sit and hope that we all fold and rack up an absurd credit card debt instead. What would be intersteing is if one of these pirated sites was ever made an example of like Napster was back in the day. I doubt it. But it would be interesting. 

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 8:53:28 PM
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Bandwidth
"Sandvine also estimates that operators are losing out on network capacity due to piracy. This is because legitimate services such as Netflix build technology into their client apps to stop streaming after a set period if the viewer doesn't act (i.e., change channels, raise volume, pause live TV etc.). That's to stop streaming at times when no one is watching anymore but hasn't turned off the set-top box, or has walked away, or dozed off in front of the TV. It helps network operators avoid wasting bandwidth, but also helps streaming services manage their own transit and other content delivery costs."

Network capacity was already an issue before piracy increased and the black market generated pirated set-top boxes. It is even a bigger issue now. Pirated set-top boxes companies can't or don't want to manage network resources to reduce wasting bandwidth. There is a price to pay for everything that you want.

 

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 8:50:18 PM
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Re: Piracy is Killing
@mhhf1ve, Valid points. Companies should not be able to buy IPs. This encourages a monopoly in the industry. But then again we live in a capitalistic society so greed fuels everything that is done.

I am glad IP laws exist. They provide a lot of benefits for individuals, small business owners and families. Families can make educated decisions about safety or the products they purchase and make encorage piracy rights to ensure authentic high quality products are created, and helps provide confidence in the products and services consumers purchase.

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 8:43:23 PM
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Lost Revenue
Blocking piracy does not solve the issue. Those estimates are forgetting the main issue, customers are unhappy with service and churn will continue to occur if they don't lower prices.

If piracy set-top boxes are banned customers will just find another outlet for entertainment.

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 8:40:54 PM
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Piracy
"According to the company's 2017 Global Internet Phenomena report, released earlier this week, illegal streaming services are earning $840 million from their subscribers. These services, typically priced at $10 per month, have an estimated 6.5% of north American households as subscribers. Sandvine estimates that costs the video industry $4.2 billion in lost revenue.

These statistics prove that consumers are tired of paying high prices for set-top boxes and service. This should be a wakeup call to cable companies to lower their prices and provide better service.

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 7:36:53 PM
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Piracy is Killing Capacity
Wow, I did not know there were pirated set-top boxes but am not surprised. It is amazing that they consume more than a terabyte of network bandwidth.

Pirated devices that continue to use bandwidth when viewers are not watching is bad for business. This slows down bandwidth for paid subscribers. Not sure when the piracy will be addressed but I understand why pirated set-top boxes exist. Pricing of services is too expensive.

 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/22/2017 6:20:47 AM
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Re: Piracy is Killing
@mhhf1ve - Not to mention a good number of those copies don't even work the way they are supposed to anyway. Not to meniton that they are generally filled with malware. Though according to the video I wil post a link to below, most art is just a copy anyway.  

 

https://youtu.be/SiEXgpp37No

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