The Vices and Virtues of Internet Piracy – Game, Music and Movie Piracy

B-Mask joins LaughingMan, CineMax, and Kenny in the third episode of the Official Cheshire Cat Studios Video Podcast. We vent on the subject of Internet piracy, the underhanded tactics by the RIAA, MPAA and game industries, Government censorship, laughable anti-piracy marketing campaigns, suspicious statistics, DRM control, and the companies who hate you for obtaining content that they refuse to even sell to you.

LaughingMan makes the case that despite the free access to music, movies and games, many of the musicians that he is a fan of and whom he supports with his money, were introduced to him through either borrowing friends’ music, or piracy. B-Mask states that there’s a lot of content that fans want that companies simply aren’t supplying (example: the Hey Arnold episodes on DVD). Kenny denounces video game anti-piracy measures (DRM Control) as stifling the industry and hurting the consumers in the case of Diablo 3 and Spore, as well as voices protest and issues a boycott over the Capcom “on disc DLC” controversy. CineMax warns of Government Censorship, spearheaded by the RIAA and MPAA, in the forms of SOPA and PIPA, and Net Neutrality.

LaughingMan

The loveable lunatic with the foul mouth and the iconic laugh, Laughingman is the founder of CCS. With more coffee than copper in his bloodstream, he's a full-time website developer by day, and a gamer, editor, and fiction writer by night.

CineMax

A subversive excommunicated from [REDACTED] as a result of a failed coup d'etat, CineMax has miraculously managed to reach and find asylum in the Land of the Free. Here he spends his days working for Cheshire Cat Studios, all the while plotting his inevitable return to the motherland to once again foment the flames of revolution.

Kenny

Born in the stomach of a whale in a small fishing town in Antarctica, Kenny knew that his life mission would be to end world hunger, save Tibet, and finally learn how to dougie. Instead, he ended up studying law and writing the "Food For Thought" article series for CheshireCatStudios.com. One day, he hopes to become President of Brazil and blow up the moon.

B-mask

B-Mask was not always a purveyor of animation. Having credentials ranging from frog slinger to hash seller, he has experienced life to its fullest extreme from under his tiny rock. He hosts the series known as Beyond Pictures which aims to look beneath the surface of works- understandably difficult in this day and age.

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