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.