Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed
A certain level of what they now call 'piracy' actually does seem to be good for the market.
While it does somewhat go against commonsense.
Quote: Originally Posted by XxBRADxX
As stated a couple posts above, I too had seen where piracy had helped sales (Sweden) I believe.
Don't forget that it actually LOWERS
Remember how expensive CDs were before "Internet piracy"?
Without "Internet piracy", the MPAA & RIAA members could charge even more ludicrous prices and people would have no option but to pay them.
Why do you think game/media/software companies want to do away with physical media?
It's not because the consumer will benefit. It's so they can charge higher prices.
All the other "Cloud" services are also based on this model (e.g. rent your OS, rent your storage).