Fileserve Shuts Its Doors To Sharing Too


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This is no surprise. I learned last night that Fileserve also owns Filesonic, which closed to sharing first.

In the past, TV networks have employed firms to leak pilots to the Net to generate word of mouth. The best and fastest way to snag a copy was via locker.

I think the first to feel the effects of this will be TV viewership. People just aren’t going to bother to watch commercial TV as a substitute (or even Hulu). For some programs that originate overseas and will never appear in the U.S., there is no substitute. You won’t see the kind of post-cancellation cults build as they have for, say, Firefly.

Also, people will move back to torrents. But by the time someone wants something via torrent — having finally gotten the word of mouth — the Seeds are gone or are so few and the transfer rate is so slow that few people will even bother.

All of you praying for Apple TV to save your ass, do you really want to be just another bitch for a tech company?

In the physical retail world, there’s such a thing as breakage. These are inevitable losses incurred by shipping, warehousing, employee theft, and customer accidents. Breakage is how these lockers should be regarded. Anyone who thinks they’re the downfall of any entertainment industry is simply out of touch with reality and should just shut the fuck up.

Finally, it’s worth remembering that Hollywood wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for pirates. Had Edison had his way, it would have never existed and where would we be now? And where will we be with all of the lockers gone? If you think better, just go away, you have nothing to say.

Previously here:

Hollywood: Founded By And On Piracy
Filesonic Shuts Its Doors To Sharing
Copyright: Statute Of Limitations

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