In an effort to combat online piracy, thirty entertainment companies will band together to form ACE, or the Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment. The alliance is described in the press release as “a new global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market for creative content and reducing online piracy.”
The members of ACE at launch include the parent companies of every major Hollywood studio, including NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Also on board are such industry heavyweights as Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, CBS Corp., AMC Networks, STX, Univision, Telemundo, MGM, Lionsgate, and Village Roadshow. Rounding out the group are such international concerns as BBC Worldwide, Bell Canada and Bell Media, Canal+ Group, Constantin Film, Foxtel, Grupo Globo, Star India, Studio Babelsberg and Televisa.
My take: interesting effrot, but good luck. You may be able to shut down most torrent sites, but they’ll just go private. Most warez sites will still exist, and so will digital lockers like Mega and Nitrofalre. Perhaps instead of trying to curb piracy you should try two things: allow older material to enter the public domain, and two work on giving people what they want how they want instead of restricting them, because you do nothing but breed piracy when you limit their choices.
lol. And they thought Napster was the end of music, too, along with VHS piracy portending the end of theaters. These greedy fucks and their scare tactics.