Hollywood has a message to all those pirates who keep making excuses to download and stream films illegally.
“You have no excuse.”
The major movie studios have done enough to make their content legally available, launching thousands of convenient movie services worldwide, they claim.
“We need to bust the myth that legal content is unavailable. Creative industries are tirelessly experimenting with new business models that deliver films, books, music, TV programs, newspapers, games and other creative works to consumers,” Stan McCoy noted on the MPAA blog this week.
“In Europe, there are over 3,000 on-demand audio-visual services available to European citizens,” he adds.
So is the MPA right? Is “availability” an imaginary problem that pirates use as an excuse not to pay?