Would Piracy Decline If More Movies Were Online Legally?
White House Down, Elysium, The Mortal Instruments City of Bones, and 2 Guns are not available in any digital format at the moment. The fact that the films are not available for streaming isn’t too surprising, since services like Netflix don’t specialize in new releases thanks to the cost of licensing them. Meanwhile, the new films Netflix does gain the rights to often don’t hit the service until a few weeks after their DVD release , as part of the deals Netflix worked out with studios. A number of these films, meanwhile, are simply between their theatrical and DVD release. White House Down, for example, is scheduled to be released on Amazon Instant Video on Nov. 5 for $4.99 rental or $14.99 purchase. Elysium and The Mortal Instruments City of Bones arrive on DVD in December, while 2 Guns will be released in November. PiracyData.org is the brainchild of Jerry Brito and Eli Dourado from the Mercatus Center , a conservative think tank within George Mason University, as well as developer Matt Sherman. In a FAQ , they said they wanted to determine if consumers “turn to piracy when the movies they want to watch are not available legally.” They were inspired by an MPAA report that said search engines were not taking sufficient voluntary measures to combat piracy. When the site debuted yesterday, however, some of the information was incorrect. Pacific Rim, for example, was not listed as being available for digital purchase. “On October 15, we experienced some launch day glitches, so regretfully, some of the data that we presented on our site was innaccurate [sic],” PiracyData.org said on its site. “When this was brought to our attention, we immediately corrected the data on our site.
Home movies get star treatment at the Hangar
19. At the bring-your-own-film event, participants can have the state of their Super 8 and 8 and 16 mm home movies assessed by experts, learn how to preserve them and see their family films projected on small screens. The Royal B.C. Museum, the City of Vancouver Archives and the CBC Vancouver Media Archives will play home movies on a big screen. You could call it an antiques roll show, said Colin Preston, library coordinator for CBC Vancouver Media Archives and a member of the Audio-Visual Heritage Association of B.C. Were just letting the stuff roll. The City of Vancouver will proclaim Oct. 19 Home Movie Day. Christine Hagemoen, coordinator of Vancouvers version of the worldwide celebration, hopes Vancouverites dig up old family movies for the event. The idea is to get people interested in audiovisual history from their own little personal histories and then perhaps think about the greater histories and how these things all connect together, she said. Especially as time goes by, movies that people didnt think were very important become fabulous because they show the changing city and all sorts of other cultural and historical things. From CBCs archives, Preston plans to show home movies from the 1930s and early 1940s that include Burrard Bridge, Hastings Park and the beach at English Bay, the dirt highway to Grouse Mountain, routes through B.C.s Interior and a tour of Vancouver that includes Chinatown and Stanley Park. Hell also screen films belonging to the late national-class figure skater Eileen Bunty Brennan (nee Noble) that include shots of her and her father outside their home. The house, between Second and Third [avenues] on Collingwood is still there. Its got a little heritage plaque on it, Preston said. You can go there now. Its wonderful.