December 26, 2006
Piracy, the Clear Winner in the HD Disk Format Wars

A "ha ha true" article on how the HD disk format wars are over and piracy is the clear winner. Can't say that I disagree myself, the "benefits" given by increasing numbers of these new technologies really seems to be just masquerading erosion or usage rights, if you can see through the (sometimes very) thin veneer that's sloshed over it.

In the mean time, Piracy, the better choice (tm) flourishes. If you take 10 minutes to look around, you will see that every HD movie is now available on P2P networks. I haven't bothered to get one, so I can't comment on the quality, but it sure looks like availability is there. What was an underground clique in the 1980s and 1990s has become mainstream and so vastly much easier to do that it is laughable. Before the technology hits 1% market penetration it is comprehensively cracked and better for the consumer than the legit versions.

Anyway, even if you don't agree and think that any piracy makes you an evildoer going to hell, it's still an interesting look at things from The Inquirer.

Posted by Arcterex at December 26, 2006 10:29 PM