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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:39 PM

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More than half of Singaporeans download music and videos illegally, even while they condemn piracy as a form of theft.
 
A survey of 900 people last year by Singapore-based research consultancy Sycamore Research and Marketing showed that 61 per cent of people here aged 16 to 64 download movies and videos illegally over the Internet. And 17 per cent do so at least once a week.
 
This is even though 66 per cent conceded what they were doing was stealing.
 
Over 180 people from the media and creative industries were told of the findings yesterday at an event at GV Grand cinema.
 
Ang Kwee Tiang, regional director of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, said the local music recording industry was in dire straits and urged responsible online behaviour. What was an almost S$90 million (US$71 million) industry in 1997 made just S$20 million (US$15.8 million) in 2012, Ang said.
 
This despite the availability of "legal and reasonably priced alternatives in Singapore" like Amped, a streaming service, and Rdio, an Internet radio service, he added.
 
He called for quick steps to make illegal content less available - a challenge when most illegal content is easily accessible and hosted overseas.
 
Piracy is rampant among youth in particular, with seven out of 10 between the ages of 16 and 24 downloading illegal content.
 
Some said piracy has become such a social norm that they do not think twice about it.
 
"Everybody does it and everybody is used to it, so it doesn't feel like a crime," said a 29-year-old marketing manager, who visits piracy site The Pirate Bay to download United States TV shows at least twice a week.
 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:44 PM

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reasonably priced alternatives 

 

highly debatable.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

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Regional director of the International Federation of the Pornographic Industry
 
 

 

I never knew such a job existed.

 

Now thats a job I would really like to have.

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

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I never knew such a job existed.

 

Now thats a job I would really like to have.

 

:D

 

 

everything must be in moderate, i believe this guy is overwhelm with what he is doing, sad case!  [laugh]

 

i also think the report is debatable, i think should be 1.9 out of 2   -_-


Edited by Jman888, 19 March 2014 - 03:49 PM.

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#5

Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

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I never knew such a job existed.
 
Now thats a job I would really like to have.
 
:D


I don't mind paying but there is no site to download porn legally :(
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:51 PM

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I never knew such a job existed.

 

Now thats a job I would really like to have.

 

:D

 

I think its like working in a bank, you get to see all the money but none of it its yours......

 

guess their perks is free gloves unlimited.

 

1 of 2 which is 50% I think its already unrated, 100% of the guys I know are doing ~~~~~~ :D


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:56 PM

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still waiting for itunes radio to launch here .... no netflix etc. have to pay for netflix in the states and use vpn to enjoy (no lag some more)


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:59 PM

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I never knew such a job existed.

 

Now thats a job I would really like to have.

 

:D

 

Hey you took the H away... its phonographic [sweatdrop]


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:02 PM

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I watched a movie in the cinema already.

Then I download and watch it again second time, maybe i miss something in the story.

 

They say I should pay again, otherwise they lose 2x profit.

 

If I have to pay again to watch the same movie second time, I doubt I will.

 

But then the numbers for piracy looks compelling, so much losses for profit they will never earn anyways.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

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still waiting for itunes radio to launch here .... no netflix etc. have to pay for netflix in the states and use vpn to enjoy (no lag some more)

That's what I do. But bloody Netflix ahh, you spend more time browsing the shows and movies than actually watching. So many until can't decide.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

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where to find japanese music in singapore? zero (jpop,jrock,jtrance,jcore, jmetal, etc..)

 

where to find trance and techno in singapore? zero (old sch type of music: groove coverage, cascada, etc..)

 

want to make it legal at least make it available and cheap for us to buy.

 

most of those to import from HK or japan min also need 40SGD.


still waiting for itunes radio to launch here .... no netflix etc. have to pay for netflix in the states and use vpn to enjoy (no lag some more)

 

go www.fibernet.sg to get good vpn to netflix, hulu, etc..

 

apple not useable


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:12 PM

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I think it is about time when the industry takes a look back at themselves and ask are the artistes worth so much? If they stop signing artistes on multi-million contracts, maybe they would survive on that 20mil. Is Bieber really worth that much? The world has changed, they can never unchange it. Whining is not going to do any good. And the last thing I expect to hear from these group of people is social responsibility. Can we get real here?
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

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I think it is about time when the industry takes a look back at themselves and ask are the artistes worth so much? If they stop signing artistes on multi-million contracts, maybe they would survive on that 20mil. Is Bieber really worth that much? The world has changed, they can never unchange it. Whining is not going to do any good. And the last thing I expect to hear from these group of people is social responsibility. Can we get real here?

 

in the days where games are getting cheaper, music is getting more ex.

 

of course die la.

 

the gaming companies adapted.

 

music companies didnt


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

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1 of 2 which is 50% I think its already unrated, 100% of the guys I know are doing ~~~~~~ :D

 

the actual number is 61%..it'll be shocking if they actually use 61% as the title



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

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I think it is about time when the industry takes a look back at themselves and ask are the artistes worth so much? If they stop signing artistes on multi-million contracts, maybe they would survive on that 20mil. Is Bieber really worth that much? The world has changed, they can never unchange it. Whining is not going to do any good. And the last thing I expect to hear from these group of people is social responsibility. Can we get real here?

 

 

those girls in JAV should worth more  :D

 

kpop also quite crazy, but then i always can't het ticket to Jay Chou concert  [mad]


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:21 PM

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As for music, what are you paying CDs for ?

 

A piece of hardware or a right to keep the music and listen over and over again ?

Should they charge you by the number of times you can listen to the same CD ?

 

If I'm not paying for the hardware, but the rights, then when my CD got damage, I should get a free replacement, right ? But that didn't happen either.

 

IP is so screwed up, they just want to take your money whenever they can.

 

If I like a movie, I still pay and go to the cinema for the experience.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

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so from this report, we can see that 50 percent of the Singaporeans are honest...

 

or I say kum lan...

 

do illegal downloads still admit in a survey...

 

besides, without the free options available.. the media industry really think their "stars" will be as pop meh...

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:25 PM

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I old school, until now still buy cd

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

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That's what I do. But bloody Netflix ahh, you spend more time browsing the shows and movies than actually watching. So many until can't decide.

 

just finished breaking bad marathon. but netflix is solid la, the family plan allows for 2 logins from same house also  some more ... thats forward thinking nia ... not like here, whine about losing money, but never propose to the consumer how to come to a mutually beneficially relationship ... even our own local companies just squeeze us like orange juice ...(hint, starts with world and ends with cup :P )


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

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I old school, until now still buy cd

Want to buy also doesn't mean can find.

 

Find already realise overseas cheaper, even after adding in freight charges.




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