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ARK DVD is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, prerecorded media, and a whole lot more. If it uses batteries or electricity we probably sell it.

Another way content producers can fight piracy

Excerpt from Chris Tribbey for Media & Entertainment Services Alliance, link to full article. “The law of the land is ISPs are required to have a policy in place to regulate their networks for repeat infringement, and they run the risk … Continue reading

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Are content owners prepared to fight on multiple fronts?

This blog entry emphasizes something we’ve been advocating for YEARS: a simultaneous, multi-pronged strategy in fighting piracy. “Just a little frustration on the consumer’s part will result in them moving on,” she said Dec. 9, speaking during a panel at … Continue reading

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Gale Ann Hurd pointed a finger at Google, and she was right

“Google can block child porn and malware, but let’s illegal streaming sites show up all the time. And Fortune 500 companies aren’t doing their part, by continuing to allow their advertising to appear on those sites, she said. “They have … Continue reading

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DISCS still winning out over streaming VOD

More people watch movies and TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The number of consumers renting discs at kiosks and video stores is identical to the number of people watching on a subscription video-on-demand services, according to new data … Continue reading

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FORBES explodes the myth of digital takeover

Dade Hayes at Forbes hit the nail on the head, making the same observations we have for YEARS: Physical goods still make up about two-thirds of major studios’ total home entertainment revenue. Perhaps it’s simple human nature — few executives, … Continue reading

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Physical media is still king – video downloading is still a hoax

In spite of all the spin and effort trying to direct consumers towards streaming and downloading video (Hulu, Netflix, Flixster, UltraViolet), the responsible parties can’t hide the facts. Netflix and subscription video-on-demand may dominate the headlines, but music, via subscription … Continue reading

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Research confirms online piracy is for lowlife freeloading scumbags – Who knew?

Well, we all did. Didn’t we? All kidding aside, it’s a sad state of affairs when researchers have to waste time proving the obvious – that online pirates steal because it is free and convenient to do so. All the … Continue reading

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COPYRIGHT IN THE DIGITAL ERA – NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Chris Tribbey summarized a report by the NRC in HOME MEDIA: “Although copyright law and other remedies under the [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] remain an effective tool against infringing services located in the United States, most, if not all illegal … Continue reading

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More proof of the HYPE surrounding digital content and downloads

Those of us on the front lines of packaged media retail have known for YEARS that digital content via streaming and downloads is A LOT of hype. While these ancillary revenue streams should not be ignored, they certainly are not … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 2013 rollout

As the 2013 rollout of the copyright warning system draws near, cowardly piracy supporters are beginning to howl like the cowardly jackals they are. Thievery advocates are applauding a recent delay. excerpt from CNET writer Dara Kerr: The “six strikes” … Continue reading

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