Posted by cool_ambo on September 25th, 2010 | 0 comments
So that’s how it is done, pirating movies, I mean.
The movie, our example of which is the Iron man2 movie, is copied or duplicated first by capturing the images from a theater screen by a vidcam. This method, of course, is risky because a lot of times people stting in the front rows often get up to go to the washrooms and such motivations are caught on the vidcam. Nevertheless, the movie is copied.
Transfer of the movie to a dvd disk is done with the use of a computer with the software for the purpose. Large scale duplications of the movie is done with commercial-type replicators. These can copy the movie in large numbers at a time.
Moving the duplicate internationally is not done with hard disk copies. Instead the movie data is transferred thru the internet. The movie is first compressed to about a third its gigabyte size and sent through by email or by websites very much similar to that 1.78 Gigabyte Iron Man 2 I posted before this. Compressed movies, however, lose its resolution, color and chroma. The movie becomes darker on the screen, with extreme colors of yellow or red, and the reolution is not recovered.
Pirated movies can be recognized by these shortcomings, and also by the fact that the extras and other features are missing. A small portion of movie lovers would copy, or pirate, movies for their personal library. A bigger portion would pirate movies for commercial benefits. These are the real, honest-to-corrupt pirates.
Catching them would be more difficult than preventing the copyright from being compromised.
The sources of pirated movies are vidcams used on theaters, promotional dvd disks, and company thefts from employees. If these sources are cut off, would there be a need for catching pirates of movies?
But of course, there are still more people who dubs movies by skirting the copyguards on dvd disks. This is now a different story, eh?