Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"PIRATES: Yes we are"

If there is one crime that most of us are guilty with, knowing or not aware that you have committed it.. Its PIRACY!!! Am I right? Of course I am! You might say that youre not guilty of it but let me ask you questions... Have you bought any dvd/ vcd or any product lower than its usual price? Did you acquire or distributed copyrighted materials without permission? Have you ever downloaded music tunes in Limewire or any other downloading sites?Downloaded a film for free? Downloading a movie without paying for it is no different than walking into a store and stealing a DVD off the shelf. Its really wrong but still we do it. So why are we buying this kinds of material?

Here are some reasons:

1. Free Plastic Bag... yes, cool coloured black plastics.

2. Cinema consumes a lot of your time. Of course you need to fall in line to buy tickets, wait for the viewing time, spend for the fare going there and withstand the annoying attitude of the people around watching too.

3. Friendly Sellers. The manongs and the manangs selling it are very, very nice. They are the true movie lovers, because (according to them) they claim most of their dvds are the best and nice to watch. You can even ask for a Bargain! Then after you buy, they will call you "suki". hehe

4. NO CENSOR. There are no cuts and blurred visually disturbing images, and the "kinky parts" are not removed. Unlike in the cinemas, the Board of Censors prohibits it.

5. Cheap. The world is in Global Financial Crisis... the price ofpirated DVDs and VCDs are 50-70% lower than the original ones.

6.Updated. When we say "updated" very updated! One time, I saw Transformers 2 on its opening day, the following day, all the stalls and bangketas were suprisingly filled with Transformers 2 pirated discs... thats how pirates work, very fast. Compare this to the original ones, where you have to wait for a few months after the movie is first released.

Where to find The DVD heaven in the Philippines?

Just watch the vid..

Quiapo is very famous for its religious history. It is geographically located at the very center of the city of Manila. It is bounded by Estero de San Miguel on the South, San Miguel District on the East, Claro M. Recto Avenue on the North and Quezon Boulevard on the West. Aside of being known for cheap prices on items ranging from electronics, handicrafts, and food, sadly... it is also famous for being the home of pirated dvds in the country. You can find almost anything you want, from documentaries, movies, audio cds, concerts, anime and for those pervert ones, your all time favorite "porn stuff"... Strangely, there is a police station near the vicinity... so I wonder why these pirates are still operating in the area... are they legal? I thought pirated materials should be banned in the streets, not hiding the fact that there is actually a police station right there... Sometimes wolves have to sharpen their biting fangs... but we cant blame them if theyre fed by fat hands... For as long as the people patronize these pirated materials the battle for piracy will never end.


1 comment:

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Cool post on Piracy, I have linked it on my blog: