That movie companies release many DVDs in Russia before elsewhere and are complicit in illegal file sharing? That is a fact! Take the movie Immortals.. Official release date in the US is March 6th 2012. However they already released it in Russia.. aka region 5 around the 12th of January, and even worse, the morons sent out an Oscar preview (guessing special effects) in December, which of course was all over the net shortly after.
I dont trust the Justice Department because they are just doing the bidding of the rights holders industry who refuse to change their ways. The problem is the law, not the actions of people... the laws are out of date and do not reflect the 21st century and need to be changed.
If people had access to the rights holders products legally through the channels of distribution they want, then piracy would fall dramatically. If I had access to The Big Bang Theory hours after it airing in the US legally, then yes I would use that avenue, but I dont. I either have to wait weeks or months for it to come on local tv, or even longer on DVD, or download it illegally of the net. So I ask you this.. what is better, that I pay a buck to watch the newest episode of the Big Bang Theory online legally, or I steal the episode? Why cant the rights holders understand that we dont live in the 1980s any more? Why are they constantly blocking companies that want to provide the services people want? Spotify is a great example.. blocked for years in the US, but legal in most of Europe.. and it is the SAME rights holders!