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Comedian Louis CK: The whole country of Australia pirates

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jun 2014 15:01 User comments (17)

Comedian Louis CK: The whole country of Australia pirates Popular comedian Louis CK has been quoted that everyone in Australia pirates, which is what explains how people he has talked to in the nation have all seen his show "Louie" despite it not being available in the country legally.
Speaking on the Opie and Anthony radio show last year, the comedian said that even compared to the U.S., the piracy rate in Australia is much higher. CK said, as part of his rant, that "in the U.S., only weirdos pirate, but in Australia, the whole country pirates, even moms and pops."

Australia is well known to have less licensed content available via legal channels, despite being a developed nation. CK agrees with this, noting that it is in many cases easier to pirate.

Here is Louis CK's full (1 minute) rant about the subject:

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18.6.2014 21:56

Just shows how far behind the industry is including movie studio's,if your not making it available then people will find a way of getting it,even CK thinks his distribution company sux..lol..


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29.6.2014 0:11

if they got rid of region coding and made all movies and tv shows available to the public same time frame + same price they would cash in and piracy numbers would drop.


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39.6.2014 1:24

Quote:
"...despite it not being available in the country legally."
Not true!

Louie IS shown in Oz, on channel 22 (ABC2). So that's wrong! Free-to-air Public broadcaster... so no ads even.

What happens is that stuff gets shown here late. That can be anything to a couple of weeks late to a whole season. But we get cable stuff on network telly. For example, I found out about Breaking Bad by seeing it free on ABC2 first.

A note: a lot of stuff gets shown on Oz network telly that would not make it on American network I understand. Swearing, nudity, violence etc. shown late (after 9:30pm) is not a big deal here. (I suspect it would not be such a big deal to Yanks either but they want them to pay for it.)

Louis is not completely wrong but if it makes him feel any better, I never watched his show... "pirated" or not. Just never got around to it.

It all depends. Vikings, and now Fargo, are shown on SBS HD (free-to-air) only a week or two after the official cable release. (SBS also shows The Walking Dead!) ...I don't bother to "pirate" Fargo.

Foxtel has Game of Thrones on cable. A friend gets it. But cable is, in general, such shit here that a lot of Aussies don't want it. Let's face it, Cable is history anyway.

Another reason is that Aussies often have problems getting HiRes versions of shows. It's not just availability. But people buy stuff off of iTunes when it's available too. Aussies get charged A LOT for that sort of service and that's another incentive to "pirate". We're considered per capita to be richer than we are I reckon.

So, from a country that pays more or pirates more... take your pick.




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49.6.2014 16:33

What Comedian Louis CK try to say is;
The Greedy basters Copywriters holders like MPAA, RIA, etc. They will never release anything around the world at the same time:
1.- 'cos they are no as big as they think.
2.- Their Greed blind them & they can't think stray, since they F-ing everybody including the actors, artists, producers, public, etc.
3.- Since they can't supply the world at once. Piracy is doing the job for FREE.

4.- Independent artist is the way to go. Send the Middle Man to burn in Hell.

I just happy that the Internet is fixing the scumbags MPAA & RIA witch are just a small group of people trying to control the demand for: You guessed, More $$$. To the point that they were some how, behind the NSA spying (Human-Behavior) for profits.

God Bless p2p.

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The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

59.6.2014 23:52

the problem with foxtel and cable in general here is they try to sell you a bunch of crap you don't need raise the price and make it sound like a good deal.

I actually knew someone paying about $140 a month for internet with a cable box and 10 movies on demand a month + home phone and couple of other useless things and he honestly believed he got a good deal.

Just to clarify it wasn't foxtel it was a telstra t-box bundled with home phone and net and 10 movies on demand plus a bunch of free to air tv shows and a record function.

i mean in australia where i live.

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610.6.2014 0:52

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
the problem with foxtel and cable in general here is they try to sell you a bunch of crap you don't need raise the price and make it sound like a good deal.
true... true

PS: By "here" do you mean the US, Australia or Finland (where this site is actually based)?



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Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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710.6.2014 1:21

I live in Australia and pay for Foxtel, have what is known as a Platinum account (all channels), plus I have Internet and landline (never use landline), in a package and pay $240 p/mth and I don't get 10 free pay per views a month!

Then on top of that I pay $55 p/mth for my mobile. Thing is I don't get to watch a lot because I'm away from home half time working in a regional area. I pay through the nose for my entertainment and I'm probably nuts for doing so.

There's so much I hear about that's showing internationally and half the time by the time the crowd here get wind of a show downunder it's cancelled or into the series for a few seasons, or spasmodically aired without any commitment to keep the show airing at the same time weekly. There have been a number of shows that I consider good by the write-ups and if I find someone that has 'found' them online I try to watch. There's even times I buy direct from the States or the UK (case in point Twin Peaks complete series on Bluray.. the shops here haven't even heard of this new release).

Sick of Australia being considered backwater to everywhere else in the world.

811.6.2014 15:58

I think the way to go is streaming using a PS4 or else. Just like: You guessed. Most of us !!!
Now with the PS4 new native YouTube app. things just getting better.

Video Game Consoles Are Still The Most Popular Streaming Devices For TVs ("Free" Entertainment).
http://www.businessinsider.com/video-ga...6#ixzz34MX4KZgQ

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912.6.2014 6:13

Streaming in Oz... forget it.

Since they got in power the Liberal conservatives in our country are torpedoing the National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre-to-the-home initiative. They are doing their best to suck as much cash out of circulation as they can.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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1013.6.2014 14:11

Originally posted by tropolite:
I live in Australia and pay for Foxtel, have what is known as a Platinum account (all channels), plus I have Internet and landline (never use landline), in a package and pay $240 p/mth and I don't get 10 free pay per views a month!
That's crazy. I use to pay $180 per month for cable tv (with premium channels), internet, and home phone here in the US. The thing is, I hardly watched tv. When I did watch tv, it was reruns of CSI, Law and Order, and NCIS. I cut the cord 7 or 8 years ago and never looked back. I pay 55 per month for 20Mb connection. I can download or stream whatever I want to watch or listen to. That's all I need. I also have an Amazon prime account that's $99 per year. I got it for the free 2 day shipping, the streaming video (and now music) is an added bonus.


1113.6.2014 20:46

I live in Australia and have never heard of this guy. Seems I should do as he said and go looking for some torrents, huh?

1214.6.2014 22:29

Originally posted by Dr_Shifty:
I live in Australia and have never heard of this guy. Seems I should do as he said and go looking for some torrents, huh?
Aye, ye be ta scurge of ta modern society, matey. an ye be savin a few bucks ta boot.

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1314.6.2014 22:55

Originally posted by Dr_Shifty:
I live in Australia and have never heard of this guy. Seems I should do as he said and go looking for some torrents, huh?
As I said, he's been on ABC2 (chan 22).

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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1414.6.2014 23:11

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Dr_Shifty:
I live in Australia and have never heard of this guy. Seems I should do as he said and go looking for some torrents, huh?
As I said, he's been on ABC2 (chan 22).
in his defense your honor, Louis gave him the idea.

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1515.6.2014 7:05

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Dr_Shifty:
I live in Australia and have never heard of this guy. Seems I should do as he said and go looking for some torrents, huh?
As I said, he's been on ABC2 (chan 22).
in his defense your honor, Louis gave him the idea.
It's OK, Mr D. Jemborg is just pretending he doesn't recognise irony. :)


1615.6.2014 7:08

Hey Jemborg, good to see the DSE VZ300 in your sig. I've got a Cambridge Z88 sitting on my desk - a bit of nostalgia for those old enough to remember the 80s.

1716.6.2014 0:14

I just figured you'd missed my earlier post heh.

I did a quick scan of ABC iView for louie and he's not there atm. They've repeated him before I think... they'll do it again.


Yeah, those crazy Z80 machines. Puts it in perspective hey?


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