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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    AThink of what would happen to the video businesses in France, if the Disney Plus service was free to dump all its content on its channel--those businesses would collapse. Pretty soon all the content in France would be coming from the United States. That's a cultural invasion.

    Countries with a much smaller population can't compete against the influx of American products, without some kind of protection for their homegrown businnesses.
    An awful lot of of the content is already coming from the United States. Hard to envision a scenario where this law changes that.

    This is not about content creation, it's about protectionism of a dying (and increasingly niche) market.

    Quote Originally Posted by ComicJunkie21 View Post
    100% This!

    The only thing I want to add is also the american consumer mindset that they are entitled to entertainment at a free cost. People work hard to make the tv, music, and movies that we enjoy, should they not be compensated for it.
    I dunno about anyone else, but I pay about $150 a month through various streaming services, and I don't have cable or dish. I certainly do not have an expectation of free entertainment. The closest I've ever gotten to that is a free concert at the city park.
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    Why yes, I AM a Mark Goodson/Bill Toddman production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midvillian1322 View Post
    Would it make sense then for Disney to maybe just not release certain movies in France and just let them go to Disney +? Or is France big enough of a market they need that Boxoffice over the streaming content? Serious question in have no idea
    One question I'd want to work out is what percentage of people are signing up for new movies? Disney+ will have original, classic and television content. My guess is that, in France, the people who decide not to sign up just because they can't get Endgame or Lion King or Dark Phoenix seems smaller than box office and video revenue.

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    Do you want piracy? Because this is how you push people into piracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    Do you want piracy? Because this is how you push people into piracy.
    How fast are pirated tv shows and movies that have been translated to French reach France these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralmist View Post
    How fast are pirated tv shows and movies that have been translated to French reach France these days?
    Most of the ripped from iTunes versions of pirated shows have foreign subtitles baked into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal Tiger View Post
    Most of the ripped from iTunes versions of pirated shows have foreign subtitles baked into them.
    Wow! I guess sharing is caring lmao! I didn't know they worked that fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    Do you want piracy? Because this is how you push people into piracy.
    Why would they care. Even if half the people pirate, if you can push the other half to the outlets you want to support and protect your own National industry, why wouldn’t you? The piracy effects the streaming service from another country more than your own businesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComicJunkie21 View Post
    100% This!

    The only thing I want to add is also the american consumer mindset that they are entitled to entertainment at a free cost. People work hard to make the tv, music, and movies that we enjoy, should they not be compensated for it. I'm not talking about the actor or musician who makes millions each year but how about the stage hands, assistants, and the people in the supply chain distribution areas who are middle class and need jobs too. If countries create laws to try to protect their citizens then that's their right and that's what they should be doing because at the end of the day as Americans we would want our politicians to do the same for us (china trade war ring a bell?).

    The only entertainment market bigger than ours potentially is China. How is the American mindset that we want free entertainment? We buy movie tickets, we go to concerts and sporting events, we have a massive video game industry and support many streaming models for music. That's a silly generic assertion not based on reality

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