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Youtube and Nollywood!

Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by Multioption, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. Multioption

    Multioption Well-Known Member

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    I really think some drastic measures should be taken to stop the proliferation of Nollywood movies on Youtube, otherwise the industry is heading for the rocks. I rarely watch movies as I don't have the luxury of time to sit in front of TV, but thanks to Youtube and their members for giving me free access to some of the movies I would never have seen.

    I will update this thread, posting the titles of movies watched on Youtube:

    1. Things Fall Apart - Things really fell apart (The movie is free)

    2. Royal Palace - I guess it's an old movie...lame storyline!

    3. Beyonce and Rihanna - I laugh so tey.. No originality!

    4. Sisters Heart - Currently watching
     
  2. takestyle

    takestyle Well-Known Member

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    so you're saying some drastic measures need to be taken against it... meanwhile you're busy watching all the movies for free?
     
  3. sky_flies

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    This is another issue!!! big 1!!!
     
  4. Meddeen250

    Meddeen250 Humanitarian

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    I'm against the new/recent Nollywood movies being on youtube, but definitely not against movies like "Things Fall Apart". Some of those movies are too old and almost impossible to buy them should one have such a desire.
    Even classic Hollywood movies (such as "The good, the Bad and the Terrible") are also available on youtube. Nollywood should focus on fighting the pirates selling Nollywood movies on a daily basis in major Western cities like London, Rome etc. They're the ones making use of unjust enrichment.
     
  5. Beautiful_Soul

    Beautiful_Soul I'm in my Own Group!

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    I am all for the Nollywood movies on youtube. I personally cannot sit in front of the computer and watch a whole movie on that tiny azz you tube screen, so I would just use it to screen movies to buy rather than not buy movies at all because of it.
     
  6. Multioption

    Multioption Well-Known Member

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    ehen, what do you suggest I do?
     
  7. takestyle

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    i don't know... maybe you could try some, y'know... "personal responsibility"?

    if you actually care about the industry, and you claim that Nollywood movies on YouTube, then perhaps before you call for "drastic measures" to remedy the situation, how about starting with yourself by not watching the movies on YouTube?
     
  8. Multioption

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    Really? How would that stop the knuckleheads who post the movies on Youtube?
     
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    Samples or previews or trailers, maybe.. But the whole movie? No. That's not right. There are many people that would simply watch it on Youtube instead of going to buy it like you do.
     
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    If the producers are aware, they can contact Youtube and the post will be taken down. Happens all the time with other types of videos.
     
  11. takestyle

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    it may or may not stop the knuckleheads who post the movies, but it WILL stop them from being detrimental to the industry.

    YOU are the guiltiest party, really... when you get right down to it, the people who post the movies on YouTube are engaging in copyright infringement, but are most likely not profiting from it financially (unless they are embedding the videos on a paysite somewhere else).

    YOU are the one who is watching for free instead of buying... if YOU and others like YOU stopped doing that, then there wouldn't really be any problem, now would there?
     
  12. Multioption

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    hahaha.

    Is my action punishable under any known copyright law?
     
  13. takestyle

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    you're switching the subject from what is detrimental to the industry (your original point) to what is punishable under copyright law.
     
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    Beautiful_Soul I'm in my Own Group!

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    I just type in the name of a film and if it is there, even if it is the whole thing I will watch bits of it, but to sit and watch the whole thing is just not comfortable. I tried to watch caught in the Act the other day online and I just couldn't do it... It was like trying to watch tv on a mobile phone... pointless
     
  15. takestyle

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    you can enlarge the screen, though (not that i'm encouraging you to do that! :1087: )
     
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    Beautiful_Soul I'm in my Own Group!

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    Of course I have tried that but it is so pixellated it is unbearable to watch...
     
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    Well if it is a sample of the movie that is fine. But to show the whole movie is wrong.
     
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    You said "YOU are the guiltiest party,...", which to me, is a law terminology.

    Which law am I guilty of by watching movies posted online?
     
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    as soon as i wrote that, i edited it to add "even though the people who post the videos are engaging in copyright infringement..." you seem to have replied before my edit went through, though.

    anyway, other than that i didn't address any legal issues and your original post was not about legal issues, either.

    "guilty party" is not necessarily a legal term... it's simply a term that investigates causality.

    your original point was NOT

    "I really think some drastic measures should be taken to stop the profileration of Nollywood movies on Youtube because it is illegal"

    it WAS

    "I really think some drastic measures should be taken to stop the proliferation of Nollywood movies on Youtube, otherwise the industry is heading for the rocks."

    Q: why is the industry "heading for the rocks??

    A: because potential paying viewers are keeping their money in their pockets and watching the movies for free instead of buying.

    THIS is the main problem... not the fact that the movies are on Youtube.

    if the movies were on Youtube and yet customers were still buying, it would not be a problem. in fact, we might even conclude that putting them on Youtube were an excellent advertising tactic that leads the customer to BUY the product in better quality after previewing on Youtube. (Beautiful Soul is a good example of this dynamic... scanning the movies on Youtube leads her to go and BUY them later.)

    but the customers who are watching for free rather than buying? THEY are the problem.

    so when you say this:

    YOU are the problem.
     
  20. Multioption

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    No! I am not the problem! I am not a fan of either nolly, holly, or whatever wood, but I care enough to alert that their business may be heading for the rocks!
     
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