Here Are the 10 Most Pirated Movies of 2012

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It's the end of the year and TorrentFreak has taken a look back at the year in movie piracy. The entire list isn't exactly surprising, but there are a few weird entries on there. For instance, the top movie sucks.

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Of course you've got your blockbusters like the The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, but Project X as number 1? Really? I guess it just goes to show that a lot of these pirates are just grabbing movies they know are kind of crappy but just can't resist the urge to see anyway. Free movie or not though, you can never get that time back. [TorrentFreak]

DISCUSSION

By
Jeff Monk

I often wonder whether or not the piracy of movies would dramatically drop if the movie studios would just stop being greedy assholes and raping their customer base.

Up here in Toronto, its 13.50 admission for a movie. Throw in a $20 popcorn and drink combo (I'm serious) and its quite expensive. Then, when the movie comes out for retail, its $30 bucks for a BluRay, to start. Thats pretty ridiculous.

So what I wonder is, how many people pirate out of moral defiance reasons (ironic, I know) rather than financial ones? I know personally I have no hesitation paying for a movie if the price is reasonable, and the movie is worth paying for (but thats a whole separate arguement). I would happily buy Avengers at $15, rather than the $35 Bestbuy has it for now. Its not the money; I can afford to buy a $35 movie. Its just that I refuse to do so.

Anybody else think this, or am I completely off base?