I like the idea of paying a subscription service for music/films/tv and whatever else is slowly dying to online piracy or whatever they’re calling it.
However, my problem with it is the lack of proper content. I mean they advertise thousands of films and tv shows, I’d like to know how many of those thousands get watched on a regular basis. My experience with tv and movies (both lovefilm and netflix) is that they don’t have what I want to watch. Netflix didn’t have some things whereas LoveFilm would say you could rent the physical item but you couldn’t use the instant streaming service.
I don’t think these programs are going to properly reduce piracy - with the possibility of completely removing it - until EVERYTHING can be accessed via an online portal through a subscription service.
Like, when I couldn’t find The Bourne Ultimatum on LoveFilm I did a quick internet search and found it very accessible from places such as TPB.
I think it’s a good idea, but in reality it’s going to take a while before it makes an impact on piracy and actually becomes peoples first and primary source of TV and film.
On another note; Spotify is really good. But I imagine if you listen to more obscure stuff then you might come across the same problem.
Mum had a go at me tonight for not being part of the family. I have reasons.
Main reason: I was out both Friday and last night so spent yesterday and today recuperating. I tidied my room and was told off for putting too many clothes out at once.
I’d really like to have my own place in Glasgow or the surrounding area but I’d want to live with people and I kind of want to save for hopefully living in Germany next year - that’s a story for another day.
So for now I must try to blend back into family life.
Although now that I think about it the fact that I want to live/study in Germany for a semester of my third year kind of hinders my chances of getting a flat for third year.
Oh well, we’ll see what happens.