I was so proudly debating with an elderly friend of mine that "Piracy exist because there are people in Internet who want people to have things for free, and we are just victims of this Offer. To prove this I threw my pitch that "Before Internetifycation and DVD era We all bought original Cassettes and went to movies". Then I opened my old stash to show him my old cassette collection to prove my side of argument.
Nostalgic titles kept coming KuchKuchHotaHai, Mohobateen, Taal, Deevdas, some SanuNigam Album,
then one LuckyAli Album, Adnan Sami llift Karade, a couple of Tamil Strings' Dhaani, Pukaar, RehnaHaiTereDilMein, DilChahtaHai, Lagaan, LegendOfBhaghatSingh and WOAH WOAH WOAH a 90 minutes recordable
tape on which, with sketch was written 50 Cent, Shady and Dr Dre. Well now obviously I lost the battle and had no choice but to flip the argument with something else, before I was pointed out. I started talking about how we recorded those songs from my friends of friends friends collection.. Some times when we dont get the required song or like if that album was never released in India, I used to call the FM Rainbow show which played English songs and request for the track and record from radio when they played it live.
Suppose I had Rs150 and there was a 50Cent cassette OR an RHCP cassette OR say Backstreet Boys cassette against Devdaas cassette AND one more Hindi movie. I would go for the 2 hindi Movie cassette.
(No im talking about Value add by purchasing music). But if it were an Eminem Cassette or MJ against 2 Hindi movies. I would buy an Eminem or MJ tape.
The same goes to movies we always have 2 types of movies one we go see in theater and buy original collector DVD, the second, we either torrent it or get a pirated DVD from the street shop. There are many factors that impact this action[both in movies action softwares etc etc ] First would be our personal likes and dislikes. Secondly the reviews we read in common media or by word of mouth.Sometimes we jump into the Bandwagon and do what most people do(buy/pirate). This decision making cant be quantified.
# The theory is based on observation and extrapolation of thought no research done.