Don't Make Me Steal

Digital Consumption Manifeso

1. Pricing
In general I want the pricing model to be simple and transparent. I don't mind a slight difference in pricing between movies with regard to the age of the movie.

Rentals should not exceed 1/3 of the cinema price.

Purchases should not exceed the cinema price.

Monthly flat rate prices should not exceed 3 visits to the cinema.

TV shows should cost 1/3 the price of movies.

Payments are for the content, not bandwidth.

2. Languages

I can obtain the audio in every language produced for the content.

After purchasing a movie, all the languages are available.

Fans are legally allowed to create and share subtitles for any content.

3. Convenience
The content I paid for is instantly available.

Content is delivered without ads, or disrupting infringement warnings.

I can find movies or TV shows by year, director, language, country, genre, iMDB ID, etc.

4. Choice And Release Dates

The release date is global. There are no limits regarding the country I live in.

I can download nearly every movie ever made.

5. Rights

I can watch the movie on any device, without any differences in how the movie is presented.

Movies are not bound to the service provider, and must be DRM-free in the case of purchases.

I can easily understand my rights regarding movies that I rent, buy, or stream at a flat rate.


Piracy, Open Access


On February3rd, 2011, twenty contributors created and signed the "Digital Consumption Manifesto" as part of a larger project: The Don't Make Me Steal Campaign. The manifesto itself demands open access to consumable digital media so as to limit, and ultimately eliminate, the prosecution of individuals who consume media in ways that don't directly benefit large corporations.


Manifesto Contributers @ http://www.dontmakemesteal.com/en/about






February 3, 2011




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