Once again, as we know Youtube is video sharing website that allow us to share original-created video with the people all around the world. http://www.youtube.com/t/about_youtube. Surprisingly, since Youtube was founded in February 2005, the number of the Youtube user is 90million each and every month plus 2.9 million of video view per month!
From Youtube also we can watch any movie that people shared, just search any type of the movie you would like to watch. Either the movie is in Malay, English or others, there a lot of choices for you to choose and just simply click either one of it. Then you just can simply watch it or download it using the real player Application if you have the Application.
Before I discuss it further, we must know the definition of the downloading. Downloading is the transmission of a file from one computer system to another, usually smaller computer system. From the Internet user's point-of-view, to download a file is to request it from another computer (or from a Web page on another computer) and to receive it. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/download.html
As a youtube user, have you download any movie or video through Youtube site? For sure, most of the answer is yes. Since we are born in the age of technology, it is not surprising if many of us prefer to download any movie from the Youtube rather than buying the original disc that maybe cost a lot of money, specially the student. But have we though that our action may effect the film industry specially in Malaysia?
Without our conscious, our actions have caused loss to the Malaysian film industry because we not paying people work or idea with any reward or royalty. Thus, because of this reason Malaysian film industry can not be comparable with the other country film industry. Just because of we do not appreciate the work and ideas of others, it make Malaysian one of the country that produce pirated material. and this action also violate state laws. Despite various of enforcement actions were taken, such as seizing and punishing those who sell pirated goods, but still do not avail.
This not only caused losses to the film industry, but at the same time it cause the loss of the Cinema industry. Example, for those who stay at Kuching for sure you will know the Star Cineplex. If the pass, the star Cineplex is full with the audience but know the situation is different. What we can see, just few of the people will going to the cinema to watch the movie because most of them prefer to download the movie and simply watch it at home.
This scenario totally different from 5 years before, where we still can see all the Cinema will full of crowd if there a new movie was screened. But now just because of the technology sophistication and downloading application, it rarely for us to watch the movie at the cinema.
posted by:Zaphne_zaph :-)