You wouldn't steal a handbag...
You wouldn't steal a mobile phone...
No thanks, I've got a perfectly good one myself.
You wouldn’t steal a DVD.
Not from a shop, no.
On bittorrent or newsgroups however - hell yes.
However, why the fuck is this advert shown at the beginning of legitimate, shop-bought DVDs? Is that not just a fucking slap in the face? And you can't even skip the ad! (Well, I can, but most hardware DVD players won't). It makes me even less inclined to buy it as the DVD rip you download doesn't have the fucking thing.
How on earth this Public Information Film (I refuse to call it an advert, it's not selling you anything) can attempt to equate downloading a film to stealing someone's fucking handbag, for fuck's sake, I shall never know.
The reason this and other anti-piracy films really get to me is that they work on the deeply flawed assumption that if you couldn't download the film you would have bought it. This just isn't true - before filesharing really took off (but DVDs still existed) I bought them, occasionally, but not unless I really wanted it. Now I can download all sorts of shit and not care if it turns out to be a pile of wank. I can also download TV shows that are not shown in this country but not available on DVD. Many people I know will download films but still buy original DVDs because they like having it in the box on their shelf. Personally I see no difference between that and having a downloaded collection of original VOBs on my hard disk, but that's the difference between us.
I have now firmly come to the conclusion that the MPAA are a bunch of fucking cunts who never saw the online p2p revolution coming and have realised there's fuck-all they can do about it apart from make these ridiculous films. Well, fuck them. I have a 20MB Virgin connection for a reason.