This is a touchy subject, so THIS THREAD IS NOT CELEBRATING OR RATIONALISING THE COPYING OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL, BUT MERELY A DISCUSSION OF THE REPURCUSSIONS OF SUCH ACTIONS. As internet connections get faster, and more common in households, and as file-sharing porgrams get more and more popular, the copying of movies copied from DVDs over the internet is unavoidably going to have an impact on sales. As far as I can tell, there are going to be a number of distinct consequences: 1) Sales will drop! 2) That extras scare that was pulicised recently will be reversed - i.e. studios will need to pack discs with extras to differentiate their discs from the illegal internet copies. 3) Studios will be forced to innovate ever faster than they are in order to keep ahead of the game. 4) In the long run, DVD may revert to the purely collector's market that it began as - meaning OAR preservation will no longer be an issue. Legal action against web-sites like Napster, is only the tip-of the iceberg with regards to the legal actions taken to prevent copyright breech - sharing movies is going to increase rapidly as the software and willingness increases with download bitrates. It's also alarming how watchable some of these copies are. A friend of mine downloaded Shrek, and while it was better than VHS, it obviously couldn't touch the sharpness of DVD. Also, whatever idiot decoded it, used the P&S transfer! Dummy!