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Exploiting Amy Winehouses death to make money

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by icysfx, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. icysfx

    icysfx Regular Member

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    Okay, I'm a fan of trying to be a entrepreneurial mind and generating revenue for yourself, but really?
    This is dark. It was inevitable and it always happens with most tragedies, and alas here we go again - wheres the humanity?

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    Humanity?

    It's just business, get used to it ;)
     
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  3. Hydro

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    I understand your point of view but lets be honest here - someone is going to capitalize off this no matter what, might as well be you. Just think of the Casey Anthony case and how her attorney Jose Baez is making big bucks off the murder of her daughter, sure it is disgusting and twisted but you have to milk the cow before it is dry.
     
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    Yep all the record companies are also gonna make money off it too, im sure we will see a lot of TV adverts in the next few weeks/months for amy winehouse's greatest hits etc.

    Its a dog eat dog world, if you dont make money off it someone else will be doing.
     
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    I got a site 6 years back

    Its not abusive
    Trying to get it running
     
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    I agree 100%. It is sick. It is also pointless, due to how large the underground actually is, there are a million people jumping on the exploitation bandwagon, and they will make a few bucks, but nothing even worth the payback karma will bring.
     
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    There is a WAY to monetize anything,even if you are monetizing some one's death,not something like "just before death 18+ video" "rape video" etc.These guyz are gona monetize their mom's death like this only..sorry but haev to say this.If they think doing business like this is "cool" and proves you rough and tough...then I got two words for you..FO!These are just desperate newbies,you won't see any reputed or experienced IMer here at BHW monetizing the death of a talent like this.See another f#cker here ,he don't even know the name and want to monetize it!Try to innovate a "business" idea even if you are monetizing someone's death, rather than insulting a soul and ending up doing nothing!Harsh but true!

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  8. Steeky

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    I wouldn't exploit anyone's death for cash. No matter who it is. I don't understand how people can do that. I would never stoop that low.
     
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    My opinion is, if you don't do it, someone else will. But, I don't have time for crap like that.

    There's several other threads about this, did you really have to create a new one?

    Cheers!
     
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  10. consciousnesscreates

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    You have to look at REALITY in a different way

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s42mrdhKwRA


     
  11. BassTrackerBoats

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    You don't think that the newspapers and TV stations are not making money off of her death as well as every other bad thing that happens?

    Reporting her death by them increases ratings and newspaper sales; is that unseemly?

    It's not my cup of tea but it's not a lack of humanity either as far as I can see.
     
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    You can only control your actions. I personally do not choose to make money on stuff like that. I feel it's deplorable, but I know other people do not feel that way. Whatever floats your boat....I guess.
     
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    The RedTop papers over here had her dominating the front page while events in Norway made a one inch column.

    It makes you think 1) about the way big circulation papers think and 2) whether they know what their punters want to read about.

    If you want to be Black Hat you have to make moral decisions, I guess.
     
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    It was front page on all the papers in the US and many news stations made it the lead story.. of course they teased the story many times before the news even aired to make sure that people watched.

    More viewers = higher revenue per ad.
     
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    I think its SO ironic we're talking about ethics of making something out of someones death. I wonder if the record labels are having the same problem, I suspect not. Michael Jacksons' family exploited his death to it's fullest.

    This is BLACKhat world right? not, ethical green peace hippy world?
     
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    TV Station is monetizing it.
    Newspaper is monetizing it.
    Radio is monetizing it.

    Why can't we monetize it?

    Moreover, this is BHW man. BHW = Black Hat World
     
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    I can understand IM'ers using the power of grief to monetize from fans of the dead singer, and some of the methods i think are rather sick and sit uncomfortable with me.

    But Itunes has made a killing over the last few days, thanks to people buying and downloading Amy Winehouse music and now she is number one in the download charts again.

    So what is the difference between Itunes profiting and IM'ers profiting from her death?

    Nothing really just the methods that are used to make money, so this Karma is total bollocks. Someone will always make money from famous people dying, no matter if its through legitimate enterprises or hoax bullshit.

    I suspect there will be a fake video put up showing Amy Winehouse's ghost walking around Camden in London (Get on it video makers ;)) sometime in the future.

    Hype is hype. And money making is money making.
     
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    That is actually a very good idea.
     
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    This is not blackhat, it's pathetic-hat. As pathetic as every tabloid and infomercial. But just as tabloids and infomercials let bleak ungifted persons title themselves 'journalists' and 'actresses', so does tragedy allow for the random unimaginative marketer to (finally) make some money which, granted, can be a lot.

    I don't envy anyone who has to check obituaries in order to put food on the table.