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Originally posted by EnactedEgoTrip
Come on American people, do the world a favour and get rid of that corrupt government of yours.
Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
reply to post by jpmail
I really have to laugh
First of all: You don't need DVDs or music, right? Consider them, as what they're: A luxury. If you can't afford to buy them, it's your own fault. Look for a better job where you get more money, so you can buy them or just don't buy it. You don't music or movies to survive, right?
It's just so crazy and egoistical that some people think they deserve everything for free or should only pay an absolute minimum because they have a #ty job, have to pay for other stuff and don't have money left..
Second: Where the [snip] do you buy your music? I searched on Amazon.co.uk and NEW CD releases go for 8,95 Pound. In Germany new releases are between 14,95 and 17,95€ which is not that much. In the late 90's you paid about 32,99 DM for a new CD. In the 70's you paid around 22 DM for a new LP which comes to about 28€ today if you count inflation. So CDs today are very cheap and you even get more music than for more money 40 years ago when LPs usually gave you 30-40 minutes of music, today you get 50-80 minutes.
Same goes for DVD's, especially since Blu-Ray is the latest hype, DVDs are really cheap, you can get new movie for about 9,99€. I waited and got Gran Torino two months after the release for 5,95€ on Amazon.
I remember in the early 90's they sold VHS tapes with 1 or 2 episodes of an TV-Show. I remember they wanted 19,95 DM for an Episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Today you can get the complete first season with about 15 episodes for 19,99€. Two months ago i just payed 9,99€ for the fourth Season of Knight Rider...
Yeah, everything is so [snip] expensive these days
Just look around, buy it online and you will save lots and lots of money.
Amazon even has that nifty Marketplace where some peoples sell new and used media for insanely low prices. Sure, the new cd may arrive 2 weeks later because it was sent from somewhere in Singapur or the USA, but if you can save 10€ you accept the waiting time.
I say: Pass the laws, destroy piracy. There's just no need to pirate movies or music, there's no need to download a movie that still runs in the cinemas. People should just wake up and look for good prices instead of bitching and moaning, just because you're too stupid and still buy your stuff in an expensive store
edit on 21/9/10 by masqua because: Removed 2 instances of vulgarity
Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
If you can't afford to buy them, it's your own fault. Look for a better job
Originally posted by bronco73
Every one of the albums I've downloaded (around 3000) I have owned at one time or another in one format or another. They have already gotten my money and should not be entitled to take it again. They are using a lame assed piracy excuse in order to force me to pay for something that I have already paid for and should legally already have the right to possess, regardless of which format it comes in.
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
The whole concept of "intellectual property" seems unusual to me.
The intellect of mankind is interconnected, how can anyone lay claim to a thought?