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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 majestictwo
What if I have some old vinyl LPs that wore out and I can't buy them anymore. If I have purchased the original why pay copyright fees again.
Originally posted by soficrow
The OP assumes that the majority of the world is on-side with Western-style capitalism, and eager to pay distributors instead of the original creators and producers. But no, that's not the way it is - the US doesn't have the support needed for this one.
Originally posted by JBA2848
I hope people also remember that the new way of identifing a computer will be by the cpu in the computer. When they trace your computer they read the hardware and record the cpu serial number and use it as a fingerprint. So in the near future when they want to shut down your computer from access they record your cpu serial number and put it on a no access list and when you try to use a new ip number they will check your cpu serial number and not give you access. But you will probly still be able to get around this by routeing through a different computer. How many people have multiple cpus or computers to do this?