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Originally posted by spacebot
Uhmmm.. stop posting people, the PTB is angry at you that you don't tow the line.
Never argue the establishment. You are advised to limit your exposure on enemy combatants discussions over the internets. Obey, consume and look elsewhere. Nothing to see here citizens...edit on 11-5-2011 by spacebot because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by Soloist
Reviews and trailers are not a good indication of how good something really is. I have watched movies I thought were great, that all the critics gave 4 thumbs down to, and were not popular. I have watched movies I thought were garbage, yet critics raved.
Samples in stores are great, for people that live near stores. I don't so I screen stuff at home by downloading them. When I like something I write it on a list of stuff to buy. I want to keep people putting quality stuff out in business. When I can afford to, I buy it. I know many others that are in the same boat.
Originally posted by XcathdraOut of curiosity, who thinks the people who donwload illegally should get a pass and why? I have seen people on here argue that sharing software / music / movies / etc should be outside the law. Just curious where peoples mindset comes in that its ok to steal.
Originally posted by TheOrangeBrood
reply to post by zerotime
Why? Because you do?
As a musician, I remember a time when entertainment was about the art, not about ripping all the cash you can out of your so-called "fans". Large production companies are making a killing off of these movies while people in this country starve and all the rich folk in the situation can do is complain that the broke people aren't paying them. It's 2011 and the business world still has a lot of growing up to do.
Originally posted by Apleness
ips are assigned differently every day ... So my ip yesterday could be your ip from today.
How will they get to people ?
Originally posted by GalacticJoe
All information is just a number. How can one 'create' and 'own' a number? Society has an arbitrary rule that if the number is large, one can 'own' it. However, no-one can own, for example, a 1 second song.
Numbers are like the atmosphere and the ocean, they are public property.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
So in the 17 pages the only arguments against it is "it's against the law" and "it's stealing". Way to distord reality for you argument.
Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
reply to post by jaydeePNW
but your mac can be changed to whatever you want in roughly 3 seconds,
surely they arent banking on identifying individuals through MAC address's.
Originally posted by BanMePlz
Scumbags have no soul, and its obvious... People are getting sued probably out of house and home, over a stupid movie. The people who are suing are probably fat and rich. The people being sued are probably poor and will suffer greatly..
Originally posted by SoloistKeep trying to justify your illegal activities. By your logic maybe I should come into the Subway where you work, take a sandwich, eat it, call it crap, and walk out the door without paying you for it.
Stealing is stealing.
Copyright holders frequently refer to copyright infringement as "theft". In law copyright infringement does not refer to actual theft, but an instance where a person exercises one of the exclusive rights of the copyright holder without authorization. Courts have distinguished between copyright infringement and theft, holding, for instance, in the United States Supreme Court case Dowling v. United States (1985) that bootleg phonorecords did not constitute stolen property and that "...interference with copyright does not easily equate with theft, conversion, or fraud. The Copyright Act even employs a separate term of art to define one who misappropriates a copyright... 'an infringer of the copyright.'" In the case of copyright infringement the province guaranteed to the copyright holder by copyright law is invaded, i.e. exclusive rights, but no control, physical or otherwise, is taken over the copyright, nor is the copyright holder wholly deprived of using the copyrighted work or exercising the exclusive rights held.
Originally posted by cLOUDDEAD
If you made a copy of it out of thin air, I could careless what you do with it.