posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:35 AM
Originally posted by Gixxer
If you like the music,game,movie,software then pay for it if you don't like it don't buy it, but do not try and justify stealing! and that is exactley
what bit torrent sites do, allow people to steal.
So you think that media in the public domain should only be accessible to those of us who can afford it? So the rich can view whatever they want, but
us petty humans must dish out 20+ freakin' dollars just to watch a movie or 60+ to play a game?
As far as I am concerned, your argument is only valid for new releases. What is the point of charging new prices for media that is already old (like
a movie or a game that's been on DVD for a few months). And where is the justice when we must pay new movie price for classic movies that are over
half a century old? They should be free for all people to experience without cost limitation!
Today was the first day that I learned the meaning of DRM (Digital Restriction Management). Any media file that you purchase legitimately on the
internet has DRM encoding. I once downloaded a TV series from iTunes, which cost me around $100 in the end, and it is encoded with DRM. I've
experienced nothing but frustration with these media files.
First of all, just to watch this series on a different computer than the one that I originally downloaded it from, I had to spend hours just trying to
figure out what my iTunes account login information was. Then I'm told that this is computer #3 of 5 computers on which I will be allowed to view the
files, THAT I F*CKING PAID FOR.
On top of all this crap, I'm not authorized to even view the files in anything other than Apple software, meaning Quicktime.
That was the first and last time that I ever purchased digital media. I don't need some fascist pigs telling me when and how to enjoy my paid-for
media. People who promote the "legitimate" system either profit from it or are total suckers.
PS- Just so you know, I actually do go out and buy media when it is worth it (especially CDs by worthy artists). But most of the media today isn't
worth paying the prices that they demand.
edit on 25-1-2012 by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi because: (no reason given)