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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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There are sites, like fileplanet, that host a plethora of files. I used to download a bunch of files everyday through a sister-site called planetelderscrolls.fileplanet, and the downloads would link to fileplanet's mirrors for the file (ONLY there, nowhere else), and if you were a paying member you'd download fast, and if you weren't a paying member (only a registered member, and no guests), you'd download with a speed cap and in a queue for high-traffic downloads.

EVERY SINGLE FILE IS FREE TO USE. THERE IS NO "PREMIUM CONTENT".

The entire game is open source, with an open sourced editor.

Not a single creator of any mod on this site would charge anyone to download, not even the multi-gig files.

Now, in 2012, I re-installed my game that I download these mods through fileplanet for, and most of the mods are only found in the libraries of fileplanet. (ie: a really needed mod that is ONLY found in fileplanet due to mirrors disappearing).

Being only on that website, they now have made it so you absolutely have to be a donating member to download these files.

Wouldn't that be exactly the same as taking someone else's file, and hosting it out of my house and charging admission?

Wouldn't that be the same as recording a show on your Ti-vo and charging tickets?

File planet is making people pay to access files that are free to use, and weren't "labeled for retail sale".

Does anyone know about the T&C of uploading content? Does it say that FP will take complete control of the content and its resale?

IMHO: This is just another run-off of disgusting corporate greed.




posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by Iconic
IMHO: This is just another run-off of disgusting corporate greed.


Oh, so you think, Fileplanet should make no money to pay the servers that give you the ability to download files? So you think, the people who created this site and work for the company behind it, deserve no money for their work?
What do you want? Everything for free? Would you like to work without getting paid?


Get a grip on reality.

Nobody forces you to pay for the services that site offers, so why the complaint? Leave it..
And if you think that files for games can only be found on one site...it seems you never have heard of google.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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It seems you've never heard of google. ha.
You seem to have missed the outlined point that these files only get uploaded to about 2 places, maybe, and fileplanet hosts a bunch because they made Planet Elder Scrolls, the only site to compete with the other, "TES Nexus" and so its almost a monopoly. It's a very strange situation and its not just out in the open theft, so I can see where you'd just give up thinking and rely on "Yeah, that's how its always been, so what"

I thought ATS was supposed to be about discussion, and not posts designed like:

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ETA: Plus, when these files were originally uploaded, you could download them for free, at all times. It was never made known that at some point they would be for paying persons only
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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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Your not paying for the file, you are paying for the ability to use there services( ie,access file storage, bandwidth,). Don't want to pay, download from somewhere else. OH wait they the only ones that have it anymore, well then try playing a game that has more community support than elderscrolls
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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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I'm looking at the fact that I've stated above, that the files were INTENDED to be accessible for free.

We aren't talking about massive storage, the need to make a "one time donation to access 2.3MB for $6.60"



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Also try filefront (the files network) Elderscrolls filefront
and they don't charge for their services

ps Fileplanet is owned and operated by Gamespy



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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I'll try that out.

I'm just ticked off at the seemingly endless ways people make money off of us. Us being the proletariat, the under-appreciated, the people that were making free software for people (who need free things) to distract them from their s* existence in a commerce-driven world.

Its sad when everything is price-associated.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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I'm not really sure I noticed the other day I couldn't download some stuff from them, I believe they are on the verge of getting shutdown.

Use this site for mods.... Tes Nexus



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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Your entire post was based on an assumption. Fail. Learn to discuss.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowAngel85

Originally posted by Iconic
IMHO: This is just another run-off of disgusting corporate greed.


Oh, so you think, Fileplanet should make no money to pay the servers that give you the ability to download files? So you think, the people who created this site and work for the company behind it, deserve no money for their work?
What do you want? Everything for free? Would you like to work without getting paid?


Get a grip on reality.

Nobody forces you to pay for the services that site offers, so why the complaint? Leave it..
And if you think that files for games can only be found on one site...it seems you never have heard of google.


Fileplanet are NOT allowed to make money out of providing servers full of pirated content. This is a breach of copyright law.

The people behind this site who created it absolutely have no authority to be charging for their services, it's a site full of illegal content.



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies

Originally posted by ShadowAngel85

Originally posted by Iconic
IMHO: This is just another run-off of disgusting corporate greed.


Oh, so you think, Fileplanet should make no money to pay the servers that give you the ability to download files? So you think, the people who created this site and work for the company behind it, deserve no money for their work?
What do you want? Everything for free? Would you like to work without getting paid?


Get a grip on reality.

Nobody forces you to pay for the services that site offers, so why the complaint? Leave it..
And if you think that files for games can only be found on one site...it seems you never have heard of google.


Fileplanet are NOT allowed to make money out of providing servers full of pirated content. This is a breach of copyright law.

The people behind this site who created it absolutely have no authority to be charging for their services, it's a site full of illegal content.


Try reading the IGN Terms of Service... Two Parts stick right out for me...

Under section2 IGN Services

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Source

This network works off of user submitted content, and again they are simply charging for access to the file that is stored on their servers, using their bandwidth to download that file.

also, dont really see where they charging $$ for dloads, i was able to download several files from fileplanet and affiliates for free without being logged in.

And Before when i said gamespy ran fileplanet, I did not relize that gamespy had been since acquired by IGN



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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Well someone has to pay the electric bill for the servers and the internet bills.





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