reply to post by christoph
i just go by my own moral compass on this topic. i dont upload and i dont seed anything. in my opinion if it is ok to buy a dvd and then watch it for
a bit ad sell it to a resale exchange place to have it purchased and then sold at a garage sale then i can dowload something someone wants to
the library rents out dvd's for free.
if johnny wants to buy a copy of iron man 3 from a resale shop and then share it, i am going to enjoy. hell how do i know it wasnt a web rip?
something he paid for legally through ppv or netflix or amazon video? i dont ask questions.
its ok for johnny to purchase iron man 3 on ppv and have 15 people at his house to watch it bit its not ok for me to download it if he decides to
share it? why?
cause you say so. the riaa. the little fbi warning tag at the start of the movie?
nah, i dont really agree with those rules. i was not consulted on them and i refuse to obey the 'rules' the guys in the shadows decided to lay on
me. nobody is suffering any physical damage from it. no pain and suffering so i feel like i am doing nothing wrong.
i love how they claim lost profits too. a download of a movie does not equal loss of sales. its not tit for tat. just cause a guy downloads a movie
does not mean he did that instead of buying it. who said he was going to buy it anyway? maybe he downloads iron man 3 for free but buys another one.
we cant be sure.
i do know i dont feel bad for downloading avatar when it grossed almost 2 billion off of ticket sales alone. then we have merchandise and such. dont
feel bad about jack reacher when mr tom cruise gets 60 million. not a bit. the studios and actors are doing just fine. this 'piracy' is nothing new
anyway. its been going on for decades.
i didnt hear a big fuss when people set up two vcr's and copied a rented tape.
then the companies like sony and panasonic come out with dual vcr's. im sure they didnt think people were copying home movies only.
these pc's are manufactured with software and hardware that can rip, compress, and burn a movie. its so convenient that you can buy blank media at
the same place as you get the pc and the dvd. also pretty convenient you can get a tablet or phone or personal media device to store and play these
pretty convenient that you have tons of cloud storage sites that offer tens or even hundreds of gigs of storage space.
for what? totally 'legal' home movies. sure buddy.
these companies are all in bed together and know exactly what is going on. they encourage it as far as i am concerned.
if sony 'loses a sale' on some dvd title they more than make up for it in a vaio laptop or a stack of blank dual layer dvd's. maybe even a ps3 with
300 gigs of storage space that can read all sorts of media formats.
you dont have to prove you legally purchased media to put it on 'most' media players, phones, tablets, cloud services, etc.
people not buying cd's are downloading them and storing them on their $300 ipod touch or burning them on the blank media they paid for or they are
streaming it with some media service they paid for.
all you have to do is open your eyes.