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Originally Posted by Blostorm View Post
Holy carp!

I watched the expendables couple weeks ago!

BRBHIDING.

Never mind, PeerBlock?


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I have a feeling that living in Canada might also protect you from this lawsuit.
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post #132 of 194
stealing is stealing.

These people here that say the studios and actors make too much money... get real.

I would love to see how you would feel if you were fortunate enough to have real money to invest in a picture with decent odds of making a profit only to see you copyrighted property stolen on the these torrents sites.

I suppose if I steal a bag of chips from a grocery store it's ok cuss they make money.. jezuzz... grow up. Pay for what you consume, food, water, resourses and entertainment.
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post #133 of 194
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stealing is stealing.

These people here that say the studios and actors make too much money... get real.

I would love to see how you would feel if you were fortunate enough to have real money to invest in a picture with decent odds of making a profit only to see you copyrighted property stolen on the these torrents sites.

I suppose if I steal a bag of chips from a grocery store it's ok cuss they make money.. jezuzz... grow up. Pay for what you consume, food, water, resourses and entertainment.
Facedesk. Do some research. Piracy is not stealing by both definition and law. Stealing is taking something that is not yours so the original owner no longer possesses it. Piracy is copying something that is not yours so both you and the original owner possess it. Both are illegal, but are treated very distinctly and differently.

Also, piracy != lost sale.
post #134 of 194
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Facedesk. Do some research. Piracy is not stealing by both definition and law. Stealing is taking something that is not yours so the original owner no longer possesses it. Piracy is copying something that is not yours so both you and the original owner possess it. Both are illegal, but are treated very distinctly and differently.

Also, piracy != lost sale.
i highly recommend you don't defend piracy on this site no matter how legitimate your argument.
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post #135 of 194
Good movies make good money at the box office, bad movies flop or do ok and i am sure everyone is paid. The only reason for this is, they want more money CEOs and other big wigs can only have there 100 million dollar bonus instead of billion its all greed !
    
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post #136 of 194
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i highly recommend you don't defend piracy on this site no matter how legitimate your argument.
Why is that? His opinon is his own and he makes a vaild point.

Why do you think Windows is the most popular OS? Piracy

I dont agree with piracy, but i will bet my sig rig that everyone on this site has at least once in his or her life had something pirated handed to them.

Im not saying its right im just saying its a cost of doing business.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but downloading pirated materials is not illegal. It's uploading (redistributing without consent) that is illegal. When people use torrents, you automatically upload (and therefore redistribute). That's why you only hear of people downloading from P2P/Torrents get sued and not people downloading from FTPs/Usenet
Edited by r34p3rex - 6/10/11 at 9:47pm
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Why do you think Windows is the most popular OS? Piracy
I don't think piracy is even a real factor in it's popularity, let alone the most important. It's rise to popularity had more to do with compatibility going back to the days of DOS.
Edited by Shrimp - 6/10/11 at 10:07pm
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Good movies make good money at the box office, bad movies flop or do ok and i am sure everyone is paid. The only reason for this is, they want more money CEOs and other big wigs can only have there 100 million dollar bonus instead of billion its all greed !
He's educating, not defending. It's ok, crisis averted.
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The Hurt Locker is suppose to be very good....
It is a good film.
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