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bah..... Large corporations make to much money anyway, they lobbied our congressmen and look, more money for the military contractors.
Aka we are now at war with Yemen.

As far as movies go, this is the new age and the movie companies need to learn to conform to this society. They can still make money if movies were free, because companies would pay for advertisement etc....

How do you think google is one of the worlds largest corporations and they are a free search engine. But maybe we should start charging for search engines too, support the people, not an entity.

The movie corporations will be there regardless, they are just mad because the age of information technology is affecting their profits.

What do you yall think happened to block buster....?

i can name countless things that disappears, not because they wanted to, but because they had to conform to our society.

File sharing is just starting to explode and will every increase at a faster and faster pace. Dont slow the flow of information, the only way to stop this, is for companies to lobby our government to shut down websites, and restrict what the Internet really is.

An UNLIMITED UNSTOPPABLE FLOW OF INFORMATION THAT IS UNCONTROLLABLE.

Go a head sue me, i wont pay, you have to take me to jail thats the only way.

If you wana be on the legal side of things, go get netflix , who cant affoird it?

Plus you can download faster and dont have to wait for seeders.

I download movies, because iam not gonna get in my car to drive to rent or see one.

My time is money and iam keeping it.
Edited by finalturismo - 6/10/11 at 8:30am
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The Hurt Locker is suppose to be very good....
The movie is touch and go. It's a matter of preference. Don't go into it thinking something like Black Hawk Down in Iraq -it's not.
post #43 of 194
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They don't go after downloaders, they go after uploaders.

Uploading copyrighted material is usually illegal even if you have a license to view it.



Netflix and Hulu Plus cost money, and many pirated versions of shows and films are of even better quality.
i have upload disabled anyways lol (my upstream is terrible)
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post #44 of 194
I have no sympathy anymore for people who illegally download media content, these lawsuits have been happening for a while now and these people should have thought about that before clicking the download button.

If they really wanted to see The Hurt Locker they should have done it the legal way and gotten it from Netflix, pay-per view, Wal-Mart, or waited to see it for free on TV. Now they will end up paying a lot more money then they would have if they had gotten the movie legally.
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I believe that $120 should be the max settlement against people downloading digital media. Why? Because because that's 12 X more than the cost of the movie ticket (if not more), so at best you cannot claim that you lost more than $15 because the downloader didn't go pay for it at the box office, or purchase the DVD ($15?), though when the downloader starts mass distributing, well, that's going to have to be put into another category obviously.

Just like how insurance companies cap how much you can get from a loss of a limb, which is much less, on a percentage base than any stoopid freaking movie!

So if you lose your hand in my state $5,000 is the max settlement possible.

I think it's high time regulators put these Media companies in their place, the law has to be equal across all fields, not just for insurance companies vs the claimant, but the plaintiff vs the the defendant as well!

$5,000 is nothing compared to you losing your right hand, these companies didn't lose their right hand, so asking $2,000 is by far, extremely obnoxious...

Even $200 would be a bit much for a minor offense, not to mention if they make it a felony, then the people that download will lose quite a bit more than $2,000 in their life over this one incident!

I think it's high time the internet strikes back, federal law need to limit the severity of this crime, and no I don't think making it a felony is a solution, kids steal stuff ALL THE TIME, we don't want to put a 12 year old in prison because they download a song or movie, come on, that would be absolutely asinine!
This. Currently the punishment doesn't fit the crime. These companies are abusing the copyright laws in this country to make a quick buck.

IMO the companies should be required to show that they actually sustained damage due to the copyright infringement in order to get a settlement. The law allows these companies to make it so inconvenient to fight these lawsuits that most pay the money they want without a trial. This is wrong.
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Netflix and Hulu Plus cost money, and many pirated versions of shows and films are of even better quality.
I'm sure now these people would be happy to have paid the $4-$5 it would have cost to rent the movie from Netflix instead of the court costs and possible legal sanctions they face now.
post #47 of 194
yes and we should torture people for information too huh?
And give people $50,000 fines
And have 40% + tax rate in this country
65%+ in Europe
lets increase electricity prices
lets pay more for gas.
lets punish those who disagree
if you dont agree with me, than iam just gonna fine you.
Its my way or the highway, rot, i want your whole family to rot because you downloaded a $10 movie, so i want your whole family to rot, i want you to lose your house, your car, i want you to go to prison, and you should have thought about that before you downloaded the MOVIE!!!!!!

This guy is a perfect example of whats happening to our society.
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post #48 of 194
Lol @ judging the quality of a movie based on box office performance.

Was Scott Pilgrim a bad movie? Hell no.

Was The Hurt Locker a bad movie? HEEEEEEEEEEELL no. You know it won best picture, right?
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I'm sure now these people would be happy to have paid the $4-$5 it would have cost to rent the movie from Netflix instead of the court costs and possible legal sanctions they face now.
The only ones laughing at the end of the day are the judges and lawyers, they get paid regardless of the facts, and if they can drag it out, and they will, then they stand to make more.

If you don't know this, then you need to go study the legal system a little better, law suits are not a solution, for anyone, they just fatten bank accounts of judges & especially lawyers. The problem is these corporations have to pay these legal departments they take on, after they are done writing their crafty legal agreements that is, these lawyers simply do not work for chump change, so off they go to courts to "try" as they may, to get some money out of the general public.

The sad thing is, all the real law suits that need to be heard are postponed or delayed by these overbooked courts which cater to large corporations first! At the end of it all the only ones that win are the rich, who pay for justice, because justice is for sale, and he who has the gold makes the rules!
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If someone gets away with getting one movie for free, chances are they are going to grab another, another, etc. I was setting up a friends new computer and transferring all his data over, dude probably had 50+ movies...all torrented and more than half were huge box office, good movies.
BUT THAT´S HORRIBLE! HOW COULD HE DO SUCH A THING?







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