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At least this way people won't lose their files biggrin.gif It's still a shame to see they are doing this, Most people used Megaupload and Filesonic to share their game mods.
    
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Originally Posted by Frankzro View Post

I really do not see how this is so bad... get off your butt... goto work and get money... problem solved. Filesharing is going to screw up everything for everyone.


You act like illegal stuff is only thing there. People have user content like mods, wallpaper, screenshots, videos, and such on there.

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>paying to pirate

 

Can someone explain why people do this? I thought the point of pirating is to get something without spending money on it.........

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The movie/music industry would intentionally destroy the internet beyond repair if they were given the chance. The fact that they are being allowed to jockey for legislation so much is scary.
    
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>paying to pirate

Can someone explain why people do this? I thought the point of pirating is to get something without spending money on it.........

I think its more along the lines of people don't want to pay the rediculous prices the movie industry asks for a DVD. People are willing to spend money but the prices are just outrageous. Thats why the iTunes store works so good $1 a song...
    
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I think its more along the lines of people don't want to pay the rediculous prices the movie industry asks for a DVD. People are willing to spend money but the prices are just outrageous. Thats why the iTunes store works so good $1 a song...

agree with this. I enjoy iTunes because it's not outrageously overpriced and I can choose what I want to buy. I don't have to spend 20 bucks on a CD that sucks because I really enjoy one song off it, I can just buy that one song. That said, I've never used any bit-torrent/file-sharing sites, but I think if the entertainment industry were to change its business model the world would be a lot better place. Consumers would be much more satisfied, the industry would make more money, and no one would have to worry about any of this stuff thumb.gif
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Source: Megaupload’s high-profile defence lawyer Robert Bennett withdraws from piracy case
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Robert Bennett was required to withdraw from the case because of a conflict involving at least one other client of his law firm, Hogan Lovells, this person told Reuters. The other client or clients were not identified.
   
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We've had a good run. sad-smiley-002.gif

 

Me today:

 

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I think its more along the lines of people don't want to pay the rediculous prices the movie industry asks for a DVD. People are willing to spend money but the prices are just outrageous. Thats why the iTunes store works so good $1 a song...

I don't want to disagree with it because it does work - but getting a 14 track CD for $1 per song is just as bad as paying $16 for it retail, and promotes people to make garbage one hit songs to be played on the radio and flogged on iTunes at $1 a pop. The concept of a single is what ruined music in the first place.

Artists need to be able to promote and sell their own music for their own prices, and their success will dictate the fair market price for music. They don't need a digital distro service, a marketing agency or some contractual nonsense to make and sell music. The market is willing, the artists are capable, and every one else wants to stand in between them and make money. I don't need someone to tell me what to listen to or where to buy it.

People want to pay a fair price, and not feel like they are being run through some security check. That isn't hard - industry is greedy. As long as they can lobby for legislation, the media companies will continue to force our hands into a system that is broken and imbalanced, because they profited so well from the previous system in the same manner.

There definitely needs to be some control, but it needs to be impartial and progressive, not self destructive.
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Well damn. Seems like a domino effect is commencing.
 
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