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This is no different than using two vcr's in the 80's, 90's to copy your videos. VCR makes and Video Rental stores were scrutinized for the same thing then. It is the same battle, just newer tech.
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RUN KIM RUN Oh wait, you haven't had your assets unfrozen yet

more than likely he had to surrender his passport. that was probably one of the conditions of his bail agreement.
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We should just boycott the entertainment industry for a bit. Lets be honest, nothing of significance came out in the last 5 years. Music has been going down hill, artists are no longer picked for talent rather than personality and looks . Movies have been doing the same thing for years, recycling old stuff in a new package. Remember Avatar and how much of a big deal it was? Direct copy of a few movies in a different setting. Oh and I just can't wait to go and see the titanic in 3D, it's so rare that we human beings get to experience this new awesome dimension.
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We should just boycott the entertainment industry for a bit. Lets be honest, nothing of significance came out in the last 5 years. Music has been going down hill, artists are no longer picked for talent rather than personality and looks . Movies have been doing the same thing for years, recycling old stuff in a new package. Remember Avatar and how much of a big deal it was? Direct copy of a few movies in a different setting. Oh and I just can't wait to go and see the titanic in 3D, it's so rare that we human beings get to experience this new awesome dimension.

You can say that again.

What+happened+to+music_5d4a58_3321741.jpg

I no longer buy or even listen to mainstream music and I haven't since 2003.
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We should just boycott the entertainment industry for a bit. Lets be honest, nothing of significance came out in the last 5 years. Music has been going down hill, artists are no longer picked for talent rather than personality and looks . Movies have been doing the same thing for years, recycling old stuff in a new package. Remember Avatar and how much of a big deal it was? Direct copy of a few movies in a different setting. Oh and I just can't wait to go and see the titanic in 3D, it's so rare that we human beings get to experience this new awesome dimension.

Definitely agree on the music...I basically have boycotted music for the last five years...maybe a little longer than that. Really I can't think of many songs (across many genres) that I can say was good, but every last music star could double as a model. Look back to the 80's and 90's...some of those music stars were down right scary looking, but they could sing. I said this about Britney Spears years ago..."does any one realize that she can't sing?" then sure enough she gained some weight and no one liked her any more. I laughed my butt off. Most of what I listen to now is from local bands and if it isn't it is all stuff that several years old.

I think they've just ran out of ideas for movies. So all they can do is remake old ones. For me to see a movie I like I have to get something out of Russia, South Korea, France, or Japan. I've given up even trying to go to the movies unless it is a children's movie and I seldom can suffer though anything my wife gets off Netflix and it is extremely rare that she likes it either. Television is the same way...everything is another Police or Doctor show...or else that crap "reality" TV

So this isn't hard to do...and I think a lot of people would actually get more entertainment out of it even though they are "boycotting" entertainment.
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I'm going to kill someone if I see the words "lost revenue" again relating to piracy.

At least I would get less time in jail then I would for downloading an MP3.
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While it's been years since I've been active in any scene that was not forthright about distributed materials, I think this whole case is absolutely absurd. From Day 1, MU was pulling down files that were breaches of copyright. Any time they were found, that is.

Did Megaupload consent to host pirated material? No.
Did Megaupload allow this material on their site? No.
Did Megaupload, at any time, advertise themselves as a file-sharing service for pirated material? No.
Did Megauplaod take a proactive approach to remove pirated material? Yes.

In the end, they should actual be the Movie/Music/Whatever industry's best friend, considering they wanted to only house legit material.


Yup, I know I've seen that message a lot on megaupload and such trying to view anime on anime dub sites.

 

 



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We should just boycott the entertainment industry for a bit. Lets be honest, nothing of significance came out in the last 5 years. Music has been going down hill, artists are no longer picked for talent rather than personality and looks . Movies have been doing the same thing for years, recycling old stuff in a new package. Remember Avatar and how much of a big deal it was? Direct copy of a few movies in a different setting. Oh and I just can't wait to go and see the titanic in 3D, it's so rare that we human beings get to experience this new awesome dimension.

I disagree, most artists out right now are picked because of their style, looks are just a bigger benefit. Frank Ocean, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift are examples of talented R&B/pop singers. I don't know how many people here listen to hip hop but Tyler, The Creator and everybody else from Odd Future, Kendrick Lamar, and Hopsin are some talented new artists. People need to stop getting angry over people have different taste in music then immediately bash people for it, stop thinking your opinion=everything. If you're going to use that as a reason for saying the movie industry is bad, then William's Shakespeare is a terrible writer considering all of his popular stories like Romeo and Juliet, McBeth were based on older stories/tales. Romeo and Juliet is based on the Roman tale of Pyramus and Thisbe.


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Definitely agree on the music...I basically have boycotted music for the last five years...maybe a little longer than that. Really I can't think of many songs (across many genres) that I can say was good, but every last music star could double as a model. Look back to the 80's and 90's...some of those music stars were down right scary looking, but they could sing. I said this about Britney Spears years ago..."does any one realize that she can't sing?" then sure enough she gained some weight and no one liked her any more. I laughed my butt off. Most of what I listen to now is from local bands and if it isn't it is all stuff that several years old.
I think they've just ran out of ideas for movies. So all they can do is remake old ones. For me to see a movie I like I have to get something out of Russia, South Korea, France, or Japan. I've given up even trying to go to the movies unless it is a children's movie and I seldom can suffer though anything my wife gets off Netflix and it is extremely rare that she likes it either. Television is the same way...everything is another Police or Doctor show...or else that crap "reality" TV
So this isn't hard to do...and I think a lot of people would actually get more entertainment out of it even though they are "boycotting" entertainment.

It's funny that this so called "decline in music and visual media" coincides with the advent of the world wide web (thus digital piracy, see where I'm going here?) in popular culture.

On a side note: where would we be without the Biebster?
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On a side note: where would we be without the Biebster?

We wouldn't be in bars drowning ourselves in Whiskey.
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We wouldn't be in bars drowning ourselves in Whiskey.

ROFL! This guy here, he's my new favorite guy. LOL
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