Originally Posted by XNine
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.
Originally Posted by Sylon
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.
Edited by Tunechi - 2/22/12 at 2:22pm