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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Don't really care what happens to pirates. They steal other people stuff. They have no right to whine when someone cuts off their ability to steal.
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Lol someone forgot what s]"Stealing" means

Honestly, in the world we live in I think its silly that Movie pirates are being targeted. How about the civil unrest in Africa, Or how about the nightmare known as the middle east? ohh yea, how could I possibly be so silly! Movie stars and directer's are a starving bunch that will be left penny less because of our selfish actions...
I feel bad when Tom Cruise cant pay his dues to scientology. lmao
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post #52 of 168
The world is not black or white. Piracy is not 100% evil. Some people don't like paying for overpriced CRAP. Let's be serious here. Aren't we constantly fed overpriced garbage? You know how much a CD costs these days? A movie?

Personally, I look down on people stealing books and games. I always try and give back with any extra change I might have in my pocket. I don't have much, but I try to give back whenever I can.
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my true question is

 

 

 

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Time Warner Cable, another US internet service provider (ISP) pledging to tackle piracy, says it will use pop-up warnings to deter repeat offenders.

 

 

like popups in your internet browser? what if you use adblocking stuff?

 

 

... legit question.

post #54 of 168
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The world is not black or white. Piracy is not 100% evil. Some people don't like paying for overpriced CRAP. Let's be serious here. Aren't we constantly fed overpriced garbage? You know how much a CD costs these days? A movie?
Personally, I look down on people stealing books and games. I always try and give back with any extra change I might have in my pocket. I don't have much, but I try to give back whenever I can.

I dont mind paying 20+ for a great bluray. I usually do alot of research before purchasing blurays using blu-ray.com now as for games this is a whole new situation. Games come out these days with zero innovation and most games offer horrid single player experience as well as a very short single player story. I am a huge fan of single player games with great stories but they just dont come out that often. Spending $60+ on a game these days on a game that gets bad reviews or what ever I just wont do.
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post #55 of 168
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stealing involves the loss of property
piracy does not

Split what ever hair you want, they are thieves. Just like identity thieves, and in my book, they are scum and deserve what ever they get.

There, happy?
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I can't wait for this to end in lawsuits.
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Split what ever hair you want, they are thieves. Just like identity thieves, and in my book, they are scum and deserve what ever they get.
There, happy?

That does not matter, the thing that matters here is that a private company is acting like law enforcement. There are a lot of good reasons someone like you should be against this. It is not about protecting people who torrent, it is about setting limits on what actions a private enterprise can apply sanctions on you as a citizen.
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post #57 of 168
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the problem is, where do we draw the line? How can you stand idly by while someone is searching through every bit of information you send and receive?

I agree that this is the real issue but it appears this battle is all but lost for the consumer these days...
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post #58 of 168
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Split what ever hair you want, they are thieves. Just like identity thieves, and in my book, they are scum and deserve what ever they get.
There, happy?
Identity theft can actually cause you damage. Having your words privately copied will not significantly impact you.
post #59 of 168
Your source is still 404.

Funny thing is, who dictates what is piracy? What if I need a copy of Windows Vista/7/8 but I lost my disc and I have the legitimate key that came with my PC?
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if your not a pirate you have nothing to worry

This 'if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't worry' is how we end up in a police state. Stand by your rights, no matter what. I don't like people snooping in to my business regardless of whether or not I pirate (for the record netflix is an AMAZING value for the money!). It's none of your business what I do on my computer, and it's none of the ISPs business either.
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