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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post

Even if you lose your job there is still work out there.
Sure its not glorious and won't be netting you £30k+ a year but you'll have enough to get by on whilst you find a new job, you don't need to steal from the rest of us.
But I'd rather it go to honest people like that who actually work than the lying thieving scum.
I get too emotional about this, sorry...

With poverty at 50% the numbers disagree with you but then it's easy to point the finger of blame at the have nots than the haves who pay near 0% tax.
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Grooveshark? Really? Jesus. This Country just gets better and better rolleyes.gif

I love that website..
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

Guess it's time for the Brits to start learning about VPNs.

Don't worry guys. Us Muricans'll show you what we've been up to.

The beauty of networking. As long as there is any tunneling protocols existing it's going to be almost impossible to block these things. The duplicitous nature of technology is we invent new tech to try to block stuff like this but in the process we lay foundations for people to get around it as well. As long as there are pirates and crackers out there they WILL find a way. Honestly I love when they pass stuff like this. Kind of like healthy competition between retail stores gives you good sales. The more they push to block it the more creative and new ways we find to get around it. We all benefit.
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Originally Posted by Fuell View Post

Funny how no organizations or gov's go after one of the biggest copyright infringement sites on the net. It's also one of the most used sites on the net as well.

Youtube.

But hey, Youtube complies with takedown requests that are legit and tries to control content, extremely poorly though as there will always be millions and millions of infringing content available... But they try, so they get a free pass? Oh wait, lots of these torrent sites do pretty much the same, yet they are pure EVIL!!!

Sigh...

It's mainly because of how its used. Literally EVERYONE uses Youtube a few times a week, if not multiple times a day. If you blocked it, people would notice - EVERYONE would notice. Not everyone (read; older population) uses torrent sites, so blocking them only affects the younger group. The politicians, all being 50-something say "oh looks its the kids whining about not having free stuff anymore" and go on. Block youtube and you'll have a horde of middle-age workers complaining that they can't watch their cat videos anymore.

Its interesting how it works; when you're under a certain market share/user base, you don't count. If companies want to close you/block you, they'll do it - no one will notice. Meanwhile if the gov't wants money, they won't bother you, as you have none. Look at Microsoft. They had 90-something% market share in the early 2000's, and as such got sued (multiple times) by the EU for 'anti-competative' practices: bundling IE with WIndows. Meanwhile, Apple, with 3-5% marketshare does the EXACT SAME THING with Safari, but no one cares - back then they had no money, and they still have no market share.

If you're small, no one cares and you get pushed around. If you're big, you can't be touched, but will get robbed of money left and right. The govt's know they can't mess with the big companies; banning MS from the EU would have been insanity, and not very profitable. Meanwhile blocking torrent sites results in money from the companies, and basically no loss from the torrent sites.

If some torrent site got to a scary-large market share (imagine TPB that even retirees use daily), they'd simply be pushed towards a system where profit goes partially to the companies making/controlling the content.
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Even if they do get the whole infrastructure on lockdown. & they use the global financial crisis to pass & uphold all these laws?

Which it looks like there aiming for?

They will never stop pirating!

Even if they incorperate new drm on every system in the world!

They can't stop all forms of pirating. Just shift the way in which it's done!

Hey they could chop off every pirates leg off & give him a wooden one lol.

But they will still do it!

As for thieving scumbags. Keep up the good work lol.

Yah yah yah
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post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by WR6133 View Post

As the State doesn't take their money I will assume you are a crack dealer biggrin.gif

Pay day lender, so close enough wink.gif I'm funding their crack habits at any rate.
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post

Even if you lose your job there is still work out there.
Sure its not glorious and won't be netting you £30k+ a year but you'll have enough to get by on whilst you find a new job, you don't need to steal from the rest of us.
But I'd rather it go to honest people like that who actually work than the lying thieving scum.
I get too emotional about this, sorry...

Unemployment statistics say hi.
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Pay day lender, so close enough wink.gif I'm funding their crack habits at any rate.

LOL least you get a vig off it though
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Guess who's readying up a VPN tunnel before moving to Scotland... rolleyes.gif
   
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Guess who's readying up a VPN tunnel before moving to Scotland... rolleyes.gif

You don't need too just don't use the ISP's that have done this there's a few to choose from that haven't
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How stupid do they think people are... I'm sure if they can download a torrent they can click on the proxy link directly under the original in a Google search.
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