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Originally Posted by esocid;12877442 
Judge Beryl Howell received $105,000 from the RIAA for lobbying work.

Source:
http://www.implu.com/lobbyist/37183

Actually, that's for 2008. From 2005-2008, the judge recieved $415k total.

Oh now that's too good. Why wouldn't Time Warner try and bring that up? Or does it not even matter.

The companies in question haven't been mentioned here yet so: "Maverick, Donkeyball Movie of Charlottesville, Va.,and Call of the Wild Movie in Eugene, Ore.". I've never even heard of those companies.
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Torrenters in US and EU are strictly under governments reach but same thing cannot be said for 3rd world countries.
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Oh boy here we go.
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Originally Posted by JustusIV;12876562 
ummm you realize "ALL" your traffic runs through them right?

I use a VPN....... So yeah I guess technically it does but nothing that they can see. =)
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After being in one of these lawsuits. I'm done downloading anything other then the tv shows I missed the night before. I pay for the tv but can't watch it when it is on so I'll download it.
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Originally Posted by BigFrank;12876910 
Maybe if the movie making companies would put out material that is worth spending 20$+ to go see in the movies I would stop downloading.

you don't have to download it you know?

you don't even have to watch it. breaking the law for unnecessary luxuries.
post #47 of 247
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Originally Posted by dontpwnmebro;12879742 
you don't have to download it you know?

you don't even have to watch it. breaking the law for unnecessary luxuries.

This^
If the movie isnt worth watching... its not worth watching... even if its free.

It's like saying... I hate Rebecca Black, and her song Friday sucks...
BUT I WILL DOWNLOAD IT ILLEGALLY!

It isnt worth my time, i won't even sit through someone playing it on youtube... and that is free...
the "it isnt worth paying for" is not an excuse for illegal downloading.
    
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I do not condone in piracy but thanks to utorrent, forcing Outgoing Protocol Encryption and unchecking Allow incoming legacy connections, my isp cannot see that I am torrenting ubuntu/Mint.
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Thank go im with att
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Originally Posted by Sohryu76;12879821 
This^
If the movie isnt worth watching... its not worth watching... even if its free.

It's like saying... I hate Rebecca Black, and her song Friday sucks...
BUT I WILL DOWNLOAD IT ILLEGALLY!


It isnt worth my time, i won't even sit through someone playing it on youtube... and that is free...
the "it isnt worth paying for" is not an excuse for illegal downloading.

No, it's not. You're assuming one already heard her song. To restate your example in terms of downloading a movie:
"I hate Actor X, Y or Z and his movie A, B or C sucks...But I will download it illegally" - presupposing that you already watched it, otherwise you can't make a judgment on whether it sucks or not. You get the point.

Also, one may not like it so much to actually pay $20-25 for it. But perhaps one would be okay to pay $10 for it? I have over 400 (legal) DVD's, and have a fair share of those movies on my hard drive from when I downloaded them before buying them since the price simply didn't justify it at the time when it came out.
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