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What's Your View On Torrents?

Postby Buck's Student » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:41 pm

Does everyone here pretty much think torrents are wrong, or do you guys have no problem with them?
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Re: What's Your View On Torrents?

Postby Carl » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:23 pm

I have no moral or ethical problem with them. I dl mostly music, so I usually simply wait for Google to lead me to what I want without the 'middleman' software.
As a side-bar, I found the two disc special edition of IE ( which I have owned since its release; I waited long enough for that.) for $3.99, pre-viewed, at Blockbuster, so I fail to see that dl'ing movies seriously affects anyone's profit margin. It seems simpler to me than a dl just to wait until the vendors must make more shelf space and so remainder their stock.
Once again, beware: the Windows Vista( 64 bit) as of next February will have the technical ability and legal authority to shut down( remotely) any system that dl's copyrighted material. crApple already has this ability, both iPhone and their laptops. This outrageous intrusion by Big Business and Big Brother seems far more worriesome to me than the problem it was intended to solve.
Let's face it: the 'music industry' is moribund and soon will be an art form, pure and simple. Good!
I think that relatively cheap digital video, as indicated already by IE, can move the 'film industry' the same way. We shall see.
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Re: What's Your View On Torrents?

Postby human germ » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:34 pm

well, i confess to having pirated just oodles os music.
alas, i have never been able to figure out how to use those torrents.
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Re: What's Your View On Torrents?

Postby Buck's Student » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:33 pm

Carl wrote:I have no moral or ethical problem with them. I dl mostly music, so I usually simply wait for Google to lead me to what I want without the 'middleman' software.
As a side-bar, I found the two disc special edition of IE ( which I have owned since its release; I waited long enough for that.) for $3.99, pre-viewed, at Blockbuster, so I fail to see that dl'ing movies seriously affects anyone's profit margin. It seems simpler to me than a dl just to wait until the vendors must make more shelf space and so remainder their stock.
Once again, beware: the Windows Vista( 64 bit) as of next February will have the technical ability and legal authority to shut down( remotely) any system that dl's copyrighted material. crApple already has this ability, both iPhone and their laptops. This outrageous intrusion by Big Business and Big Brother seems far more worriesome to me than the problem it was intended to solve.
Let's face it: the 'music industry' is moribund and soon will be an art form, pure and simple. Good!
I think that relatively cheap digital video, as indicated already by IE, can move the 'film industry' the same way. We shall see.

You're kidding me about the Vista thing, right?

Shit. I may need to check into that.
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Re: What's Your View On Torrents?

Postby Carl » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:06 pm

Just the 64 bit version, to my understanding. That's why the poor schmuck we saw pilloried a couple of month's ago in the 'show trial' in Ma was said to be the last prosecution planned. Now, they will use tech means.
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Re: What's Your View On Torrents?

Postby Buck's Student » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:48 pm

Carl wrote:Just the 64 bit version, to my understanding. That's why the poor schmuck we saw pilloried a couple of month's ago in the 'show trial' in Ma was said to be the last prosecution planned. Now, they will use tech means.

Hmm... It won't last. Record companies got in trouble for having software on albums that would feed information to them, just to track if music was being stolen.

I have only read that they will only shut it down if you have an "illegal" downloaded version of Windows.
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Re: What's Your View On Torrents?

Postby Indifferent43 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:09 pm

I rely on torrents a lot for my entertainment collection, mostly because the music I'm interested in is not available in the cd shops where I live. I've also been able to find some good rarities on the net, including some Lynch gems!
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