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#16 Raa

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 00:11

Stop living in the past guys. The internet is the future, get on it, or get left behind!

Haven't they learnt? Lawsuits aren't working.


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 00:13

I think I can easily pick out the downloaders in this thread.

Granted, the pirates love to use these excuses. But when you look at countries like China that censor websites for no justifiable reason, there's genuine reason to prevent censorship of any form, no matter how good the intentions may be.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 00:20

Once Digital Britain is implemented we'll have one of the most draconian anti-file sharing systems in the world, what more do they want? -.-


The total destruction of the internet. Because nothing else will do what they want, which is total control over the distribution, pricing, format, and consumption of all media.

The IFPI and BPI no doubt encouraged this.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 00:23

Granted, the pirates love to use these excuses. But when you look at countries like China that censor websites for no justifiable reason, there's genuine reason to prevent censorship of any form, no matter how good the intentions may be.


You have a good point there.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 00:29

Oh well, then hello alternatives - like file-sharing via IM or email attachments.

I laugh at those dumbasses.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 00:39

Surprise, a bunch of old people trying to push draconian laws.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:21

piracy is a must for me, not to rip off artists but to find new tracks. I am in to EDM, many tracks are released everyday across a bunch of sites and each site has its "exclusive" tracks so i would have to spend quite a long time going through each site checking all the new and exclusive tracks. Using piracy all the new tracks are added to torrent sites for example which is nice and convenient central point, download them, scan through, add the ones i like to the shopping list delete the rubbish. This is a much more productive way of doing things.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:30

The 2010 Digital Economy Act set out plans to send people downloading pirate material to be sent warning letters and potentially have their internet access cut off. Those plans will not be implemented until 2014.


I laughed. Ah, hobbiton. You need a little taste of some DMCA, bitches.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:32

Here we have two more poor souls whom the music industry has convinced that piracy actually affects profits.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:47

I hope they ban access to google like they have done TPB, that would be so funny... I assume by google they mean google's youtube.


If I was google, I'd

1. Just say, ok thats fine with us we'll just remove EVERYSINGLE keyword relating to your names from search results that come from the UK.
2. Charge them a fee everytime someone searches for a banned keyword.
3. take them to court on the grounds the artists such as elton john failed to protect their own music properly and has now caused loss of earnings having to clear up their mess for letting our uses to be able to index their pirated music in the first place. DRM amidoingitright.mp3?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:50

piracy is a must for me, not to rip off artists but to find new tracks. I am in to EDM, many tracks are released everyday across a bunch of sites and each site has its "exclusive" tracks so i would have to spend quite a long time going through each site checking all the new and exclusive tracks. Using piracy all the new tracks are added to torrent sites for example which is nice and convenient central point, download them, scan through, add the ones i like to the shopping list delete the rubbish. This is a much more productive way of doing things.


That's excuse to pirate content like that. I understand that music is really hard to know what you're getting before you've heard it and then.. well you've played the music and pirated it, lol.
What you describing is more a requirement for a dedicated site or service that combines all the exclusive tracks and oranises them for you so you don't have to trawl each site all the time. You might be on to a winner there :)

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:56


Granted, the pirates love to use these excuses. But when you look at countries like China that censor websites for no justifiable reason, there's genuine reason to prevent censorship of any form, no matter how good the intentions may be.

You have a good point there.


Its already happening. Point in case.

I got world rally championship 2010 from the indiegala site (paid for and 100% legit).
Today, I tried to search how to get the xbox 360 control pad working in the game. While I have a legit version, there are links to the pirate bay with other users asking how to get the xbox control pad working as well... of course, I am banned from checking that site even though it has the answer I'm looking for. I've been affected by censored and information that would have helped me has been removed from my access.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:05

Argh... the pain......
Must release the headaches of witnessing common stupidity... >_<

Where's my bowl of acid to rest my head in?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:09

Surprise, a bunch of old people trying to push draconian laws.

Tinie Tempah ain't exactly old.

Then again, UK is pretty much becoming the definition of censorship. Cameron tried twice so far to ban porn. Third's a charm, then this Google thing...

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:13

Isn't this kind of like attacking the construction companies who built roads because people can go rob banks and other places using them?