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#16 Depicus

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:48

Why, for obeying the law and doing what a court has ordered them to do?

 

Just because it's the law doesn't always make it right.

 

I boycott Orange because of some miserable b***h on customer services, they obeyed the law but I still boycotted them :)




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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:54

Just because it's the law doesn't always make it right.

 

I boycott Orange because of some miserable b***h on customer services, they obeyed the law but I still boycotted them :)

 

Eztv were making it possible for people to watch copyrighted content without paying the copyright holder for it, that's neither legal nor morally right.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:09

Eztv were making it possible for people to watch copyrighted content without paying the copyright holder for it, that's neither legal nor morally right.

 

Oh, you're one of those types.

 

Way I see it, if the show airs on a channel I normally get anyway, what's the difference if I download it later?



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:14

Now block Google and Bing. Thanks.

 

EZTV does not host material on their servers, they are a linking service, just like any search engine out there. 

 

Blocking sites is not the right way to go. Maybe the content holders should start thinking other ways to spread their material instead of the TV or $20 DVDs.

 

EDIT: Oh wait, EZTV does host some things on their servers, free movies (Actual free movies)

 

But I guess Floating also believes that HBO, Lionsgate etc have all the right to file a DMCA takedown notice on TPB-AFK movie which they have no right on and which Google is actively blocking from their engine? HBO has what right on another independent director film exactly? If I was that director Id go straight after HBO into court for that stuff.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:29

Oh, you're one of those types.

 

Way I see it, if the show airs on a channel I normally get anyway, what's the difference if I download it later?

 

The way you see it doesn't cut the mustard. A TV channel pays for that show, and hosts adverts to recoup their costs and make a little money.  You're not seeing the ads which pay for the show, therefore you're seeing the content without paying for it (you pay by watching the adverts).  

 

Don't get me wrong, I do this too when I can't obtain the show another way; but I'm under NO illusion as to the legality of what I'm doing.  If people continue to do this, the people who make the shows are going to stop making them because they're not earning enough money to make it worth doing so.  I would gladly pay to download and watch the few shows I do grab, if I could.  The only shows I ever have zero guilt about downloading are BBC made shows, because as a TV licensee, I -have- paid for those shows.

 

Whilst EZTV aren't hosting the illegal content themselves, they ARE enabling people to access it much easier.  Therefore, whilst the site can't be shut down directly, they CAN take the route of making it harder for the average person to access it.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:31

The way you see it doesn't cut the mustard. A TV channel pays for that show, and hosts adverts to recoup their costs and make a little money.  You're not seeing the ads which pay for the show, therefore you're seeing the content without paying for it (you pay by watching the adverts).  

 

Don't get me wrong, I do this too when I can't obtain the show another way; but I'm under NO illusion as to the legality of what I'm doing.  If people continue to do this, the people who make the shows are going to stop making them because they're not earning enough money to make it worth doing so.  I would gladly pay to download and watch the few shows I do grab, if I could.  The only shows I ever have zero guilt about downloading are BBC made shows, because as a TV licensee, I -have- paid for those shows.

 

Whilst EZTV aren't hosting the illegal content themselves, they ARE enabling people to access it much easier.  Therefore, whilst the site can't be shut down directly, they CAN take the route of making it harder for the average person to access it.

 

 

In theory there is no difference to downloading a TV show as there is recording it on SKY Plus 

 

as when recorded on SKY plus i skip the adverts then too lol



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:34

In theory there is no difference to downloading a TV show as there is recording it on SKY Plus 

 

as when recorded on SKY plus i skip the adverts then too lol

 

You pay a subscription for Sky, which counts for most of the cost of the shows you're watching.  Also, Sky Plus records the adverts as well, you then choosing to skip them is up to you, but they were still recorded. Either way, as a subscriber, you've paid.

 

However, the "fee" you've paid doesn't grant you the rights to then distribute that content.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:49

Freeview and PVR- no subscription + skip adverts.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:57

Yeah i don't understand the people saying this is wrong, if you want to illegal gain access to copywrited media then that is your choice but don't slam a company for following a court order into protecting copywrited media. 

 

I remember when I cancelled my Sky Movies subscription, the women on the phone made a point in telling me that If I do this, then any recorded movies will also stop working as I am giving up my right to watch sky movies by unsubscribing. This just highlights this, just because you have the right to watch what is on through whatever service you have, doesn't mean you have the right to own that material. 



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:29

Kinda ironic that the UK government is struggling to get ISPs to block violent/child porn, yet they're very quick to block anything that aids copyright infringement.

 

I guess the copyright holders have more ££ to throw at the government/courts than the organisations campaigning for things that actually *should* be blocked to be blocked.

 

The government only care about 1 thing.. MONEY!



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 13:01

They will never win :shifty: