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20Tigers
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Join date: Jun 2008
640 IQ
#41
It's illegal to copy (download), distrubute (upload/seed), and have pirated copies in your possession. In most (not all) countries that abide by copyright laws you can get prosecuted for any and all of those things for each item you have.

Will they know and catch you? Probably not unless you are hardcore.

Personally I don't worry. I don't follow the law because it's the law. I do what I believe is right and almost all the time that is within the bounds of the law. There are somethings I do that are agains the law but that is because the law is wrong. I don't download things if they are offerred for sale at a reasonable price.

While I believe pirating is wrong and do not agree with the practice I think that the internet police should not be so worried about it as the entertainment industry want them to be, they should not give piracy a second thought until all of the more abhorrent aspects of the internet like child porn rings etc are completely stamped out and the offenders hung by their necks until dead.
Si
gallagher2006
UG Addict
Join date: Mar 2006
5,841 IQ
#42
Quote by 20Tigers
Personally I don't worry. I don't follow the law because it's the law. I do what I believe is right and almost all the time that is within the bounds of the law. There are somethings I do that are agains the law but that is because the law is wrong. I don't download things if they are offerred for sale at a reasonable price.


Well aren't you a special snowflake with such a free spirit
Burgery
crack hitler
Join date: Nov 2009
3,179 IQ
#43
Quote by Ur all $h1t
Nope. My ISP practices a "3 strike" rule, and I've yet to get a single strike. Then again I don't tend to download anything where there's likely to be strict copyright enforcement, mainly books.

only time ive gotten a note i was uploading a book
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20Tigers
1
Join date: Jun 2008
640 IQ
#44
Quote by gallagher2006
Well aren't you a special snowflake with such a free spirit

The point is that I am not concerned about the law in as much as the possibility of "being caught doing something wrong" because I strive to do what is right regardless of legality. I have a reasonable intellect and strong sense of empathy for my fellow human beings that enables me to determine what is right and wrong. I also have the courage to follow through even when it is tempting and easy to do something that is wrong and the risk of getting caught is low.

If that makes me a "special snowflake" then whatever.
Si
iHurricaneGTR
Big Gumbo Jones
Join date: Aug 2011
70 IQ
#46
i used to worry, but then i just stopped. i discovered bandcamp, which is where i get most of my music for free now, i got a job, and i started buying all my things. plus, the job gives me less time to wander the internet and download things.
so...no. not really.
You dirty piece of shit, you.

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It was the weirdest moment of my life, and I`ve been caught with my dick in my hand, by my brother, with a giant close up of a dudes face on the tv.

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EvilDomo
UG's Hikikomori
Join date: Sep 2007
265 IQ
#48
Quote by jetfuel495
this is why you use direct downloads.

I only torrent software and anime. Software I don't seed, and the anime usually isn't licensed in America anyway.

私の名前はアジリョです

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CaptDin
Rebel Without A Pause
Join date: Feb 2009
1,253 IQ
#49
Quote by 20Tigers
Personally I don't worry. I don't follow the law because it's the law. I do what I believe is right and almost all the time that is within the bounds of the law. There are somethings I do that are agains the law but that is because the law is wrong. I don't download things if they are offerred for sale at a reasonable price.

Reasonable price? You call one whole dollar for a measly little song reasonable?
macashmack
Maskcashmack
Join date: May 2011
3,359 IQ
#50
Quote by 20Tigers
The point is that I am not concerned about the law in as much as the possibility of "being caught doing something wrong" because I strive to do what is right regardless of legality. I have a reasonable intellect and strong sense of empathy for my fellow human beings that enables me to determine what is right and wrong. I also have the courage to follow through even when it is tempting and easy to do something that is wrong and the risk of getting caught is low.

If that makes me a "special snowflake" then whatever.

Lol fag
primusfan
Conspiracy Music Theorist
Join date: Mar 2004
5,337 IQ
#51
i buy music. and movies. and books.
#DTWD
CaptainCanti
love nectar
Join date: Oct 2012
1,177 IQ
#52
Company's have every right to fine us for stealing their shit.
Company's shouldn't have the right to fine us $10,000 for each $.99 song.
¯\_()_/¯
Zzzonked90
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2010
153 IQ
#53
I download shows and movies because they take forever to come out here in Australia. I'm sure they still make their millions and millions anyway. If I truly love a band I'll buy their music.
crazysam23_Atax
Feuergesicht
Join date: Oct 2009
5,700 IQ
#54
Quote by Zzzonked90
I download shows and movies because they take forever to come out here in Australia. I'm sure they still make their millions and millions anyway. If I truly love a band I'll buy their music.

Don't foreign DVDs play in Aussie players?

In other words, can't you just have the DVDs shipped by Amazon or something?
kertets
Banned
Join date: Jan 2012
80 IQ
#55
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
Don't foreign DVDs play in Aussie players?

In other words, can't you just have the DVDs shipped by Amazon or something?



It depends on which region they have. The states have region 1 right?
We have region 2 in europe. But I guess he could go online and get a code to unlock his dvd player and make it region free.
Also order some vaseline, coz you gonna get it up your stink hole in prison if you're caught file sharing.
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