Feeling Guilty About Downloading Movies? [Pic]

Submitted by: Buiadh 5 years ago in Funny

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Female 71
I hate when people compare pirating with someone having something and copying it for free and saying "now everyone has it yay!". It`s a bit more complicated. People spend money on making movies/ect., thousands of dollars most times. Ya you can just copy what they made and you`re not taking the original from them but you`re still viewing and using it without the creator getting back what they put into it. Now obviously this isn`t too big of a problem when it`s companies that make billions of dollars but I gotta imagine that small companies/artists do suffer because of pirating.
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Female 309
Nice draft, but did he actually send it? I doubt it. Still, good message to get across.
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Male 5,811
MPAA:

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Male 347
Nicely done.
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Male 116
Hahah awesome! Love this guy! Im sure he understands copyright very well, theres just no point in equating the theft of a physical object (once its gone, you no longer have it in your possesion) to digital piracy (once its pirated, its still available to its original owner)as most laws on the books have done.
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Male 1,582
"I`m against piracy (not so much for videos/TV, more so struggling game developers), but this was really amusing."

Well there`s a difference between pirating a movie from a major production company, and a game from a indie development company. I for one always support small businesses and would never pirate their products.

Imagine it like a code amongst thieves. Even thieves have morals.
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Male 542
I`m against piracy (not so much for videos/TV, more so struggling game developers), but this was really amusing.
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Male 127
Way to go buddy ;-)

Man these other comments seem to be posted by the `sheeple` that buy the garbage spread by `The Media`.

Ask a musician or script writer - the CREATOR - how much % of sales they get. I mean GROSS and not NET. NET is after the `media company` adds all the `creative accounting` items to the bill so that they can screw the original content creator.

ONLY when the original content creator gets their fair share will I conciser some of the misguided arguments posted before this.
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Male 2,855
he is an idiot, has no understanding of copyright or profit, im amazed he has 10 euros in his wallet tho
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Male 25,417
ahhh... next day police rock up on the door!
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Male 3,908
Yeah, this is pretty funny but scanning money like that will get you locked up for counterfeiting
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Male 642
and then the government jailed him for scanning money, which is not allowed, which is why some scanners refuse to do it. to not replicate the money
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Male 1,399
You believe you have a right to copy what others have spent a lot of time, work and money creating?

How does that make sense?
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Male 423
Clever pirates are clever.
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Male 1,178
@BostonKaiser - Yes you are correct, theft is theft. But how can this be classed as theft when you are affectively creating a duplicated item for your personal use.

Say for example I was able to go into a house, pick up a book and make a clone right there and then. I would leave the original and take the clone for my personal use. Would that be theft? No, no it wouldn`t.

It is in no way shape or form theft. Sure there may be a lot of people that would otherwise pay for these digital products if they were not freely available. However, there are ultimately a good deal of people who just wouldn`t buy the product if it wasn`t available for free.

Until the various media industries come up with an alternative revenue model, they will continue to whine bitch and moan about all this money they are supposedly losing. If they stopped trying to fight the futile war against pirates and put their arses in gear, they might have started making money again. But alas, they
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Male 1
Downloading or streaming movies isn`t theft. At least it isn`t in the UK. It is copyright infringement. Still illegal though.
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Female 4,359
woot! pirates foreverrrrr
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Male 1,215
Theft is theft. Rationalize it all you want. I bet if it was your song/movie/book that got pirated you`d feel differently.
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Male 914
"but I`m not trying to justifying it. Call it what it is people, don`t mince words trying to justify it."

You`re making the assumption that people _need_ to justify it, and I don`t think that assumption is valid.
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Male 74
The first part of this makes perfect sense. Of course, the vast majority of readers of this letter are not in a position where they can`t just get their movies from a store, redbox, netflix, amazon, iTunes, etc... But they`ll see this as justification of their actions anyway.
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Male 39,603

Gee, if you want it you have a right to it... free!
Is that it?

[quote]"Anybody who feels guilty about illegally downloading things is a sucker." [/quote] Or just honest.

Me? Hell yes I`ve ripped/burned movies I`ve rented...but I`m not trying to justifying it. Call it what it is people, don`t mince words trying to justify it.
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Male 40,349
"The sound of money is proper payment for the sound of work"
Ancient Arabic Saying.
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Male 626
"Of course, the fact that what you are actually stealing is the ENJOYMENT of the product, not the bunch of 1s and 0s is what invalidates this argument. Do you think sneaking into a movie theater or a concert or any other means to amuse yourself isn`t breaking the law? Same thing. People who steal the result of other people`s hard work are pathetic losers, period."
The whole point of the e-mail is that it`s not stealing. In no way are is the company losing anything, and the man has no way to purchase it from them, so he creates a copy, like borrowing a book at the library.
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Male 554
win
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Male 1,011
hell no i dont

I couldnt even tell you how many hundreds of movies I have :P
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Male 1,754
Oh lauriloo. Have fun paying for media! :)
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Male 1,059
Don`t really care. Post count +1!
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Male 154
Dude....just admit you got caught in a porn scam and move on...pay the fine and get the fck out....LOL
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Male 3,625
I notice that this person hasn`t actually sent out this email.
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Female 1,803
Of course, the fact that what you are actually stealing is the ENJOYMENT of the product, not the bunch of 1s and 0s is what invalidates this argument. Do you think sneaking into a movie theater or a concert or any other means to amuse yourself isn`t breaking the law? Same thing. People who steal the result of other people`s hard work are pathetic losers, period.
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Male 2,841
Anybody who feels guilty about illegally downloading things is a sucker.
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Male 2,085
I didn`t feel guilty borrowing LPs and recording them on cassettes. I didn`t feel guilty borrowing a friends DVD to watch, so why would I feel guilty about borrowing movies from someone I never met.
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Male 5,314
makes sense
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Male 530
Internet connection subscription €35
pc / laptop €500
electricity costs to send email €0.05

The MPAA slapping you with a lawsuit because you confessed in an email to them you actually have downloaded movies and.

Priceless (well not that priceless, about €30.000 is more likely)
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Male 3,285
The sad thing is, that the person who scanned the Euro note has actually committed forgery.
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Male 40,349
Brilliant!
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Male 926
Intellectual property...

That`s all I will say.
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Male 1,674
I love how entitled people believe they are.
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Male 1,832
What a nice guy!
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Male 1,091
Love it!
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Male 6,737
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