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Why People Download Movies Illegally? [Pic+]

Hits: 21147 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Funny | Added by: dm2754
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BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 3:54:09 PM
@kittilia but i know which one you are

kittilia
Female, 18-29, Western US
 503 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 3:48:14 PM
@blanktom:

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 3:07:23 PM
@5cats, your Sears analogy makes no sense. Also, i don't know why you're downloading Terrorist Training material but i think you should stop - you can get into a lot of trouble for that.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25751 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 2:07:32 PM
That is probably the smartest and most intuitive thing I've ever seen you write 5cats.

Well thanks @Patchy! You've made my day quite a bit brighter!
I've been arguing about this since the 80's when the first laws against casette tapes were passed. Recording vinal LPs off the radio? Illegal! Oh how far we've come!

They could be using it for much more nefarious reasons, such as training terrorists (especially in Canada)

@BlankTom: If Sears sells me a steak knife, and I kill someone with it, the sales clerk who sold it to me goes to jail? Also, why would I downloa terrorist training videos? Perhaps I'm researching a Paper for school? Can I buy those videos from a company? lolz!
Apples & Oranges.
Freedom vs Control

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5718 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:41:40 AM
@penguinazul: Agreed. It's not my fault that the entertainment industry didn't anticipate or facilitate a change in the distribution medium of their product. They need to keep up with the times, and instead of doing that they just want to throw people in jail.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5718 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:39:40 AM
Is sharing a CD illegal? How about the MP3 file of that CD? How are they different? Not selling, sharing.
Is watching a store-bought movie with a friend illegal?
Is selling a store-bought movie to someone else illegal?
Even if you make a profit selling it? Like an old book or a comic?

It's all about greed and freedom.


That is probably the smartest and most intuitive thing I've ever seen you write 5cats.

tobyvictory
Male, 70 & Over, Asia
 412 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:27:33 AM
The funniest part of this morality story is the adds on the torrent site.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:21:09 AM
@wibble4321

"Things are created for the purpose of making money, not for making the world a happier place."

Many people consider that a poor state of affairs.

In any case, what you say is not the full picture; most people want to get richer to make themselves happier, so the end goal IS to make the world happier...or at least, your own little bit of it.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:19:17 AM
@inversegrav

"I do think they deliberately make it nearly impossible to *not* break the law."

With so many prisons run by private companies, and the profit incentive for locking people up growing every day, it does make you wonder if you might be on to something there...

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:17:52 AM
this was made a few week before the DVDs came out

SCfan
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 1919 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 5:04:44 AM
If I borrow a movie from my neighbor and rip it to my computer, it's okay, but if I borrow it from someone I never met off the internet, it's a crime.

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 4:13:12 AM
don't forget, when downloading a torrent, you're also seeding it so that others can download from you. This is what the companies go after the most.

Maybe you can justify what you do by saying, "well, i wouldn't have watched it if i had to pay for it" or something along those lines, but you have no idea what the people downloading it from *you* are doing with the video. They could be using it for much more nefarious reasons, such as training terrorists (especially in Canada)

PvtDeth
Male, 30-39, Western US
 74 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 2:06:23 AM
Word.

bacon_pie
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2819 Posts
Friday, March 23, 2012 12:49:43 AM
The Oatmeal wins again.

RoboPatton
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:30:37 PM
SO
dratING
TRUE!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25751 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:27:55 PM
@penguinazul has it right: It's all about what's "illegal".

Is sharing a CD illegal? How about the MP3 file of that CD? How are they different? Not selling, sharing.
Is watching a store-bought movie with a friend illegal?
Is selling a store-bought movie to someone else illegal?
Even if you make a profit selling it? Like an old book or a comic?

It's all about greed and freedom.

penguinazul
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 472 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:16:05 PM
I don't think anyone really thinks it's "right" to download music illegally; however, I mean damn, the entertainment industry wants us to buy their products but they don't want to make them easily available to the consumer. How the hell are we supposed to buy something if it isn't readily available for us to buy? Or, they make the prices so damn outrageous that no one can afford to buy whatever their selling. They bitch "Wah we lose money every time y'all don't buy something" but they don't make any changes to where they WOULD actually make them money in a decent way -- they'd rather just throw people in jail that don't belong there.

And people aren't going to boycott poo because they don't want to give up their precious technology. That's probably what's wrong with the world today, though; no one actually wants to get off their asses and do anything, they'd rather just sit and bitch.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25751 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:15:07 PM
@wibble: you fail to mention Canada, where we already HAVE paid!
How about that, eh?
So: if I pay for it in advance, I'm still stealing? What?

Ajikan
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1539 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:05:15 PM
I pirate everything.
I don't have a job or any money to pay for poo. Even when i had money from studying I only bought games I really liked and went to the cinema every now and then. But now I just pirate.

wibble4321
Male, 30-39, Asia
 332 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:39:11 PM
In summary I have more respect for an honest theif who says 'take me as I am' than I do a dishonest middle/working class person who tries to justify their action under the guise of a right or by 'sticking it to the man'...

wibble4321
Male, 30-39, Asia
 332 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:36:53 PM
Each and every download does cost them money. You should be paying to watch that content. We pay usually by watching broadcast media supported by advertising, subscription channels or buy buying the media.

The defence of I wouldn't have paid for it so it isn't stealing is ridiculous. If you wouldn't have paid anything for it it is worthless to you therefore you shouldn't be watching it. If you are that fussed to watch it then you should be paying for it.

Hey don't get me wrong, I understand that downloading is convinient, easy, fast and seems like no-one gets hurt. The reality though is that it is wrong, no matter how much you try to justify it. I'm not the police, I'm not in the industry. Personally I'd have no issue with someone saying I know it is wrong, but I still do it because I don't want to pay, don't want to wait for DVD or whatever. I do have an issue with people trying to justify their actions by saying it is their right to do it. It isn't.

faaaaq
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 673 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:20:26 PM
hm. the thumbnail onthe main page had me thinking this would be a picture of Hitler o.O

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:00:06 PM
i don't know what you guys are talking about Game of Thrones season 1 is available to download on Amazon PRime as well as DVD and Blu Ray (and most likely on itunes too but i don't do itunes).


darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:00:02 PM
OR, you could just wait for it to be released?

its not like you're really missing anything special...

Matwix_2004
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:37:02 PM
So far, that's been the only reason why I've not been able to buy films, and have to resort to piracy.

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