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This weekend, pirates, hackers and otherwise bored kids on 4chan took down the websites for the MPAA and anti-piracy corporation AiPlex in a series of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks that left the sites down for over 18 hours. After doing a good deed by tracking down the girl responsible for throwing puppies in a river, why would they turn their considerable power on the MPAA? Did they really hate RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE that much?

In its efforts to curb online piracy of movies, the MPAA hired AiPlex, self-described as "the only Net Vigilance company across the Globe thus far to provide unprecedented services on Internet based piracies." What exactly does that mean? It seems they take a rather guerrilla approach to fighting piracy. Instead of fighting crime through, you know, legal channels, AiPlex uses DDoS attacks to take down sites suspected of peer-to-peer file sharing of pirated materials (even if the site hasn't actually been hosting any pirated material).

So the users of 4chan mobilized over the weekend with the intent on returning the DDoS favor. Their fun was shortlived though when the AiPlex site was taken down a little easier than expected. So what to do when you've got an entire army of people eager for a fight but no actual fight? Well they took their beef over to the MPAA website, who's suspected of hiring AiPlex to initiate the DDoS attacks on the torrent sites.

Both MPAA and AiPlex are back online today as are all the torrent sites. So really, what was accomplished. Pirating movies is not a cool thing; it's stealing glorified to look cool and rebellious. But DDoS attacks are also not cool (and potentially illegal).

Now's when I ask YOU to play Judge Judy. Who do you side with in this matter? Do you think the pirates should just stop pirating stolen material and those who do be punished accordingly? Do you think it's OK for the MPAA, RIAA and companies like AiPlex to use "by any means necessary" to stop piracy? Have YOU ever pirated anything? Strike back below!

Extra Tidbit: I'll admit to being a huge user of Napster when it first came out and I was in college.
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11:07PM on 09/21/2010

All rubish!

Honestly this is always gonna be a stupid discussion! How can they still say Internet and Piracy damages their business? For christ's sake, AVATAR almost doubled the worldwide income of TITANIC!! It was the highest grossing movie of all time! Most of the movies in that list are recent films! Movies and Music get a much bigger audience theese days because of it! Half of them wouldn't even be known in every corner of the world or have all the HUGE success they have if it wasn't for this! In the
Honestly this is always gonna be a stupid discussion! How can they still say Internet and Piracy damages their business? For christ's sake, AVATAR almost doubled the worldwide income of TITANIC!! It was the highest grossing movie of all time! Most of the movies in that list are recent films! Movies and Music get a much bigger audience theese days because of it! Half of them wouldn't even be known in every corner of the world or have all the HUGE success they have if it wasn't for this! In the past you had a few movies that everybody knew about around the globe and in music you had only a few superstars! Now everything and everyone gets global much faster and a lot easier and they still make tons of money. The only thing that changed is that the competition has risen and we, the audience, stopped being fed what it was given to us and actually started choosing for ourselves and exploring alternatives. Guess we became demanding, which is good!
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2:52PM on 09/21/2010

Stop corporate greed, stop piracy

Until greedy corporations like Rogers (cable), Blockbuster, AMC and Cineplex lower admission, service and rental fee's piracy will continue because people simply cannot afford to view all the film and television they want because of how much it costs to legally view it. At least most of us can't.
Until greedy corporations like Rogers (cable), Blockbuster, AMC and Cineplex lower admission, service and rental fee's piracy will continue because people simply cannot afford to view all the film and television they want because of how much it costs to legally view it. At least most of us can't.
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2:05PM on 09/21/2010

Let Pirating Continue

In Washington, it is the Lobbyist (paid by the major corporations) who get influence the laws. Especially the laws of protecting profits for major corporations (who swallow up smaller company's so there is no competition).

Stuff that used to be illegal is now legal because of these lobbyist.

When it comes to Piracy, the number of people who take from the internet is such a staggering number. In a sense it is the PEOPLE who are voting. They are getting thier say to counter these so
In Washington, it is the Lobbyist (paid by the major corporations) who get influence the laws. Especially the laws of protecting profits for major corporations (who swallow up smaller company's so there is no competition).

Stuff that used to be illegal is now legal because of these lobbyist.

When it comes to Piracy, the number of people who take from the internet is such a staggering number. In a sense it is the PEOPLE who are voting. They are getting thier say to counter these so called laws. They are expressing their discontent with the product by not being willing to buy the product.

This fucks with the Corporations ability to accurately control the market.

In America, only the top 10% are wealthy, while the middle class is disappearing more and more everyday.

However, With Piracy, even poor people have a chance to preview music, and movies and ultimately decide on purchasing a decently crafted product.

The GOOD products get singled out more and more this way. While the shittier products lose money.

The Corporations don't see that they make shitty products, all that they see is that they make a product and aren't making ENOUGH money with it. (based on projected revenues of the product)

They lose their control over the market this way, because without piracy, they'll make tons of profit with low quality products. Products of low quality, usually spend the majority of the its budget on marketing.

The real deal is that we're talking about the PROFITS of the corporations. Not the Loss of revenue. That is a big difference.

The current law states that it is stealing when you "pirate" copywrite material.

Its only stealing if you make a copy of it and SELL IT. Because people give this stuff away for free (leaked from their own company's) it should not be considered theft.

If you found a brand new copy of Eminem's latest album sitting on the side of the road, iS that stealing?

More over, if you found a guy sitting on the side of the road and he was selling Enimen albums, then HE is the one stealing and therefore should be charged.

But as consumers we don't get to make that distinction between Right and wrong. It is the people who have the money who get to decide what is right and what is wrong. In a Capitolistic society, the freedom of Democracy is taken away from us in when it comes to making laws. Instead we vote on the puppets who get paid to write those laws by rich corporations.

The only REAL freedom the consumer gets to have is the choice to SPEND money on a product, OR NOT to spend money on the product. That is our VOICE, that is OUR VOTE!
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4:54AM on 09/21/2010

MPAA needs to evolve

If I download a movie, and it wasn't all that great, then I have no incentive to purchase the movie. If I liked it, and would want to see it again, then I buy it. If the MPAA would get off their high horse, they could learn to manipulate the internet to their advantage. If they were able to dramtically expand on what Hulu started, they could turn a lot of profit in their direct. Rental is on it's way out. In a few years, Blockbuster will be extinct. If they jumped on to a partership with
If I download a movie, and it wasn't all that great, then I have no incentive to purchase the movie. If I liked it, and would want to see it again, then I buy it. If the MPAA would get off their high horse, they could learn to manipulate the internet to their advantage. If they were able to dramtically expand on what Hulu started, they could turn a lot of profit in their direct. Rental is on it's way out. In a few years, Blockbuster will be extinct. If they jumped on to a partership with Netflix and increase the access and availability of streaming movies at a reasonable price, they could turn a lot of profit their way.
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3:25AM on 09/21/2010
I don't really support piracy, but it's inevitable. People still steal cars, right? Shoplifting happens all the time. You can try to fight it, but we live in a digital age, where everything is far more accessible, and crime is also going to be part of that community. I doubt the film industry is hurt by it, really, and it's not like, if all the pirates stopped, there would be more openings for people trying to make it in the film industry. Studio cats would be lining their pockets more and
I don't really support piracy, but it's inevitable. People still steal cars, right? Shoplifting happens all the time. You can try to fight it, but we live in a digital age, where everything is far more accessible, and crime is also going to be part of that community. I doubt the film industry is hurt by it, really, and it's not like, if all the pirates stopped, there would be more openings for people trying to make it in the film industry. Studio cats would be lining their pockets more and movie stars would be getting bigger pay checks.
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2:15AM on 09/21/2010
videodrome criterion special features:
(or youtube fear on film)

david cronenberg, john landis and john carpenter discussing why the mpaa is important.
videodrome criterion special features:
(or youtube fear on film)

david cronenberg, john landis and john carpenter discussing why the mpaa is important.
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11:39PM on 09/20/2010

Piracy

How has piracy affected movies in the past decade?..it really hasn't ..just look at the millions of dollars movies have made. If a movie doesn't make any money blame the distributor an their shitty release dates...expample ...The Hurt Locker.

ANd the MPAA makes million of dollars and for not doing a very goos job anyways.
How has piracy affected movies in the past decade?..it really hasn't ..just look at the millions of dollars movies have made. If a movie doesn't make any money blame the distributor an their shitty release dates...expample ...The Hurt Locker.

ANd the MPAA makes million of dollars and for not doing a very goos job anyways.
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11:17PM on 09/20/2010

From another point of view

I'm not supporting piracy in any way, but sometimes it's the only way people get to watch all the movies they want. I live in Malaysia. A special edition 2-disc DVD here costs 89.90 in our currency rate...which is a whopper amount to pay for. Rental services here are scarce because piracy is rampant. You can get 10 excellent quality DVD rips here for the price of one original. Cinema tickets are affordable, yes, but not if you're going in a group. 12bucks per ticket, more for snacks, and
I'm not supporting piracy in any way, but sometimes it's the only way people get to watch all the movies they want. I live in Malaysia. A special edition 2-disc DVD here costs 89.90 in our currency rate...which is a whopper amount to pay for. Rental services here are scarce because piracy is rampant. You can get 10 excellent quality DVD rips here for the price of one original. Cinema tickets are affordable, yes, but not if you're going in a group. 12bucks per ticket, more for snacks, and 20bucks for 3D. On top of that, some cinemas aren't maintained well, sound quality sucks, and censorship is a pain in the ass. With piracy, people get to watch uncensored versions of their movies, and the crystal clear DVDs are out way before originals hit stores. So sometimes, piracy becomes rampant because people have next to no choice at all. Either pay a chunk of cash for one movie or the same chunk for 10. Same quality. People aren't to blame in my (humble) opinion. Lets not even get to downloads. My local satellite provider is screening the final season of LOST starting next week. Wanna know when I watched it? Same day as the US. Wanna' know how? *hint hint*
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10:43PM on 09/20/2010
People wouldn't have to resort to piracy if prices weren't so high to see a film at the cinema or to buy a DVD or a CD. While the price of music has gone down, films haven't all that much and cinema prices continue to soar. Add in that countries sometimes have to wait years to see a film, it's no wonder people resort to other means of seeing films. FIX those problems and see how piracy would go down.
People wouldn't have to resort to piracy if prices weren't so high to see a film at the cinema or to buy a DVD or a CD. While the price of music has gone down, films haven't all that much and cinema prices continue to soar. Add in that countries sometimes have to wait years to see a film, it's no wonder people resort to other means of seeing films. FIX those problems and see how piracy would go down.
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5:11PM on 09/20/2010
The MPAA is completely bogus. The whole thing is a sham to promote specific movies while suppressing others. For an interesting watch, look up the documentary "This Film is Not Yet Rated." It blows the lid off of the MPAA's bullcrap, and of course the MPAA gave it an NC-17 rating so that it would tank if brought to theaters.
The MPAA is completely bogus. The whole thing is a sham to promote specific movies while suppressing others. For an interesting watch, look up the documentary "This Film is Not Yet Rated." It blows the lid off of the MPAA's bullcrap, and of course the MPAA gave it an NC-17 rating so that it would tank if brought to theaters.
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4:02PM on 09/20/2010
Look while im all against censorship (I live in England, the fuckers still cut films on dvd!!) I feel that illegally downloading movies is wrong I love to pay to go to a cinema and sit down and try to have a good time (i wont unless shit film) and i proudly still buy dvds or blu rays or whatever fucking format is out now, you can call me old fashioned or whatever but i think that the people who make this shot that we enjoy so much deserve to get paid its you working your 9 to 5 then someone
Look while im all against censorship (I live in England, the fuckers still cut films on dvd!!) I feel that illegally downloading movies is wrong I love to pay to go to a cinema and sit down and try to have a good time (i wont unless shit film) and i proudly still buy dvds or blu rays or whatever fucking format is out now, you can call me old fashioned or whatever but i think that the people who make this shot that we enjoy so much deserve to get paid its you working your 9 to 5 then someone taking your paycheck
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3:41PM on 09/20/2010
I was laid off from my job at a production company last year due to revenue loss from digital piracy. The film business employs more than just A listers and we depend on a film/studio's success to make a living (and no, not everyone make millions. A post production assistant makes about as much as a waiter at Fudruckers). Piracy is devastating to people like me. It costs us our jobs and livelihoods. Yes, people like Tom Cruise and James Cameron probably don't feel the hit, but guys like me do.
I was laid off from my job at a production company last year due to revenue loss from digital piracy. The film business employs more than just A listers and we depend on a film/studio's success to make a living (and no, not everyone make millions. A post production assistant makes about as much as a waiter at Fudruckers). Piracy is devastating to people like me. It costs us our jobs and livelihoods. Yes, people like Tom Cruise and James Cameron probably don't feel the hit, but guys like me do. Please, don't pirate movies/music.
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3:41PM on 09/20/2010
I don't even remember the last time I bought a movie.
I don't even remember the last time I bought a movie.
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2:38PM on 09/20/2010

Bruce Willis said it best...

We live in a world where young kids can type "Anal Sex" into Google and get a mountain of video search results under absolutely no restrictions of any kind.

Yet when somebody says "Fuck" once in a movie, it's a major issue.

Fuck all censorship of any kind. I remember being a young kid and never being able to go see tons of movies with my Dad because they were Rated-R even though I was very mature for my age and understood the difference.
We live in a world where young kids can type "Anal Sex" into Google and get a mountain of video search results under absolutely no restrictions of any kind.

Yet when somebody says "Fuck" once in a movie, it's a major issue.

Fuck all censorship of any kind. I remember being a young kid and never being able to go see tons of movies with my Dad because they were Rated-R even though I was very mature for my age and understood the difference.
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2:16PM on 09/20/2010
Muahahaha.
Personally I have no problems with those who pirate movies and music. There will always be overwhelming numbers of people who prefer the theater experience and owning the movie. For the music industry there will be always money in concerts and merchandise. A lot of artists don't even care. The only industry that would get 100 percent screwed, would be the gaming industry. If people dont buy the games there is no money at all
Muahahaha.
Personally I have no problems with those who pirate movies and music. There will always be overwhelming numbers of people who prefer the theater experience and owning the movie. For the music industry there will be always money in concerts and merchandise. A lot of artists don't even care. The only industry that would get 100 percent screwed, would be the gaming industry. If people dont buy the games there is no money at all
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2:25PM on 09/20/2010
Ocelot_Snake
I agree.
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2:43PM on 09/20/2010
And that's why it's so difficult to pirate video games for consoles.
And that's why it's so difficult to pirate video games for consoles.
2:54PM on 09/20/2010
Youd be surprised. One of the reasons Sony has so much trouble in the American market is because theyre constantly battling pirates. They come up with some new encoding for a game and the hackers break it in under a month
Youd be surprised. One of the reasons Sony has so much trouble in the American market is because theyre constantly battling pirates. They come up with some new encoding for a game and the hackers break it in under a month
1:48PM on 09/20/2010

MPAA Had It Coming

Yes, piracy is wrong, but the way the MPAA mandates the releases of films, and such things is a lot worse. We need to get rid of them, and form a new ratings group with far less restrictions and far less idiots on the board.
Yes, piracy is wrong, but the way the MPAA mandates the releases of films, and such things is a lot worse. We need to get rid of them, and form a new ratings group with far less restrictions and far less idiots on the board.
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2:20PM on 09/20/2010
I'm in, what's the plan and when do we start!?
I'm in, what's the plan and when do we start!?
1:45PM on 09/20/2010
I have been known to pirate movies, but only when there is little choice in the matter. For example, I refused to purchase the craptastic Avatar release earlier this year on the grounds that I refuse to pay for it twice when it gets release again in special edition later on. Some movies simply aren't available and need to be pirated either because they were released in low print, ie Drop Dead Fred and Fright Night 2, and others aren't available at all due to crappy rites issues, ie Muppet
I have been known to pirate movies, but only when there is little choice in the matter. For example, I refused to purchase the craptastic Avatar release earlier this year on the grounds that I refuse to pay for it twice when it gets release again in special edition later on. Some movies simply aren't available and need to be pirated either because they were released in low print, ie Drop Dead Fred and Fright Night 2, and others aren't available at all due to crappy rites issues, ie Muppet Babies, Angus. And lets not forget stuff that is only available overseas, such as the MGM Directors Cut of Army of Darkness, Battle Royale, and various foreign TV shows that will never be released here simply because the market in America isn't large enough. And no piracy also means the death of everything on fanedit.org. Yes, there are a lot of people who use piracy to simply get out of paying for stuff, but I venture that most simply use it to not get riped off buy the studios. Have most people on here actually seen I Love You Philip Morris. I have. God bless piracy.
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1:11PM on 09/20/2010

PRICES PRICE PRICES

Is it fair to charge $1 for 1 mps3? Why not charge $.50 per mp3 (download music)? Same goes for movies ... not everyone has the money to buy these over hype prices that movie and music companies charge! NO, IT'S NOT EXCUSE to steal, however, make the product cheaper -- stop paying actors 10-20 million dollars per movie plus a percent of the gross, and put that money back into the public hands, thus making the product cost effective! As for pirates, etc ... it's NEVER GOING TO STOP ... you can
Is it fair to charge $1 for 1 mps3? Why not charge $.50 per mp3 (download music)? Same goes for movies ... not everyone has the money to buy these over hype prices that movie and music companies charge! NO, IT'S NOT EXCUSE to steal, however, make the product cheaper -- stop paying actors 10-20 million dollars per movie plus a percent of the gross, and put that money back into the public hands, thus making the product cost effective! As for pirates, etc ... it's NEVER GOING TO STOP ... you can slow it down by presenting a better price for the product, but that's about it!
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1:05PM on 09/20/2010
They're both in the wrong. But, the pirates are probably more wrong, though.
They're both in the wrong. But, the pirates are probably more wrong, though.
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1:40PM on 09/20/2010
lol
lol
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1:02PM on 09/20/2010
I live in a country where original dvds cost US 43.65 EACH and a pirated dvd cost US1.00, you tell me which way you would go?
I live in a country where original dvds cost US 43.65 EACH and a pirated dvd cost US1.00, you tell me which way you would go?
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1:41PM on 09/20/2010
I'd get them for $1
I'd get them for $1
12:28PM on 09/20/2010

I have never dealt with pirated movies

Uh, never mind.
Uh, never mind.
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12:27PM on 09/20/2010

I have never dealt with pirated movies

But I find the MPAA quite petty about it. And AiPlex just sounds like a bully as far as that goes.

I think it sounds like 4chan overreacted, and has won few valuable friends for this, I just hope they'll not suffer overmuch for this.
But I find the MPAA quite petty about it. And AiPlex just sounds like a bully as far as that goes.

I think it sounds like 4chan overreacted, and has won few valuable friends for this, I just hope they'll not suffer overmuch for this.
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12:15PM on 09/20/2010

for teh LOLs

oh my god that sounds pretty hilarious.
Fuck the MPAA and this other company.
oh my god that sounds pretty hilarious.
Fuck the MPAA and this other company.
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11:48AM on 09/20/2010
My number of purchased movies far outweighs the number I have pirated, so I don't feel bad downloading something, giving it a once over, then buying it if I deem it worthy to add to the collection. And I think I'm in agreement with most people thus far - I hate the MPAA much more than pirates (though Canadian regulations and restrictions may be a bit more lax.) Censorship in any form is wrong.
My number of purchased movies far outweighs the number I have pirated, so I don't feel bad downloading something, giving it a once over, then buying it if I deem it worthy to add to the collection. And I think I'm in agreement with most people thus far - I hate the MPAA much more than pirates (though Canadian regulations and restrictions may be a bit more lax.) Censorship in any form is wrong.
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1:46PM on 09/20/2010
Amen to this comment.
Amen to this comment.
1:53PM on 09/20/2010
I agree with everything you've written, with the exception of the last sentence. Freedom of speech yes, freedom to spread ignorance like the black death, no! If you are going to speak your mind, use your mind.
I agree with everything you've written, with the exception of the last sentence. Freedom of speech yes, freedom to spread ignorance like the black death, no! If you are going to speak your mind, use your mind.
2:18PM on 09/20/2010
Exactly what I do
Exactly what I do
11:18AM on 09/20/2010
I don't support piracy at all (my roommate does it all the time, and it drives me crazy), but I think I hate the MPAA more. Any attack on them is okay with me, I just wish it had been more justifiable.
I don't support piracy at all (my roommate does it all the time, and it drives me crazy), but I think I hate the MPAA more. Any attack on them is okay with me, I just wish it had been more justifiable.
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11:12AM on 09/20/2010

As for this news....

As for the retarded group that pulled this stunt, I'm pissed off cause now the MPAA will force stronger laws which will only lead to punishing the rest of us and that's not fair.
As for the retarded group that pulled this stunt, I'm pissed off cause now the MPAA will force stronger laws which will only lead to punishing the rest of us and that's not fair.
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2:03PM on 09/20/2010
whaa, whaa, whaa... I think i hear a whaambulance. These people aka retards (btw very insensitive) actually DID something about a situation, however misguided it may have been.
whaa, whaa, whaa... I think i hear a whaambulance. These people aka retards (btw very insensitive) actually DID something about a situation, however misguided it may have been.
2:41PM on 09/20/2010
Can't use the "R" word anymore? They did "something" Narvick but they didn't stop to think about the consequences that it would have on the rest of us. Everyone wants their pound of flesh.
Can't use the "R" word anymore? They did "something" Narvick but they didn't stop to think about the consequences that it would have on the rest of us. Everyone wants their pound of flesh.
11:09AM on 09/20/2010

My conscience is clean...

I have 700 DVD's and almost 250 Blu-Ray's. I spend at least a couple thousand dollars every year at the theatre for tickets and food.

If I want to download an HD movie every now and then cause I think I may or may not like it or it's so limited that I wasn't able to see it in the theatre or on Blu-Ray, I won't be feeling bad about it anytime soon.

My ONLY problem is with people who have their ENTIRE movie collection made up of pirated movies. They don't go to the theatre at all, they
I have 700 DVD's and almost 250 Blu-Ray's. I spend at least a couple thousand dollars every year at the theatre for tickets and food.

If I want to download an HD movie every now and then cause I think I may or may not like it or it's so limited that I wasn't able to see it in the theatre or on Blu-Ray, I won't be feeling bad about it anytime soon.

My ONLY problem is with people who have their ENTIRE movie collection made up of pirated movies. They don't go to the theatre at all, they never buy one single movie yet they have hundreds of pirated films. Those people are the ones I have a major problem with.
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2:18PM on 09/20/2010
I didn't get this far down before my last post, if i had I would have combined them. You obviously have enough extra cash in your piggy bank to never have to pirate anything for any reason whatsoever. Yet you do, interesting, but only in moderation. It's the people that overindulge that are the problem, right?
I didn't get this far down before my last post, if i had I would have combined them. You obviously have enough extra cash in your piggy bank to never have to pirate anything for any reason whatsoever. Yet you do, interesting, but only in moderation. It's the people that overindulge that are the problem, right?
2:39PM on 09/20/2010
Correct sir. I know an older couple who have literally thousands of movies and entire TV show collections that are all burned copies. Never paid a dime for any of it.

Now that I have a problem with. I'll usually download a movie if I might like it and if I do, I'll buy a copy afterwards. Simple as that.
Correct sir. I know an older couple who have literally thousands of movies and entire TV show collections that are all burned copies. Never paid a dime for any of it.

Now that I have a problem with. I'll usually download a movie if I might like it and if I do, I'll buy a copy afterwards. Simple as that.
2:44PM on 09/20/2010
Either way Narvick, I'm always going to be on the fence about the situation.

There wasn't a time when I couldn't really afford to go see movies or buy movies all the time. Even so, I still bit the bullet and bought what I wanted to see.
Either way Narvick, I'm always going to be on the fence about the situation.

There wasn't a time when I couldn't really afford to go see movies or buy movies all the time. Even so, I still bit the bullet and bought what I wanted to see.
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11:07AM on 09/20/2010
Hack the planet! Hack the planet!
Hack the planet! Hack the planet!
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11:10AM on 09/20/2010
Crash and Burn!
Crash and Burn!
10:55AM on 09/20/2010
the MPAA is the only thing keeping us away from a federally regulated film industry.
the MPAA is the only thing keeping us away from a federally regulated film industry.
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1:51PM on 09/20/2010
The MPAA could be dismantled, and a new organization, one that is much more supportive of the films, and wants them to get seen, and without all the red tape bullshit can be made. But the ones invested in the MPAA own all the marbles. So I'm glad they got attacked, as they definitely deserved it.
The MPAA could be dismantled, and a new organization, one that is much more supportive of the films, and wants them to get seen, and without all the red tape bullshit can be made. But the ones invested in the MPAA own all the marbles. So I'm glad they got attacked, as they definitely deserved it.
10:51AM on 09/20/2010
I'm expected to pay for and support movies like Resident Evil: Afterlife? I refuse to give money to shitty films, that's how sequels get made of movies people didnt wanna see, but they went to a theater or bought the dvd to see the trainwreck, putting money in producers pockets
I'm expected to pay for and support movies like Resident Evil: Afterlife? I refuse to give money to shitty films, that's how sequels get made of movies people didnt wanna see, but they went to a theater or bought the dvd to see the trainwreck, putting money in producers pockets
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10:17AM on 09/20/2010

I'm scarcely neutral on this

I think the MPAA need to be taken down a notch. The over protective nature of America is ludicrous. I wish we didn't need hackers to be going after asshole groups, but I rather the MPAA be attacked then the MPAA attack someone. Especially when they're hiring vigilantes. I mean, come on. Vigilante? Who do they think they are? Lorenzo Lamas?

Pirating shouldn't be happening. But nor should this insane inflation every few years when a new medium comes out. Inflation in general is absurd on
I think the MPAA need to be taken down a notch. The over protective nature of America is ludicrous. I wish we didn't need hackers to be going after asshole groups, but I rather the MPAA be attacked then the MPAA attack someone. Especially when they're hiring vigilantes. I mean, come on. Vigilante? Who do they think they are? Lorenzo Lamas?

Pirating shouldn't be happening. But nor should this insane inflation every few years when a new medium comes out. Inflation in general is absurd on entertainment. Especially on the virtual stuff. I purchase DVD's cheaper in store than on itunes. The digital medium is lest waste and higher risk of losing. Why should we be paying more that way?

Long story short. I won't lose any sleep if the MPAA is bothered a bit. And that's all it is. A minor problem. A bother. I have a shit load more problems than having my website hacked in my life. And I can't hire vigilantes, renegades or Hobo's with Shotguns. I can barely afford to buy a new DVD each week. Yet, I somehow still do. But I also haven't managed to swing on the Blu-ray band wagon. I figure it'll be gone before I get there. Surprise surprise. I'm not wealthy yet I still support the ass of this lame industry that feeds me whatever garbage they feel like lamely marketing.
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9:39AM on 09/20/2010

itīs like this...

i DO NOT CONDONE PIRACY, now, having said that, iīm not exactly against it neither, you see the thing is, piracy, altough being a bad thing, is like a robin hood thing, we all know how much can a movie ticket go for these day,s especially if itīs one of those 3D movies, and most people canīt really afford going to the movies all the time, i for one canīt, and i would like to be able to, but i donīt make enough money to support my movie daily fix, so i admit, i "pirate" a few movies, so thatīs
i DO NOT CONDONE PIRACY, now, having said that, iīm not exactly against it neither, you see the thing is, piracy, altough being a bad thing, is like a robin hood thing, we all know how much can a movie ticket go for these day,s especially if itīs one of those 3D movies, and most people canīt really afford going to the movies all the time, i for one canīt, and i would like to be able to, but i donīt make enough money to support my movie daily fix, so i admit, i "pirate" a few movies, so thatīs that...
but altough i "get" some movies off the internet, i also buy a lot of movies aswell, wich is to say that i buy a film whenever thereīs enough money after food, house, and all the other bills are taken care of, so, iīm not a pirate per se :P

if blurays, dvdīs and movie tickets werenīt so damn expensive, maybe people would buy more and "pirate" less, i guess...

i dont think itīs cool for those agencies to use any means necessary to stop piracy, you just donīt do those things....
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9:38AM on 09/20/2010

meh

i too used to use Morpheus all the time in college. now, having a steady income, i honestly try to pay for as much as i can. basically it comes down to this. i know that music and movies take time and money to make. if you really like the movie or music, and want to see/hear more of it then please pay for it. buy the dvd or cd or digital file. it's the only way to get the crap off the air and out of here.
i too used to use Morpheus all the time in college. now, having a steady income, i honestly try to pay for as much as i can. basically it comes down to this. i know that music and movies take time and money to make. if you really like the movie or music, and want to see/hear more of it then please pay for it. buy the dvd or cd or digital file. it's the only way to get the crap off the air and out of here.
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9:34AM on 09/20/2010

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Rum

down with the blodsucking rich bastard companies!
down with the blodsucking rich bastard companies!
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