I live in Spain but my Spanish isnt good enough to enjoy programs on Spanish tv. BBC iplayer doesnt let me watch anything because i´m in the wrong region, it´s illegal for me to set up a satellite reciever and receive British transmissions, so what do they expect me to do other than download stuff. I dont mind paying for stuff but borders in europe still exist when it comes to television, so sod em.
The end of Torrent?
I use Torrents now & again. Mainly to download Lost because Virgin wont give Sky1 to basic package customers. Virgin throttle your bandwidth now & again for excessive downloading, but they've not switched me off yet.
I use LegalSounds for music downloads & that's probably not much more ethical than Torrents anyway. In all honesty though, if I like an album that much I'll buy it on CD.
As for software, if its a decent enough program I'll happily pay the small prices they usually ask anyway. Musicmatch jukebox was one program I paid for. A superb little package for about £12.
Films are a different matter, I'm not a regular cinema goer so its not like the odd flick I get to watch from a Torrent is stopping me going to the cinema anyway.
Apparently the future is bundled Music with Broadband packages.
I'd be lying if I said i don't use torrents.
Mackem - you can use a proxy to mask your internet address to appear as if it's from the UK and iplayer will work.
LOL at 7p to make a CD commercially. If only...
If I want to see a new release at the movies I go, however I am not prepared to pay the kind of stupid money currently being asked for a recent DVD.
When these companies start charging a reasonable amount for CD's & DVD's I will stop down loading from mininova - until that time I will do all I can to continue.
So called movie stars/musicians with 20 cars, planes and enough coke to keep the world speeding for a life time, all this on money the public spends on their products.
Nah – I don’t think I shall feel even a little bit guilty about it – smug perhaps.
When the big boys find a way to stop it – a new way will be found.
Until then – I will continue to expand my movie collection.
I use torrents quite alot, although not as much as I used to. I buy CD's occasionally, but only if its for something I cant find via torrents, or if its a particularly good album that I want to listen to in my car.
I think the best way of supporting bands is to go and watch them live, at least then you know that your money isnt going straight to the record companies.
I think the music industry will probably be better off without the record labels. I'd like to think the decent musicians will carry on making music because its what the have a passion for, regardless of the money.
Yes, people have to make a living, but a living doesnt involve owning a ferrari and a mansion. The people that create music purely to make money will probably dissappear but it doesnt matter really and it wont be a loss to anyone.
My ISP blocks torrents any help?
What ISP is it?
Bought a DVD last year and discovered that the first five minutes were adverts which my DVD player wouldn't skip (they used the same thing that makes you watch the anti-piracy stuff).
A HUUUUGE squabble down at HMV the next day resulted in a refund. I think I downloaded the movie
OK so now we have discussed the merrits of the music/film industry what other options are there for D/L bittorrent stuff but not useing the normal way like Utorrent and sites like minenova?
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