The world of torrents is changing . . .
“waits for post pointing out that its stealing”
I think if you acquire something you never had any intention of buying (because the price was too steep), and the vendor lost absolutely nothing (no product, no revenue), it may well be ‘stealing’ by definition, but if no-one has lost anything have you really taken anything?Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
Home taping was killing music in the 80s. This is evidenced by the fact there’s now no music.
I used to use isohunt occasionally, it was good for snagging episodes of crap telly we’d missed. It might be copyright infringement, but I’m not really going to lose much sleep over torrenting last night’s Celebrity Ice Dancing in the Jungle Factor, especially when I’ve already paid for it anyway and just forgotten to set Sky+. And if it wasn’t such a DRM-infested lo-fi trauma to use iPlayer etc, I wouldn’t even have to do that.Posted 4 years agoplyphonMember
That may be true – but IsoHunt gave you the nice option of selecting specific files from within a “torrent” – which I found convienient.
Anyway, PB it is for now. And I use uTorrent.
You can do that within the Torrent client – at least I always have been able to.
In utorrent you just open up the file and tick/untick to suit.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
Electronic media has been copied and distributed for years because it’s easy to do with computers.
With the advent of 3D printing, is it only a matter of time before we see ‘Kettlehunt’ when you can torrent the electronic version of a kettle or suitcase and essentially, create a copy when you didn’t buy a kettle in the first place?Posted 4 years agoampthillSubscriber
I think if you acquire something you never had any intention of buying (because the price was too steep), and the vendor lost absolutely nothing (no product, no revenue), it may well be ‘stealing’ by definition, but if no-one has lost anything have you really taken anything?
I’m not going for a moral argument here just the market effect
But the practical consequences of say Pirated Photoshop is not less Photoshop sales as its pretty pricey
I think its the people trying to make a cheap rival to Photoshop that loose out. Or if Adobe had got a sale from every pirated copy then may be it would only be £40Posted 4 years agowinston_dogMember
I used to use isohunt but now have to put with pirate bay proxys. Ads are annoying but hey ho.
Not sure where I stand on the whole piracy thing, if I download music I don’t own and enjoy it I tend to buy the CD.
I never go to the cinema anymore and tend to download old movies anyway. I did download Alpha Papa as I am a big Partridge fan but it was so shit I am glad I didn’t pay for it.
The wife switched the PVR off at the wall the other night and I lost my Motd recording, so I downloaded that. Is that stealing? Will I go to hell?Posted 4 years agounovoloMember
Pirate Bay already has 3d print plans for a gun available to download, print that then go and rob Comet for a kettle. Jobs done.
If you’re planning on robbing Comet, you may need to print a Delorean as well.
Well I have printed off my Gun and Delorean got my bodywarmer on and just off to rob some Spangles from the corner shop.Posted 4 years ago
takisawa2 – Member
At least you can get at these sites.
Virgin Media have blocked pretty much anything remotely linked with torrents.
Unless anyone knows otherwise…
Proxy services get around this problem. If one were to type “free proxy” into a popular search engine, I’m sure you would find a suitable solution to your problem 😉Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
I sometimes download a lot of stuff I already own, purely because I find it easier than converting them to MP3s.
Eh? So it’s easier to have your computer sitting there churning away downloading stuff, rather than shoving a few CD’s in the slot and letting them rip while doing something else?Posted 4 years ago
Doing it yourself, you at least have total control over the final quality, you’ve no idea what the torrent files are going to be like.
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