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  • wrecker
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    Jamie
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    Now where will people go for their Linux distros? 8)

    SST
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    Welcome to the world of Magnets . . . .

    jekkyl
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    POP under or no, pirate bay is flourishing.

    SST
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    I used to like selecting the files I wanted to download, rather than loading everything and selecting the files I don’t want to download.

    PB will be steaming now.

    jekkyl
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    what client do you guys use?
    I use Utorrent, but it always seems to slow down my machine dramitically and my machine is not a basic spec.

    xcgb
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    “waits for post pointing out that its stealing” 🙂

    eskay
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    what client do you guys use

    Vuze

    Won’t there just be a
    Www. ISO-proxy hunt .com
    Or similar along soon ?

    SST
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    IsoHunt closed down today – one of the few sites that didn’t seem to have pop-unders . . .

    TuckerUK
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    “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?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Bum. isohunt was great the few times I used it.

    samuri
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    What if you bought the CD and then it got broken? That can’t be stealing.

    compositepro
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    i never steal from utorrent i always give it back……its more of a temporary borrow

    RichPenny
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    Isn’t it copyright infringement rather than theft? Seems a bit weak to claim there’s no issues with it. Just enjoy being a bit naughty 😉

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    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.

    skids
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    isohunt just linked to piratebay which linked to the torrents

    Premier Icon keefmac
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    i use torrentz.eu as a search site and the utorrent client, never had any performance issues with my laptop.

    bob_summers
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    Isn’t the legal issue actually that you’re sharing/uploading stuff? I got a “cease or desist” letter from the lawyers of CBS or Fox or someone, seemingly not bothered that I’d acquired their stuff without paying, it was the sharing that they were fussing about.

    warton
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    does no one use news groups?

    butcher
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    I sometimes download a lot of stuff I already own, purely because I find it easier than converting them to MP3s. But I guess that means I also upload a lot of stuff I own 😐

    SST
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    “isohunt just linked to piratebay which linked to the torrents”

    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.

    Mr_C
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    does no one use news groups?

    Sssshhhhh

    The first rule of Usenet is you do not talk about Usenet.

    SST
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    BitTorrent Site Isohunt Resurfaces Again As Isohunt.to

    plyphon
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    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.

    samuri
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    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?

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Vuze let’s you choose which files to download, allegedly !

    bigG
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    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.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Pirate Bay already has 3d print plans for a gun available to download, print that then go and rob Comet for a kettle

    yep coz copyright infringement is exactly the same as armed robbery, britney spears said so.

    piemonster
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    *eagerly awaits printing live ammunition

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiWrC5dymcg[/video]

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    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 £40

    Jamie
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    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.

    winston_dog
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    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?

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    At least you can get at these sites.
    Virgin Media have blocked pretty much anything remotely linked with torrents.
    😐

    Unless anyone knows otherwise… 😉

    unovolo
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    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.
    Happy days

    domwells27
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    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 😉

    drlex
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    At least you can get at these sites.
    Virgin Media have blocked pretty much anything remotely linked with torrents.

    BT does much the same with kicka$$torrents; shame that Google’s cached copy of the page works fine…

    😀 @ Jamie’s Delorean comment

    wrecker
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    At least you can get at these sites.
    Virgin Media have blocked pretty much anything remotely linked with torrents.

    Unless anyone knows otherwise…
    Search google for the site you want and just add proxy to it “pirate bay proxy” or “kick ass torrents proxy”
    job jobbed.

    CountZero
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    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?
    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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