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What is your attitude towards the downloading/copying of copyrighted works?

I freely copy, share, torrent, upload and download content. It doesn't bother me.
9 (14.3%)
I regularly use torrents (including uploading) however I force encryption/use VPNs or other methods to cover my tracks.
6 (9.5%)
I prefer to use torrents/download sites but I never upload/seed content, just download.
18 (28.6%)
I prefer to copy/rip what I want from BORROWED physical media, but keep copies to myself.
4 (6.3%)
I will only copy/rip/re-encode content I physically own myself so I can play them on other devices I own.
12 (19%)
If I want it, I'll just buy it.
8 (12.7%)
Something else (please comment).
6 (9.5%)

Total Members Voted: 62

Author Topic: POLL: Downloading, Torrenting, Copying or Ripping Movies/Music  (Read 6263 times)

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Online tom66

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Re: POLL: Downloading, Torrenting, Copying or Ripping Movies/Music
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2015, 02:20:05 am »
If I recall correctly, this was somewhat covered in making a distinction between digital "exact copy" and analog "degrading copy" by either court cases or general approach. In essence, the copy quality of VHS or cassette tapes was low enough that they wouldn't provide a significant threat to market share. Isn't that why they freaked out so much when recordable CDs and DATs came out? Companies like Sony played both sides of the fence on that one.

These days copying DVDs is so quaint that it's probably a non-problem. The real issue is lost on-line pay-per-view / subscription / whatever that loses out to free downloads or streaming.

I still remember the anti-piracy ads that claimed pirated copies had inferior quality. It was Disney's ad and it compared a "pirate" copy with a legitimate copy. It made it onto some of the early DVDs too, so it shows the level of thought they put into them.



It's quite funny really.
 

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Re: POLL: Downloading, Torrenting, Copying or Ripping Movies/Music
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2015, 04:46:04 am »
I still remember the anti-piracy ads that claimed pirated copies had inferior quality. It was Disney's ad and it compared a "pirate" copy with a legitimate copy. It made it onto some of the early DVDs too, so it shows the level of thought they put into them.

Their "inferior copy" looks suspiciously like the Macrovision copy protection they used on old analog video tape. Hmmm...
 

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Re: POLL: Downloading, Torrenting, Copying or Ripping Movies/Music
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2015, 08:27:04 am »
Well same applies with the illegal cinema copies, picture is crap, sound is crap ( often russian or chinese track substituted with other soundtrack and subtitles erased or zoomed in picture) even people walking through the picture, so yeah i never do watch that crap anymore.
It all comes down to that the movie and tv series makers distributors have not adapted to the new way of watching. Youngsters have ipads iphones watching content and cant put a bluray disk in it. There should be better digital streaming services that offer a total package for a reasonable price. Not three services costing a total of $60/ month and still you can not watch the current season od many shows ( they lag two years in some cases here in europe)
 


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