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Old 30-01-2013, 18:50
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Who in their right mind would pay for a pirate copy? If a thing is illegal, at the very least it should be free.
Banned films make pirating profitable.
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:03
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Banned films make pirating profitable.
I have no idea what you mean.
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:34
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Sure cam quality rips are poor quality, but i dont really know would would want to watch one of those anyway as you just have to wait a few days for a proper copy of something.

But back to point that trailer stating poor quality piracy products has been misleading even when VHS (thats VIDEO for the heathens) was around as you could connect two VCRs together and copy them and they wouldve been the same as the original. Heck you could even BUY a video player with 2 tape decks and do it even easier.
Oh the days of that badly acted market trader one about Trainspottings.

Thing is hes right tracking is dodgy on those VHS recorders. Many a times I remember buying a retail VHS video out of woolworths and the tracking was sh*t.
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:53
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Banned films make pirating profitable.
You can get legit copies imported. Pirating isn't the only option.
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Old 30-01-2013, 23:00
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Over the weekend I picked up the 3rd Family Guy Star Wars special from CEX.

I put the DVD on last night and was met by a annoying copyright video the DVD player basically forced me to watch. Now in the ad they claimed that if you buy a DVD from the shops the picture and sound is perfect. Ok fair enough.

They claim if you buy a Pirate copy the sound is horrible and the picture gets fuzzy and wavey lines. Where exactly do they get this info from? About 7 years when I was at college there was a guy who would always get Pirate copies of films and to be fair none of them had that bad stuff that film companies make out. The DVD was just like a DVD picture should be and the picture was crisp.

So why do they make these BS assumptions?
Want to know something even more bizarre?

Not only are pirated copies often perfect (if they source a DVD or something HD, its the same quility), but you never get them annoying un-skipable adds either.

Same with video games, the legal versions often have DRM (things that get in the way of playing the game) whilst the pirated copy doesnt have any such problems.

I remember buying Grand Theft Auto 4 for PC on steam, and I had to install 4 other applications and set up two more accounts just to play. So I downloaded a copy of a torrent site just so I could play without any issues. I already paid for the game so no harm, I just wanted to play the damn thing.
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Old 30-01-2013, 23:18
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It's for that reason why I tend not to pay much attention to people passing comment on certain movies they have watched on a pirated copy or download of some sort, especially if they are trashing it.
A higher definition picture doesn't make a film with a boring storyline or crap acting any better.
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Old 31-01-2013, 03:42
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Who in their right mind would pay for a pirate copy? If a thing is illegal, at the very least it should be free.
Something for the drug dealers to consider perhaps.
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Old 31-01-2013, 09:07
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Something for the drug dealers to consider perhaps.
As someone said ages ago, there'd be no drug wars in South America if North Americans stopped buying the stuff.
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Old 31-01-2013, 09:37
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Not only is picture and sound quality rubbish also money from pirate DVD's funds organised crime, paedophile rings, Al Queda, illegal immigrants and the Mafia and can also lower the price of your house.
And all Pirate DVD companies are/were joint owned by Jimmy Savile and Rupert Murdock.

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Old 15-02-2013, 14:43
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Well maybe the pirate copies of a film could start with member of SPECTRE Thanking you for
funding their new volcano base.......
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:04
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Well maybe the pirate copies of a film could start with member of SPECTRE Thanking you for
funding their new volcano base.......
Why not? After all, You Only Live Twice.
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Old 15-02-2013, 23:54
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What if they changed their tact slightly?

"If you buy a pirate DVD, you probably have a very small penis.

....and are crap in bed".
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:08
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Surely at the end of the day most people would have to admit that buying a pirated copy of anything be it a DVD a CD or even a pair of jeans is illegal, or do people not care anymore and just want the cheapest option available. I have over 600 DVDs and none are copies or pirated copies.
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:34
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A very complex issue! If I buy a favourite
DVD for instance,and my grandchildren
want to keep watching it and,without any
malice,they mishandle it,drop it to the
floor etc....
Then If I make a Backup copy on my PC
purely to protect my original disc,and let
the kids play the copy,how do I stand?
Yes,I have made a COPY of a copyrighted
movie,BUT as I have bought and paid for
the disc in the first place,would that then
make ME a 'pirate'?????
Or simply someone trying to protect their
'investment' in buying the disc originally?
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:44
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It annoys me when those adverts come on saying you wouldn't do this , you wouldn't steal a car so don't steal a movie.

How do they know you wouldn't steal a car?
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:00
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A very complex issue! If I buy a favourite
DVD for instance,and my grandchildren
want to keep watching it and,without any
malice,they mishandle it,drop it to the
floor etc....
Then If I make a Backup copy on my PC
purely to protect my original disc,and let
the kids play the copy,how do I stand?
Yes,I have made a COPY of a copyrighted
movie,BUT as I have bought and paid for
the disc in the first place,would that then
make ME a 'pirate'?????
Or simply someone trying to protect their
'investment' in buying the disc originally?
I think in this instance that would be fine as long as you didn't then sell on the copy you had made. I seem to remember that some early VHS tapes had anti copying software in place. I beleive it is now accepted by the industry that people will make a copy for themselves and keep the master as a back up.
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Old 01-04-2013, 23:34
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It annoys me when those adverts come on saying you wouldn't do this , you wouldn't steal a car so don't steal a movie.

How do they know you wouldn't steal a car?
Downloading a film off the net obviously isnt the same as stealing a car. Any person with half a brain knows this.
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Old 01-04-2013, 23:49
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Downloading a film off the net obviously isnt the same as stealing a car. Any person with half a brain knows this.
http://www.datsucks.com/2011/12/21/y...ownload-a-car/
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:48
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A very complex issue! If I buy a favourite
DVD for instance,and my grandchildren
want to keep watching it and,without any
malice,they mishandle it,drop it to the
floor etc....
Then If I make a Backup copy on my PC
purely to protect my original disc,and let
the kids play the copy,how do I stand?
Yes,I have made a COPY of a copyrighted
movie,BUT as I have bought and paid for
the disc in the first place,would that then
make ME a 'pirate'?????
Or simply someone trying to protect their
'investment' in buying the disc originally?
Making a copy of a disc is legal, but if you have to breach encryption software to do it then it is technically illegal. That said as long as you don't distribute the copy most studios wouldn't mind...
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:11
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That you wouldn't steal a car advert is so stupid. Next they'll make one showing someone being murdered and saying " you wouldn't steal a life, so why steal a movie?" That's how ridiculous their comparisons are.
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:39
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This advert grinds my gears
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:54
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Personally speaking, I demand more than just 'fine' or 'ok' or 'acceptable' when watching movies.

I have a decent sized HDTV, blu ray and surround system, so I am able to watch movies presented in the best way possible.

You simply cannot get the benefit of HD picture and DTS or 5.1 sound from a pirate copy of any sort.

It's for that reason why I tend not to pay much attention to people passing comment on certain movies they have watched on a pirated copy or download of some sort, especially if they are trashing it.
Sounds to me like you don't know what you're doing when it comes to downloading kidda.
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:59
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The makers of that stole the soundtrack from elsewhere - the irony
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Old 02-04-2013, 18:11
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... but then get a message thanking you for buying a non-pirated DVD and supporting your local film industry.
That advert makes me laugh. Do they think we all live in Hollywood or something? The last film I saw that on was Taken 2. That sure as hell wasn't made by MY local film industry!
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Old 02-04-2013, 18:28
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Back in the heyday of VHS, I never used to buy pirated content of anything, because you did get inferior viewing on video. I had a video collection to rival HMV.......

Imagine how I feel now, knowing how much money that collection cost me, and also knowing that they are now all barely even watchable. I put one on not long ago, before I finally put my VCR to rest, and the quality of it was as bad as any pirate copy of anything I'd ever seen. AND it was "a genuine first generation copy." I was gutted! And now the entire lot of them are all in my loft, as I can't even sell them.

Now, I refuse to buy anything. As many have pointed out, the alternative methods of getting to watch things things days are pretty perfect, and lets face it, a few years ago they were saying that DVD was as clear as it could get. Now they say that about Blu-Ray. But it really is just a matter of time before both these formats become obselete also, so why bother shelling out the money to buy them, when eventually, you won't even be able to buy the means by which to play them!

Technology is moving way too fast. The alternatives, at least, move as fast as tech does. True, they don't have the "shelf appeal" that my video collection used to have, but at least I don't feel like an idiot anymore when looking at them sitting there, reminding me of how much money I've wasted, over the years.
You, me and probably thousands of others. I certainly feel your pain.

When I moved to the US I finally had to grasp the nettle and deal with both my numerous bought tapes and the 200 plus recorded off the TV.

Years ago I bought everything I saw at the cinema and countless other classics with the idea they'd be a collection for life.

They all had to go. Useless here and the quality is crap too.

DVDs had to go too.

They actually felt like a chain around me worrying how I was going to house, move display all those highly flammable cassettes.

I'd have happily taken the 90 quid offered years ago for the lot. You only get pennies for DVDs as well now.

I have a new no collect philosophy now!
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