Study: Piracy Now the Norm for Web Users

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BroadSide

There are people who use file sharing software only for legitimate reasons?....mmm...Who are these strange folk?, and which land do they call home? for I have not met one of their kind.

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samduhman

I'm afraid of P2P. Scared every file is wrapped in some malicious code. So how do you know whats safe?

Back in the 70/80s my friends and I recorded music off the radio using cassette recorders and/or just shared copies of our purchased music cassettes.  So what has really changed but the media.

For the record now that I'm old I buy all of my music, games, movies. I feel especially strong in supporting PC game developers. I hate a pirate.

 

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comptech08

To me piracy is cracking a program where you have to pay to use, and now its free because of the crack.  I don't like that, but don't see the big deal about somebody sharing there music collection which they BOUGHT.  Again i dont P2P, just thats how i feel.

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AntiHero

Using limewire and other equivalent programs are dangerous, most torrents are not. If they are, they get no seeds or leeches (Uploaders and downloaders, the nature reference is simple) Also good to look at the comments of the torrent, i do it all the time for music, and trials of things. I don't even use sites like download.com or ftp servers anymore, it's restricted(or throttled), this is only throttled by your bandwidth, and perfectly legal if used correctly. I lost my Battlefield 2 discs, still had the cd key at the time, torrented the game, installed, used my key, patched and away i went, legally. When you purchase a product, you buy the license key, and only that sequence of letters and numbers..nothing more. Also, look at Pirate Bay's case (Pirate Bay is the leading torrent search engine in the world)...they got off on it because they have NO control over what the users do, they stated that they hosted that in the sense that they want it only used for people who own the product, but have no means of installation, it's common.

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comptech08

Ya by the law pirate bay is legal. 

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GFC

<3 p2p, couldn't live without it even for a day..

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comptech08

What i dont get is that we as kids were tought to share share share.  And then all of a sudden we get in trouble for sharing. lol.  If a person buys something and then decides to share, give or let someone borrow it, whats the big deal its theirs.  I know its different with intellectual property because it can be copied multiple times, but the concept of its the owners and he can do what ever he wants with it still applies in my opinion.

 

 

I dont do P2P file sharing, i buy everything, but i do think it is the right of the owner of what ever he has to do what ever he wants to do with it.

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KaylaKaze

Yet somhow the recording, movie, and software industries continue to be quite profittable, despite the economy. Oh, I know they're not happy about having huge profits when they think they should be having much huger profits.

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