The copyright on Bram Stoker's Dracula has been gone for quite a while, and that has been a concern to members of the Stoker family as it has made their claims to infringement on the characters very tough to support in recent years. Therefore, a couple years back Dacre Stoker, the great-grand nephew of Bram penned a sequel to the original novel, using the same characters in order to re-establish the family claim to the copyright. They didn't whine about it, they found an answer to the problem.
So basically you're entering into an agreement to watch commercials, in exchange for access to the program.
Copyright should be 14 years, no more, and then into the Public Domain.
I have discovered that a number of programs I would like to buy, actually no longer exist in any viewable format. These are mostly PBS or BBC programs from decades past, some of them documentaries.
I will say that some of this is on the distributor. Remember Tron? Before the sequel came out, I had tried to watch the film. No rental stores in my area had it. No online shops carried the digital copies. No DVDs were readily available. No VHS tapes were readily available. If I wanted to watch the film legally, I would have had to pay at least 90 dollars for the DVD, or 100+ for the VHS (all in the used marketplace, of course). I didn't pirate it, but I was dismayed at how Disney was promoting an upcoming Tron sequel, but there was no mechanism to legally purchase the predecessor without going through an incredibly pricey used marketplace.
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"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
A similar example would be trying to sell a might time photo of the Eiffel Tower... Eiffel Tower: Repossessed | Fast Company
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Think about it people, every time you visit ANY website, you are downloading copyrighted content.
You are all copyright INFRINGERS!
To me, if i want to download something, i will. I have no problems doing so.
Hell, i have discovered so many new music artists.