View Poll Results: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years old?

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  • No, it's not wrong. We should change the law so material that old is public domain.

    28 66.67%
  • It's technically wrong, but not really a big deal.

    8 19.05%
  • Yes, it's wrong. The copyright owner has the right to control it, even if he's an heir.

    5 11.90%
  • Not sure.

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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I haven't done that ever. That's mostly because while the technology of camcorders have increased, I'm still annoyed at the lack of detail or the immense amount of blue hue. Granted, if the price is right, I think nothing can beat the physical medium or the medium with the highest resolution in the theater. I figure that if I am going to commit a fairly costly crime, at least make the bloody thing worth my while. :P
    My bootleg Avengers came from a DVD manufacturer while they were in mass production for retail sale. My bootleg of Dark Knight Rises wasn't so lucky ..it's a very poor in-theater camera recording....you can hear the audience and the resolution sucks so bad I couldn't watch the movie. Every once in a while a bootleg will show the text "promotional copy not for distribution" or some-such. I was very lucky with my Avengers bootleg.

    I got most of my bootlegs overseas, as illegal copies are the only copies you can get at all. $2 at a hadji shop and you have a few new titles of questionable quality. Sometimes the sound doesn't line up, sometimes the camera is covered for a moment if an usher comes near, but once you have it, you can right click and drag the file to your hard-drive and it's yours forever.

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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The hi-def streaming is an improvement over the DVD, but nothing will beat seeing that 16 mm film on Blu. Walking dead streaming pales in comparison.
    meh Blu Ray. just another gimmick. I'll take HD minus the annoying stack of DVDs.

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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
    meh Blu Ray. just another gimmick. I'll take HD minus the annoying stack of DVDs.
    Blu-ray is where it is at, but it is something to hold me over until 4k via Redray or even from those folks at Sony. Streaming can hardly do 2k right, usually moderated 720p. Less compression, lossless audio, no need for the cloud....physical formats are still king.

    Ever seen Game of Thrones or something else on Blu, and then go to the streaming or cable counterpart? Tisk tisk. In the proper hands, much better on Blu.
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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Radio uses music to attract an audience...to listen to commercials. That's the right commercial use of music. It's long established that music is the free shiny to guide us into the light to zap our wallets. Artists are very good at making audio shinnies we like to follow. Where artists went wrong in trying to charge for the music directly. No, we will have our shiny, and we won't pay for it if we don't want to. If the artist can get some extra cash by selling the music directly, great, but free music isn't a big deal. Artists should stick with using music to create ratings to sell.

    Owning free music is a crime like j-walking or going 5mph over the speed limit. Get over yourself.

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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Done properly, Bluray is 10X better than standard. It's like the difference between VHS and DVD. I don't buy anything now that isn't on Bluray. That being said, I only have about 100 Blurays. The rest of my collection are standard. They are hard to watch now. So blurry and grainy.
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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    I have literally thousands of DVDs. I refuse to replace them. Furthermore, I have grown increasingly agitated with trying to keep the DVDs in order and from being scratched. I don't understand why people tolerate it. It seems more efficient and ordered to have media on some type of hard drive format where it can be easily kept and retrieved. Also, the quality is HD. I seriously doubt there is much of a difference. But i guess if i had piddled my money away on a stack of Blu Rays, I'd also want to feel good about that.

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    Re: Is it ies (c) TV shows over 39 years old?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
    I have literally thousands of DVDs. I refuse to replace them. Furthermore, I have grown increasingly agitated with trying to keep the DVDs in order and from being scratched. I don't understand why people tolerate it. It seems more efficient and ordered to have media on some type of hard drive format where it can be easily kept and retrieved. Also, the quality is HD. I seriously doubt there is much of a difference. But i guess if i had piddled my money away on a stack of Blu Rays, I'd also want to feel good about that.
    You can rip them to a hard drive as a full DVD/ blu-ray or do pretty decent, yet simple, rips using handbrake

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    Re: Is it ies (c) TV shows over 39 years old?

    Bah physical media. The Pirate Bay is where it's at.

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    Re: urces (c) TV shows over 39 years old?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Bah physical media. The Pirate Bay is where it's at.
    Using a public tracker like the pirate bay should be a last resort type thing. Hopefully the people using it are also using something like peerblock

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