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

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    As long as they fidelity of your online source isn't any better than the broadcast version.
    How could it be if that's where they get their copies?
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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I freaking HATE cams. At that point, if I don't want to pony up the cash, or can't access a theater, I'll just wait
    While I never, ever, ever under any circumstances go to a theater, I also don't download theatrical films. They come out on Bluray so fast, what's the point? I just wait and buy it if I want to see it.
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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
    8-10 bucks is hardly breaking the bank to see a film in the theaters either. Folks are just lazy.
    When you're talking a family of 4, plus drinks and popcorn, it can be quite expensive, but heck, if I just wait 2 months, I can buy the Bluray for $20, sit in the comfort of my living room and watch it as many times as I want.
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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
    Remember Romero's Night of the Living Dead? Because of the contract he signed it's now in the public domain, we've now got so many cuts and edits to the film that it is worse than having a conversation about which version and restoration of Blade Runner you liked best.
    So? If he made a bad business decision, it's his problem. Personally, there are some cuts of that film I find absolutely hysterical.
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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I'd love a way to rip all my DVDs onto a HD that could be hooked up through the port on my TV. I think I even mentioned that earlier. I just don't know if there are HDs that big yet, and I don't have enough ports on my TV without having to swap out a bunch of HDs. I know you aren't interested in changing out your collection, but Blurays don't scratch as easily. They have a heavy coating that protects them.
    They couldn't make a HD large enough to hold everything I have, but if you do have something on your HD, most gaming devices and many Bluray players will allow you to stream it wirelessly to your TV. That's how I watch virtually all of my TV, streaming from my computer to my Xbox360 to the TV. Works great.
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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, I was calculating at 50GB/movie, the most possible. And those hd torrents are crap, they can slap "HD" or "1080p" on those all they like, they're still crap.

    Anyway, Superfly definitely needs to get the WD Sentinel 16TB external drive. At 40GB/movie he can cram 400 bluray movies on there, and all for the ultra cheap price of $1,699.99.

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    Yeah, which means to get just my commercial DVDs on there, I'd need 7 of those. More actually because I have tons of TV series boxsets.
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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    How could it be if that's where they get their copies?
    Because the source is often different. There's the Wildfeed. The networks send the Wildfeed to the locals anywhere from a few hours to a few days ahead of broadcast so local identifiers and adverts can be inserted for local broadcast. They (used to anyway) send this out over the old C band sat network. The cappers have C band access, pull in the show, queue it up and post to ftp topsites and the usenet by script. The torrent users generally get this or another local capper's work (generally pulled from broadcast TV).

    The Wildfeed does not contain commercials and can be higher quality than local broadcast.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Because the source is often different. There's the Wildfeed. The networks send the Wildfeed to the locals anywhere from a few hours to a few days ahead of broadcast so local identifiers and adverts can be inserted for local broadcast. They (used to anyway) send this out over the old C band sat network. The cappers have C band access, pull in the show, queue it up and post to ftp topsites and the usenet by script. The torrent users generally get this or another local capper's work (generally pulled from broadcast TV).

    The Wildfeed does not contain commercials and can be higher quality than local broadcast.
    Cappers pull commercials anyhow and most transmissions are digital today. As long as it's watchable, I'm happy.
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    Re: Is it immoral to download from unauthorized sources (c) TV shows over 39 years ol

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, I was calculating at 50GB/movie, the most possible. And those hd torrents are crap, they can slap "HD" or "1080p" on those all they like, they're still crap.
    I think the HD torrents (many of them) are decent. I've seen blue ray and it wasn't as impressive as people seem to think. However, I cannot seem to play the blu ray format on my computer because it simply doesn't buffer faster enough. Even if i hit control, alt, delete and change the priority to only using the specific program needed, it still buffers painfully slow and is choppy. The quality on it is awesome, almost like 3D without the 3D i admit, but i'm not that fancy. HD bit torrents do fine for the small amount of movies and tv shows i view regularly.

    anyhow, I'm holding out for the next fad after blu ray.

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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
    I think the HD torrents (many of them) are decent. I've seen blue ray and it wasn't as impressive as people seem to think. However, I cannot seem to play the blu ray format on my computer because it simply doesn't buffer faster enough. Even if i hit control, alt, delete and change the priority to only using the specific program needed, it still buffers painfully slow and is choppy. The quality on it is awesome, almost like 3D without the 3D i admit, but i'm not that fancy. HD bit torrents do fine for the small amount of movies and tv shows i view regularly.

    anyhow, I'm holding out for the next fad after blu ray.
    I'd be surprised if that wouldn't be some kind of storable media. Everything is streaming, and instant now. I still buy CDs , and was shamed for it not long ago. "Who still buys CDs?" Well, I do.
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