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---MOVIES--- 5 4.39%
Almost entirely legal 64 56.14%
Mostly legal 13 11.40%
Half and half 4 3.51%
Mostly pirated 10 8.77%
Almost entirely pirated 14 12.28%
---TV SHOWS--- 5 4.39%
Almost entirely legal 60 52.63%
Mostly legal 14 12.28%
Half and half 3 2.63%
Mostly pirated 8 7.02%
Almost entirely pirated 15 13.16%
---MUSIC--- 4 3.51%
Almost entirely legal 36 31.58%
Mostly legal 19 16.67%
Half and half 13 11.40%
Mostly pirated 14 12.28%
Almost entirely pirated 23 20.18%
---VIDEO GAMES--- 3 2.63%
Almost entirely legal 85 74.56%
Mostly legal 5 4.39%
Half and half 4 3.51%
Mostly pirated 0 0%
Almost entirely pirated 2 1.75%
---BOOKS--- 4 3.51%
Almost entirely legal 67 58.77%
Mostly legal 8 7.02%
Half and half 12 10.53%
Mostly pirated 4 3.51%
Almost entirely pirated 8 7.02%
---COMPUTER SOFTWARE 4 3.51%
Almost entirely legal 52 45.61%
Mostly legal 24 21.05%
Half and half 9 7.89%
Mostly pirated 7 6.14%
Almost entirely pirated 12 10.53%
---I LIKE CHECKING BOXES! WHEEEE!!--- 28 24.56%
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:30 PM  
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How much of a (n intellectual property) pirate are you?

This is a spinoff of a thread in the media center, but I hope you'll indulge me and let it hang out here for a bit.

I'm just curious to see how the plethora of legal options to obtain movies, TV, and music has impacted piracy.

The basic idea is - do you obtain media for use in your home legally, or do you pirate it?

Poll on the way.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #31
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #32
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Thinking that you pirating movies/tv shows is ok but me using my neighbor's wifi connection without their knowledge is douche behavior.
You're really a dumbass, aren't you?

Your neighbors are real people who can be victimized by your behavior. If you use your neighbor's wifi connection to download copyrighted material, your neighbor will be the one who gets the letters from his ISP threatening to throttle back his connection speeds or cancel his Internet service.

If I download copyrighted material using my own Internet connection, at least I'm man enough to face the consequences for my own actions. I don't hide behind my neighbors and cause them to take the blame for what I do.

That's the difference, and that's why you are a douche.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:53 PM   #33
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I haven't bought a CD this millenium, but I've probably only pirated about twenty songs in the last three years.

I would say that about 40% of my DVDs were Netflix/Blockbuster/Redbox rentals that I ripped and burned. All of my BDs are legit, and I've never downloaded a BD rip or invested in a BD burner, as I don't find the p quality and sound to be acceptable, and the discs are still overpriced.

All of my video games are legitimate.

I download torrents of television shows on networks I have to catch up if I get into them later (Parks and Rec) and shows on networks I don't have access to (Dexter).

I used to download pro wrestling PPV torrents, but haven't in at least four years.

I pirate the occasional book, but, ironically, often for educational purposes, as I feel that paperback novels are preposterously priced for students and I don't want them to have to get ****ed, and few are savvy enough to use Half.com or used bookstores (which don't really exist anymore).

I also pirate a few porn scenes a month if the previews look titillating. I've never paid for pornographic material (magazines, movies, etc.) in my life.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #34
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You're really a dumbass, aren't you?

Your neighbors are real people who can be victimized by your behavior. If you use your neighbor's wifi connection to download copyrighted material, your neighbor will be the one who gets the letters from his ISP threatening to throttle back his connection speeds or cancel his Internet service.

If I download copyrighted material using my own Internet connection, at least I'm man enough to face the consequences for my own actions. I don't hide behind my neighbors and cause them to take the blame for what I do.

That's the difference, and that's why you are a douche.
Your reading comprehension is shit. But you are a ****ing moron so that makes sense.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:20 PM   #35
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #36
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Your reading comprehension is shit. But you are a ****ing moron so that makes sense.
My reading comprehension was spot on.

This is what you posted in the thread named "Internet Providers to Crack Down on Pirates":

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I have 3 of my neighbor's wifi passwords, Im immune. Of course they dont know about it but if you're dumb enough to still be using WEP then I dont feel sorry for you.
I said you were a douche for using your neighbors' wifi passwords to download copyrighted material.

I stand by that comment.

Douche.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #38
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My reading comprehension was spot on.

This is what you posted in the thread named "Internet Providers to Crack Down on Pirates":



I said you were a douche for using your neighbors' wifi passwords to download copyrighted material.

I stand by that comment.

Douche.
Now I agree with this 100%
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