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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, 08:38 PM   #46
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #47
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To answer the question, I usually just listen to new music on Youtube, the radio and Pandora so I don't do any pirating there.

I have no idea where to even find books online, plus I like the actual feel of having a book in my hands, so I wouldn't even think to pirate those.

When it comes to movies and television though, I am definitely a bit of a pirate. I don't have cable at my house (haven't for about 2 years now). I'm not a big TV watcher in the first place so its just not worth the $75 a month. I like to watch The Walking Dead and Supernatural, so sometimes I'll find a site to stream those, but generally just stick to Netflix.

I recently found a website to stream movies, some of which are still in theaters, and with great quality too, so I've been using that for a while now. Truthfully, I don't even really feel that bad about it; I've known about the site for about 2 months now and I've only watched 2 movies. Sue me...
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #48
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I've bought "It's a Sunshine day" by the Brady Bunch as an LP, 8 track, audio cassette and CD.
They were all stolen by my “friends”.
I've scoured the country looking for any iteration... I had no choice ... I... had... no... choice...
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #49
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #50
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #51
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I don't have any pirated shit. About 5 years ago I seen a link here to watch 'I Am Legend' on Christmas Day. I got about 15 emails and I thought the Motion Picture Association and the ****ing FBI were coming to take me away.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #52
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I'm pretty sure downloading a song is worse punishment than a catholic priest raping boys. so, legally.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #53
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #54
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Never pirated a movie. Have watched a few ppv ufc streams. Maybe 200 or so songs per year, inflated by the ease of getting more than the specific song I want with torrents.

I can honestly say that a tiny fraction of it (if any at all) would have gotten my money if the means to get it free didn't exist. Not sure what the significance of that is.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:08 PM   #55
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Download a lot of music illegally. Buy stuff I really like to support bands.

Illegally downloaded a movie not too long ago, but that's the only time.
Glad I did because I really didn't like it and I probably would've bought it.

Ah and I once downloaded like 4 episodes of Sons of Anarchy so I could catch up.

Ah and I torrented guitar pro and power tab.

And I didn't properly cite sources for a speech I had to write at school.

Shit, I'm kind of a thief.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:56 PM   #56
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:22 AM   #57
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I purchase everything. I like hardcopy music on cd or vinyl, Neflix, Half Price Books, cable, and I don't play video games. I don't do it out of any moral compass and I couldn't care less if anyone else does pirate. That's just the way I operate.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:29 AM   #58
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I was a horrible music pirate, but I finally broke down and paid for Spotify Premium for convenience and to assuage my conscience.

I have a few HBO shows that I watch on tubeplus and other streaming sites.

Other than that, I'm legal.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:03 AM   #59
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I'm entirely legal except for music. the thing about that is, I bought every Jimi Hendrix album on tape. I bought bootlegs and posthumous releases. Then I bought them all again for CD. I did the same thing with all the SRV tapes and CDs and I bought a lot of Black Sabbath tapes, CDs, and vinyl. I'm not going to buy those songs/albums for a third or fourth time. I listen to it on youtube so I am in the clear. (I think)
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:09 AM   #60
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Not only do I buy all of my music, but if it's good enough I'll buy 2 or 3 of it with the intentions of giving it away. It drives my wife crazy, but if you come to my house for dinner, you're likely leaving with a couple EP's and some stickers.
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