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Old October 14th, 2012 (07:02 AM).
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But I don't enjoy their content. I watch foreign TV shows that I would happily pay for if it was possible to actually get a copy of their DVDs without it being a HongKong ripoff. When I go to Toronto I do buy the official J-Drama shows that I like. I plan to buy the Ruroni Kenshin movie because I saw it was getting localized so I haven't watched it yet. I buy my Dr. Who DVDs and my Digimon season DVDs.

I'm not paying for something I don't use. The last time I turned on my TV was 3 months ago when I decided to play some DDR.

I don't get what "attitude" I have other than the fact that I wont give the government 240 dollars a year for nothing.


:/ INB4 you probably download a lot of your music, too. So who are you to judge me?


I'm not doing anything illegal. The Japanese shows havent been localized so it is free to watch subs until they are officially released- then they are taken down. I didn't watch the olympics except for one Saturday that I went to a friend's house and it was on in the background. I don't torrent.

So why do you have a problem with my "attitude"?
That is a completely different situation to how you made it sound in your original post:

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Yeah the shows are good.. but I rather keep my 12-13 pounds a month (like 20 bucks) and just watch it like a couple hours later online when it's not being aired.. ._. Easy peasy!
That bolded bit right there led me to believe that you just went on iPlayer to watch them instead, to avoid having to pay.

If you don't watch their stuff then that's absolutely fine, and I apologize.

Can see where I slipped up though?


P.S. I try not to download any music illegally. I'm a paid subscriber to Spotify so I get all my music from there.

If it's not on Spotify then I'll download it illegally and then I attempt to compensate the artist some other way.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (07:08 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Counterfeit:
That bolded bit right there led me to believe that you just went on iPlayer to watch them instead, to avoid having to pay.
No, on the TV licensing website, it says if you want to watch a show after it's already aired on the BBC website you are allowed to and you don't need to pay a TV license. So I watch my shows after it's been aired and it's legal. I already said I've never used iPlayer in my life, so yeah. Appreciate the apology though.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (07:14 AM). Edited October 14th, 2012 by Josephine.
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This the last I'm saying on this:

1. It was never a discussion on the legality of it
2. You said you never used iTunes.

Surely someone else understands what I've been saying? >.<
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Old October 14th, 2012 (07:28 AM).
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Old October 14th, 2012 (08:06 AM).
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That's me right there. Is it bad that I don't feel ashamed?




On a side note, anyone see Sinister yet? It was soooo goooooddd.
I know, I pirate music, acknowledge it's definitely ethically questionable if not just wrong, but I just...can't bring myself to feel upset about it. Idk, I guess I'm just a terrible person but I can live with that.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (08:27 AM).
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I torrent my music, and I don't really feel badddddd about it, because I know that most of my iTunes money will just go to the corporation rather than the guy I want to make more music

but yeah I try to buy some because what do you know? he can do a lot with three cents
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Old October 14th, 2012 (01:28 PM).
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I know, I pirate music, acknowledge it's definitely ethically questionable if not just wrong, but I just...can't bring myself to feel upset about it. Idk, I guess I'm just a terrible person but I can live with that.
I never regret pirating. Whether it's ethically or socially inappropriate and wrong doesn't really stop me from downloading; illegally if you presume. It's just the idea of many people doing the same kind of makes it tolerable for me.

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Old October 14th, 2012 (01:48 PM).
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I never regret pirating. Whether it's ethically or socially inappropriate and wrong doesn't really stop me from downloading; illegally if you presume. It's just the idea of many people doing the same kind of makes it tolerable for me.
Not that you can't or I don't want you to (which would be kinda dumb), but that's not the right way to look at stuff.

Anyways
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Old October 14th, 2012 (02:24 PM).
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Old October 14th, 2012 (02:29 PM).
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The last music I bought was a L'Arc en Ciel CD :3
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Old October 14th, 2012 (03:07 PM).
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Quote originally posted by droomph:
Not that you can't or I don't want you to (which would be kinda dumb), but that's not the right way to look at stuff.

Anyways
I feel the same way as him and I know it's wrong and I shouldn't.



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Old October 14th, 2012 (03:09 PM).
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Old October 14th, 2012 (03:18 PM).
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I buy music from artists I think are worth buying from. Whether I pirate anything else or not isn't gonna change how much I spend.

Quote originally posted by Kura:
The last music I bought was a L'Arc en Ciel CD :3
Oooo, L'Arc en Ciel. I haven't been keeping up with them. I need to change that.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (03:35 PM).
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Yeah I love L'Arc! They were in London earlier this year but sadly I missed them because I wasn't in the country when tickets went on sale :c.. hopefully they come back!
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Old October 14th, 2012 (06:58 PM).
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I don't agree with illegally downloading music. It just does a disservice to not only the artists themselves, but the record labels that work hard to produce and promote the artists they are associated with.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (08:45 PM).
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I don't buy music often, I stream more than anything. Grooveshark for me. I probably will make a mix tape with my FM Transmitter and some blank tapes soon someday.

...Jeez, I haven't posted in this thread in aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (10:00 PM).
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I just buy all my music on iTunes. :P Occasionally I'll also/instead buy the actual CD, but only if I really love the band.

There are times where I'll download a song or two but usually only if I know I've bought the CD before or something like that.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (10:14 PM).
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Old October 14th, 2012 (10:38 PM).
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I can't think of the last time I paid for music, lol. Then again, there hasn't been much music that I've wanted to download as of late...
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Old October 14th, 2012 (11:53 PM).
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And I'm the crazy guy who had a ridiculously huge CD collection, still buys CD's regularly and doesn't download songs unless they are legally free XD

I wouldn't like people getting my job for free. Even if they only get a small part of the song's price, anything is greater than 0, and if companies don't get money out of publishing albums, well, guess what they'll do: stop pubilishing them!
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Old October 15th, 2012 (01:40 AM).
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I don't think I've ever purchased a music CD for myself in my life. I jacked a bunch of CDs from my best mate a while back but otherwise I've always downloaded songs.
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Old October 15th, 2012 (01:41 AM).
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Right? That's the age-old argument with piracy. People don't understand that the more they pirate material, the more difficult it is for not only producers but also creators/artists to create the stuff they're pirating. We're eventually going to get to a point where no new quality material is released because big companies are going to be like "well, we can't make any money off of it, why bother?"
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I do still buy CDs of bands that I really like, just to do my bit for them, because I feel guilty if I were to download. :(
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Quote originally posted by Razor Leaf:
Honestly, the concept of a TV license always seemed pretty normal to me. You pay for your home phone, your internet, your mobile phone, your electricity, your gas, your house, your car insurance, your water, etc. Basically any useful resource other than the radio. I never saw why it should be any different with TVs.
I guess maybe because I've had it free for so long that it's silly. Like, this is a stretch but, you sleep in your bed every night and it's always been free until the government deciders that you must pay for use of your own bed.
I know I pay for phone services but you can't really have an advert mid-conversation.


Quote originally posted by Toujours:
I don't get channels dedicated to advertising. Like, I don't understand. Who watches that?
Sometimes I flick over to it when I'm with a girl and the current program is far too interesting.


Quote originally posted by Captain Fabio:
I do still buy CDs of bands that I really like, just to do my bit for them, because I feel guilty if I were to download.
I buy CD's also, I feel that if I wish to pursue a career in the industry I may as well contribute to it, otherwise I'll be out of a job hah.
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