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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:16 pm GMT 
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...wait: why do something illegal just because you don't have enough money to buy it?

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What they're trying to say is, even if you're willing to pay for it, most of the time theres just no way to find those movies on sale at blockbuster (wait wat), nor netflix.

Soooo take your eyepatches and skull hats out of the closed and just torrent it.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:20 pm GMT 
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...did I really waste a page and a half on this topic here? So sorry.

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MusicMan108 wrote:
...wait: why do something illegal just because you don't have enough money to buy it?

That's... Not what I said at all. Due to the censorship in China, piracy is almost always the ONLY way people get to see or play something at all. The game Homefront was banned over there because it depicted the regime in a negative way. Same with alot of movies, and games like Crysis. If they didn't pirate it, they would have never seen it at ALL. It doesn't matter how much money you have if the government burns every copy they get. And some media just plain isn't distributed, like the Stalker movie I was talking about, and I can think of quite a few different animes from the Rising Sun that'll never make their way over here. The general idea is to torrent it, use it, then try to get in touch with the artist for a thank you should you like it.

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Netflix and Blockbuster probably wouldn't have any of these. Best bet would be eBay, and by then there's really no difference between buying it secondhand and torrenting it. Either way, they don't make money. One's just easier, simpler, and faster.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:28 pm GMT 
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I wasn't talking about in China, I meant over here.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:35 pm GMT 
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There's a lot of these films that you can't get easily in the States, either. For instance, the Beck movies seem to be hard to find. . .

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:37 pm GMT 
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I should probably shut up now.

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Yeah, China was just an example. I could pick just about any movie someone's mentioned in this thread and I probably couldn't find it anywhere withing 500 miles; and even if I did it probably wouldn't be paying anything to the artist.
Bittorrent and paypal, tools of the trade.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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Most films and music that are truly meaningful are banned or not obtainable so i guess the internet would be the only way. There are bands that have mainstream labels but only sell in really obscure places. Alas, in my country downloading things is punishable by having your internet permanently cut off so we are uncultured in permanent darkness.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:16 am GMT 
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I'm gonna miss Finland when I leave.

I also really wish I could vote in Sweden - länge leva piratpartiet! <3

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Hecate wrote:
I'm gonna miss Finland when I leave.

I also really wish I could vote in Sweden - länge leva piratpartiet! <3

I would vote for that.


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I don't quite understand that, but whatever...

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Well damn, those pirate parties are international.
The goo' ol' US of A even has one. I'd more than vote for it, reading the premise.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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I still don't get what it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Foreign Films
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Oh, the States has one now? :'D

@MM: it's a political party that "strives to reform laws regarding copyright and patents. The agenda also includes support for a strengthening of the right to privacy, both on the Internet and res extensa (physical life), and the transparency of state administration". Sweden's "Piratpartiet" was the first one, is all.

That aside, if Piratpartiet ever gets into the Riksdag, then the police will never again be able to raid Pirate Bay, as the servers will be moved into the Riksdag (ie, Swedish Parliament).

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