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#16 - captainstinkypinky (11/18/2013) [-]
In my mind, if i pay the $20 to buy it on DVD/Blu-Ray, then I should be allowed to download it.

To me, it's the equivalent of backing up something you already own
#28 to #16 - angelusprimus ONLINE (11/18/2013) [-]
A lot of poeple don't know this but its legal to download a movie if you own it.
What people get caught and tried about is torrenting, and only if they seed. Because distribution is really illegal.
User avatar #45 to #28 - smashingprodigy (11/18/2013) [-]
But isn't pirating a movie still considered illegal since you're not technically paying for it, which is considered "stealing?"

If I were torrenting something right now and a cop walks through my door and sees me stopping it right before it seeds, would I not get arrested?
#56 to #45 - angelusprimus ONLINE (11/18/2013) [-]
if it hasn't seeded 51% of the movie total (so if move is 1gb 501 mb) you are only recieving stolen goods. Which means its a minor missdemeanor and you would only get fined.
User avatar #108 - greenwithenvy (11/18/2013) [-]
I pirate and watch cam videos for a few reasons:
1. I have a little brother, my mom wants to take him to the movie theater, he is an absolute nightmare to control, I'm doing my part by making him watch a crappy version at home instead of ruining another kid's movie night.
2. me and my Girlfriend don't have much money, we're college kids, when Insidious chapter 2 came out, we bought tickets and went to see it, but most movies we see adds for and don't feel the $20 is worth it (we know this year has had a LOT of failures) and a $10 pizza with a pirated movie is much better use of time and resources.
3. 90% of movies out now are solely made just for the money. (hurr durr all movies are made for money) by that I mean that they add 4 3-D effect scenes so they can charge you an extra $5 for the ticket, or they half-assed some plot points on a superhero movies or a movie that had some decent backstory they just didn't want to show love too (Hunger Games missed a LOT from the books... >. >) and those developers don't deserve the money.
#168 to #108 - Ken M (05/06/2014) [-]
These are all crap reasons. The bottom line is that you could just wait for the movie to come out on home video, yet your overblown sense of entitlement tells you that you deserve to see it right now and can't wait, so you steal it. And then you try to pathetically justify these actions by saying you're doing it for your brother or because you don't have money. Wait six freaking months and rent it from the Redbox for $1 you impatient jerk. No matter how hard you try, there is no reasonable justification for pirating movies. It's just selfishness and impatience on your part.
User avatar #171 to #168 - greenwithenvy (05/06/2014) [-]
damn anon you old-fagging the hell out of my comments. you can try telling a little kid he has to wait for a movie, though we do buy the movie on DVD because i don't copy/distribute movies, ad i'm not always around to stream one.
#172 to #171 - Ken M (05/06/2014) [-]
Yeah, I'm the one who's wrong. Teaching him patience might be a benefit later in life...ya think? I have told children they have to wait...it's called 'being responsible'.
#173 to #172 - greenwithenvy (05/06/2014) [-]
never said you were wrong, merely playing my side of the coin.
#174 to #173 - Ken M (05/06/2014) [-]
Fair enough
User avatar #128 - thewalruss (11/18/2013) [-]
I think that the problem is not for the big film companies, but for those who want to start something new. Thanks to the piracy, it's harder to have the income some little companies need to grow.
User avatar #125 - cinematicbrix (11/18/2013) [-]
3D costs a couple of dollars more though.
#112 - bjerneironbeard (11/18/2013) [-]
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#94 - amuzen ONLINE (11/18/2013) [-]
I'm currently in the process of entering into the entertainment industry as a special effects artist and every one of my teachers, and every one of my class mates, and every one I've ever met who works in the industry all pirate. Also every one I know who spends any significant amount of money on entertainment pirates half of it, the only people I've met who don't pirate stuff actually spend relatively little on Tv/videogames/books because their interests lay elsewhere such as fashion, food, sports, or outdoorsy things, the war on piracy is dead.
User avatar #89 - mrsaytan (11/18/2013) [-]
There are two sides in everything. In case of piracy the good thing is that entertainment is much more accessible to a common man and even the less known have a chance to be heard without millons of dollars put in marketing.

The bad side is that the less known still pretty much lose compared to the big money makers.
#82 - head (11/18/2013) [-]
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Who said piracy is destroying Hollywood?

y u agitated friend?
User avatar #81 - makomirocket (11/18/2013) [-]
Okay, im going to come here and leave my view and acts on piracy. I love films, I totalled my spend at the cinema since 2008, and i believe Ive spent over £1000 on tickets alone. With tickets at over £11 a film, I've seen a lot of films, however what I dont appreciate is people shouting at me for not supporting the industry because I pirate. I get that people may lose their jobs because I pirate, but in my opinion, I rarely pirate something I havnt seen already, probably an 8:1 ratio on films ive bought tickets to and pirate to those I havnt. So I really dont see my personal piracy as a problem compared to a lot of people (I've met people with Terabytes of pirated films who havnt gone to a cinema in their lives) Sorry for my long winded comment, just felt like leaving my views on the topic
User avatar #80 - thedutchs (11/18/2013) [-]
**** off back to 9gag.
User avatar #12 - KingJuan (11/18/2013) [-]
gone with the wind is highest grossing ever
#11 - endorphinsrage (11/17/2013) [-]
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