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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:23 am

Strong Eagle wrote:You'll also find that quite a lot of us respect intellectual property laws and are opposed to 'services' which allow movies, music, and books to be stolen without payment.


I'm opposed to blatantly illegal activities, but I think the current enforcement regime is overtly harsh and oppressive. (at least in the US) Hollywood should be catching up and leading the way with digital distribution, not playing the Catholic Church and trying to enforce outdated ideals through tyranny.

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Postby aster » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:29 am

Strong Eagle wrote:You'll also find that quite a lot of us respect intellectual property laws and are opposed to 'services' which allow movies, music, and books to be stolen without payment.


Count me in too. I buy all my movies via Amazon even though I'm sure I could get them downloaded for free and well before the official release date too.

Having said that, I'm completely against stuff like ACTA when it comes to the internet.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:31 am

A common gripe: dude outside of the US willing to pay for digital content. Provider doesn't let him because he's not in the US. Importing the CD (which costs more due to shipping), however is allowed.

AmazonMP3. I want to give you my money. Why won't you take it?

(Yeah, it's the license holders' fault).

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Postby bobypf » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:46 am

nakatago wrote:A common gripe: dude outside of the US willing to pay for digital content. Provider doesn't let him because he's not in the US. Importing the CD (which costs more due to shipping), however is allowed.

AmazonMP3. I want to give you my money. Why won't you take it?

(Yeah, it's the license holders' fault).


Amen! I don't know how many movies you usually watch per month/year, but the percentage of them that are accessible through the legal channels is extremely small. If you really love watching movies and you are not limited to Transformers or Twilight only, you don't really have much choice but to find "other" ways to provide yourself with them.

And because I certainly will be immediately scolded again for promoting "illegal activities" here, I would like to emphasize that I also like to buy music and some movies which is worth it. If a product has had a profound impact on my life with its greatness, why not buy it? But of course, I would never buy 95% of the shit that floods the market nowadays.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:40 pm

aster wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:You'll also find that quite a lot of us respect intellectual property laws and are opposed to 'services' which allow movies, music, and books to be stolen without payment.


Count me in too. I buy all my movies via Amazon even though I'm sure I could get them downloaded for free and well before the official release date too.

Having said that, I'm completely against stuff like ACTA when it comes to the internet.

Same here and frankly if you don't do what allegedly everybody does you have hardly any frustration with the net performance in Singapore be it domestic or international. What I would wish to have is more UPload bandwidth so I can send over full images of DVDs/BDs to my family but this belongs typically to a provider's realm so I don't really think I can get it for a reasonable price even in the States, can I?

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 1:09 pm

x9200 wrote:
aster wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:You'll also find that quite a lot of us respect intellectual property laws and are opposed to 'services' which allow movies, music, and books to be stolen without payment.


Count me in too. I buy all my movies via Amazon even though I'm sure I could get them downloaded for free and well before the official release date too.

Having said that, I'm completely against stuff like ACTA when it comes to the internet.

Same here and frankly if you don't do what allegedly everybody does you have hardly any frustration with the net performance in Singapore be it domestic or international. What I would wish to have is more UPload bandwidth so I can send over full images of DVDs/BDs to my family but this belongs typically to a provider's realm so I don't really think I can get it for a reasonable price even in the States, can I?


Nope. Bandwidth in the states tends to be much more expensive than in Singapore. You do usually get closer (or all of) your advertised caps though.

That said, my problems with Internet here is that normal web browsing is slower and less responsive. I don't care about the big stuff. Once it takes more than an hour, I don't care if it's 2 hours or 8 hours :P

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 4:51 pm

I don't know. Maybe this is that I am more patient (very unlikely) or that I filter out majority of the ads in any form esp. flash based or whether the page loads in 2s or 20s does not matter that much too me?


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