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Author Topic: Anybody In Favour of the blocking of PirateBay, Please Read  (Read 4031 times)
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« on: May 03, 2012, 03:53:32 PM »

Firstly, let me just say, that it is because of you that I will no longer be supporting ANY developer (Except DonationWare here on DonationCoder).

The reason I paid for software, games, music, videos, and anything else digital for that matter, was because I had the ability to be able to download the entire version of it, for free, with no obligation, first.

Now that isn't possible (Although it is, and I can actually still access PirateBay via VPS) I have no means of knowing if something is worth my money.

Who, realistically, wants to spend £50 on a game, which, could end up being absolute shit?  -  Not like you can trade in games you buy from Steam, or any other digital store tbh...so its dead money, and, in this economy, one cannot simply waste that amount of money.

A random but good example of this, is a recent games purchase I made.  I had downloaded a random game called "Farming Simulator 2011" just for the sheer hell of it, however, the pirated version of this only allowed me to play offline...long story short, is, I wanted to play this online, so...I purchased the game AND a second copy to gift to a friend...Bearing in mind, there is no chance in hell I would have even considered buying a SINGLE copy of this game, let-alone TWO copies before I found it to be quite good for a boredom cure.

So, to sum up this short post...Take away my piracy, I no longer buy your stuff smiley

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For those unfamiliar, PirateBay is now blocked in the UK at an ISP level.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 06:28:53 PM »


(Exaggerated Copyright Rhetoric).

"If you wanted to try out our games, play the Demos we offer. That is our limited versions which we offer to establish if you like the basic concepts enough to buy the game. If we choose not to offer a demo, that is because we have made the business decision not to. You say that you like to download the entire version of a game to 'decide if you want to buy it'. However, that is a pure violation of copyright law. Downloading unauthorized copies of copyrighted material is illegal, and your subsequent purchase decisions are irrelevant. So therefore we are happy that you no longer download our copyrighted materials from the Pirate Bay, and removing you from the download stream justifies our actions. "
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 07:40:30 PM »

(Exaggerated Copyright Rhetoric).

"If you wanted to try out our games, play the Demos we offer. That is our limited versions which we offer to establish if you like the basic concepts enough to buy the game. If we choose not to offer a demo, that is because we have made the business decision not to. You say that you like to download the entire version of a game to 'decide if you want to buy it'. However, that is a pure violation of copyright law. Downloading unauthorized copies of copyrighted material is illegal, and your subsequent purchase decisions are irrelevant. So therefore we are happy that you no longer download our copyrighted materials from the Pirate Bay, and removing you from the download stream justifies our actions. "

Imagine how much money I am going to be saving each year due to this!  Grin - Last year alone I spent around £2000 on software I had downloaded torrents of and decided the developers had done a good enough job to warrant my spending.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 06:12:06 AM »

(Exaggerated Copyright Rhetoric).

"If you wanted to try out our games, play the Demos we offer. That is our limited versions which we offer to establish if you like the basic concepts enough to buy the game. If we choose not to offer a demo, that is because we have made the business decision not to. You say that you like to download the entire version of a game to 'decide if you want to buy it'. However, that is a pure violation of copyright law. Downloading unauthorized copies of copyrighted material is illegal, and your subsequent purchase decisions are irrelevant. So therefore we are happy that you no longer download our copyrighted materials from the Pirate Bay, and removing you from the download stream justifies our actions. "

Imagine how much money I am going to be saving each year due to this!  Grin - Last year alone I spent around £2000 on software I had downloaded torrents of and decided the developers had done a good enough job to warrant my spending.

"Anything you say on DC can and will be used against you in your copyright trial!"
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 06:56:48 AM »

*Taking notes against Stephen while hiding MPAA/RIAA/Software industry official investigator badge*
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 08:28:12 AM »

*Taking notes against Stephen while hiding MPAA/RIAA/Software industry official investigator badge*

Good luck finding me Wink - Court's have just ruled that IP's are now no longer enough proof of someones identity tongue

Also...

I would laugh if they did turn up...Let them try take my computer...Good luck getting past mah doggies  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 08:31:47 AM »

Good luck getting past mah doggies  Grin

A piece of 2x4 is a great leveller of doggies....and people.

Not to mention a water pistol filled with cloudy ammonia will also deter doggies quite well.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 08:40:30 AM »

Meh, to be fair, the water pistol on its own would be enough for one of them...he hates water being sprayed at him (we use it as a punishment) lol
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 08:41:43 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 08:49:39 AM »

*continues taking notes*
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 08:57:08 AM »

*continues taking notes*
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"Oh, please do, shoot me, my life is worthless but the Deadman Switch on my video feed will release it simultaneously to the Police and Youtube."
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 09:11:38 AM »

Alright kids, fight nicely - Before the thread really does draw the wrong kind of attention...
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 09:19:33 AM »

Alright kids, fight nicely - Before the thread really does draw the wrong kind of attention...

But Josh loves the attention  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2012, 09:24:00 AM »

Alright kids, fight nicely - Before the thread really does draw the wrong kind of attention...

Either that or move it to Soap Box!  : )
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2012, 09:41:54 AM »

Alright kids, fight nicely - Before the thread really does draw the wrong kind of attention...

Either that or move it to Soap Box!  : )


Wait a sec... They're talking about squirt guns... I thought Soap Box was for the dirty fights... tongue Grin
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 01:37:42 PM »

Let me get this straight: Some companies/lobby groups/whatever got the UK government to require ISPs to block TPB and your response is to stop paying anybody for any* software?

I'm not sure that's an appropriate response.

Then again, maybe I shouldn't have even poked my head in here in the first place since I am not in favor of blocking TPB. undecided

* With the exception of DonationCoder software.
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 03:30:11 PM »

Let me get this straight: Some companies/lobby groups/whatever got the UK government to require ISPs to block TPB and your response is to stop paying anybody for any* software?

I'm not sure that's an appropriate response.

Then again, maybe I shouldn'tjavascript:void(0); have even poked my head in here in the first place since I am not in favor of blocking TPB. undecided

* With the exception of DonationCoder software.

maybe he's going to become a monk*


* a non-software-using/game-playing monk...
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2012, 01:50:40 AM »

With that said, who wants a doco keygen? ;-) Now you can "try before you buy".
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2012, 06:13:53 PM »

Then again, maybe I shouldn'tjavascript:void(0); have even poked my head in here in the first place since I am not in favor of blocking TPB. undecided

maybe he's going to become a monk*


* Deozaan wonders how tomos got a "javascript:void(0)" in his quote. huh
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2012, 08:07:57 PM »

Let me get this straight: Some companies/lobby groups/whatever got the UK government to require ISPs to block TPB and your response is to stop paying anybody for any* software?

I'm not sure that's an appropriate response.

Then again, maybe I shouldn't have even poked my head in here in the first place since I am not in favor of blocking TPB. undecided

* With the exception of DonationCoder software.

The recent US Crackdown has made me less likely to buy new music. More often than not I would first hear a song on youtube and after listening to it that way would decide I like it enough to go buy a proper MP3 of it for my collection.

Because they are hell bent on taking that away, I haven't been buying as much music as I used to because I haven't been able to find out about songs I like anymore.

I can understand the same thing happening for software, although honestly would it kill the developers to make more demo versions that actually represent the product instead of just loading up looking pretty then BAM INSERT LICENSE KEY TO CONTINUE.

I'm always hesitant about new software, and it is nice if I can test something before paying for it. Surely with all of our technology they can come up with a way to do exactly that, because other than really big ticket stuff like Skyrim that I can find a friend who has it in order to try out I really don't like the idea of paying a lot of money for something I might not like.
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 03:52:32 AM »

Then again, maybe I shouldn'tjavascript:void(0); have even poked my head in here in the first place since I am not in favor of blocking TPB. undecided

maybe he's going to become a monk*

* Deozaan wonders how tomos got a "javascript:void(0)" in his quote. huh

wondering myself now cheesy
unfortunately I am unable to reproduce it.
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2012, 10:06:09 AM »

Then again, maybe I shouldn'tjavascript:void(0); have even poked my head in here in the first place since I am not in favor of blocking TPB. undecided

maybe he's going to become a monk*

* Deozaan wonders how tomos got a "javascript:void(0)" in his quote. huh

wondering myself now cheesy
unfortunately I am unable to reproduce it.

Drag a smiley into the text window...thats how Wink
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 11:49:03 AM »

Then again, maybe I shouldn'tjavascript:void(0); have even poked my head in here in the first place since I am not in favor of blocking TPB. undecided

maybe he's going to become a monk*

* Deozaan wonders how tomos got a "javascript:void(0)" in his quote. huh

wondering myself now cheesy
unfortunately I am unable to reproduce it.

Drag a smiley into the text window...thats how Wink

I didnt do that intentionally ... & cant see how I would have done it unintentionally undecided
but you're right - it works:
javascript:void(0);
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 12:11:45 PM »

Then again, maybe I shouldn'tjavascript:void(0); have even poked my head in here in the first place since I am not in favor of blocking TPB. undecided

maybe he's going to become a monk*

* Deozaan wonders how tomos got a "javascript:void(0)" in his quote. huh

wondering myself now cheesy
unfortunately I am unable to reproduce it.

Drag a smiley into the text window...thats how Wink

I didnt do that intentionally ... & cant see how I would have done it unintentionally undecided
but you're right - it works:
javascript:void(0);

I only know because I have done it previously without noticing smiley
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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2012, 10:18:39 AM »

And one of the biggest reasons for piracy goes to, THE OATMEAL~!

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones

I love that site~! smiley
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