How many people share stuff they get, TBH I am quite a leech, how bout anyone else?
I'm a leecher right now - but I won't be once I get broadband I won't be.
Plus, I don't have the heart to rip off somebody who'll only be selling a few hundred copies or less anyway.
Yes I agree, As for MP3's I don't download more than a couple of tracks per artist, if I like the music then I buy it, if not - it just fills up my hard drive :lol: . As most of the music I listen to comes from Independent Artists I consider it very bad taste to never buy their music.
I only download warez when I'm bored
Yeah I sometimes find myself downloading stuff - just to delete it a day later.
after a few letters from the MPAA i stopped getting films, and once i'd got hold of all the albums i wanted naturally my music downloading slowed. now i get the odd game but mostly its just albums that i d/l.
warez are now a complete way of life for me.
Yikes that doesn't sound good.
You don't buy ANY CD's (think of the bands/children)?
Actually, I wasn't aware of that. TBH hacking is a bit of a grey area in my view, as long as no damage is caused (financially, privacy etc) then I'm ok with it.
Of course damage is caused, I think it is only small warez groups which do it as the others have large sums of money donated to them.
If you look at most major forums you will find that ALL discussion of warez isn't allowed. In fact, it's generally all illegal activities. We are not quite that strict but talking about what you've pirated sets us on a pretty bad path that could degenerate the forums to discussing new movie leaks or the best edonkey hash sites.
Yeah, but people should at least be able to admit to it (free speech), that arguement is a bit like saying that just because somebody smokes cannabis they are going to become heroin addicts when they are older ("slippery slope" flaw).
You can still keep the rule that people aren't allowed to link to o actively discuss ways of circumventing copyright publicly.
That gets me thinking, well, theoretically they could find my email from my account on this forum, then they'd know my service provider, then they could find out my address.
I believe unless you run a topsite or dumpsite they are unlikely to go tot that much trouble. (But I can be a bit paranoid like that too).