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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Okay the DVD then, does it matter?

    Well in a way it does as you aren't being future proof with the Blu-ray/DVD combos for a couple of pound more... the studios are taking you for a schmuck
    Well yes, it does. And so what? I've paid for them and am not really in the mood to pay again. I just won't buy things on Blu Ray and when DVD become entirely obsolete, there'll be plenty of equipment around.
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    (Original post by Adorno)
    Well yes, it does. And so what?
    How does it matter in the context of going to cinema, seeing film and loving thus going to purchase... I said Blu-ray as that is what I purchase for films I like form the cinema.

    So what? your not future proofing yourself for when Blu-ray becomes the norm, your going to have to repurchase
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    How does it matter in the context of going to cinema, seeing film and loving thus going to purchase... I said Blu-ray as that is what I purchase for films I like form the cinema.
    That's lovely.

    So what? your not future proofing yourself for when Blu-ray becomes the norm, your going to have to repurchase
    No, I won't. In that instance I feel perfectly entitled to nick it. Just like playing ROMS of old sega games on the pc. I own the cartridge and happily play on the megadrive now and then but I'll be damned if I'm buying it again just because they want to squeeze money out of me for a change of format. Or downloading the ISO of an old computer game that will play but modern dvd drives won't read the disks.
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    DVDs still work fine on Blu-ray players last time i checked.

    You don't have to repurchase anything.
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    Meh, I can't afford to buy loads of DVDs anymore.

    I care not
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    While we're talking about thieving, I want to run something past you guys (particularly socialists).

    When I was on holiday, I found out that one of the people who I was with (whom I didn't know very well) was an 'ethical shoplifter'. I first came across this when he took an orange juice from Stansted Airport. This continued throughout the trip with thefts from Spanish supermarkets, service stations and museums.

    The justification for this was that as we get ****ed over by large companies who steal from us, rip us off and exploit us, it's only fair that we take some of that stuff back, especially in the context that there is enough 'stuff' in the world for everyone to be comfortable. I wondered what people thought of that view and if it justifies the shoplifting.
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    (Original post by Adorno)
    None of which answers my question. Why should a Briton "hate" the French ... [because] they are French? That makes not an awful lot of sense. Presumably there is some characteristic of "the French" which drives the base xenophobia expressed so often here when it comes down to "the French". It'd be interesting to know what that happens to be.
    As I said to someone else, I don't actually care, it just amuses me. If for one second I thought TehFrance was upset by it, I wouldn't do it

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    So really you are just an old fashion bigot
    Silence you cheese eating surrender monkey.
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    (Original post by cambo211)
    If it actually resulted in people doing that then fine but i doubt the majority of people who download films like that proceed to buy the DVD.
    The arctic monkeys found that even though their (or because...) first album was released to the general public about 1-2 weeks before release date people still bought it, hell, it topped the charts IIRC; if a product is good, people will still spend money on it, but you can't know if you enjoy a band/movie without checking it out first.

    Plus, if you have no intention of buying the product you're not depriving the industry of any money. I'm too broke to afford a bus fare if i wanted to go out at the moment, if i didn't download then i just wouldn't go to the cinema/listen to music/etc. Plus, i've spent a tonne on gigs in the past, bands make money from festivals, etc.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Silence you cheese eating surrender monkey.
    Putz
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    If the movie industry wants to reduce piracy, they should make it easier and less restrictive for users to purchase and enjoy movies. If I download a movie, I want to be able to watch it on all my computers, my tv and all my portable media players and I want to be able to burn it to disc.
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    (Original post by cambo211)
    DVDs still work fine on Blu-ray players last time i checked.

    You don't have to repurchase anything.
    Yep totally fine, and they're region free

    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    While we're talking about thieving, I want to run something past you guys (particularly socialists).

    When I was on holiday, I found out that one of the people who I was with (whom I didn't know very well) was an 'ethical shoplifter'. I first came across this when he took an orange juice from Stansted Airport. This continued throughout the trip with thefts from Spanish supermarkets, service stations and museums.

    The justification for this was that as we get ****ed over by large companies who steal from us, rip us off and exploit us, it's only fair that we take some of that stuff back, especially in the context that there is enough 'stuff' in the world for everyone to be comfortable. I wondered what people thought of that view and if it justifies the shoplifting.
    "Ethical Shoplifter" - really? That's an awful excuse - companies may rip us off with certain things, but its still no excuse to break the law, pay your way like everyone else!
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    also with buying DVD's I would like to watch the film, and not have to sit thought non skip able piracy is bad, oh look these films coming up



    also downloading is good for the environment
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    also with buying DVD's I would like to watch the film, and not have to sit thought non skip able piracy is bad, oh look these films coming up



    also downloading is good for the environment
    You got there one min before me -.- :tongue:
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    You got there one min before me -.- :tongue:


    got that one as well :p:

    I don't spend good money on a film to get told of by the FIB or who ever, and have to watch loads of others I couldn't care about

    I just want to watch the film
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    The film was really good


    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    While we're talking about thieving, I want to run something past you guys (particularly socialists).

    When I was on holiday, I found out that one of the people who I was with (whom I didn't know very well) was an 'ethical shoplifter'. I first came across this when he took an orange juice from Stansted Airport. This continued throughout the trip with thefts from Spanish supermarkets, service stations and museums.

    The justification for this was that as we get ****ed over by large companies who steal from us, rip us off and exploit us, it's only fair that we take some of that stuff back, especially in the context that there is enough 'stuff' in the world for everyone to be comfortable. I wondered what people thought of that view and if it justifies the shoplifting.
    At least he is stealing from somewhere that won't feel the impact at all. I suppose to answer the question we really need to define what we mean exactly by justify....
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    Two wrongs don't make a right. If someone steals from you it does not then justify a theft from them. Sorry but your "friend" is a thief and no matter how he tries to justify it, he cannot as his position is morally untenable.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Two wrongs don't make a right. If someone steals from you it does not then justify a theft from them. Sorry but your "friend" is a thief and no matter how he tries to justify it, he cannot as his position is morally untenable.
    Not a believer in "an eye for an eye" then.
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