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phish

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« on: 09-05-2003 15:48 »
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is downloading Futurma episodes from Kazaa or Imesh immoral and wrong or is it an easy way to get free episodes. discuss your opinions i personally am plainning on buying every dvd they release, and already have season 1 and 2, but i don't want to wait for seasons 3, 4, and 5
John C
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« Reply #1 on: 09-05-2003 15:53 »
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I'm guessing this'll stay open for about five minutes. Welcome to PEEL, phish, just watch what you post. Oh, and by the way, check this out if you have any questions:
 http://www.thefryhole.alltoons.co.uk/peelfaq.php
Chump

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« Reply #2 on: 09-05-2003 16:11 »

I don't know... I'm not sure if this really is download talk... or I mean, talking about where you download from.

I download Futurama, and yes I will watch it on TV and yes I will buy every DVD set that comes along. I therefore believe that I'm justified as I'm paying them eventually. It's like downloading MP3s, I don't feel the slightest bit of guilt downloading one or two songs from a band. It's like listening to the radio, except you get better choice. If I like the band, I buy the CD, so they get their money in the end. If I don't like them, I delete the MP3, and its like I heard it on the radio.
canned eggs

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« Reply #3 on: 09-05-2003 16:16 »

Welcome to PEEL, phish.  Hope you like it here.  Risky thread topic; even though it's not downloading talk in the sense of "download eps here" or "where can I download," it is beating a dead horse. 

It's an interesting ethical question, though, as I don't download episodes, but that's because I taped them off the TV and watch them repeatedly, which I think is also illegal.  I still buy all the official DVDs, though.

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Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 09-05-2003 16:17 »
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The Last time we had this discussion, we decided it was more or less okay.

Funny enough that was exactly the outcome of debate before that one too.

Interestingly enough, after I bought the season 2 and season 3 DVD's my harddrive suddenly had wads of free storage space, after being chronically depressed for motnhs.  wink
phish

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« Reply #5 on: 09-05-2003 16:21 »

yeah, i was surprised when i found out that other countries get the dvds way before the US does. this totally bummed me out, because we just got season two out maybe a month ago. it's a shame we have to wait longer
John C
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« Reply #6 on: 09-05-2003 16:30 »

Well, I'm not gonna argue if it's been done before without problems.
 
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It's an interesting ethical question, though, as I don't download episodes, but that's because I taped them off the TV and watch them repeatedly, which I think is also illegal. I still buy all the official DVDs, though.

Can anyone here clarify if taping IS illegal or not? I can't see why it would be, and I doubt the companies that make blank tapes would be able to stay in business if it was.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #7 on: 09-05-2003 16:33 »
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I say it's fair and square, as long as you eventually buy the DVD's or watch it/tape it off the TV.  After all, how else was I supposed to see Jurassic Bark and Route of All Evil?

Edit:  I forgot to add something.  Taping isn't illegal, as long as you keep it for personal use and don't sell it.  The Supreme Court determined that years ago.  Around the time that the VCR came out, several companies sued the VCR companies, saying that it wasn't fair.  But the court struck those greedy movie companies down.  So yes, it's perfectly okay.
BNLbum

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« Reply #8 on: 09-05-2003 16:40 »

Just remember: For every episode you download, you get another ten years in Robot Hell.
Slashco

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« Reply #9 on: 09-05-2003 17:11 »

Only if you're a robot.

And yes, taping them is legal as long as you don't make money from the tapes. I'd say the same goes for downloading, although I am definitely planning to buy all DVD sets. The superior quality and all the extras are worth it.
aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 09-05-2003 17:13 »

Ahem, the last thread as linked by Teral is just as good, it even had a poll.
Chump

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« Reply #11 on: 09-05-2003 17:17 »

If it's the same link, and Teral already posted it, why are you reposting it aslate? That's worse than posting a re-hash thread. At least theres discussion here.

Even if taping were illegal, you would still need them for home movies and the like, so they would be able to sell them. Just like audio burning cds. You could be just using them for songs you made.
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