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Do you Torrent?
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26 / M / Waterloo, Ontario
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Posted 7/26/14 , edited 8/31/14
I torrent pretty much everything.
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Yes, but usually only the Monogatari Series and whatever Crunchyroll doesn't get.

(Monogatari because I usually favor better translations for that show)
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cerchd wrote:

you wouldn't torrent a car...


You might on the otherhand 3D print a car.

Pirate Bay even has a section for physical items where you download the schematics for the printer. When 3D printers become a household item Games Workshop will go out of business :P
http://pirateproxy.in/browse/605


I torrent yes, I torrent copyrighted material? That's not for me to say. I like that there is a connotation with torrents that if you download with torrents you must be illegally downloading copyright material. Plenty of material on torrent sites is legal to download, there's shareware, freeware etc. Artists releasing their music under creative commons and for free.

Most people are drawn to torrenting copyrighted material illegally for two reasons, accessibility and affordability. Not everyone can afford HBO and other cable packages so they must torrent Game of Thrones to watch it since HBO don't offer a alternative streaming option (I am pretty sure you can't get HBO Go without HBO cable), then comes accessibility HBO don't release Game of Thrones simultaneously with the US release, EU watchers must wait a day later for the release on their respective cable networks and there is no HBO Go in EU. For hardcore fans waiting that extra day might be too much.

Accessibility is a massive issue in Anime, Crunchyroll is usually great but say if the rights of an Anime get picked up by Funimation, they will only stream US exclusively. Tokyo Ghoul is an example of this recently.


If you remove the necessity to do some illegal then quite a lot of people will stop doing it, by making media more accessible or affordable.
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yes, but would u torrent a car?
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23 / M / UK
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Posted 7/26/14
I might but it would probably be really bad and wouldn't drive but I would do it just for the hell of it
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Posted 7/26/14
If I get told that I dirty German peasant and paypal user don't get serviced all I say is "Challenge accepted." Haven't lost any of them so far. I don't mind keeping my money that I actually wanted to spend, but I really hope everyone who missed out on it cries in agony and pain, maybe makes them rethink if they really want to keep me out.
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Posted 7/26/14

cerchd wrote:



yes, but would u torrent a car?
Did you torrent your brain?
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Posted 7/26/14
I used to do it before i knew crunchyroll existed :
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25 / M / Brazil
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Nah.. I used to, for many years torrent and illegal sites was my only way to watch animes, some movies and shows that had no hope to get licensed in my country. But since Netflix and Crunchyroll for me it's pointless.
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it was a rhetorical question, and i'm aware yes. sure it costs people who created it but i can't really feel bad when my family is barely getting by. it's different when you're poor as hell. if i had the money to pay for it, i would. but i don't.
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24 / M / Manhattan
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Never have,never will.I believe it's selfish to say things like "it costs too much" and then torrent it anyway.That mentality means that you don't care if the person providing the content you're pirating goes bankrupt and/or gets into the same financial situation as you.Even in a world where people most deserving of the revenue might not gain much of it,it's still better than being part of the burden the makers carry,trying to hold on to them as long as possible without considering for a moment the fact that you and many others are making things more difficult for them,potentially making them fall.

For the sake of confusion,I was referencing illegal torrenting,which seems to be the real theme here.I have torrented,but only for legal things that were either free to begin with (since torrents tend to be quicker) or were legally distributed via torrents.Also,I do acknowledge the exception where one might be willing to pay for the content,but the content itself may not be available at their location or anywhere near it.I don't acknowledge the excuse that one cannot afford the content.What if you couldn't afford a car (as somebody else suggested)?Would you steal it and be able to hide behind that same excuse?No.You just don't get a car.It's the same thing,don't try to fool yourself that it isn't.
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54 / M / Regina, Sask, Canada
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Posted 7/26/14
Yes, but only the shows that I own the dvd for. Like to keep them sealed.
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Of course.
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Posted 7/26/14

FlyinDumpling wrote:


cerchd wrote:



yes, but would u torrent a car?
Did you torrent your brain?


I don't know about him, but I sure did.

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Posted 7/26/14

cerchd wrote:

you wouldn't torrent a car...


Give me a 3D printer capable of that and I will!
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