Internet piracy site in bid for own island to beat copyright laws 62 replies

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marvinmatthew

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#11 13 years ago
Overwatch;3482544Well the place is habitable no doubt people will be living there, and word is if you donate to the cause you become a legal citizen of the place, naturally making it legal to live there your self, though I don't know how many people can live there.

But the only people who would live there would be people who operate the site and its servers. Who the hell would move their otherwise? It would be a pain in the ass to live their since nothing else is their. No grocery stores, no garbage disposal, no running water, or electricity.




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#12 13 years ago

It is a great idea on their part. They have had lots of problems in the past, this will slove them...hopefully. And as someone said before...no one will ever be able to stop piracy.




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#13 13 years ago

The new cuba off the coast of britian. That's a good idea, however not to original. The only problem with being your own country is you have to police yourself, support yourself, and protect yourself. They could open up a beach front hotel and make it a resort.




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#14 13 years ago

Awesome. If this went through, there would be nothing at all short of a dramatical change of the law stopping US citizens from downloading anything from that site. This is a great idea.




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#15 13 years ago
Even if piracy is a lot of easier, safer and less visible, actually doesn't make it anymore legal than stealing a movie from video store.

Its not worse, infact its better because the store doesn't have to replace the movie if you pirate it. Piracy is just copying, whereas stealing is taking.




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#16 13 years ago

Sounds like a good idea. Piracy may be illegal, but I don't think the music or film-industry has much to complain about; consumption is increasing in all those branches and it is likely that internet piracy has contributed in a way.




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#17 13 years ago

deathwarder;3483127Its not worse, infact its better because the store doesn't have to replace the movie if you pirate it.[/QUOTE] Good point there, I have to give you that.

[quote=MrFancypants]Piracy may be illegal, but I don't think the music or film-industry has much to complain about; consumption is increasing in all those branches and it is likely that internet piracy has contributed in a way.

Even though the consumption has increased, it's not an excuse for piracy and I'm sure that piracy causes more lost of profits because of people not buying the product due to pirated one than getting profits because people have first got pirate version and THEN bought a real one. Besides, it's still illegal.

It's the same if I would get 100 televisions for free, selling them 100 euros a piece but then some people take 10 televisions themselves without paying and say "you didn't have to pay for those televisions and you still get a lot of profit, enjoy from it!". No, it doesn't work that way: it's my own business if I want to practice charity and not anyone else's.

This seems to be so easy & simple issue for many people here when it's not your money or your work which is getting exploited by others :Puzzled:




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#18 13 years ago

Piracy already exists in a big way, and the music/film industry is still raking in the money. Besides, the lawyers of the industry could still argue that their country doesn't recognise Sealand. The article says no country recognises it.




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#19 13 years ago
Money is what motivates artists to make thier movies

No, what motivates real artists to make their movies is a love of film.

This would give the US a great target to bomb. They would be to happy to do it, since most of what they would be destroying would be machines, and not people, no one would really give a damn.

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. We're not just going to go around flinging bombs every which way just because the industry is getting pissy.

But the only people who would live there would be people who operate the site and its servers. Who the hell would move their otherwise? It would be a pain in the ass to live their since nothing else is their. No grocery stores, no garbage disposal, no running water, or electricity.

I'm pretty sure they would have electricity if that island is the base of filesharing. :lol:

though I don't know how many people can live there.

Maybe... 10?

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#20 13 years ago

Relander;3483257 Even though the consumption has increased, it's not an excuse for piracy and I'm sure that piracy causes more lost of profits because of people not buying the product due to pirated one than getting profits because people have first got pirate version and THEN bought a real one. Besides, it's still illegal.

It's the same if I would get 100 televisions for free, selling them 100 euros a piece but then some people take 10 televisions themselves without paying and say "you didn't have to pay for those televisions and you still get a lot of profit, enjoy from it!". No, it doesn't work that way: it's my own business if I want to practice charity and not anyone else's.

This seems to be so easy & simple issue for many people here when it's not your money or your work which is getting exploited by others :Puzzled:

I don't think the profits are very much affected by what we know as piracy. People who download a movie are the kind of people who wouldn't watch it in cinema anyway, while those who watch it in cinema probably don't want to watch it on a small screen. Then there is also the effect that some movies and especially series are much more popular because of the internet, which increases sales in DVDs and merchandise.

If there is a significant loss it is when piracy is turned into a business by people who re-sell pirated copies.

Sure, pirating is illegal and morally wrong, but then again there is hardly a company that offers DVDs or cinema-tickets for fair pirces.