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MegaUpload.com Shuttered: One Month 'Black March' Media Boycott Slated For March 1st

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    so you were in high school using FTP servers with all your friends? or school in general? I call BS Thats would be like no bro dont hand me that floppy i dont want to get busted by the feds. instead lets all go home and ill set up a VPN because were 17 and totally think like that.

    As for usenet and news groups in general I dont condone that. It makes 0 sense when trying to argue mega upload. people that use usenet and other groups for "downloading" wether it be for a corporation or a web site is still stealing. You wouldnt be downloading it if you already owned the software right?
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    Hate to sound old or elitist but we did things differently 15 years ago because we had to. Bootlegging was underground and sharing music and games was tough when most still had 56k connections. Ftps was the most secur and most reliable way of sharing before xdcc bots came on the scene.

    I'm not saying that piracy is fine if you only download, I am just saying that if you are going to do it don't put it up using an online service and expect it to be around when the Feds bust the service. I hope people ditch online services and go underground. The scene was far better controlled then.
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    There is nothing of value to download, or purchase. Starve the media. Make them work for our dollars. Refuse all Media. Join the Boycott!
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    We weren't using FTP servers but we were using some pretty bad drugs, hanging out in the park, going to punk shows.. It was way better than doing anything on the internet. CD-R's didn't really come to be yet so we were just dubbing tapes. Nobody cared.
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    tsk erocker, you were a bad boy. ;)
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    Yes I was. I didn't steal from others though. ;)
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    Just bumping this thread as a reminder of this boycott.

    Wear the avatar and boycott Big Media in March!
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    I certainly will not. :)
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    I perfectly respect that. :toast:

    And I expect everyone else to respect others' right to boycott or not to boycott.
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    I wonder how long it will take them to come after individual after they "finish" taking down P2P sites?

    Don't care much of what the US does in it own country but when they go put their noses in other country that is when it's going to far & they wonder after that why some country hate them , don't they ever learned?
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    I wonder what right does USSA have to go to another country and shut them down? How would we like it if China shut down our ISPs/.com's?
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    Two lessons from the Megaupload seizure

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    UK Judge Rules Pirate Bay Guilty of Thoughtcrime


    If You Thought SOPA Was Bad, Just Wait Until You Meet ACT
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    This boycott is kinda funny, I've been boycotting big media for over a year now. Honestly, if the stuff was any good they wouldn't need SOPA in the first place. They're trying to nuke the indie market and silence reviewers if anything.

    We need to make sure not to boycott artists without RIAA/MPAA accociation, some of the indie guys are struggling enough as it is, a boycott may be the kiss of death for them leaving us with nothing but hollywood's garbage.
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    According to DailyTech, independent artists are already having their work stolen by the RIAA, because the way they got the law to be written -- an independent has to sue to prove that it's their work.

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    We also should remember that torrents ect can be used for legal purposes. My fav flight sim is made by 777 Studios, a very small operation that just barely stays afloat. They rely on torrents to distribute the sim demo, to generate more business. This whole torrent thing is stupid.....
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    Funny.. I'm going to see a movie in between my appointments today.
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    The Vow?
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    Not likely. I won't know until I get there.
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    lol I was messing with ya. Act of Valor is suppose to be awesome!
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