Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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Don't understand
by Treza on Sat 25th Feb 2012 05:25 UTC
Treza
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2006-01-11

I don't understand that sort of obsession about downloading TV series.
I can't imagine filling up my hard disks with that crap (I have a few movies)

I don't understand why it is important to have the latest US shows without delay. Really ? I watch on french TV 2 or 3 years old programs (translated), what does it really changes?

I'm actually a bit sad that a big part of the whole Internet infrastructure and a part of the legal pressure by majors against dowloading is due to people downloading TV series that will eventually be aired "for free".

I don't know about laws in Netherlands or US. What Thom is doing may or maybe not is legal.
The issue is, is it ethical ?
Do you think any smallest part of the money that you give for your ultrafast Internet connection goes in any people actually involved in the creation of those programs?
The fact that you don't like current legal options don't give you the right to download these torrents.
You're just deluding yourself.

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