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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RE: Don't understand
by d3vi1 on Sat 25th Feb 2012 11:48 UTC in reply to "Don't understand"
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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.

It's as ethical as them selling the same product in other countries for 3-4 times the price.
In a lot of countries there are no legal options at all except for occasionally buying DVDs. We need digital downloads not DVDs. My iPad can't play DVD's on the plane. Soon enough, my laptop won't be able to play DVD's anymore without a crappy external drive. DVD's kill battery.

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