Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 15:25 UTC
Legal "File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled. The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly-pirated free music and video. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site." Because, as we all know, protecting failing and outdated business models is more important than upholding stodgy old and annoying concepts like 'freedom of speech'. Repeat after me: we live in the free world, not China. Maybe if we say it often enough, we'll start believing it.
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RE[2]: The two extremes
by _xmv on Mon 30th Apr 2012 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE: The two extremes"
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A movie is 1h30.
You may watch about 5-10 a month. If you include tv shows, those are about 3-4 a week (so up to 16 a month).
You'd like to watch all this in 1080p cause, u know, its 2012, 1080p have been around for years.

Price is about $30 for movies and $10 for shows (those are the low prices for recent content i generally find)

10*30 = $300
16*10 = $160

Is $460 reasonable? No. It just isn't. It doesn't even include music.

Then again if that was the only issue! In general you just _cannot_ even buy the said media.

So yeah, there's a problem, unless you're ok with watching year old or more movies, and one or two a month, zero tv show.

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