Honestly how many things do you pirate? (Private Voting)

Honestly how many things do you pirate? (Private Voting)

namelesschaos namelesschaos
As the question says how many things do you pirate via file sharing and the like. What do you pirate?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Never, up standing citizen here
12
Rarely
8
Sometimes
4
Often
10
Let’s just say I don’t want the authorities seeing my hard drive.
18
I private…
Movies
24
Music
29
TV shows
23
Video Games
11
Software
18
Books
18
Porn
17
Other
3
Bonus Question: Forget peer to peer I pirate the old school way, mix tapes and burned disks
5
Total votes: 200 (50 voters)
Poll is closed
12/13/2011
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LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
I voted sometimes, although I do it through my boyfriend. He's very good at it so if I want something I just ask him to get it for me lol
12/13/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Its so easy to get anything these days on line. I dont pay for a movie, music, books or anything UNLESS I download them and they are good. If they are good I will go buy it after. Just because I want more stuff like that produced and buying it shows people like it, in most cases. Ive downloaded things since the early days of the internet. My dad taught us how to get games through the phone line before even aol showed up. I have tb after tb filled with everything. Its really a problem. Netflix actually slowed down my dling though, someone I know pays for it so I just use their act and I dl less movies and tv shows now. Right now Id say I dl more books then anything.
12/13/2011
alliegator alliegator
I kept getting C&D postcards from Charter (oops!) so I now watch a lot of streamed TV vs torrenting just aired shows.
12/13/2011
jedent jedent
i don't pirate.
12/13/2011
RonLee RonLee
I believe that small time artists, you know the one's who really are just getting their career going, need what little they get from actual paying listeners. So for artists like Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Katie Powderly, William Fitzsimmons, Kirtana even Lucinda Williams, I pay for my downloads and even buy actual CD's.
Heck, I even bought a CD from the kid playing guitar at the Village Squire restaurant. The kid's original music was awful but maybe he'll get better. Hey, very few of us started out at the top of our game.
12/13/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
Fun questions!
12/14/2011
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
I don't pirate.
12/14/2011
Chirple Chirple
I pirate things I can't legitimately get.

I once spent two hours trying to find a place ANYWHERE to buy a certain artist's music. I am in the USA and this artist is from France and not popular here at all.

There was literally no way for me to pay for it unless I went to France or had a French bank account and address.

So, yeah, I pirated it.

I don't feel bad for doing that for music, movies, or TV shows that are just impossible to legitimately acquire in the US.


There was also a case when I had such incredibly shitty customer service from a company - they would not help me resolve the problem I was having with their software, even though I was trying to guide them how to. I gave them screenshots, I wrote clear and concise descriptions and gave them options of how to fix it. I got a pre-written "did you turn it on" kind of blow-off back, and they wouldn't help even after I explained that wasn't the problem.

This is a huge company that charges a lot for their products and they left me sitting with something I had legitimately paid for that just wouldn't work. So I gave them the finger and pirated the latest version. Because fuck you very much for not even bothering to read my ticket.

12/14/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I don't "Pirate" but I'm not averse to bumming off free internet, if it's available. bwa ha ha
12/14/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I don't pirate, but I do watch streaming videos on the internet.
12/14/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
Why pirate when there are services like Netflix & Hulu! Many TV networks now post episodes of their TV shows within a day of airing it. I haven't had cable in years because of Netflix, etc.
12/14/2011
Vanille Vanille
I Pirate.

I also have Netflix, but most of the movies/shows I want to watch aren't available for instant stream.
12/22/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Quote:
Originally posted by Vanille
I Pirate.

I also have Netflix, but most of the movies/shows I want to watch aren't available for instant stream.
Same here. I pay for Netflix and Hulu plus or pro, whatever it's called.
12/22/2011
LoveDove LoveDove
As a musician, I refuse to pirate. I just think, someday, I'm gonna need people to buy my music, and I'd prefer that they pay for it than pirate it. I use Hulu, the free version, and Spotify free. But if I find myself listening to a song enough on Spotify, I'll just go buy it off of iTunes.
12/22/2011
Inker Inker
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
As the question says how many things do you pirate via file sharing and the like. What do you pirate?
We don't even have a TV anymore. Literally, we sold it! We watch everything online now, on 1channel.ch.
12/22/2011
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
I don't currently pirate, but I generally used to pirate things I couldn't actually get in the US. I always feel a bit bad doing it, but try to make a habit of buying whatever I pirated whenever it is released in the US.
07/17/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Never
07/17/2012
bratofthekitties bratofthekitties
I pay for netflix and hulu but pirate anything else I want to watch. If I really like a series or movie I'll buy it someday (for the extras/quality improvement) that I get a giftcard or something but I just can't afford to pay much for entertainment right now.
07/17/2012
quackbuster quackbuster
I don't know if this really counts, but 99% of the time, I only ever download things that aren't available for sale, like live concerts or cover versions of songs & the like. Otherwise, it's iTunes or Amazon for me.
07/17/2012
little miss kinky little miss kinky
I would if I trusted I wouldn't get a virus with my Doctor Who LOL
07/17/2012
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Unique posters: 21