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01-20-2012   #61 (permalink)
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Anime is already noted to be more expensive. But when you include the non-localized ones...that's just cheating.



Manga is definitely much more expensive, but I'd categorize them with books, and traditional books have a much better money-time ratio, so I'd say it's made up for. For DVDs, you'll get $25-$35 for about 13~ hours for TV season. But then you have $15-20 movies, for only around 2 hours! While I think DLC is pretty bad, I'd say movies edges it out. TV/Movies are a bit more expensive at the start, but over a few years, video games become more expensive. Complete series pop up, and you get an insane amount of episodes for damn good prices. Most games take the longest god damn time to drop in $10 decrements. And then they cap out at $20 somewhere between half to a full decade.

If you include anime and/or Bluray (Especially on multi-disk stuff...) with TV/Movies though, then yeah, would it would be more expensive than video games, even considering the DLC bullshit and hardware (Hello, Nintendo). If you don't include either of the two above, I'd say TV/Movies definitely come pretty close to price though.
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Paying for a pirating website then getting mad when it gets shutdown. I don't know if just ignorant or trolling.
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On the whole "File Sharing" business or the slur "pirated"... Those record companies need to catch up with the times or be doomed to fail out of the market even with government intervention. Y'know, to start being innovative since all music sales are just reproductions of recordings, easily replicated. It's not like the old medieval musical periods where performers/composers get their main revenue from live shows.
 
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there goes my lifetime account me and my friends shared. ._.
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On the whole "File Sharing" business or the slur "pirated"... Those record companies need to catch up with the times or be doomed to fail out of the market even with government intervention. Y'know, to start being innovative since all music sales are just reproductions of recordings, easily replicated. It's not like the old medieval musical periods where performers/composers get their main revenue from live shows.
Medieval music, or at least that which survived, was made up largely of extremely unfun sacred chants performed by the church. I doubt the performers made much money. It was also really difficult for people to access file sharing websites back then.
 
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4 employees including a CEO. Wow.... i am sad for these guys... :[
Internet uprising shuts down anti-piracy bill - Times Union

The four appeared in court in relation to arrests made to Megaupload.com, which is linked to a U.S. investigation into international copyright infringement and money laundering.

http://www.thewrap.com/media/article...room-gun-34644

In a dramatic, digital-age stand-off that played like a scene from a Hollywood thriller, dozens of New Zealand police backed by helicopters (wow, talking about insane!) swarmed the barricaded mansion of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to arrest him on Friday for Internet copyright theft.

Imagine Mediafire went down too T-T.. everything on the internet might be PAY-TO-USE P2U or PAY-TO-PLAY P2P.... good thing mediafire was/is currently faster and better than megaupload......
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All my backups gone ><
But on another side, I guess nothing will change. There are other hosting sites and if not then something similar to Megaupload will be created.
Even The Pirate Bay is still alive and kicking after all that happened in the past.
 
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4 sites impaired.
megaupload died
http://uploaded.to/ Our service is currently unavailable in your country. Sorry about that. (in the US)
http://www.filesonic.com/ file sharing disabled, but u can retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.
fileserve.com same as sonic

Wow..... Mediafire might be next.... and then others.... file sharing might be disabled permanently (except files that you have uploaded personally).... O.O

Is this the end of popular pirated sites?... less popular ones will exist but will be hard to search... o.o
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In wake of Megaupload arrests, FileSonic shutters file-sharing service | The Verge
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Anonymous uploaded a big list of torrents of discographies and movies signed to Sony onto PasteHTML.

Not sharing the link for obvious reasons.
 
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Wow..... Mediafire might be next.... and then others.... file sharing might be disabled permanently (except files that you have uploaded personally).... O.O

Is this the end of popular pirated sites?... less popular ones will exist but will be hard to search... o.o
Mediafire and Rapidshare are steadfast in their belief that they won't be changing, but who knows. Also, they're not pirated websites, you can't pirate a website.
 
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ITT People who don't understand the significance of this event condescending the people that do.

Also, the sound of millions of links were heard screaming in unison as they took their dying breath. Megaupload was the host of countless legitimate files that now no longer have a home. A moment of silence, please.

Pray tell the uploaders are still around to repost them under a new file sharing service. My precious remixes... ;_;

BTW I heard Multiupload is ok.

Oh and: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...sting_services

Edit: Ah shit. FileSonic too? Before I went to work I heard rumors but I was hoping it wasn't certain........
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ouch! filesonic goes down too..too bad :[
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Fileserve has also disabled file sharing.
FileServe shutters in light of file-sharing site crackdown | ZDNet

Anyone taking bets on who's next?

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Closed

EnterUpload
Down (Redirect). Presumably remodeling.

Fileserve
No filesharing. You can download only your own files.
Deleting multiple files.
Banning Premium accounts.
Closed Affiliate Program.

Filejungle
Owned by Fileserve (same as above).
Testing USA IP addresses blocking.

Filesonic
No filesharing. You can download only your own files.
Closed Affiliate Program.
Changed server location Jan 22, 2012. Taken down it's Facebook page.
Now using Digital fingerprinting to check if prohibited content.
Bad files are being deleted as soon as uploaded (as Hotfile did).

Filepost
Started suspending accounts with infringing material (as Hotfile did)

Uploaded.to
Blocked U.S. access.

Uploadstation
Owned by Fileserve (same as above).
Testing USA IP addresses blocking.

VideoBB
Closed Affiliate Program.

Videozer
Closed Affiliate Program.

4Shared
Deleting multiple files.
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Fileserve Stopped filesharing. You can only download your own files. Deleting multiple files. Banning Premium accounts. Closed Affiliate Program.
Changed server location Jan 22, 2012. Taken down it's Facebook page Now using Digital fingerprinting. Files are being deleted as soon as uploaded (as Hotfile did).
VideoBB Closed Affiliate Program.
Filepost Started suspending accounts with infringing material (as Hotfile did)
Uploaded.to Blocked U.S. access.
Videozer Closed Affiliate Program.
Filejungle Owned by Fileserve (same as above). Testing USA IP addresses blocking.
Uploadstation Owned by Fileserve (same as above). Testing USA IP addresses blocking.
4Shared Deleting multiple files
EnterUpload - Down (Redirect)
The State of Filesharing Websites
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oh noes D:
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