Folks, one of the resons that some people download stuff for free and illegally is the very simple reason of not being able to afford to pay. A new movie could cost 18 euros and a new CD 15 euros. Or much more! Even rentals at 5 euros could be too much for some, but video rentals are not possible in most of Scandinavia anymore; the local video shacks are almost all gone. It’s all about Netflix and HBO and iPads now. It’s an irony that with HD gadgets being available, we settle for for low quality streams!
The poll question for today is: Have you ever, or do you regularly, download illegally simply to be able to enjoy culture because money is too tight?
And so it appears that The Pirate Bay has been raided again, and shut down by Swedish police. This morning I wanted to find some file utility software, and it’s convenient to get it from TPB, even though there are free software out there on the developers’ sites. TPB is not just a place to get free stuff, it is also a convenient place where you don’t need to fill in a firm, request an email to be sent to you and download from a third party place, like I had to to get my file admin tool. Just like YouTube is convenient for browsing songs and full albums, all in one place, easy to use interface and no hassle.
In the pirate community, it has been speculated if this raid is the final nail in the coffin for TPB. Even one of the founders, Peter Sunde who was recently released from prison for having aided piracy, thinks TPB is no good anymore, and would not mind seeing it shot down for good. Well, he may be bitter it did not do for him what he wanted to, but “everyone else” (except the people in the entertainment industry who can’t get their heads around basic things like consumer power) hopes the site will be back soon. If it doesn’t resume delivery of torrents, there will be others.
Hello again. Been a bit busy the last few weeks – not just downloading, but working. However, here is the download list for August, September and October 2014. I still try to limit what I download to save space in my shelves, but now I have found a new way to store DVDs which takes up much smaller space, so I have to find other reasons to not grab everything, hehe!
12 years a slave
300: Rise of an empire
A million ways to die in the west
Adventurer, the: curse of the Midas box
Air force one is down
Amazing Spider-Man 2
Captain America 2: The winter soldier
Dyatliv pass incident, the
Force of execution
Guns and girls
Hansel & Gretel get baked
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Legend of Hercules
Need for speed
Zero Theorem, the
Cliff Martinez – Only God Forgives (soundtrack)
Cliff Martinez – The Knick
Aphex Twin – Syro
Kylie Minogue – The Abbey Road Sessions
Klaus Schulze – Shadowlands
Also grabbed 10 episodes of United States of Bacon, as I wanted to keep the recepies for future reference, hehe!
So, July has passed, it has been very hot and I have been busy doing other things than scanning the web for movies. I am sure the MPAA executives and Hollywood producers are happy for that fact, but nevertheless, here are my July 2014 DVDR grabs:
Armour of God 4: Chinese Zodiac
Raid, the 2
Ironclad 2: Battle for blood
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