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Submitted by Cybertoad (104)
Higher prices 14% 3 Votes
Less discounts 0% 0 Votes
Wanting something for nothing 68% 15 Votes
Wanting to screw the man over 5% 1 Votes
Cause its risky 0% 0 Votes
Other 14% 3 Votes

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Jul 11, 2014

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exotics4me (463) I think when it comes to porn:
People don't want to risk their bank statement showing up with a charge to "Barely 18 Nymphs"
I've also heard of people downloading porn for free because a new scene of their favorite model just came out and they don't want to pay for a full subscription to get one scene.
Last on porn, I think there's a lot of sharers who probably aren't old enough to have their own credit card, bank card, etc...

I think when it comes to music:
It's mostly younger people who just don't have the money to buy all the music they want. Especially in the current generation of teenagers, those who are used to getting everything they want.
The other group in music sharers, I think, are people who people with problems centering around wanting everything by a single artist. For example, they go buy a new album by a band and really like it, but don't want to spend $100 on the band's other 10 albums, so they download them for free.

07-11-14  03:28am

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Jay G (65) Porn is cheap, but their will always be shoplifters.

Unfortunately many web masters follow the example of other intellectual property owners and over-react with anti-consumer measures that punish even those willing to pay the price.

It reminds me of Disney Vs. Betamax when the film industry tried to stop video-recorders from even being made. Fortunately for Disney, they lost the case and went on to make millions (or is it billions?) selling videotapes and later DVD's and so forth.

Buggy whip makers will always try to stop automobiles and other progress claiming it hurts their industry. Intellectual property laws will be misused to try to stop progress, but cannot win. History is against them.

The inventors of rubbing two sticks together to create fire would have sued the inventors of the match, claiming copyright infringement and intellectual property rights over the use of friction to create fire. The only ones who can't lose are the lawyers.

07-11-14  08:32am

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turboshaft (24) Supply and demand; plenty of both, so a lot of people don't feel the need to pay for what they see as a nearly bottomless well of smut. And everything is digital, so pirating takes almost no effort, arguably easier than even subscribing to a site.

Outside of porn, I have a hard time being totally sympathetic to larger companies that can afford some pirating and don't work to make it more attractive for viewers to pay. HBO is the best example at the moment. A premium cable channel that offers no online-only subscription because of current infrastructure and provider agreements. They don't want to piss off the cable monopolies, and way more Americans' homes are wired for cable TV than high speed Internet. So they figure it's not yet time for standalone Go service yet--and they are well aware that lot of people pirate their most popular content.

07-11-14  05:11pm

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Cybertoad (104)

You are at your friends house, he has a smokin girl friend. You are loyal to your bud, but you catch a glance off a mirror while she is getting dressed you imagined her nude before and now here is your chance to peak. Your pal has gone to the Garage to get some beer so no one sees you, do you keep looking at her or turn away ?

The human mentality is often, "I am honest most of the time" .
Its why you and I get speeding tickets, and why some think Torrents are stealing I do not do it to hurt anyone, I do it for the risk and fun.
Probably why some people get sex from hookers when they could just toss one off and be done with it. The illegalness is sure a attractive part. Knowing something is wrong is not always transferred to it wrong for me.

Think about it in your own heads this week, when did you cross your own normally moral or legal rules. Did you speed? Cut some one off, maybe got wrong change at the store and kept the extra? Were hateful, judging or mean to someone, or did something illegal. Point is many will not get taking illegal downloads as being 100% wrong, in many minds its more of a 60/40 wrong thing.

07-12-14  08:13am

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pat362 (371) Those people that partake of free porn (not really) use every excuse to justify why they do it but in the end I just think that they are just F...g cheap.

Of course it doesn't help that it's now everywhere on the net but all it does is mean that fewer and fewer people are paying for porn. We all know what that has done to the porn industry all over the world. I guess one day someone will do something about it when there is next to no new porn being made. When is the question.

07-12-14  09:02am

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jberryl69 (12) Speaking only for myself, I have, in the past, downloaded a specific person whose work I favor when that is all a particular website has to offer. So the price of some content for one person is extreme and that's my rational for doing it.

And while Pat might call me cheap, I'm not wealthy enough to afford but about $15-20 a month toward porn.

While this has not happened a lot, I have done it. I still don't feel guilty.

07-13-14  09:47am

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