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Can of Worms

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:38 pm

This is has turned out to be quite convoluted, hello Amazon.

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Re: Can of Worms

Postby ChristianBecker » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:17 am

Innit nice?
Given the amount of energy the music and film industry uses against piracy, it was only a question of when they would come up with this. I mean, a used DVD, book, CD is not a sale for them, so you could as well have pirated the stuff (from their point of view).
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Re: Can of Worms

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:23 am

You know what really annoys me? When I spend money on a DVD and have to sit through an advert at the start telling me piracy is a crime. Why tell me? I paid for the disc. I imagine that if I'd illegally downloaded a movie, the pirates would have deleted the piracy warning. :roll:
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Re: Can of Worms

Postby Penfold » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:47 am

I think Ed Byrne sums it up nicely;

WARNING: It's rude and contains adult material.

Spoiler: show


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Re: Can of Worms

Postby ChristianBecker » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:33 am

Tonyblack wrote:You know what really annoys me? When I spend money on a DVD and have to sit through an advert at the start telling me piracy is a crime. Why tell me? I paid for the disc. I imagine that if I'd illegally downloaded a movie, the pirates would have deleted the piracy warning. :roll:

Exactly. Apart from legal issues, downloading pirated stuff is much more convenient. It's usually region free, you can watch it on any device that can handle the video format without the need for a DVD drive, no anti piracy warnings, no previews. Worst of all is when these warnings and previews are unskippable (on a standard player)
Some time ago when I visited my parents I brought a DVD with me and we watched it together. She was quite irritated at the anti piracy advert saying: "Why is it showing this to us? We have bought the DVD, haven't we?".
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Re: Can of Worms

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:35 am

Penfold wrote:I think Ed Byrne sums it up nicely;



:lol:

Yeah, but I didn't swear as much . . . ;) And I didn't go off on a tangent about WAGs and masturbation. :?
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Re: Can of Worms

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:37 am

I've got DVDs of an American TV show, and the first thing that comes up is "Thank you for supporting the British film and television industry".

Huh? I'm not. I'm supporting the American film and television industry.
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Re: Can of Worms

Postby Catch-up » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:10 pm

Insane.
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Re: Can of Worms

Postby Penfold » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:36 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Penfold wrote:I think Ed Byrne sums it up nicely;

Yeah, but I didn't swear as much . . . ;) And I didn't go off on a tangent about WAGs and masturbation. :?


Sorry Tony. I've edited it to be under a spoiler and added a warning. I knew the relevant clip from having seen the show but did not watch it all the way through due to being in a hurry to get out and enjoy the sunshine (a friend was picking me up) and forgot all about the other stuff. I've put it under a spoiler tag and added a warning to my post. I'm also sorry if it offended anyone. :oops:
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Re: Can of Worms

Postby janet » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:03 pm

It's OK Penfold, we're not offended here. I tend to go off on one in a similar fashion when something gets my goat, but not in front of a theatre full of paying punters :lol:
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Re: Can of Worms

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:39 pm

Penfold wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:
Penfold wrote:I think Ed Byrne sums it up nicely;

Yeah, but I didn't swear as much . . . ;) And I didn't go off on a tangent about WAGs and masturbation. :?


Sorry Tony. I've edited it to be under a spoiler and added a warning. I knew the relevant clip from having seen the show but did not watch it all the way through due to being in a hurry to get out and enjoy the sunshine (a friend was picking me up) and forgot all about the other stuff. I've put it under a spoiler tag and added a warning to my post. I'm also sorry if it offended anyone. :oops:

No worries. ;) I guessed that was the case.
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