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Burning Ranger990th Post
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| "Re(1):Suprnova is shut down" , posted Tue 21 Dec 14:55|
I never downloaded movies anyways, but I did use the site to download WWE Raws and Smackdowns since I never had time to watch them when they were on as well as old TV shows that aren't on DVD yet. Oh well, I guess I will just have to take the time to set my VCR to record now and wait for a DVD set of the 90s X-Men cartoon.
I used Suprnova a few times to get some stuff, mainly TV shows I just couldn't record. But when you think about it, it was only a matter of time. In fact, I was maybe thinking action would have occured sooner, given how well Bittorrent works with trading movies, games, software, music, etc.
Advanced Cyborg E. Branger AKA Burning Ranger
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| "Re(4):Suprnova is shut down" , posted Tue 21 Dec 20:59|
It'd be nice if someone with a lot of money and time and disrespect for intellectual property law would get some server space in Kazakhstan, or one of those other backwater countries where there is little Jurisdiction over copyright law, and just put up the ultimate, permanent, all-encompassing Bittorrent site.
The Pirate's Bay is run in Sweden and actually has a page devoted to all of the organizations which have tried to shut them down, including ADV Films and Sega. After they receive the e-mails, they respond with a very rude e-mail informing the company that Sweden does not have those kinds of copyright laws, and then posts the whole thing on their website. One of the best ones (I believe it was the Sega one) involved the company e-mailing them back and informing that they could get a judgement against them in the UK, where The Pirate's Bay is considered illegal, and then force the ruling upon them. Pirate's Bay e-mailed them back and told them that they hope that Sega isn't sued by someone in a country where websites are illegal, because obviously they would lose that case.
On the one hand, most infringements of copyright are generally wrong, and while we all do it, we shouldn't be proud of it. On the other hand, some of their responses are pretty damned funny.