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    sivp
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    what do you think?
    I'm just wondering what the public's opinion on warez for mac are??

    I know it's illegal, so theres no point repeating that another 1000 times..

    but Pros and Cons.

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    pro: you save money

    con: you run the risk of getting prosecuted ... and you wear the guilt on your soul forever! :spook:

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    Danster
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    warez? do you mean limewire, suprnova?

  4. #4
    zeppster
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    Cons:
    It hurts the people who work hard but only make minimum wage.
    Its not morally right.

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    Pros
    You can get it quick from downloading. Easy to crack serials....

    Cons
    none for me... dont they only arrent people in the US?

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    pro: why buy a cd for $20 when I only like 1 song on the whole thing when I can download the 1 song for free?
    con:I see no cons really. there are currently many laws to protect downloaders as well, and 90% of the time, they only bust you if you have over x number of gigs of illegaly dowloaded stuff.
    side note: as far as software goes, I try to purchase all my software, there have been a few times where I downloaded it and later actually bought it when I had the money. I was busted once for downloading some movies, but it was like 1 gig and after searching my computer decided it wasnt worth pursuing.

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    Danster
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    how did you get busted? i have downloaded many things that i shouldn't have do they know that i have downloaded them??? can they scan your computer everytime your on the web?

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    yes, they can scan your mac everytime your on the web, they usually only check if they see that youre sharing and uploading to others. but its harder to get caught in bit torrent, since its not 'peer to peer'. but you can still get caught, some torrent sites are monitored at various times and your ip is tracked when you ownload a torrent file. but even then, you have to upload to others after youre done to get caught.

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    Well apparently you don't get the point.. it's illegal. Plain and simple, illegal, it's not worth the weight on the conscience and if when doing it there is no weight on the conscience, you should really check yourself.. that is not a good thing by any definition of the word.

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    Pro: Get to spend more money on Apple stuff.

    Con: Can't find any darn keys.

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    I joined iTunes and plan on downloading bought songs one at a time

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    The mac 13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danster
    how did you get busted? i have downloaded many things that i shouldn't have do they know that i have downloaded them??? can they scan your computer everytime your on the web?
    they monitor your web activity. thats how they have content child safe filters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iWhat
    Pro: Get to spend more money on Apple stuff.

    Con: Can't find any darn keys.
    keys?
    I do feel bad when downloading, knowing Im stealing money from someone who doesnt have it and makes music to do this. I also buy music fromITMS when I can.

  14. #14
    Danster
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    who's they???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danster
    who's they???
    I forget, its an acronym, I know it contains an N, and a P at least. they can monitor you, I got a very nasty email from them and my ISP after they alerted my ISP about it and subsequently 'busted' me. it was weird, they were like: on this day at this exact time you were illegaly downloading this file in this program from this person. it was terible, all sorts of talk about banning me from my isp and being fined up and down and having my mac confescated.

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