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Scoobydoo
01-06-2007, 05:14 PM
Officer Scooby here,

I am posting this because as usual I wanted to buy something in the classifieds only to find out it was just copies and I could get as many as I wanted for a cheap price. Thing is if I wanted copies I could get them for free from torrents or newsgroups so why the hell would I even pay for them?

What is the deal with all the illegal selling going on here? I have seen numerous threads over the past few months where people are selling copied music, movies or games. Do you people not realize this is illegal? Do you just not care?

Legally the forums can get into trouble for even allowing the sale or illegal material on its site so you arent just putting yourself at risk you are also putting the forum at risk as well.

I own 500+ DVD movies and have backed up many of them to my hard drives to stream over my network. Is that legal? Hell yes! Is selling them illegal? Hell yes!

If you own the original you can make a backup to use for yourself, but you can not sell that backup.

Selling an ipod or an mp3 player loaded with music is illegal

Selling a pc with windows installed without the license is illegal

Selling a modded xbox full of games is illegal unless you provide the original games with it


How is all this so hard to understand?

I am sure some who read this will flame away with "thanks officer scooby" or some other crap, but I dont care. I like this site and would hate to see the admins get into legal trouble because a few of you are so hard up for cash that you need to sell illegal material here.

IMO, I think it should be in the rules that if you are caught selling illegal materials you get banned from the classified section.

Thats all, flame away!

JL Audio
01-06-2007, 05:15 PM
I like this post : /.. why would it be flamed, it's all true.

Calikid
01-06-2007, 05:16 PM
thnx officer scooby

Scoobydoo
01-06-2007, 05:18 PM
I like this post : /.. why would it be flamed, it's all true.

because everytime i try to point out in individual threads that what they are doing is illegal i get the "officer scooby" thing or some sort of trying to be an internet hero or some crap

i mainly posted this to get a response from some mods and admins as to what they think of the situation

DaGh0st
01-06-2007, 05:19 PM
I agree.
but dont tell me you have never downloaded a song or cd.


Selling Pirated sutff is wrong. Im in no way sticking up for it.

pitbull12888
01-06-2007, 05:20 PM
Officer Scooby here,

I am posting this because as usual I wanted to buy something in the classifieds only to find out it was just copies and I could get as many as I wanted for a cheap price. Thing is if I wanted copies I could get them for free from torrents or newsgroups so why the hell would I even pay for them?

What is the deal with all the illegal selling going on here? I have seen numerous threads over the past few months where people are selling copied music, movies or games. Do you people not realize this is illegal? Do you just not care?

Legally the forums can get into trouble for even allowing the sale or illegal material on its site so you arent just putting yourself at risk you are also putting the forum at risk as well.

I own 500+ DVD movies and have backed up many of them to my hard drives to stream over my network. Is that legal? Hell yes! Is selling them illegal? Hell yes!

If you own the original you can make a backup to use for yourself, but you can not sell that backup.

Selling an ipod or an mp3 player loaded with music is illegal

Selling a pc with windows installed without the license is illegal

Selling a modded xbox full of games is illegal unless you provide the original games with it


How is all this so hard to understand?

I am sure some who read this will flame away with "thanks officer scooby" or some other crap, but I dont care. I like this site and would hate to see the admins get into legal trouble because a few of you are so hard up for cash that you need to sell illegal material here.

IMO, I think it should be in the rules that if you are caught selling illegal materials you get banned from the classified section.

Thats all, flame away!


sure dont :D lol, but yea sellin copies is pretty dumb when u can burn them yourself for free :fyi:

Scoobydoo
01-06-2007, 05:21 PM
I agree.
but dont tell me you have never downloaded a song or cd.

this isnt about DL'ing illegal content, this is about selling it here for a profit

pitbull12888
01-06-2007, 05:22 PM
because everytime i try to point out in individual threads that what they are doing is illegal i get the "officer scooby" thing or some sort of trying to be an internet hero or some crap

i mainly posted this to get a response from some mods and admins as to what they think of the situation

ok officer scooby :D , im going to go burn my copies of gone with the wind now

:laugh: im messin bro

DaGh0st
01-06-2007, 05:23 PM
this isnt about DL'ing illegal content, this is about selling it here for a profit

Why not let the mods take care of it then?

i think they do a dam good job deleting threads on it.


Officer Scooby to the rescue!:p:

Safe-N-Sound215
01-06-2007, 05:23 PM
I agree.
but dont tell me you have never downloaded a song or cd.

x2. Most everyone has at one time or another.

Ricky616
01-06-2007, 05:24 PM
this isnt about DL'ing illegal content, this is about selling it here for a profit

:word: on the selling illegal content part.

Safe-N-Sound215
01-06-2007, 05:25 PM
this isnt about DL'ing illegal content, this is about selling it here for a profit

Valid point.


Oh and since you asked so nicely
http://smiliesftw.com/x/flamethrower.gif

J/K :D

Scoobydoo
01-06-2007, 05:26 PM
Why not let the mods take care of it then?

i think they do a dam good job deleting threads on it.


Officer Scooby to the rescue!:p:

if the op doesnt state it is a copy in the thread then the mods dont know

putting a rule in or making so sort of consequence if you get caught might be a good way to deter it

also pointing out in the rules what is legal and what isnt may edjumacate some people, cause honestly i think some people don't realize it is illegal

Scoobydoo
01-06-2007, 05:28 PM
FWIW being a Eagles fan i couldnt wait to see "invincible" so i downloaded it a few weeks before it hit store shelves so i could watch it and then when it was released i bought it cause it is a great movie:)

so yes i am guilty of doing a little downloading, but i planned on buying it anyway

DaGh0st
01-06-2007, 05:30 PM
if the op doesnt state it is a copy in the thread then the mods dont know

putting a rule in or making so sort of consequence if you get caught might be a good way to deter it

also pointing out in the rules what is legal and what isnt may edjumacate some people, cause honestly i think some people don't realize it is illegal

I hope this helps.:)

I bought a few dvds on a another forum once and got them on DVD-R's i was mad at first but i only paid 5 bucks for 2 movies i got over it:)

Safe-N-Sound215
01-06-2007, 05:32 PM
Invincible was a good movie.

snoopdan
01-06-2007, 06:34 PM
I watched "we are marshall" last night, I fell asleep :crap:

however I did see "the good shepard" the other night, was great.

I downloaded them both on the IRC

squeak9798
01-06-2007, 06:42 PM
IMO, I think it should be in the rules that if you are caught selling illegal materials you get banned from the classified section.


As you come across these posts, the best thing to do is use the "report post" button in the lower lefthand corner so the moderation staff can review them.

myjaja
01-08-2007, 03:48 PM
I agree.
but dont tell me you have never downloaded a song or cd.


Selling Pirated sutff is wrong. Im in no way sticking up for it.


How can you download a cd? :blackeye: