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File sharing lawsuits coming, TekSavvy first

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Is there an easy, convenient "canadian" way to get new movies/conent legally? A way that applies to the vast majority of people...
With Blockbuster and Rogers Video gone what are the alternatives?
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I Just rent movies through my PS3, $6 a movie for 720p with 5.1 DD.

Seriously, why steal for $6? Seems pretty sad to me.
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b_nukz wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 1:03 pm
Is there an easy, convenient "canadian" way to get new movies/conent legally? A way that applies to the vast majority of people...
With Blockbuster and Rogers Video gone what are the alternatives?
On Demand via Rogers, PPV on Bell, via your console XBox/PS3, netflix (though obviously not for latest movies). Some smaller corner stores still operate rentals on disc.
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You think that's a good deal? That's sad
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ShadowVlican wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 1:13 pm
You think that's a good deal? That's sad
Good deal? I didn't say that. Good deals are relevant and change per consumer. I just said it wasn't worth being a thief over.
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b_nukz wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 1:03 pm
Is there an easy, convenient "canadian" way to get new movies/conent legally? A way that applies to the vast majority of people...
With Blockbuster and Rogers Video gone what are the alternatives?
CinemaNow Canada

New movies typically $4.99 to stream, $19.99 to buy for download. Available for PC or selected video players (e.g., Samsung TV/Blu-Ray player).

Maybe not the best deal unless you're watching a holiday movie with the whole family for $4.99.

crackle.com (owned by Sony) also offers some free movies online in Canada.
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They are testing the waters

Teksavvy isn't too big / too small..

I wish Acanac got hit first though
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Dec 11th, 2012 1:27 pm
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It's likely more of a scare tactic to get people to use some common sense and pay for things rather then just take them because they can. I doubt anything will come of it yet.

But, lets face it here people, if you steal and get caught, you get punished. This is no different then taking a DVD from Walmart. Don't steal and you don't have to worry. Seems pretty simple to me.
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***** wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 1:27 pm
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I am in my adult diapers.


Does this mean I'm free, just canceled my Teksavvy DSL account and have turned over a new leaf? No more torrent downloads, promice, :)
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alanbrenton wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 1:45 pm
Does this mean I'm free, just canceled my Teksavvy DSL account and have turned over a new leaf? :)
Nope - if you did anything illegal while with Teksavvy - THEY STILL HAVE YOUR LOGS...........
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People who use public trackers...lol
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I wonder if Bell/Rogers/Shaw have been acquiring the media firms, in order to go after the users of competitive Internet services who pirate? Of course, these firms would definitely like piracy to be shut down as they have proprietary video services they sell...

I'm not into conspiracy theory....but if Bell-owned CTV targetted Teksavvy users for prosecution, that would cause a lot of headaches for Teksavvy, when Bell users are probably just as bad of pirates.
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Oct 16th, 2012 9:06 pm
...The Banks are smarter than you - they have floors full of people whose job it is to read Mark77 posts...
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zonetbh wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 1:51 pm
People who use public trackers...lol
so private trackers for torrents are bullet proof?
george__ wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 1:50 pm
Nope - if you did anything illegal while with Teksavvy - THEY STILL HAVE YOUR LOGS...........
LOL. I hope I don't get the dreaded email. I rarely download through BT though mostly through non-SSL usenet.

Secondly, if you are the subject of their request, earlier today, we sent out notices to those affected. We sent an email to the same address that you would normally receive your invoices from us. Please be sure to check your inbox.

Did anyone receive the email?
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