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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 21:02:03 MST from rss <>

Subject: Is this actual malware or a false positive?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 21:26:33 MST from rss <>

Subject: Top Disney Lawyer To Become Top Copyright Office Lawyer, Because Who Cares About The Public Interest?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 20:20:15 MST from rss <>

Subject: Intellectual Property laws for games are terrible and need to be completely redone. What do you think?

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Intellectual property laws were made with items such as books or movies in mind. Those are items that can be much more easily obtained. With books, those stay mostly timeless, and continue to be printed for long years after their author has gone the way of the dodo. With movies, you are obviously in a much tougher position when it comes to some more obscure titles, but usually, the movie you seek should be available on DVD/Blu-Ray or wherever.

Video games are a much tougher nut to crack, for many reasons.

  1. They require specific hardware to play. With PC, many old games run on modern OS' with no fixes required. However, good luck trying to play a PS3 disc on a PS5. Obviously, emulation is an option, but even so, you need the original disc to dump the game and emulate it on your computer. Otherwise, that falls under piracy. So if we are staying legal, you always need the original disc, unless you dumped it as soon as you got your hands on it.

  2. The DRM can be tricky with video games. And if you decide to breach the DRM, that probably also falls under piracy.

  3. Video games age more quickly. I love older games, especially those from the 2nd half of the '90s/fist half of the '00s. However, I think we can agree that games age much faster than books or movies. My point is, if that's the only way to legally obtain it, I feel unsure about spending crazy money to get an old game that's out of print and has not been released digitally, and will have been used by someone for many years.

  4. Video games, especially from before the era of digital distribution, tend to fall in legal limbos very easily. For instance, when 2 companies own the rights to the game, and they aren't bothered to resolve them, because they don't see much profit in an older title.

IP laws for video games should be completely redone. My suggestions? 1. If a game has not been released for digital distribution for, say, 12 years, it becomes part of public domain. For console games, I guess we could extend that to 18 (two and a half generations of consoles on average).

  1. For PC, if a game stays incompatible with the newest Windows system iteration (not saying Linux sucks, but Windows IS the most popular system) for at least 7 years since the OS' release, it becomes part of public domain. This does not concern games that work on one store but not on the other (for instance, Fallout 3 is perfectly playable on GOG, but used to be hard to run on Steam).

  2. If a game that's based around multiplayer gets its servers shut, it becomes part of public domain after 5 years. I am unsure how to approach video games with both WAN and LAN connections.

  3. Movie tie-ins become part of public domain as soon as the current company's rights expire. Check out the game the Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King. Made and distributed by EA, but the IP is owned by Warner, so we can't buy it.

  4. If I own a disc copy of the game, and it's stopped receiving compatibility updates, and you are forced to rebuy it digitally to get new OS compatibility, I should be allowed to download a compatible version off of an abandonware website. You shouldn't be made to pay for games twice. Check out the game the Sims: Medieval to see an example of the above.

What do you think? Do you disagree?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 21:36:32 MST from rss <>

Subject: Do Sidify/Noteburner etc actually download the lossless audio?

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These programs (all by the same company) say they can dowload from Apple Music, presumably by recording the audio at a high speed and re-encoding it. Output options include MP3, AAC etc but also FLAC and ALAC.

Now Apple Music offers lossless quality but I wonder if this is actually whats being used when FLAC/ALAC is specified as the output? Or is it recording the lossy audio and then just giving it to you in a lossless format?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 21:33:34 MST from rss <>

Subject: Best way to Activate Windows 10? 2022

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I've been scrolling in this subreddit. Some people recommend KMSpico, MAS, HWID and etc...

What should I use?(in terms of long term)

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 21:43:24 MST from rss <>

Subject: Browser alternatives

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I have used firefox and chrome for all my life. As those are both easily trackable, once I get a VPN, what browser(s) are safest for just general browsing, like what still gives the answers I need?
What about for torrenting?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 21:52:25 MST from rss <>

Subject: Need a media device to play videos without wifi

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Hey all sorry if this isn't completely on topic and please remove if it is.

I need to get a device for a family member who's not allowed to have any device that has wifi on in. I have been downloading a bunch of shows and movies but I need something that can play back the media preferably on a USB device onto a TV. I had previously bought this device: Micca Speck G2 1080p Full-HD... but it doesn't play things super well and things like CC (I downloaded a lot of anime) doesn't work properly. Does anyone have experience with this specifically?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 21:49:47 MST from rss <>

Subject: I see this little gear bitch after downloading software. Did I get cyber aids?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 21:45:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Why should I upload?

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So obviously every community needs uploads for others to be able to download. But why should I upload something others already have. Like if x movie is already there five times, why would they need a sixth? Thanks!

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 22:30:31 MST from rss <>

Subject: Has "The Hateful Eight: Extended Version" been pirated yet?

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Can't seem to find it anywhere.

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 22:39:02 MST from rss <>

Subject: What am I missing here?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 23:01:39 MST from rss <>

Subject: How to extract the radio stream from the website?

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I've been trying to find the stream url in chrome with the developer console, but I'm only able to find the player URL. When importing that URL to my radio player it can't connect.

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 23:33:27 MST from rss <>

Subject: Is it possible to get the ebook files from Amazon or Google Play somehow?

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Well, here it goes. Spent some time searching for one rare ebook on the net. Tried every source I could find (more or less): IRCs, every big ebook piracy website mentioned here in previous posts over the years. Hell, I even checked Vkontakte just in case somebody shared the files.

But nope. It seems no files of this ebook can be found anywhere in the open sources. The only places where you can find it are Amazon and Google book stores. Is there any way to trick the system and get fhe files?

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 23:26:07 MST from rss <>

Subject: Any more torrent sites like Sukebei?

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I'm sure it's been heard a number of times, but a select few games I'd wanna enjoy just aren't available to download, so I hope there's more like it

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[#] Fri Jan 07 2022 00:03:49 MST from rss <>

Subject: I had to buy three books this semester because they weren't available anywhere online, can I rip them off from the website and upload them somewhere?

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Basically the title, I purchased 3 books this semester because they weren't available online and want to upload them as pdf somewhere in case someone needs them. The platform is McGraw Hill connect btw.

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[#] Thu Jan 06 2022 23:59:23 MST from rss <>

Subject: Is there a script to clean up file names like these?

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[#] Fri Jan 07 2022 00:26:01 MST from rss <>

Subject: Streaming site that will keep my place in the video I’m currently watching?

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Hi r/piracy !! I’ve spent the better part of an hour searching this reddit and related ones for this question to no luck so lemme see if I can cover all my bases based on what I could find:

My preferred watch method for TV and movies is streaming. I only have Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and basic Prime. Everything else is piracy. My go to trifecta is soap2day, sflix, and flixhq.

I’m also the type of person to not be able to finish a movie or TV episode in one sitting. That’s where sites that hold my place/keep the timestamp are useful. My question is if there’s any site/app that lets me pull episodes from these streaming pirate sites AND saves my place?

Okay now for the things that I’ve found on reddit. Using sites like Plex and apps like VLC player is not what I’m looking for because I don’t have the storage or time to be downloading/torrenting every single TV show and movie I watch. I’ve also seen that I could built my own server using Jellyfin but those guides seem like a lot of technical talk and I only want to delve into that if that’s my only option. Last thing I’ve seen is Trakt. I already use TVTime and Letterboxd but am open to using Trakt if I am provided a site/app that answers my question.

TLDR; In search of streaming site that keeps track of my watch progress without downloading every single episode/movie.

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[#] Fri Jan 07 2022 01:10:56 MST from rss <>

Subject: Need help to grab some ebooks.

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Hi! How are ya? Hope good. Well... I need help to grab some books from groove3... I found them useful but.. i already try the develops tools and grab the url .. but here its different... And by the way im a total ignorant bout this .. At where i searched these days... Those files are OCR books.. images with the text... So i already try to use online tools to transform the link but no way works... Only grab the first page... And kind ofweird its the result.. Anyone know how to grab them easily? I need for real some .. but others its just for the fun to just grabe them and get them until one day becames useful xdd thx in advance!

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[#] Fri Jan 07 2022 00:58:52 MST from rss <>

Subject: How do I transfer a played or new game file from Yuzu to Ryujinx? And vise versa.

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I want to try using Ryujinx for some of the games I play on Yuzu like Pokemon Sword on Ryujinx

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[#] Fri Jan 07 2022 01:44:42 MST from rss <>

Subject: Downloaded from a VIP on pirate bay. This normal? Note: no virus has been personally detected by me.

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