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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Survey Taken On Legalizing File Sharing Through Monthly Fee

Survey Taken On Legalizing File Sharing Through Monthly Fee

Survey Taken On Legalizing File Sharing Through Monthly Fee

Added: Monday, November 16th, 2009
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:File Sharing, ISP, ET, Extra Torrent, p2p, Upload, Torrent, Peer To Peer, Download, index, Speed, BitTorrent, .torrent, utorrent, regulation, bitcomet, extratorrent.com, zune, ipod
There was a survey taken by more than 6.7 million people in Germany, mainly power users were targeted about the questions linked to file sharing. The main question was about should the file sharing be legalized or not and in which manner could it be done. What would they say about it?

Legalized File Sharing On The Horizon?

More than 50 percent of people that took the survey stated that it should be legalized and the main proposal about the way was a monthly fee that would let the users download any legal content from the net, any file sharing network.

The study was taken by the German Institute for Strategy Development (IFSE).
IFSE defined power users as the main users that make some new content to blogsphere or Twitter or just use the internet accesively.

This part of the net community considers illegal copying of copyrighted materials an accepted phenomenon and uses the same in music, movie and other basic sections of the usually searched topics. They upload materials like we do and share their music and books with each other considering it normal thing between friends, under that meaning virtual friends but nevertheless friends.

Some say that 60 percent of the users were disagreeing about the campaigns with the topics like “pirates are criminals” and in addition to that 71.6 percent of the users was against the control over files that should be copyrighted and thus lead to lawsuits about copyright infringements.

Piracy is commonly defined as an act of stealing somebody’s material or spiritual belonging and selling or sharing it with other members of the group. The whole idea should be a little off to everyone who is a little familiar with the system of sharing files. We copy our own materials that we legally buy and that should be our business with whom we want to share it with.

The institute’s researchers assume that in a few years the whole problem of “piracy” will be the thing of the past. But only time will tell. Hopefully they are right and we can have all the rights to share whatever we desire. Once more the people should speak loudly about what the majority wants and we can already hear that the word is spreading about “sharing and caring” and how even the government officials can’t resist using the same programs and the same techniques we use.

The funny part is that the whole online survey that took place was part of a larger continuing study, which is the second part of the investigation that took place in 2004 under the name “mass phenomenon piracy” paid by Microsoft. Luckily the current studies are financed by an independent source. It’s surely a better way, because the results won’t get messed up by the company that wants to prove that piracy is against the law and hence most of the people are against it, while that’s not the case.

Everybody who has a mind of his own should see that file sharing is not a bad thing and if the price for it is to pay a monthly fee to the government I will better pay that than to pay for every movie and every program that I need, while the paychecks are not high enough to cover everything a person could be interested in.

November 16th, 2009

Posted by:  Blocked
Date:  Monday, November 16th, 2009

Comments (25) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2009-11-16 07:20:26)
No avatarInteresting TY

posted by Blocked (2009-11-16 07:21:16)
No avatarPersonally, I wouldn't pay. That defeats the purpose of the bittorrent protocol and the infamous line of "sharing is caring".

posted by (2009-11-16 07:26:25)
JorgeMontana avatarI agree with OBS on this one gr8 article Zoran.keep them coming Bud.

posted by (2009-11-16 07:33:56)
macbeth avatari 2nd with that

posted by (2009-11-16 07:34:41)
kingtiger01 avatari Agree with Obscene, Sharing is Caring. Why pay to care?

is this what the worlds come to, when the only way to respect and care for each other is to flash money at them and stab them in the back!?

posted by Site FriendXbox (2009-11-16 08:23:57)
Z0R4N avatarI look at it this way:
I download stuff that would cost me more than 2000$ monthly, music albums, movies, books, software with cracks and games. So if they say that's all ok if I pay 10-20$ a month my math tells me that it's a small price to pay.
It's the beauty of ET, everybody has their own idea and runs with it and we still live along fine:o) Even more than that, we prosper here side by side. Thanks for your thoughts guys, I appreciate it.

posted by (2009-11-16 09:18:39)
DirtyDugan avatarI'm with you ZOR4N.....I would rather pay 10-20$ a month and not worry about some government officals knocking on my door with a warrant asking me where my computer is.....hittin me with the MASSIVE fines. As much as I an everyone else loves free stuff(sharing) there will have to be a middle found.

posted by Blocked (2009-11-16 09:52:44)
No avatarlol. I assure you nobody is going to "knock" on your door. lol. At the worst, you'll get a letter from your ISP. I enjoy screwing corporations though. Sooooo yeah :D

posted by (2009-11-16 10:13:13)
SnakeyB avatarThanks, Z0R4N. Personally I wouldn't mind paying a small fee. But I am confused as to where the money would go, Governments..I already pay taxes, ISP providers...I already pay to much, The music industry..They already rip the artists off more than we do, The movie Industry...They already have more money than God, BREIN...They already have more money than the Devil. I would pay my fee just to sit back and watch all these so called friends fight among themselves instead of us for the money, and that my friends would be more entertainment that I could ever expect from the world of torrents.

posted by (2009-11-16 14:09:50)
Infectious avatarYou can't make me believe that Hollywood is losing it's a** on these crap films they keep cranking out these days when they spend record breaking amounts on making new one's every year,I don't see too many famous faces feeling the hit of the recession so if I buy have a dvd in my collection that I want to share with you guys here on ET that should be my buisness.So if they are saying I am "pirateing"their property when I have paid the purchase price for the dvd and I own it am I going to get thrown in jail for destroying "private property"if I take my dvd out in the middle of the street and destroy it?To me that's how ridiculous the whole deal is.The day I see Steven Speilberg or Micheal Bay living in a house like mine and driving cars like mine and living in a neighborhood like mine,then,maybe,I'll be convinced that file sharing is busting the bank in hollywood and the movie industry,until then,I really don't feel any sympathy for people that own private jets and million dollar homes lol.Nice read.

posted by (2009-11-16 15:02:55)
kingoz avatarid pay a penny 4 500 torrents there that my thought ftw :)

posted by (2009-11-16 16:30:22)
rsmeuemo avatar:)

posted by Site FriendXbox (2009-11-16 16:44:46)
Painless avatarI'm with Obs.....

posted by (2009-11-16 17:39:52)
Dtown313 avatarI can already legally share with amazon for a fee...lol, but they will not share 2012 with me...lmao

posted by Blocked (2009-11-16 17:55:29)
carolina avatarI hardly ever comment since I am new to the chat and comments here at ET. (I've been DL/SEEDING a while now) I just had to say something to this article. I do not agree with paying even a small fee each month to "protect" the legality of this issue. THAT is what SHARING IS CARING is all about, not paying over and over for an item. Once someone OWNS something they should be able to do anything they want with it, including sharing. that would be like buying a London fog raincoat and having to pay again if i lend it to my friend or want to give it to someone else. Would you pay 10 dollars a month to give your raincoat away? The concept of sharing is NOT the same as pirating because a pirate STEALS the property (depriving the person of the item altogeather) and most often sells or gains wealth from it. That is not what file sharing does. We give FREELY of what we have PURCHASED and that is NOT piracy/stealing. I just don't see why a movie (once they wring every last cent out of it) can be put out there free of any charge for people to record on thier DVR (even back when VHS players could record too) and thats not illegal YET. No one thought to label it piracy then because the powers that be didn't yet realize the billions they were losing by not getting a chunk of flesh for every time a copy transfers ownership). BUT once the internet, bitorrent and filesharing began they realized the great potential for even MORE money. Trust me a few pennies a day from millions of people is still a billions of dollars extra profit margin. Now they have taken away "free" TV by making you have to have a box to watch TV. The ultimate plan is to make sure everyone has to pay for TV the same as electric, water and phones. So I say they make enough money and when I pay $16.00 for one song and a bunch of "filler" music or $5.00 to $250.00 for a DVD of a movie or series and even $30.00 to go to the theatre where in my small town they won't even show things with an "R" rating (pretty much 30% of movies nowdays) then by god I OWN it and I will do what I want with it. PERIOD let them change I don't see a middle ground that is anything less than giving in.

posted by (2009-11-16 22:35:45)
NaTaS avatarid pay ive save countless thousands someone else paid somewhere by filesharing.

posted by Xbox (2009-11-17 03:34:32)
kayo1212 avatari aint payin sh1t...we gotta pay for internet service,which make it ours already... we would have to change the slogan to "paying is caring" which we all to to be the sad truth...fucc em all... they cant stop our rights!!!

posted by (2009-11-17 03:52:13)
thinkin2much avatarlol...waiting to see the final outcome of those surveys wants they are complete

posted by Blocked (2009-11-17 05:23:58)
No avatarLOL kayo

posted by (2009-11-17 06:27:47)
ANGELSxHALO avatarI look at it this way:
I download stuff that would cost me more than 2000$ monthly, music albums, movies, books, software with cracks and games. So if they say that's all ok if I pay 10-20$ a month my math tells me that it's a small price to pay.
It's the beauty of ET, everybody has their own idea and runs with it and we still live along fine:o) Even more than that, we prosper here side by side. (I am agreed with you seriously) thanx obs

posted by (2009-11-18 06:19:13)
Nikozz avatarThat they do not learn? Was exactly the same methods they used against Napster. They thought that all would be peace, joy when they successfully shut down. But was the exact opposite. Now they are made more difficult for himself "again". now most of them are using encryption. What is e future is companies that Spotify, Voddler..Or they think that they should put an end to pirated copies if they shut down the Piratebay ...idiots.. And sorry for my bad english..

posted by Blocked (2009-11-20 18:29:03)
No avatarYou start paying for file sharing you know more than ever it will be increased, and increased, and increased. That defeats the purpose. Look at gasoline, originally sold for a few cents on the gallon. Think about it.

posted by (2009-11-21 11:43:36)
shan01 avatari Agree with Obs sharing is caring :)

posted by (2009-11-24 03:42:42)
No avatarThis is a complete faked survey ! Everybody should know that the " German Institute for Strategy Development (IFSE)" it´s a Think Tank for the NWO and there ill idea to make everybody pay !

posted by (2009-11-24 17:09:52)
jobfinder avatarIt's also been talked about "paying for e-mail" when is it going to end????

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