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internetdownloads.org - what do you think?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD discs' started by lisag, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. lisag

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    www.internetdownloads.org

    Just found these via google, they are offering 6 months of unlimited movie downloads for $24.95, they state that they have 'War of the Worlds' available and are legal :eek:

    I want to sign up but am a little concerned that is less than kosher, any opinions?

    thanks
    lisa
    :)
     
  2. wiz

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    Sounds iffy to me!
     
  3. Indiana Jones

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    They are just charging you to download a P2P program and its not legal, below is a statement taken from their site...

     
  4. DanH

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    Its a scam. They are selling nothing more than software which can already be had for free. (Check out the mp3/video player, its Winamp)
     
  5. lisag

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    I am wondering if it is a scam or a loophole, a couple of quotes from their site:

    "Our members enjoy direct downloads. Internetdownloas.org is not a P2P service."

    and

    "You will be crossing the fine legal line as soon as you start recording you downloads massively with the objective of selling CDs or DVDs which you haven't bought and have got no resale rights for.

    You will be also crossing the line if you use your recorded downloads for public radio broadcasting or for public viewing or enjoyement as it would be the case using them in a movie theatre, a bar, pub, disco, and all kinds of other public places."

    It seems that you can pay for direct downloads from their servers, and you don't have to go for the package that includes the software/codec packs.
    No sharing required.

    :confused:
     
  6. DanH

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    There is no way in hell they will have any content for download from a server they own. If they had films/games/music available on a server they would be in serious trouble. It is totally illegal.

    All they will give you is a p2p program, the same everybody else is using (illegally) for free.* Claims like....
    are laughable.

    * Thats assuming of course you even get that. Would you really even contemplate entering your card details on a website like this???
     
  7. lisag

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    Er, no, course not :rolleyes: ....

    ....although, they claim to be recommended by PC Pro, PCW, PC Buyers Guide and Computer Shopper - all legitimate PC mags... :confused:
     
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    Check out the terms of service...

    No matter what they have written on their main page they will have a disclaimer saying anything you get is nothing to do with them.
     
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    Id be willing to bet my next pay packet that they are using the logos without permission.
    The whole site looks like a jumbled mess of ripped off graphics.

    Exactly, and yet they claim to offer fast direct downloads with no sharing.
    Also, if what they are selling has nothing to do with them, how can they charge anything for it? If your lucky enough to get anything from these cowboys, it will just be a "tutorial" of where to get free programs and how to use them. Something that Google can already do quite well without costing anything.
     
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    There's no such thing as a free lunch!
     
  11. lisag

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    Maybe I could e-mail those mags and ask if they are really recommending this site?
     
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    Rip off merchants, do not pay them any money they are definately not legitimate.

    Try EMule or WinMx and avoid Kazza as it contains spyware, the first 2 i mentioned have no spyware associated with them.
     
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    The folks above are right its a scam / rip off. Having just got broadband I've yet to use PP/ bittorent etc but have being doing my research and this was covered in a google search for " bittorrent dangers" where a site mentioned that there are sites like these that sell you something you can get for hehaw and they will almost always add spyware as well.
    listen to the folks on these forums and avoid.

    On the spyware front, so far I believe WINMX BITTORRENT and LIMEWIRE dont have spyware ( provided you download from their official sites) hopefully one of the more savvy AVforums members can confirm this.
     

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