This is a huge topic now, and has been pretty much since the internet sprang up in the mid-nineties. It all started with Napster which was thought up by Justin Timberlake (according to The Social Network anyway)! After that, a slew of like minded sights latched on to this whole ‘free music’ thing. The big corporations didn’t take kindly to it and they were all swiftly shut down.
But, much like the one ring to rule them all, the ‘evil’ didn’t actually get killed off, it just fell into the hands of ‘the little people’ for a while.
Then the likes of The Pirate Bay reared it’s ugly head and the whole world (wide web) is seemingly at war again. Which leads me to ask, as a lot of you are movie and music connoisseurs, how do you choose to watch and listen to your media? Are you a good, morally correct person who buys their CD’s from a shop and heads to the cinema to watch the latest releases? Or maybe you pay a monthly subscription to on-line services like Spotify or Netflix? Or are you one of those who chooses to use ‘illegal’ download sites like The Pirate Bay?
And what are your thoughts on each? I mean, is the cinema THE only place to watch a film properly, or due to money constraints do you feel the need to download films? I’d love to hear your views, using the poll below and the comments box. You don’t actually have to state WHAT you do in the comments, just what your opinions are!