Who Pays for File Sharing Websites?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by gameboy13, May 29, 2010.

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Do You Pay?

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  1. gameboy13
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    gameboy13 Orange and fluffy since 1995.

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    I would, but it's too expensive for me.
     


  2. lolzed

    lolzed The GBAtemp Pichu

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    Nope,not worth it IMO...especially rapidshare!MU is good though,if you think about it.
     
  3. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

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    No, the cat boy never has any money
     
  4. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    Do you mean donations, or paying for the privilege of being a member? I'd consider possibly a donation if the site was in trouble, other than that no. Sharing in return should be enough, as I dislike sites that operate purely for a profit.
     
  5. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    I am going to, on this ROM site since it's point based and I wanna download some Dreamcast games and shit.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Paid Rapidshare is supposed to be pretty good. It's why there's tons of Rapidshare links for stuff.

    But no, I don't. Megaupload works great on a free account with JDownloader.
     
  7. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

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    Yup Jdownloader is awesome if you keep it updated there are a couple of rapidshare downloaders but the speed is still the same so its slow but i takes out the work if u really need it
     
  8. Trulen

    Trulen GBAtemp Fan

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    I used to do megaupload Premium.

    But switched to newsgroups.
     
  9. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I've got a rapidshare premium account, not that much and really maxes out my connection, download at about 3 megabytes per second, so 2gb takes about 10 minutes in jdownloader. Worth paying for that or a decent news server rather than unpredictable and insecure torrents (yes, even the 'private' ones)

    Used to be on a great scene FTP site back in the GBC/early GBA days but don't have enough time nowadays to hang around in the right channels keeping the right contacts.
     
  10. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

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    i pay for megaupload my downloads are 10 times faster and i dont get any stupid you already watched too much today from megavideo lol...
     
  11. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I have a paid for Usenet account.
     
  12. Pliskron

    Pliskron Banned

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    Seems kind of absurd to pay to steal something.
     
  13. tajio

    tajio GBAtemp Fan

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    I used to have a Megaupload Premuim when I was an uploader on an anime site [​IMG]
     
  14. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    How do you pirate without paying for things? You need a PC, internet connection, storage, playback devices, consoles, flash carts, writable media, a fast enough internet connection to download files of the quality you desire at a level that fits your patience... What's an extra 20p a day for Usenet or file hosting?
     
  15. pitman

    pitman Addicted to Magical Girls

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    Only impatient people pay for premium, they don't like downloading one file at a time (jdownloader is great).

    I have a pirated Megaupload premium and it works great if you have high speeds otherwise its not worth it.
     
  16. OtakuGamerZ

    OtakuGamerZ GBAtemp Fan

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    Used to use slow, free torrents.
    Now I use fast, free JDownloader.
     
  17. vdanasto

    vdanasto Newbie

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    Rapidshare Premium user here [​IMG]
     
  18. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    I'd never do that. Not even a donation. New file sharing sites pop up every minute, so there's always enough choice, even if it's not the fastest. I'm a frequent uploader and downloader, but I just don't want to spend any money on something like a file sharing website.
     
  19. GentleFist

    GentleFist Newbie

    who would pay for something thats sole purpose is actually illegally sharing data?
    thats like paying for stealing something...
    thats even worse than just stealing

    you might say well not everyone uses it for warez but why would you need x-gigabyte rapidshare account, what other files else than warez need so much space?
     
  20. shaunj66

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    The only thing I pay for is Usenet and I don't regret that at all.