So you still bend the rules to your convenience is what you're saying. Game of Thrones has DVDs that they sell, legally. Which you could technically wait for, if you are so against the viewing of stolen property- even if it is of low quality.
Sure, yeah, I be a scurvy pirate, yarrrrrrrrrr, but I have standards.
And yet I still watch Game of Thrones badumtish I’m not the type to watch a show illegally BEFORE IT IS RELEASED.
That is the main purpose of my argument.
As for rewatching it illegally, well, that’s just dumb if the show is legally viewable for free.
Because having to pay a few bucks for a DVD is *such* a disaster.
DVDs are expensive, child. Furthermore, I don’t touch the episodes after they air—I get that one viewing on a crappy stream or maybe a single viewing of an illegal episode and that’s it for me.
But that is irrelevant here, as my original argument was in regards to premature leaks. Buying a DVD is far more of a hassle than waiting forty-eight hours to watch a show that a company is willing to offer free of charge.
Yeah I get that—if only Blockbuster was still around. Also, interestingly, the reason mix tapes weren’t illegal as piracy was apparently because they were inherently inferior quality and therefore not the same thing. Digital piracy doesn’t get the same treatment because of the threat of exact copies being made. So technically, according to that logic, your crappy stream would not be as criminal as if there was a perfect-quality stream elsewhere to watch.