Let me watch this.com(will be con) vs moviebox(which is pro)
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ok I think movie box is better because I don't have to sign up for an account and it's on mobile so you can enjoy a movie anywhere in the world with wifi it's sort of hard to lug a laptop around and you can predownload movies so you can watch without wifi
And I'm pretty sure more people have mobile devices for movie box over computers and I know that you might think you need jailbreak for moviebox but now it's available without jailbreak though non jailbreak app vshare(which is also not illegal) And you don't need to pay for movies and you don't need to keep up with adobe flash player just to watch movies
copyright infringement when engaging in certain types of activities.". (http://www.copyright.gov...). Therefore, both options are illegal. The best option, quite frankly, is to buy the movie. It's legal, it's good for the economy, and the amount of money required to purchase a movie is insignificant next to the amount lost from streaming the movie.
However, should the consensus be that this presumption is good, both of the options presented by the pro are undesirable. First, these websites offer lesser protection against domestic surveillance searching for violators of the DCMA, which means there's a higher chance of arrest. Second, these websites more likely than not are riddled with viruses, which is self-explanatory. Third, these websites will often be taken down, on account of the DCMA.
Thus, I propose a Counterplan: PopcornTime (http://popcorn-time.se...). It solves for the problems I brought up in the previous paragraph, and it solves for the objections brought up by the pro. I will first explain the CP's solvency on my objections, and then the pro's objections.
First, by method of installation rather than online use, PopcornTime offers better protection against surveillance. Moreover, PopcornTime is a definite safe software (verified by Norton Security). Finally, PopcornTime WON'T be taken down. It's base of operations is not in America, which means the FBI has a harder job at taking it down.
On the pro's objections. First, I have already proved that all these options are illegal, and thus should be taken at your own risk. Second, PopcornTime does all the features proposed by the pro. It a) doesn't require an account, b) supports smartphones, c) movies are actually downloaded, thus can be watched without Wi-Fi. Second, PopcornTime solves for mobile support better than MovieBox. A) the issue of jailbreaking is nonexistant. Installation on mobile consists of running the installation procedure on a computer, with the phone connected to it via USB. B)Adobe Flash is not used, so this isssue is circumvented.
Finally, I shall disprove the points proposed by the pro.
1) As I have repeatedly said, it's actually illegal.
2) Whether or not it's required to sign up for an account is irrevalent, especially if the website is virus-riddled.
3) Laptops are not that heavy. If you think they are, either work out, or stop being lazy.
4) The act of jailbreaking is inherently undesirable. It eliminates the option of updating (without getting rid of jailbreak), it voids the warrenty.
ATR2004 forfeited this round.
Was bad to start a debate at this time
First, the pro tries to claim MovieBox is like the CP, in that it's an application. First, the pro has not provided any evidence that supports that assertion, whereas I have given a direct link to PopcornTime's website. Moreover, just because it's an application doesn't mean it's not riddled with viruses.
Second, the pro says MovieBox is legal because it only puts movies up after it's on DVD, seemingly because that means that copyright is dead. That is clearly not true. Even if the movie's no longer circulating in the movies doesn't mean it's dropped by its makers; if it's a good movie, then the maker will market the heck out of it, and will grab onto it like a pair of Tiberian bats through the usage of copyrights. This also supports how MovieBox is illegal, which they dropped.
Next, CP. Oh wait, they dropped everything on it! Vote con.
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