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#145740 - 1st Jan 2007 11:00pm TV links
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TV Links

definately worth a look if you cant get hold of dvd's or dont fancy downloading the shows

and its not illegal either if your the paranoid type!

Lots of stuff not usually available

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#145752 - 2nd Jan 2007 11:32am Re: TV links [Re: mp3_85]
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I could have done with that link when i was on my
holidays and stuck for content to watch.

Looks good smile

I did find one intresting site lol

retrovision.tv

If you want to see the very first Lone Ranger (B/W)
and how keemosabbee begun watch this.

CLick Me And Scroll Down the Page.

Its so funny how polite a shoot out can be lol....
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#145754 - 2nd Jan 2007 12:49pm Re: TV links [Re: Mark]
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Originally Posted By: martypalin
and its not illegal either if your the paranoid type!

Im afraid it is illegal, nearly all of the programs on that site are still under strict DMCA legislation and will be for a long time.

The best place which is generally allowed is currently UK Nova - although new accounts only become poissble a small number of times each day. But, if like me, you manage to get one, it is an absolute life saver when you miss programs (and in my case lately, the Sky+ box has sound problems) and would be amazing if you were out of the country. I managed to get Webby an account on there and he forgot to use it when he was in Lapland smack

It is generally accepted by almost all television companies, in fact the BBC even mentioned it as a good thing at a News conference regarding their new "BBC Archive".

The reason it stays "accepted" by TV companies is due to the fact they have very strict rules on content you can Upload - they dont allow anything that is available on DVD (their motto is, if its available on DVD, buy it) or that is not UK programming, also they restrict programs that are under intense protection such as Doctor Who etc...

But for most UK programming, its there and the torrents are fast (usually at least 200KB/s+) due to the fact their tracker uses a ratio system.

Deffo worth trying to get an account there. Ive been using it for about 4 months now, use it quite reguarly.

Another good TV torrent site is Scene Torrents, but its nigh on impossible to get an account there, ive been trying for weeks now haha!

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#145760 - 2nd Jan 2007 2:08pm Re: TV links [Re: MattLFC]
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^^^

I'm sure you know a hell of alot more than me regarding DMCA but guba.com and veoh.com that they both use to host the files keep going on and on about it not being illegal. Whether they are trying to convince themselves I dont know, but there really isnt anything different between this site and Youtube surely? As that has mainstream TV clips on it by the thousands - I check there before TVlinks. Youtube being as high profile as it is I'm sure it wouldnt be around if it was illegal?

Anyway not splitting hairs just saying, I actually found Johanthan Creek for the first time in about a year searching so I'm watching them while I can

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#145764 - 2nd Jan 2007 3:52pm Re: TV links [Re: mp3_85]
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I know what you mean, but Youtube and the like are full of DMCA copyright violations - something which Google have announced will be getting addressed when the new content filtering system launches sometime this year.

All these free video hosts are quaking at the moment due to copyright liability.

If you follow the links to "24" on that site, you will notice that the content has already been removed.

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#145767 - 2nd Jan 2007 4:33pm Re: TV links [Re: MattLFC]
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Just to add, YouTube do not allow full length videos/films/programs etc and they get removed.

There is something like a suggested 9min length but people do tend to ignore that, put a 30min video of The Simpsons or something then when everyone rates it 5stars it comes to YouTubes attention and its removed. Some people rate them low to avoid this OR split a 30min video into 3 sections.
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#145774 - 2nd Jan 2007 6:13pm Re: TV links [Re: Dazza]
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Originally Posted By: Dazza
Just to add, YouTube do not allow full length videos/films/programs etc and they get removed.

There is something like a suggested 9min length but people do tend to ignore that, put a 30min video of The Simpsons or something then when everyone rates it 5stars it comes to YouTubes attention and its removed. Some people rate them low to avoid this OR split a 30min video into 3 sections.


yeah i watch top gear clips that are in grps of 9 minutes. And i did think it was illegal, but hey, not like the police are gonna come to my door, but i am expecting youtube to one day get in trouble over it
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#145779 - 2nd Jan 2007 6:53pm Re: TV links [Re: scoop]
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Does nobody on here read the News lol? Youtube "are already" in trouble for it. They are getting threatened with legal action by multiple companies if they don't stop their users from posting copyright infringing content.

Hence the reason Google have publicly announced on more then one occasion (see BBC News) that they will be introducing more stringent content filtering technologies.

Expect most of the copyright content currently available at Youtube to be gone by 2008.

They are also currently attempting to get a deal with record companies to distribute their music video's online, for a fee. Obviously nobody knows yet if their fee will be covered by advertising or whether they will begin to charge users to view some content... I personally think it will be the latter.

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#145784 - 2nd Jan 2007 6:59pm Re: TV links [Re: MattLFC]
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No matter what, there will always be someone who finds someway around copyright technologies. Whether it be through other sites or software.
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#145792 - 2nd Jan 2007 7:12pm Re: TV links [Re: BMW Joe]
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Obviously Joe... Nobody can prevent it - but people are talking about Youtube, which will be pretty much copyright content free by the end of the year (bar the odd bit of content that manages to get through the filters).

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#145794 - 2nd Jan 2007 7:19pm Re: TV links [Re: MattLFC]
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at the end of the day,there will always be copyright infringement,but youtube and googlevids obviously DONT want to be in on it. Limewire is ALL ABOUT cheating copyright, but youtube want to be legal,and not closed down like napster and kazaa etc
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#145798 - 2nd Jan 2007 7:24pm Re: TV links [Re: scoop]
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Yes, and the same will happen to Limewire as happened to Kazaa one day. Remember, Kazaa isnt actually dead, it still runs fine, but the likes of RIAA and MPAA have put on so much crap files that its just not worth using.

They will flood Limewirse soon, in fact its already started to be honest.

IRC, Usenext and BitTorrent are the way forward for p2p imho (and remember p2p doesnt have to be illegal).

smile

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#145800 - 2nd Jan 2007 7:31pm Re: TV links [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattyC
IRC, Usenext and BitTorrent are the way forward for p2p imho (and remember p2p doesnt have to be illegal).


I agree (Don't forget DC too)
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#145802 - 2nd Jan 2007 7:40pm Re: TV links [Re: BMW Joe]
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im a bitcomet user and 80% of the time its shite, like 30kbps max, but yesterday i downloaded 1.5 gig of stuff (3 different files) in just under an hour, minimum speed over the whole period was over 300kbps,maximum was go knows!
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#145804 - 2nd Jan 2007 7:50pm Re: TV links [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattyC
I know what you mean, but Youtube and the like are full of DMCA copyright violations - something which Google have announced will be getting addressed when the new content filtering system launches sometime this year.
smile


I didn't know that but now you mention it the deal those two kid owners got seems like even better value now than it did at the time.
I'm sure Youtube will enforce this lol, but I bet they do it grudgingly.

Originally Posted By: MattyC
If you follow the links to "24" on that site, you will notice that the content has already been removed.:)


Yeah I know but if you let the mods know it is fixed in a day or two grin good isnt it!

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