Ok, since the other thread was closed due to promoting illegal content, how about a discussion on the 'ethics' of file sharing and WHY it's right or wrong please don't just say "well I think it's wrong." explain your reasoning.
DO NOT LINK TO TORRENT SITES OR "PROMOTE" ANYTHING "ILLEGAL" IN THIS DISCUSSION
I personally think it is just fine to use P2P sharing, why should we pay 500-1000$ for a program you can get for free and 99.9% of the time have no repercussions for? We shouldn't have to pay a ton of money for music and movies just so the money can drain back into the pockets of the corporations just so we can line their pockets with more cash. I pay 20$ USD per person when I go to the movie theatres now, I can get the same movie in high quality for free on the internet without having to waste all of my money for something I will see ONCE. I will admit to it, I rent DvDs and then rip them and save them as .avi files on my computer and returning the movie the next day, I spend 4$ on a rental and I can get a movie that I can have until I decide to delete it and I find no moral problem with doing this at all. Why should our money be given to greedy men monopolizing on OTHER PEOPLES work, I would have no problem paying if the profit went directly to the artist, but it doesn't.
I have more to say on this but, I want to hear other peoples opinions.