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Old 04-10-07, 02:35 PM
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Can you imagine watching illegally downloaded stuff at work?

Now I know that none of you would watch it anywhere. Not in a box, not with a fox, etc. But I was just at a place and a guy was watching 300 on his laptop. He works by himself, but people come through his office quite often to pay him. Last week he was watching Wild Hogs (or whatever the new Tim Allen movie is).

Aside from being illegal, I can't imagine watching these shows on a little computer monitor. But even if I were of that persuasion, I can't imagine doing it at work with people coming by. He doesn't even mind telling you that they are downloaded etc.

Know anyone like that?
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i was watching 300 on my PC a few weeks ago as well. didn't have time to watch it till the end since people kept interrupting me for work
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In high school, our computer tech used to watch all our downloaded movies when he was supposed to be working on the computers. We had Gladiator, X-Men (complete with Chinese subtitles!!!), Ninja Scroll, among others. I remember him being particularly engrossed with Debbie Does Dallas. I think he finally deleted them all when we got over 40 Gigs worth of stuff, and the server started running out of room.

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You mean there are people in this world who play online on company time?
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I worked at Best Buy when SW: Ep 1 came out. I "obtained" a copy of it shortly after its release and decided to play it on the biggest TV in the store. All of the shoppers seemed to enjoy it...
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Can I imagine it? Yes.

Have I seen it done? Yes, plenty of times.
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You have to be a special kind of stupid to download illegal material on a work PC and even moreso to watch it while working (to say nothing of advertising that fact). I spend plenty of time goofing off at work, like most people, but when you bring in trackable, illegal material, well, you're just begging to be fired and/or prosecuted.
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There is a wireless hotspot in our office. I know that one of the night shift guys brings his laptop to work and downloads movies and TV programs at night. He says that he doesn't want to do it using his own ISP because it's illegal downloads and he doesn't want to get in trouble.

Last fall, one of the mechanics got busted for downloading gigabytes of porn using the company connection. He let it accumulate on the company computer. IT noticed it when they were doing updates. Stupid.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
You have to be a special kind of stupid to download illegal material on a work PC and even moreso to watch it while working (to say nothing of advertising that fact). I spend plenty of time goofing off at work, like most people, but when you bring in trackable, illegal material, well, you're just begging to be fired and/or prosecuted.
Not if YOU are the computer admin. Or it's a place without one. My boss would probably think it was funny that I was watching illegal movies on my PC.
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-shrugs-

I watch cartoons at work, most of which I have downloaded off torrent sites.
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I wonder if everyone's mp3s playing from their itunes and shared around the network were legally bought off the itunes music store or ripped from CD that they actually own.
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I know ours aren't. Its a mixture, we bring cds in and rip them, but I also know people use torrent sites to download entire artists catalog, put it on a flash drive / cd, then just copy them and share them over the work network. Hell, I've done it, along with watching my cartoons..
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I have stupid security guards selling bootleg DVDs to employees in the office. If someone mention this to HR, they will be in deep shit.
Old 04-10-07, 03:18 PM
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Depending on the job, I'd think someone would get in more trouble just by watching a movie at work, regardless of its origins. I can imagine a boss saying "Why the hell are you watching movies at work???" before I can imagine them saying "Is that Wild Hogs? That's still in theaters! There's no way that's legal!!!"
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Originally Posted by DRG
Depending on the job, I'd think someone would get in more trouble just by watching a movie at work, regardless of its origins. I can imagine a boss saying "Why the hell are you watching movies at work???" before I can imagine them saying "Is that Wild Hogs? That's still in theaters! There's no way that's legal!!!"

Or "Can you get me a copy??"
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Originally Posted by HN
I wonder if everyone's mp3s playing from their itunes and shared around the network were legally bought off the itunes music store or ripped from CD that they actually own.
I understand what you are saying. For whatever reason, downloading movies that are in the theater seems like a worse thing to me, though it probably isn't, legally.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Or "Can you get me a copy??"

There's this screening room in L.A. I go to. I won't say which one but the guy in the control room has all kinds of movies and he makes copies for anyone (mostly employees of this studio) that asks. He doesn't seem to give a crap if he get's caught or not.
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watching?
that's nothing

people where I work use the company network and internet connection to do the downloading and sharing between coworkers
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I'm sure all those copies of Doom that companies were death-matching with weren't all purchased either.
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does anyone see some irony from the people here who are saying they never would on company time posting to a dvd board on presumably company time
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There was a girl in another department I used to work in that was watching Over the Hedge back when it was in theatres.
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There is a website out there, which I will not name due to forum rules, that can allow you to watch anime, cartoons, movies and tv shows.The quality isn't that great though.I saw episodes of Thundercats....Silverhawks....SheRa....Mask....they evewn had the Smurfs on there. It was very very cool. I also enjoyed watching the Wonder Years episodes,WITH the original music in there.

Very cool
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Not if YOU are the computer admin. Or it's a place without one. My boss would probably think it was funny that I was watching illegal movies on my PC.
Until he gets sued by the RIAA or MPAA. Think he's going to take the hit instead of you?
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Until he gets sued by the RIAA or MPAA. Think he's going to take the hit instead of you?

My boss doesn't even know what the hell those things are.
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Originally Posted by Dalvin
There is a website out there, which I will not name due to forum rules, that can allow you to watch anime, cartoons, movies and tv shows.The quality isn't that great though.I saw episodes of Thundercats....Silverhawks....SheRa....Mask....they evewn had the Smurfs on there. It was very very cool. I also enjoyed watching the Wonder Years episodes,WITH the original music in there.

Very cool
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