Gender: Male
Age: 66 years and older
Continent: North America
I think that as long as business and government do not eliminate freedom of choice (probably impossible unless all internet services cease first) that file-sharing of just about any content, along with social networking are inevitable (and who knows what additional means might develop in the future?) - there is too much brain p...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...uire information thats not controlled, regulated or corrupt so easy and everyone know that the us is more corrupt than any gdmn african country etc etc It sucks freedom will disappear as quick as it came and Im actually hoping for a zombie invasion or something like it, mankind is way to corrupt, and our system needs a reset bu...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
To share what you want and whenever you want is your only freedom these days.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Free the internet from the laws which takes our freedom - Peach, freedom and everything for free
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
... traditionnal “pay one album to listen to it” (but it can be an mp3 —_or better, flac_— album). Anyway, I will combat any company that will try to muzzl freedom of speech to protect its economic “model”: people share “illegaly”, but the traditionnal model still live by much people. But I dont know what to do wit...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
cyber czars are already making plans to destroy freedom of information as we know it, we have to absorb as much as possible before its to late.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
file sharing is freedom of expression.. if one person purchased it , he has the right to do what he wants with it. if the companies can stop it so be it, since they are loosing $$$ in revenues. also, they should look at reducing cost of media AND RELEASING MEDIA WORLDWIDE at the same TIME to combat piracy. I can afford to buy en...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
No matter how you put it, in the end, piracy is stealing. Ive never understood people who try to justify it with freedom of speech. Replace pirating music/movies/whatever with getting your plumbing done for free and see how well the freedom of speech thing holds water.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
talking is free and sharing is the same thing ...next big thing will be the Nobel price of freedom for pirate bay and end of fascist control fck european union
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
well they are trying to put in a tax on all digital media even if your have already paid the tax on the item and purchased it if u want to change it over to a new media device it will cost u all over again. which is Bull Shit!!. Freedom of information shouldnt be messed with lets spread the knowledge not hinder it by only lettin...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Oceania
...s or about controlling the internet/freedom of speech for the organisations thats behind the media companies. VPN services that protects the downloaders and th freedom of speech is probably the future. I and many with me download because its too expensive to buy... and most of it i rubbish which I wouldnt buy. Sharing is carin...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
...yre in their pockets), yet theyre rushing through legislation to stop file sharing by the public. Only a fool doesnt realise that its all about shutting down ne freedom of speech, destroying economies (to make people scared, weak and desperate enough to want their global government) and removing those that express anti-new worl...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...cares me is Legislature trying to pass laws to block and govern our use of the internet by way of firewalls and other such lists. its unconstitutional to deny u freedom of information. I hope the world doesnt come to this, but its already happening, especially in israel and China.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
...nd the internet. This is because the internet can not be controlled (or it is too hard, inefficient, expensive, unpopular or bureaucratic to do so). This type o freedom (of uncontrolled and uncensored information via the internet) is new to governments. Often, the internet interferes with the law - not just with copyright, but ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Asia
my country is deprived from freedom of information by the central government in order to control the mentality of the nation via racial politics in disguise of constitutional democracy. having internet is like having the only freedom we have left in this world.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
First, sorry for any misspellings once english is not my defalt language, but portuguese, as Im Brazilian. File Sharing, within my country, is a question not very mentioned, given that we have plenty of freedom to share the content we have, under some circumstances, of course. The only content severely denied to be shared in an...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
...ffic (like p2p) yet nobody (or too few people) is actually doing something about it. I just hope toghether we can make our government take action and protect th freedom of file sharing.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
... promote the free exchange of ideas in the world. The printing press, the audio cassette, and the VCR are all examples of technologies that have given people th freedom to share books, music and video with each other -- and technologies that the corporate world have tried to suppress, unsuccessfully I might add. Corporate film ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I think that file sharing is important because people need to have the freedom to download things that they cannot afford and other such reasons
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing is important due to the freedom of information, but it should not come at the expense of those who made original material. If only their material was more easily distributable in the way that torrentingi s.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Unfortunately, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement looks to me to be the biggest threat to Internet freedom the world has yet to see.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...uld never, ever exist. It pains me to link to a site as biased as this, but almost every issue on this page (http://demandprogress.org/campaigns) is a threat t freedom of information within the United States."
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...ing goes for games. Once I beat them they are uninstalled and if I want to keep them I store them on an external HDD. The only exception to that is Civilization Freedom of information should include digital data of any type.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
... will come to accept the fact that file-sharing is here to stay, and only at that point will they be able to evolve and discover the future of marketable media! Freedom for the Pirates!
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
mega corporations continue to whittle away at privacy, free speech, and freedom of information in order to control all information. The TV shows were paid by advertisements, royalties, and licensing agreements, they already got paid. I consider file sharing to be nothing more than time-shifting a TV show i would have watched, bu...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
unadulterated freedom for file sharing through torrents.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
Informations freedom will better everyone!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Pretty soon, anything will be available anywhere. File sharing allows independent artists and developers to avoid third party publishing. This sort of freedom and lack of an in-between can only benefit the purity of what people offer through file sharing. The spiral might go out of control, though. Maybe thats where its suppos...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I think that the industry has tried its hardest to regular file-sharing and have accepted that it will always be a part of the future. People have come accustomed to file-sharing and the freedom it provides. Markets will need to adapt to the habits of consumers.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
Work to legalize it in all its expresions! freedom of websurfing, freedom to share. I´m sure technology will develop other ways to continue with this trend that is internet sharing.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
...vely priced. ITMS is the opposite -- I have no idea what I own when I pay them. My problem isnt paying, its what I get for the money. I steal because I want th freedom to use the media however I want, not because I dont want to pay. I would stop, immediately, if the content were easier to get, with no strings attached....
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...cy isnt a common thing every person partakes in, but its common enough to slightly affect sales for companies, however, slightly. Im not one of the believers i freedom of digital content. I do however like to try fully featured products before I decide to purchase. Most pirates will purchase software/games/music they like to u...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Im extremely worried about the future of the internet. It was born out of freedom of speech and exchange of ideas, I agree that artists need to be reimbursed for their work, however most of the artists I know are happy to do this in other ways, and allow a certain amount of file sharing to increase general support for their work...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I think that if File sharing is shut down then it will be a major freedom infringement.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Free file-sharing is socialism for the internet. God bless Pirate Bay and all things Swedish or almost-Swedish! Freedom is the future. Everything should be free. Even people.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...ple expect and demand free software that they can acquire, install and update without paying money. I think file-sharing will always be important, especially fo freedom of speech-related activity (e.g. South Park episodes 200 and 201 are only available via file sharing in the U.S. due to private censorship), but I think the mar...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
capitalism failed freedom will prevail art will save us all creativity cannot be financialized nobody can stop those who aim for the ultimate free flow of information
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
...t their material out to much of the public without the help of record companies or other production/distribution third-parties (which will also help with artist freedom of expression). I think we will see an increase in efforts like Radioheads and the public donation funded film The Cosmonaut etc. This will undermine the curren...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
... Their former clients should become free to either self produce or perform more live shows. I hope somebody actually reads this.... vibes of peace, happiness an freedom from one hippy to whoever is reading this. Have a great day now!
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
The government, or any other regulatory body, cannot stop file sharing. Since the start of mankind weve been sharing information with one another. Cavemen taught other to make fire, messages were encrypted and passed during wars and we share files. It is human instinct to share information. Long live freedom - in the open or in ...
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: Central or South America
... of time will go to want to buy the original. However, I think the industry of entertainment will not lose profit. If follow this steps, Free file-sharing permi freedom between the members of internetand reduce the black market (sell the copy pirates of musics and Films)
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...e of charge. The internet has only during this year brought about revolutions which have toppled dictators. Each day it seems, laws are passed that hamper th freedom of the internet user. You ask me what I think about the situation in my country. The Swedish government practically does what the international corporations lob...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
people will always find new ways of bypassing and manipulating the current media market. The freedom of information, though at times challenging, will continue to remain a mainstream goal.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Germany is getting worse every day. Not only in terms of file-sharing but the general freedom of information is shrinking. The next big thing is already here. Micro file-sharing networks.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
greed and freedom are incompatible. As the greedy copyright holders desperately try new ways to conrol us and our lives, we will always find new ways to break their control. Art should be rewarded, not restricted and turned into commercial garbage. I hope that in the end, people will pay for what is really good and all the trash...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...imilar services utilised by ISPs will pose problems for p2p users, however there are a number of highly intelligent young adults who are willing to fight for th freedom to share data, and adapt systems accordingly to suit that purpose. Local government systems cannot predict human behavior accurately enough in regards to file...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
" In short, - we are heading towards a fully encrypted internet - piracy is driven by a lack of access (availability), portability/DRM and ease of use The internet is built inherently with open concepts freedom of information. Information control always has to always swim against the tide. Apart from the corporate headline...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
Unlike traditional mass-information media, such as television or newspapers, the internet has become too large and publicly based to be owned. My countrys government and media regulators shout slogans of freedom while trying to put the internet in a cage, but their actions are too late. The internets technologies and internet ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
...r. So I use file-sharing for those. Im not paying a ridiculous amount of cash for Cable TV which 99% of is stuff Im not interested in. I believe democracy an freedom of information always wins in the long run. Someday everything on the Internet will be legal and Corporations will make their cash off of services that simplify...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
...ce to human kind, whereas laws, states, regimes will rise and fall. As our ancestors fought and won the right to print and distribute books, so must we fight fo freedom of file-sharing. Not only for our sake, but for countless generations to come. History is made today.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
...t shithouse and some not even worth my time watching after downloading them throught torrents. More and more people see the greed of these corperations with th freedom of information with the internet avaliable, people are learning just how much of a cunt they can be to the consumer. TLDR: Corperations are being treated more ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
... comes to media sales, but as far as I can tell, it is only a little negative. The point of the internet is for it to be uncensored, and for it to give you th freedom to do whatever you like with it, so applying laws to it completely undermines it. In the U.K, it seems that ISPs arent too agreeable with the governments atte...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
The internet was built with this intended. The freedom of Information. In the United States we like to pride ourselves on Freedom so I find it very hypocritical that my country is seeking to punish those who are just sharing. And remember at one point someone actually did pay for that software/movie/etc. Its just the stupid stip...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Information should always be free, the right to speech should always prevail, the individual should be heard as well as the masses. None of this rings true enough in todays society. The last remnants of true freedom are fading fast, one of the things we have left now is the freedom to share online, and even that is heavily restr...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
...to. And thats what people do. It is absurd to censor the internet, as being the free place it is, and you cant control the bittorrent sites, also because of th freedom of the internet. People who cant figure out how to use another DNS-server just use isohunt.com or another of millions of bittorrent sites there are. Art has al...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Where I live the laws are fairly soft, although I have heard cases of internet companies threatening to pull subscriptions due to file-sharing. My hope, albeit slight, for the future of file-sharing, and the internet in general, is for governments and companies to embrace the power and freedom these tools posses, instead of halt...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...and upgrading their software absolutely legal without moral or legal issues. Nowadays linux is used only by 2% of people. And I think that if you are so into th freedom of file-sharing, you must promote free alternatives of pirated sources like Linux (Debian, Fedora) for software, Jamendo for music, Miro for shows... and one ic...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...tising found on normal TV, the overpriced dvds and cds at music and video stores and the unaffordable software packages at your local pc store. You have complet freedom to truly watch what you want when you want, find and download all your old favourite music and listen to all the latest releases, use all the latest software so...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
It is really wonderful to be able to go online and download whatever movie, audiobook, CD, or TV show interests me. It doesnt seem sustainable though. Just a short window of freedom before the people in power who own the capital will find a way to shut it down. That could happen in many ways that I can think of and people many m...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Information is freedom. So give us freedom of information. If you want to own information buy it!. Sharing is ok just like a public library. If you like a movie you will buy it. If you like music you buy it. Jerry (Netherlands)
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
...ve a built in obsoleetion function in the name of copyright protection (blacklistable decryption keys, secure connect that you have to pay fee to be able to use freedom is dying and people only care if they know and the companys with money are good at bullying people with the law that nothing can stand againest. Money wins peop...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Attempting to stop file-sharing using laws will never work without destroying freedom of speech, and while the market can adapt to diminish the incentive to file-share, it will never cause it to cease. Companies that sue people to try too use fear tactics only make themselves more hated, thus encouraging people to share their c...
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: North America
...chnology. I dont see file-sharing as an enemy as it helps circulate knowledge. The type of knowledge that is being circulated is a bigger foe but then theres th freedom of speech debate. In Canada I think in general the public thinks its okay to file-share because we all know that we pay extra taxes or levies on any recordable...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
"Laws and regulations will change through time, culture, geographic locations and with political movements. What worries me are laws based on greed and personal gain as opposed to ensuring freedom or even safety for citizens. Sadly this is the world in which we now live in. I am not one of the wealthy elite, I dont have $30-$50 ...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...s on what the government can and cannot censor, it is difficult to see how censored countries will be able to download or legitimately view any media whatsoever Freedom of access to information is vital. No government will ever be able to tell me what I may or may not view or download - file sharing may be jeopardized by censor...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
big buissnes ie corporations want control of the internet to make money and control peoples spending habbits when will there be laws banning intrusion , laws are always made so the corporations profit not so people are free and governments are scared of freedom of the internet so its inevitable that one day everything will be tr...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In France, the problem is that file sharing is an excuse to kill neutrality and freedom on the Internet : 3 strikes law, Hadopi, and in the future official security programs integrated in users modem / adsl box : http://www.pcinpact.com/actu/news/63198-filtrage-box-adsl-vivendi-sfr-hadopi.htm This url explains technical specifi...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Central or South America
...le-sharing, which unfortunately will disappear, because here in my country we aren´t so close as users and we will simply allow that the goberment took away ou freedom of sharing files.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Internet is free, freedom to share files is a blessing, without it I would not be able to expirience 80% of films and books I did. And though I do know that it is illegal I consider it more of a advertisement or a library than free-stuff-I-stole-from-somebody because if I like a book or film Ive seen thanks to pirate bay I buy i...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
One day some laws will appear, they will be used to try to stop a great number of file sharing services and data, but It wont work. The internet and Its use as we now has a lot o freedom involved. I believe that the market will probably adapt, but the sharing services will continue as long as anonymity is possible, unless the la...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I dont think that anyone can own something that not material. If I have a song in digital format, i have the right to do what i want with it, so if I decide to share this song with other people then i should be allowed to. Copyright and things like that is just bullshit in my opinion. Freedom to share FTW!!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...roversy of internet piracy is a conflict between two ideas -- the essential right to own information, most strongly present in older generations, and the idea o freedom of information, as seen in the younger generation which grew up with access to the internet. Personally, I do respect the right to own information and rarely p...