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  Reply # 2097961 28-Sep-2018 09:12
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Same as rugby...I would willingly pay a fair price as would most kiwis, rather than the absurd charging we have had to pay up until recently. 

 

 

Define "fair"?  In an era of professional sport a fair price would be in the realm of a minimum of probably $100 for a season. Even that wouldn't cover costs.

 

Remember that sport is funded by TV rights, and while it's unknown exactly how much Sky pay for those rights it is somewhere in the vicinity of a minimum $20m annually, with some speculation the new rate is significantly above that.

 

If you don't think that's "fair" then how do you think sport should be funded? People are paying hundreds more that per year to patch EPL games as an example.

 

 


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  Reply # 2097962 28-Sep-2018 09:12
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Same as rugby...I would willingly pay a fair price as would most kiwis, rather than the absurd charging we have had to pay up until recently. 

 

 

Define "fair"?  In an era of professional sport a fair price would be in the realm of a minimum of probably $100 for a season. Even that wouldn't cover costs.

 

Remember that sport is funded by TV rights, and while it's unknown exactly how much Sky pay for those rights it is somewhere in the vicinity of a minimum $20m annually, with some speculation the new rate is significantly above that.

 

If you don't think that's "fair" then how do you think sport should be funded? People are paying hundreds more that per year to patch EPL games as an example.

 

 


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  Reply # 2097974 28-Sep-2018 09:34
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Define "fair"?  In an era of professional sport a fair price would be in the realm of a minimum of probably $100 for a season. Even that wouldn't cover costs.

 

 

We're kind of veering off topic, but I don't, and never will, think that sports players (or musicians.. or actors.. or CEO's) should be paid the stupidly large salaries some of them get. If professional sports players were paid sane and reasonable salaries, the costs would be far lower.





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  Reply # 2098030 28-Sep-2018 10:11
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We're kind of veering off topic, but I don't, and never will, think that sports players (or musicians.. or actors.. or CEO's) should be paid the stupidly large salaries some of them get. If professional sports players were paid sane and reasonable salaries, the costs would be far lower.

 

 

This hits it squarely on the head. Whether Sky or any other provider is being greedy or not, the problem starts with the idiotic prices being charged for 'rights' in the first place. That just gets passed down the line. 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2126530 14-Nov-2018 13:25
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Anyone know what's happening with The Pirate Bay?  It's been down for several days for me, but I can't see anything on TorrentFreak other than this non NZ specific article from the 7th November

 

https://torrentfreak.com/romanian-isps-to-block-the-pirate-bay-following-hollywood-complaint-181107/

 

 





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TLD:

 

Anyone know what's happening with The Pirate Bay?  It's been down for several days for me, but I can't see anything on TorrentFreak other than this non NZ specific article from the 7th November

 

https://torrentfreak.com/romanian-isps-to-block-the-pirate-bay-following-hollywood-complaint-181107/

 

 

 

 

I think you are asking in the wrong thread. Anyway, my 2 cents is that I wouldn't trust a single item found on the pirate bay..

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  Reply # 2126536 14-Nov-2018 13:30
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Is It down  say " thepiratebay.org is DOWN for everyone."  Must admit I haven't been there for months.. 

 

http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/thepiratebay.org.html





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  Reply # 2126544 14-Nov-2018 13:37
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more than likely one of the 50 different mirrors are online.

 

 

 

Maybe you should start a new thread on this one though.





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  Reply # 2126582 14-Nov-2018 14:36
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Coil:

 

Anyway, my 2 cents is that I wouldn't trust a single item found on the pirate bay..

 

 

Work for Sky now do you? :-P

 

Rarely if ever had problems with things I've downloaded from TPB, and even then those problems tend to be things like hardcoded subs. I've downloaded thousands if not tens of thousands of things from TPB over the years, and couple probably count the number that have had issues on my fingers.





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  Reply # 2126602 14-Nov-2018 14:52
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Lias:

 

Coil:

 

Anyway, my 2 cents is that I wouldn't trust a single item found on the pirate bay..

 

 

Work for Sky now do you? :-P

 

Rarely if ever had problems with things I've downloaded from TPB, and even then those problems tend to be things like hardcoded subs. I've downloaded thousands if not tens of thousands of things from TPB over the years, and couple probably count the number that have had issues on my fingers.

 

 

So is your opinion, as an admitted hard core pirate, any more likely to be without bias?

 

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  Reply # 2126616 14-Nov-2018 14:54
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TLD:

 

Anyone know what's happening with The Pirate Bay?  It's been down for several days for me, but I can't see anything on TorrentFreak other than this non NZ specific article from the 7th November

 

https://torrentfreak.com/romanian-isps-to-block-the-pirate-bay-following-hollywood-complaint-181107/

 

 

 

 

There is a post from the 1st of November that explains this. Many can access it fine but others see a Cloudflare error.






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  Reply # 2126623 14-Nov-2018 15:04
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I thought Pirate Bay went the way of the Dodo years ago, huh I need to get out more I think 





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  Reply # 2126630 14-Nov-2018 15:11
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I made a principled decision long ago to stay away from illegal streams and sites but I also like to keep up with developments. I just checked isitdown and got the down for everyone reply. Then I checked the site and it loaded normally. I browsed around a little to make sure it was actually working, but didn't download anything. Try it. I didn't have any problem at all, no mirrors, nothing like that, just the regular site with my regular DNS server. Works fine.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2126761 14-Nov-2018 19:06
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Talkiet:

 

So is your opinion, as an admitted hard core pirate, any more likely to be without bias?

 

 

I don't really think of myself as a hardcore pirate lol.  Until very recently I'd paid the monthly "content tax" to Sky for decades, but simply download everything I watch rather than watch it on their platform, because their platform (and the other content providers) just don't provide a good enough platform. Downloading content lets me watch things in my own time, on the devices I want, at the time I want, in the resolution I want, without restrictive DRM, without advertising be that "commercials", trailers for other shows, or up-selling to extra content packages etc. None of the commercial offerings in NZ are anywhere close to offering that sadly. 

 

 





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old3eyes:

Is It down  say " thepiratebay.org is DOWN for everyone."  Must admit I haven't been there for months.. 


http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/thepiratebay.org.html



Is says it’s down on is it downrightnow for me, but I can access it directly, so maybe it’s blocked where is it downs run from.

For people that say they wouldn’t trust anything from Pirate Bay, I’ve had no problems.

I pay Sky , but then through Pirate bay get a better service, HD and Dolby digital, if Sky puts a program on Sky 5 you can’t even pay them to get it at that quality.
I’m actually wondering if I’m being silly paying Sky, when I don’t end up watching it through them, all I’m doing is giving them more money for their lawyers.

Neon, picture better quality but no DD5.1

Seems Sky wants Pirate Bay blocked so they can keep providing TV at a sub standard quality.

I’ve gone back to digital rental only, but I asked person on phone when canceling start up to pass on reason Sky 5 not HD (a lot of zone programs went to Sky 5, they were HD on there) , they probably know it’s falling on deaf ears though.

Wonder when court case is ?

Edit: Changed Sky 1 to Sky 5

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