Stolen Media Does Not Come With Customer Service

Long-time readers may recall that HBO and I had a slight dispute over content packaging and payment schedules, which I solved through the simple expedient of stealing Game of Thrones.

I’m not overly proud of that decision, nor willing to actually admit to it as more than a purely hypothetical situation put forward as a fictitious satire for the purposes of amusing my blog audience, but I have to say — they do make it easy on you. Those robot pirate drones must be working out great. I think it literally takes less time to download an episode illegally than it would to sit through all the commercials.

"YOU-ARE-WELCOME-HUMANUSER-IT-IS-OUR-PLEASURE"

(HBO might not actually have commercials. Wouldn’t know. Again, haven’t ever had a reason or opportunity to actually use their services.)

But anyway, this is a way you can get media now. It is very, very easy. Also it is fast; also it is free. It does happen to be illegal, but apart from that minor snag it’s really about as direct a catering to the user’s personal preferences as you can get.

You might think a little gratitude would therefore be called for, and you would be wrong:

The above was taken from the comments on one torrent hosted by one particular-but-unnamed file sharing site that may or may not have robot pirate drones.

All these people are all getting something for free. On demand. Delivered directly to their homes in a matter of hours at the most.

Be a little fucking happier, you guys. This is why no one likes Gen Y.

    • david
    • April 4th, 2012

    well it should!
    i mean what is this.. soviet russia?

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