It is obvious that it is becoming easier and easier to acquire anything digital, no matter how obscure, yet I feel the need of keeping everything good I can downloaded illegally.
While I know this isn't gonna happen anytime soon, I always have this fear that the copyright age wasn't the anomaly - that instead the p2p age was the anomaly, and that the lobbies will eventually wise up and find real ways to destroy the internet.
I hoard porn, a lot of it. I have a seperate CD folder packed with it. This way I can watch what I want, whenever I want and never have to suffer a pixelated Redtube vid or the waiting for a poorly seeded torrent.
If the government ever does properly crack down on piracy there's always newsgroups.
"I always have this fear that the copyright age wasn't the anomaly - that instead the p2p age was the anomaly, and that the lobbies will eventually wise up and find real ways to destroy the Internet."
You were right, anon. You were right.
God, I still regret not downloading everything on peinto.org. The Internet is so transient.
Scouring newsgroups is super inefficient. Even ed2k is more efficient.
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The horrifying realization that you've hoarded so much niche and obscure stuff while neglecting the classics because of the classics' wide availability...
If a time comes when digital data becomes underground cyber currency I hope my rare data is enough to turn me into a datagarch.
Would anyone be interested in an anonymous FTP server -- anyone can upload, only admin can delete -- for us to collect our niche files? I used one posted on 4chan and 8chan a couple years ago, but it's down now, and given where it was advertised, few files had much value. I think it could be neat, I haven't enough saved from the bygone eras of the internet.