Also you don't have to go on the internet and find torrents to pirate if it feels unsafe.
You can ask a friend to put the movie on a USB stick for you.
Like people did with cassette tapes, video tapes, CDs, and other things, before capitalists started innovating it away.
"Currently, private copy royalties are generated in the US by the sale of 'blank CDs and personal audio devices, media centers, satellite radio devices, and car audio systems that have recording capabilities.'"
Seems like USian friends and others (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_copying_levy#Regulations) are already paying for friend-to-friend copying anyway, just like here.
@owl . . . *blinks*
That is /so fucking obvious/ now that you mention it! but it still took mentioning it!
@owl and us in Sweden still pay extra money when buying anything with storage because of Privatkopieringsavgift to explicitly make copying between friends legal as long as the source is legally obtained, so you have a moral duty to use it to deprive them of profits whenever you can
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