It isn't any more or less legal than any other form of file sharing,
and if you are paying for it, you are doing it wrong. Usenet is one
of the oldest of Internet protocols that is provided for free by most
internet service providers. You can certainly find for-pay sites that
will give you access, but I would bet you already have access through
your ISP. I'm on Charter and can access the
alt.binaries.classic.tv.shows newsgroup for free, although I am
limited to 2 simultaneous connections. Check your ISPs support site
for instructions on accessing their newsgroup server.
By the way, the files seem to be very good quality, very watchable. I
hope the source has more episodes to post. I look forward to
converting them to my iPod so I can carry Search with me.
On Dec 1, 2006, at 12:23 AM, Mike wrote:
> Hi all,
> I guess I'm just an idiot... but what is the difference in this type
> of sharing opposed to the other sharing programs ..Torent,
> Bearshare, Imess, except you pay to be able to access the server to
> then be able to download the Search Epis? Or any other epis that
> someone puts up on these news networks?.
> What makes this more legal than any other sharing network, because
> you pay for it?
> I must be missing something.
> Can someone explain?
> Mike S.
> --- In email@example.com, "holmes_ivd" <holmes_ivd@...>
> > SOME Search episodes are currently available on-line.
> > To date, the pilot and six episodes have been uploaded in divx AVI
> > format to the newsgroup "alt.binaries.classic.tv.shows".
> > Search episodes posted to date in
> > alt.binaries.classic.tv.shows by highfade:
> > (note: HIS numbering and titling, not mine...)
> > 100 Probe 14-Nov
> > 102 One of Our Probes is Missing 14-Nov
> > 103 Short Circuit 14-Nov
> > 104 Moonrock 21-Nov
> > 105 Live Men Tell Tales 21-Nov
> > 106 Operation Iceman 26-Nov
> > 107 The Bullet 26-Nov
> > I use EasyNews for my newsgroup service, and they have a 40 day
> > retention on that group, so the first episodes will still be
> > available on their servers until approximately Dec. 24th.
> > I watched the pilot on my 56" screen, and it held up VERY well.
> > Your Mileage May Vary...
> > Michael W. Annis...
> > aka The Toad
> > "Sarchasm:
> > The gulf between the author of sarcastic
> > wit and the person who doesn't get it."
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