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Re:knightmare dvd

Post by Illusion » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:12 am

The only thing we can do is report it. Often eBay close the auction before it ends. It's happens a lot.
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Re:knightmare dvd

Post by Fidjit » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:03 pm

Its money made easy, I couldn't buy anything with channel logos in the corners...
I'm wondering why people don't realise that.

Then again I'm thinking about the episodes upon YouTube. Doesn't that contraveine the rules a bit too?
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Re:knightmare dvd

Post by HStorm » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:08 pm

Yes, the YouTube episodes are illegal too, and people shouldn't really do it because it'll discourage TV channels from buying the broadcast rights. But at least the YouTube users don't charge money for them. It's piracy-profits that are the real evil.
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Re:knightmare dvd

Post by Fidjit » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:36 pm

True and true, GaryGarrett is doing it for the good of Knightmare fans and not for the wealth.

People should rot for bypassing the rules of piracy. They could be sued for thousands can't they?
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Post by Mangamad » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:34 am

Fidjit wrote: True and true, GaryGarrett is doing it for the good of Knightmare fans and not for the wealth.
I agree. Thanks to Gary it brings back the memories of the game and give me ideas for my comics I've been doodling. XD
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Re:knightmare dvd

Post by Fidjit » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:10 am

He's uploaded the start of Series 3, cool... :D
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Post by Mangamad » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:23 pm

Fidjit wrote: He's uploaded the start of Series 3, cool... :D
Yeah, I know! ;D
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Re:knightmare dvd

Post by Fidjit » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:44 pm

If Tim Child were to get the DVDs he would become a very wealthier man won't he?

Look at the Red Dwarf DVDs... The amount of people seething in to buy and collect them!
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Re:TAPE PIRACY

Post by VanZan » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:33 pm

I can't believe the members of this forum who have nothing better to do than report eBayer sellers. What losers. Now I'm looking for Knightmare on DVD and can't find any items on eBay. If there was an official release I'd buy that but since there isn't I'm left with scouring the internet for copies with no luck on eBay.

Please find something to do with your lives rather than spoiling things for hard core fans who now have to go without. I'm very angry about this.

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Re:TAPE PIRACY

Post by HStorm » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:43 pm

Sorry, VanZan, but I'm afraid that there were serious problems with the law over this matter around six or seven years ago, and since then it's become a no-go area. People nearly got into very serious trouble about profiteering from piracy, and those running websites about the series, many of whom had nothing to do with tape-trading, were among them. This is why we all tend to avoid the issue.

You mention an official release, but that's precisely what won't happen if pirate copies become abundant. This is why we tend to report the profiteers.

Sorry if this 'angers' you (whoever you are), but I suggest you take it up with Granada Media. If they say that they don't mind it, please let us know. If they don't say so, I for one will carry on reporting the eBay pirates.

Can I recommend you please read this...
http://www.knightmare.com/forum/http:// ... eadid=2098

... and also read the rest of this thread, as you aren't saying anything that hasn't been gone over many times before.
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Re:TAPE PIRACY

Post by VanZan » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:56 pm

OK didn't know about any trouble a few years back. Looks like I'll just have to go without. Thanks Granada Media...or not :(

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Re:TAPE PIRACY

Post by HStorm » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:01 pm

Well, it's really the pirates who were charging a lot for copies of the tapes who are to blame. Like I say, we'll always report them, as they're not only making cash they ill-deserve, but they're also reducing the chances of an official release; if the market is flooded with pirate copies of the series, GM will assume there's no point in going to the expense of putting it out on DVD.
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Re:TAPE PIRACY

Post by Mystara » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:36 pm

My dates might be a little rusty. But I believe the Granada petition/response occured before Challenge? started showing Knightmare on TV.

Since there has been quite a provable upsurge in the interest in Knightmare since that time, I wonder whether it might be worth sending them some more letters encouraging them to reconsider a Knightmare DVD release.
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Re:TAPE PIRACY

Post by chrysalis » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:45 am

Personally I think enforcing copyright when there is no commercial legal version been sold anymore is petty, people here argue piracy will only lower the chance of proper dvd's been released but its a catch 22. Piracy of knightmare is thriving on the lack of a legal version.

If I see someone selling it on ebay I will turn a blind eye its as simple as that reporting it is very petty. If people are willing to pay £50 for one season then its the copyright holders fault for not taking advantage of that.

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Re:TAPE PIRACY

Post by keeds » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:05 am

To be quite honest, the argument is long over.

The chances of a commercial release of KM DVDs are zero, it would have happened by now. A few people buying illegitimate copies has not caused this.

Whilst watching, recording and buying knock-off copies is illegal, so is recording songs from the radio, downloading ROMs of old video games and being drunk in a public house (Who can say they haven't?)

The demand for a proper release of KM DVDs would have been suficient to justify a release (Kids programes such as Rainbow and the Dreamstone were released on DVD after all!) but it never has and never will happen.

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