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The film DS watched at his mates last night....

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MrsPiddlewink Thu 16-Oct-14 13:00:21

...isn't out on DVD yet. Any other way they could have watched it without it being pirated?! DS is 8 so is probably none the wiser, but I'm a bit hmm. Or is this standard? Would it be over the top to mention it?

OldLadyKnowsSomething Thu 16-Oct-14 13:02:46

Do films come out on Netflix before DVD? (I have no idea...)

19lottie82 Thu 16-Oct-14 13:03:18

I'm guessing it was downloaded.
Loads of people do it. Not saying that makes it OK or not.
TBH if you mentioned it I would think you were a bit prissy.

Branleuse Thu 16-Oct-14 13:04:03

yes it would be completely OTT to mention it

flipflopsandcottonsocks Thu 16-Oct-14 13:04:05

Could someone in the childs family work for a film company, and have got it early?

I think it would be over the top to mention it personally.

dexter73 Thu 16-Oct-14 13:04:12

I wouldn't mention it. I'm sure they are aware that is is pirated so are obviously happy to watch it themselves.

wigglesrock Thu 16-Oct-14 13:05:04

I'd assume it was downloaded too. I know the app that my husband sometimes uses has films - it already has Dolphin Tale 2 up.

inadarkplace Thu 16-Oct-14 13:07:07

people download them so they get them early you can't usually get them on netflix before they come out on dvd so im guessing that is what happened personally i don't do it but its not up to me to police the worlds morals so i would leave it he will be unharmed unless they got a bad download and it wasnt what it was supposed to be!

InfinitySeven Thu 16-Oct-14 13:07:58

It isn't necessarily downloaded - There is stuff on Sky Box Office that isn't out on DVD yet, and I'd imagine the same for Virgin. They could have paid to watch it like that.

MrsPiddlewink Thu 16-Oct-14 13:09:09

Oh really blush

Makes me feel uneasy

19lottie82 Thu 16-Oct-14 13:09:39

InfinitySeven - Yes that's possible, but I'd say it's a lot more likely it's been illegally downloaded. Loads of people do it, and there are numerous apps for phones / tablets that let us view new films that aren't released yet.

Daddypigsgusset Thu 16-Oct-14 13:10:25

You can buy little box things that you plug into your telly and hook up to your broadband and stream movies. Like any film. Old or new or not yet released. They Are fab. Is that illegal as it's not downloading?

SophiaPetrillo Thu 16-Oct-14 13:10:54

Unless it was violent or age inappropriate I wouldn't bother commenting. They would perceive it as a treat probably, getting to see it earlier than most. Not condoning piracy but for your DS's sake, I would keep schtum!

19lottie82 Thu 16-Oct-14 13:11:01

Mrs Piddlewink...... do non of your friends use apps like the now defunct Cartoon HD or popular "Afdah"? If you're not sure, ask them. I think you'll be shocked at how common they are.

MrsPiddlewink Thu 16-Oct-14 13:11:17

It's How to Train a Dragon 2... I thought it was still showing at the cinema, so no chance of a legal download? We only have DVD's so I wouldn't know <old>

19lottie82 Thu 16-Oct-14 13:12:29

"You can buy little box things that you plug into your telly and hook up to your broadband and stream movies. Like any film. Old or new or not yet released. They Are fab. Is that illegal as it's not downloading?"

It depends. The new "Android" boxes where you can watch TV channels, movies and sports games are illegal yes. Well the boxes aren't but the streaming is.

Boxes like the Now TV boxes and ROKU's that stream Netflix and Now TV, are not.

LemonadeRayGun Thu 16-Oct-14 13:12:36

I've no idea but I would be very uncomfortable to think that my child had watched a film illegally downloaded too. I wouldn't say anything but it would annoy me. I'm a bit of a stickler for doing things legally, my friends take the piss out of me a lot for it...

Branleuse Thu 16-Oct-14 13:12:47

its ok, you wont go to hell or to prison.

SophiaPetrillo Thu 16-Oct-14 13:12:58

We've got Virgin and they often have movies that are still in the cinema available to buy On Demand. There's still a chance it wasn't pirated at all. Let it lie.

MrsPiddlewink Thu 16-Oct-14 13:13:09

Really?! it really that commonplace? Beginninv to feel a bit of a mug waiting and paying for a DVD...

MrsPiddlewink Thu 16-Oct-14 13:14:46

Does anyone know if HTTD2 is out for legal download? Might help me sleep a bjt easier grin

KirjavaTheCat Thu 16-Oct-14 13:15:09

According to amazon it'll be released tomorrow. Quite possible they've got it a day early somehow.

Most likely though they've downloaded it. It would be way ott to mention it.

KirjavaTheCat Thu 16-Oct-14 13:16:12

Police won't come and raid your house tonight if that's what you're worried about.

SophiaPetrillo Thu 16-Oct-14 13:16:24

We never buy DVDs, just get them On Demand from Virgin, pretty soon they go to Netflix and you get to watch unlimited stuff for £5 a month.

19lottie82 Thu 16-Oct-14 13:16:37

It's released next month and not on virgin or sky as far as I can see.

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