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Online payment is so much easier, and incredibly more accepted than it was during the wild Napster/Limewire/Torrent days. Companies are finally figuring out that if they just make things available, people will pay for it, too.

Network speeds have increased sufficiently that keeping vast local libraries of content the way we used to makes less sense than streaming; I get speeds from Netflix or Amazon comparable or better than I used to get over USB from external hard disks.






unfortunately companies are still far behind with availability. evident from comparing netflix catalog from different countries. additionally a lot of older more obscure content sometimes can only be found via non legal methods. this is unfortunate but true.



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