What has happened and will it return?
Me neither nor am I in the slightest concerned!
Googled it and still none the wiser.
Think of it as a repository of computer software, games, etc that has an ...errr... "extended trial period".
Popular with lots of people who don't want to pay - for whatever reason. Not so popular with the companies producing said product.
People I know were saying a couple of the pirating sites for TV shows have been shut down. Not to be self smug but good. It is stealing. I don't know whether purchasing region 1 DVD's falls in the same category, but they seem to be openly for sale, so I imagine this is legal.DVD region locking was nothing more than a way for distributors to print themselves more money. There was nothing of value to the consumer to be gained by region locking content.
It is stealing.Please let's avoid this mendacious canard.
Steal: Take (another person’s property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. (oxforddictionaries.com)
If it's still there, it has not been taken! "Piracy" might be wrong (the morality of the current copyright model is very much up for debate) but it's not stealing.
No, it is wrong.
It is theft of intellectual property as Graeme has mentioned.
Would you like it if someone pirated something that you had put time, effort and money into creating something?
I'd just like to interject here. There are perfectly legitimate uses of torrents. Not all torrents are evil. From memory, The Pirate Bay had open source software in torrents dating back to the early '00s
Oh dear, looks like the school holidays have hit the forum again.
One day, maybe when you're 15 or 16, you might start to realise that the world (especially complex issues like the world of copyright) isn't as simple as right/wrong and that there are many shades of grey.