Free is an enticing but often illegal endeavor. All art is produced at a cost, whether it is hours of toil and paint or hours of union labor on a blockbuster film. On your end of it, how much is your joy, laughter, thrill, excitement and anticipation worth?
Instead of putting yourself and your computer at risk by downloading questionable files, consider the value of your entertainment. Before you are tempted to swap files with a stranger, consider these alternatives:
Video rental franchises such as Blockbuster and Hollywood Video are stepping up to the plate and are trying to give customers what they want–no late fees. Increasingly, because of low sell through prices, people are choosing to purchase movies over renting. In order to compete, many rental stores are offering inexpensive memberships and extended rental periods or no late fees.