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‘videobb’ and the like have a much wider selection of more ‘off the wall’ or ‘alternative’ cinema than media monopolists like ‘iTunes’ , only downside being that of finding out which of the 53 odd links they propose you actually works, then preparing your ‘sign up’ dodge to carry on with another provider once the ‘you have watched 72 minutes of video’ banner comes up.   I actually came a cropper with some torrent site dedicated to British comedy and drama etc archives dating back as far as the 1950’s. I signed up, grabbed season 9 of ‘Grange Hill’ on the premise of sampling some choice quotes by Zammo or Mr Bronson, followed by all 3 seasons of ‘Titty Bang Bang’ as its one of my daughter’s favorite comedy shows, only to find a rude email in my inbox notifying me that within the 4 hours I’d been signed up I’d failed to follow the forum rules and was subsequently BANNED from using them again. Wanna know why? Something to do with an ‘upload/download ratio’. Apparently you have to upload as much as you download to maintain a ratio of 1:1. “And by the way, we only accept British tv shows!”Living in Marseille, I’m really gonna be able to do that now aren’t I. No reply to my email explaining my situation, just do like us or go fuck yourself.

Now THIS, is where I would have happily donated a bit of cash to help them tick along, but of course Noooooooo, can’t do that, we’re ‘underground’, and all sorts of other net pirate honour crap. And NONE of the files featured belong to them ANYWAY, rendering the whole thing , and the people who run it, decidedly ANAL to say the least! Makes you wonder when for a change it’s the little people that shit on you, and the media giants actually come through and deliver doesn’t it? Yet again, I don’t seem to be able to write a column without pointing out the irony in SOMETHING......

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