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LG's TV Manual Shows TVs With Pirated Movies

LG recently released a line of televisions that come with USB ports, allowing you to easily watch content from your computer via a quick USB transfer. Most people realize that the real reason this is so handy is not because you can watch vacation clips, listen to music or look at photos on your TV. However, for those who genuinely didn't know, the USB ports make it way easier to watch pirated movies or TV shows on your television set.

TorrentFreak reports that in the manual for some of LG's newer, USB-enabled TVs, a diagram clearly shows the USB feature being used to play pirated movies. Listed in the illegal copies of both the Incredibles and the Aviator.

LG has yet to comment on this but as TF points out, it would be interesting to hear what movie studios have to say on the subject.

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  • gekko668
    Hehe lets see the MPAA try to sue LG now, MPAA will get their ass hand it to them.
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  • davendork
    Boom. Headshot!
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  • sicpric
    They could have at least pirated better movies. :(
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  • Sorry but this doesn't mean illegal copies. Just means they ripped a dvd they had in their possession to make it easier to access
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Um, if you own the movies aren't you allowed to have one digital copy?
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Scarecrow72Sorry but this doesn't mean illegal copies. Just means they ripped a dvd they had in their possession to make it easier to accessA bit too late I was, thank you though! I am not the only idiot who knows this stuff ;)
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  • mlopinto2k1
    It's just like ripping music. Why does everything have to be blown out of proportion. This is just laziness if you ask me.
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  • Dirtman73
    sicpricThey could have at least pirated better movies.
    Dude, both The Incredibles and The Aviator are awesome movies. What the hell have you been watching lately to make you so jaded?

    Never heard of Apple, though. That one may suck.
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  • kalogagatya
    Dirtman73Dude, both The Incredibles and The Aviator are awesome movies. What the hell have you been watching lately to make you so jaded?Never heard of Apple, though. That one may suck.
    it is inevitable. apple sucks.
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  • Parrdacc
    Scarecrow72Sorry but this doesn't mean illegal copies. Just means they ripped a dvd they had in their possession to make it easier to access
    mlopinto2k1Um, if you own the movies aren't you allowed to have one digital copy?
    Yes and Yes. However this has not stopped the RIAA or the MPAA from suing. They both have sued people who ended up fighting them and won. One instance was a guy who actually had the purchased dvd's and apparently made backups to a media server to stream them to his T.V.. MPAA sued saying they downloaded the material from him shows he was illegal pirating the movies. The other from way back was when some old lady was sued by the RIAA saying she was using, I think it was Limewire or something similiar, to download mp3's but they lost cause she owned an Mac and at least at the time Limewire or whatever it was did not work on a Mac.

    So make no mistake they will sue regardless. It is not about whether you have the right it is about them making sure they retain distribution control and as a result the profits from it, at least for in their eyes.
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