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Last week, we asked you if you downloaded movies. Some of you might have been a little worried in answering. Don’t worry we are not working with the entertainment industry! Your responses were completely confidential!

I know a lot of people who just download everything they want with no regards for copyright law. We learned that the majority of you feel the same way. 58% or 566 votes for “Hell yeah! I download any movie I want to watch”. In second place was “Sometimes I will but not usually” with 24% or 239 votes. Third place was held by “Nope, I will never download a copyrighted movie” with 9% or 91 votes.

You can view the full vote count after the jump.

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We learned that downloading movies is not illegal in Spain (that can’t be right!). We also learned that some people feel very strongly about piracy, like these two users:

I hate pirates. They’re ruining everything. Pirates already completely destroyed PC-Games and they’re also destroying movies and music. If you want to use a product (game, movie, music), just pay for it. You don’t want to pay? Then just don’t use the product. It’s that simple.

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I know it’s just a poll but I think the better question is if you download movies vs. going to the theatre vs. renting vs. paid digital distribution etc. Meaning, I’m guilty of downloading lots of movies, but I also go to the theatre about 3 times a month and regularly buy pay-per-view HD movies through my cable tv provider. So I put in more than my fare share of money into the industry. I’m not just a leech. Plus more often than not I download a movie I would not have otherwise been at all interested in paying to see but for free I’ll give it a shot (and that may lead to a dvd purchase if worthy).

That sure is two different views!

Now this week we are asking you if you use Google Wave?

When Google Wave first came out everyone was scrambling to get an invite and now it has settled down to a light buzz. I have to admit I was one of the first ones using it. We used it here at MakeUseOf.com for a little while and then interest started to drop off.

People did not want to check another place for messages. But isn’t Google Wave supposed to replace email? What do you think? Well we want to hear from you!

Your responses are important but your comments are invaluable and they give us an insight into what our readers are thinking. So please share your insights with the rest of the class.

  1. Chris
    April 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I was excited to have it but it's too complicated to get everyone into using it (at least yet). Also I'm not sure if it would simplify things (workflow) or would end up creating a huge clutter...

    I think that the poll is missing two choices
    1. I gave it a try but does it really replace/improve e-mail?
    2. Playing with yourself can only be fun for a little while...

  2. Xty
    April 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I've tried & it looks really promising but I just can't figure what it's good for yet.

  3. Joseph
    April 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

    My primary use for Wave is school. It's great for group projects. Now, since this post is Google-related, I thought I'd throw out a shameless request for a Voice invite, since I requested one 3 months ago and still nothing. It'd be great if you could DM me it over Twitter - post your twitter name here and I'll follow you. Thanks a million!

    • Xty
      April 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      Joseph - I hardly use twitter, can't find a good use for it either, anywhoo, xtymuzik is my twitter name. I'll try to keep a look-out for you. Google Voice is awesome & I applaud your shameless begging.

  4. John
    April 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

    "Never used it" because it's a limited preview and I don't have access. If I had an invite, I'd try it.

  5. Rick
    April 12, 2010 at 5:34 am

    It's a cool tool, but I wish I could find a really good use for it. As for now, it just sits there unused with a couple of "is this thing on?" messages.

  6. Marcelo Soares
    April 12, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Communication tools only become useful if they become a habit. They become a habit if there's people to communicate with using them. The problem in Google Wave is that people begin to use it and then give up - either because it's difficult or because no friend is there to communicate with. Sometimes, answers in GWave threads could take days, because people didn't check in. That's why I gave up. Email and instant messengers do the trick.

  7. Clauber V.
    April 12, 2010 at 1:04 am

    I use it a lot. Planning lots of things and also doing other things like studying with friends. Wave is still a baby and it's not yet finished and polished enough to replace email but i believe it will become widely used and take the place that now belongs to email. It will get easier to use and people will understand it.

  8. Eric H.
    April 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I use it when I have something to discuss with multiple people. It's a bit more organized that email, more private than a bulletin board.

  9. Abi أب
    April 12, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I use it...

  10. Tobi
    April 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I think it could be great but I have to less contacts with a wave account so it's quite worthless at this moment.

  11. Ben
    April 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I don't know anyone that has a wave account, once it goes into public beta i'm sure i'll start using it on a regular basis.

  12. mlah
    April 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    It definitely hasn't replaced email for me but I use it whenever I have a group project to do.

  13. Richard
    April 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I have a couple of friends that I sent Wave invites to. When they get into it we're going to give it another shot, collaborating on a club rules & regs to start. I can see this being a worthwhile use, but am still reserving judgement on it for now.

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