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    John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    So I was in my local John Lewis store a week or so back, and I was checking out there new little Apple mac area. Which had lots of macs on display, with some desks setup and other accessories. They had also wall mounted some iMacs. Imagine my surprise when getting closer to on of them to see Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans chest ripped by Axxo playing.

    I took a few pictures as it greatly amused me. I wonder if head office knows about this...

    Quick shot of the display:


    Yup no mistaking where this came from:


    Overall shot showing the iMac in the display:
    Last edited by Parm; 22-01-2008 at 02:06 PM.

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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Apple and Bose, says it all really.
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Pirates!
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Wow - is this for real? You should submit this somewhere as I would consider this definitely news worthy considering all the crap we have to put up with from content owners regarding their rights to what we pay for etc.
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldarkside View Post
    Pirates!
    if your going to pirate something, pirate a pirate movie?



    i suggest you send these to the register
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    lol

    There are some stupid people out there!

    I am going to buy a mac from them. download loads of films and when they catch me I am going to say that I thought I could do it with this laptop becasue in the shop they where showing it off as a feature.
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    its sabotage - Debenhams put it there
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Quote Originally Posted by noTHINGface View Post
    Wow - is this for real? You should submit this somewhere as I would consider this definitely news worthy considering all the crap we have to put up with from content owners regarding their rights to what we pay for etc.

    Yup no joke, couldn't believe it myself either. The display for macs has only been up a few months so I thought I'd check it out whilst my partner was finding some bits in John Lewis.

    I thought I should take some pictures or no one would believe me

    Edit: I should note the pictures were taken on my mobile, the only editing I did on them is to resize them to 800x600 and rotate one picture. Just before anyone claims I photoshop'd them (My ps skills aint that good believe me hehe)

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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Gordy - which branch was it? You gotta name and shame them! I'll submit to the Inquirer if I get the chance.

    EDIT - nice irony as well since Apple are not exactly shy of hoisting DRM on people...
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Quote Originally Posted by noTHINGface View Post
    Gordy - which branch was it? You gotta name and shame them! I'll submit to the Inquirer if I get the chance.

    EDIT - nice irony as well since Apple are not exactly shy of hoisting DRM on people...
    Its the Bristol one up at Cribbs.

    I would be very very surprised if either John Lewis management or Apple had any involvement in this. I'd bet on a poorly trained member of staff.

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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Yep I'd name and shame them. Someone will be in for a mighty rollicking. One good thing about all these pirates multiplying is that we'll see the world cooling now. Yarr!
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    trained well enough to use a torrent program.. cant see anyone in pcworld being that knowledgeable. they would end up putting the disc in upside-down and calling it a job well done
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    I think this is a great catch - well done Gordy!
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    let us know where you submit it so
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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    oh my lol!

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    Re: John Lewis using downloaded movie rips to show off their macs

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    let us know where you submit it so
    I subbed to the inq and the register - be interested to see if they pick it up.
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