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How does aXXo earn money?

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by twinkle88, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. twinkle88

    twinkle88 Junior Member

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    When ever i download a torrent related to axxo or fxg or any other torrent uploader, I always think, how can these people earn money.
    I heard that they earn thousands of dollars
    Does torrent websites like demonoid or mininova pay them?
     
  2. bape

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    do they really earn money?

    lol, IMO they dont.

    they only do it because its their passion.

    ive talked to hackers, and i ask them if they make $5000 a day, and to my surprise, they tell me they earn nothing from it.

    why? because hacking is something they wouldnt do for money. it's simply something they're passionate about and are happy even if they werent paid to do it.

    jus my 2 cents.
     
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  3. twinkle88

    twinkle88 Junior Member

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    Cool, they do it for passion.
    I think they choose other income sources.

    I heard that axxo had to spend some months in jail for it.
    It may be rumour or it may be true.
     
  4. mattstrike

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    I wouldn't assume that every torrent uploader is actually making money, at least not directly. aXXo does not really embed anything (other than a plug for a forum, which itself does not have much in the way of overt advertising) in his/her uploads.

    The video sharing "scene" is a pretty complicated culture unto itself, and at least some of these guys are doing it for the fun, the rep, or the hell of it. Others do it because it gains them status, and that status directly translates into better, faster, quicker access to other shared files.

    Finally, many of the "video pirates" do have "behind the scenes" connections to more traditional (I.E. disc burning) operations that sell in flea markets, etc.
     
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    dashndash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Some do for the sake of NAME! That's all... But aXXXo isn't a HUMAN name I think...
     
  6. laptopdiva

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    I for one and thankful for axxo! I finally figured out how to watch movies through my ps3. lol
     
  7. mentalist

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    I don't see how axxo could make money from his torrents. And it's complete bullshit that he/they went to jail. If they caught them they would go down for 10+ years minimum.
     
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    some of them are to dumb to realize they can make money from it....
     
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    I am pretty sure they don't make money. I remember reading an interview with him and he said he doesn't make any money.
     
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    or maybe that's his secret and making you think he doesn't when he does! hehe never know.
    but by far axxo has the best movies out.
     
  11. Siek

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    I've alwasy wondered about this.. lol could never figure it out
     
  12. omanush

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AXXo
     
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    shibumila Registered Member

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    Watch the movie "For the Love of the Game" for the answer..... Although ironiclly AXXo hasn't released it
     
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    maybe he's regged axxo.com and now he's built such an amazing brand name all over the internet, he'll sell axxo.com for millions...great way to build a brand name eh? torrents?
     
  15. PanamaHosting

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    the warez scene has never been about and never will be about $

    they do it to say FUCK YOU to the RIAA, MPAA and software developers.

    they make software FREE. it is not about money.
     
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  16. twinkle88

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    Thanks for directing.
    It has the complete story.Wikipedia mentioned that he went to jail and his is named as An Duc Do.Wikipedia()New York Times says that he is 25 years old but Miaa says that he is still minor and it is waiting for him to become a major.

    Every one has his/her/their own view on aXXo, I think aXXo will become a mystery.
     
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    Im guessing manly for rep and fame
     
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    Generally whoever is browsing for torrents does not have money. They are looking for free movies, $1000 software packages, etc...


    so if there are people like aXXo making money IMO it doesnt convert well.

    but im not saying you cant make money here...
     
  19. buttercup

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    Axxo's site (it's a group, not a person - and the site is for a few groups/entities) is:

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    http://superfundo.org
    You can see lot's of monetized stuff on that site, and I'm sure it performs well.
     
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  20. bandit09

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    It's possible he embeds PPI .exe's with his torrents, but I'm not sure if he does it or not.