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#285 - imonaboatman (06/21/2013) [-]
I pirate because I don't have a lot of money. If I had legally purchased all 972 songs on my ipod, I would be flat broke. Also, 99% of the time it has no effect on the artist.
I pirate because I don't have a lot of money. If I had legally purchased all 972 songs on my ipod, I would be flat broke. Also, 99% of the time it has no effect on the artist.
User avatar #227 - lmOldGreg (06/21/2013) [+] (12 replies)
My old boss told me one time that musicians don't really make THAT much money from CD sales, and when taking into account all the money the record labels take out and the costs to promote the album, the actually profit gained isn't really that good.

What would an artist prefer, for you to buy their £10 CD and for them to make a measly amount, or for you to pirate a CD, realise you like their music a lot, then pay to go and see them in concert?

#272 - hybridxproject (06/21/2013) [-]
i just don't want to pay for **** .
#189 - thenewneone (06/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #228 to #189 - bokkos ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
Nice thumbnail
#87 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/21/2013) [+] (2 replies)
And what about the creators? **** them? "hey guys i made a new indie game it cost me a lot of time and effort will you buy it please" -"NO **** you i need to feed mah baby"

i mean i know some people cant afford games or movies, i'm one of them actually but don't ******* try to tell me its okay to do that ****
#82 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/21/2013) [+] (11 replies)
It doesnt take money from anywhere. It doesnt cost the film industry when someone gets it for free. They dont EARN, but they dont lose. They're money remains exactly the same.
E.g. You sold a poster to someone for £10. You have £10. If that person then gave their friend it for free, you dont suddenly lose that £10 again.
#256 - reycall (06/21/2013) [+] (11 replies)
in the spirit of the rant i made yesterday

why do people pirate?
to spite an artist? not unless they are retarded.
it thrills them sexually? sure hope not.
the said item is not available in their country? that's very plausible.
they cant afford it? that sounds about right.
its convenient? ya betcha.

people usually pirate for those last 3 reasons. so lets ask ourselves will a person who cant afford an item/ or the item is not available in their county of origin be getting said item? the answer is no; thus, the industry loses no money by them pirating.

"but i know some people who pirate even though they can afford it" you may say. did you know that a lot of these people wouldn't be wasting their money one said even with out piracy. and once more the industry loses nothing because there was no chance from the beginning.

but did you know something? did you know that pirates are some of the most avid monetary supporters of these companies? well its actually true. people who might not have been able to afford something may go back and buy it after realizing how much it was worth the cash. the same goes for the people who had the cash but didn't want to. it turns out that piracy has become one of the biggest "free trill demos," that helps people actually make depositions about buying products.

User avatar #202 - mayormilkman (06/21/2013) [+] (6 replies)
I don't do piracy.
User avatar #223 to #216 - pivotmasterdm (06/21/2013) [-]
Babies are starving all over the world because of you, you bastard.
#12 - jinapayne (06/21/2013) [-]
I pirate comic books and dont pirate movies
Is that a bad thing?
Am I killing babies?
#348 - hopalongreborn (06/21/2013) [-]
The lightbulb did it!
User avatar #305 - kanatana ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
Thank you, [adult swim], for keeping it real.
#302 - radiserne (06/21/2013) [+] (16 replies)
Oh look, another post trying to morally justify piracy....
User avatar #304 to #302 - kanatana ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
I bet you went or want to go to film school.
User avatar #179 - pulluspardus (06/21/2013) [+] (3 replies)
if that is true then why don't they release all their shows on youtube?
User avatar #125 - inbardo (06/21/2013) [+] (12 replies)
Dude, i miss Adult Swin...
User avatar #130 to #129 - obedientflyer (06/21/2013) [-]
Oh well that sucks then.

Sorry for your loss.
User avatar #112 - durkadurka (06/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
The film industry does not help itself in regards to piracy. If you DO actually buy a DVD, you're treated to layers of ****** previews and "DO NOT PIRATE" screens. Of course you're not going to be pirating, you just bought the ******* DVD.

Now if you pirate the DVD, you can get it without all of the ******** , it's just you and your movie.

Industry tries to stop piracy in a way that punishes everyone - even the people who ARE buying.

If they were smart, they'd be trying to REWARD consumers for buying their content. Give the consumer some extra bonuses instead of making them go through pain in the ass DRM.

If your content is good enough and convenient to access, people will buy it, even many pirates; It's been shown that many pirates actually spend more on entertainment than people who only buy legally.

Now this isn't saying that piracy is a good or okay thing, it's just something different from theft and the industries whining about it aren't doing the right things to limit it.
User avatar #57 - newsuperyoshi (06/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Film industry, speak for yourself, games, and a lot of indies say this kills them (and it does).
#20 - almostninja (06/21/2013) [-]
I'm a goddamn baby feeding hero
I'm a goddamn baby feeding hero
#15 - SILENCEnight (06/21/2013) [-]
Keep calm and Pirate on
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