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#437 - fefe (07/03/2013) [-]
To be honest, the only reason there is a big whoop about it, is because the people who actually work in the film industry are missing that money... Less salaries, less high paid actors can be used in new films... so this whole post is stating the obvious, yeah the money will stay in the economy, but the whole "damaging" concept of movie piracy, doesn't actually even say anything about the economy being hurt, they couldn't give two ***** about the economy, they care about the money in their pocket, so they can continue to make films for people to watch, and make a lot of money for themselves. And to be completely honest, even though I do pirate films, I still go to the cinema to view newer ones, just because I don't want to watch something new that is filmed with a calculator/potato. I'm doing this as anon, because it will prob get thumbed down. But i think its pretty relevant.

TL;DR? ******* read it.
#386 - thepandaking (06/22/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I know this isn't a popular opinion, if anything, but I really just don't think there's any way to justify pirating.
I've done it twice for games but I don't tell myself that was a good decision or that "well I bought myself a sandwich the next day, so that makes up for it right?" you would have bought that other stuff anyway.
All I'm saying is, pirate all you want, but don't ******** yourself that it's "sharing" or that what you're doing gives "the system" the finger. You're doing a ****** thing and you should know it, just like I know I did a ****** thing.
#370 - fefe (06/21/2013) [-]
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User avatar #293 - Shiny (06/21/2013) [-]
I don't bother pirating **** myself, and disagree with it from a moral perspective, but the concept of "lost sales" is flimsy at best. Even with services like Netflix and Steam available to the masses, tons of people still consume their media illegally; most of them simply wouldn't use it if they absolutely had to pay for it.

Not to mention the fact that piracy often delivers a better experience than paying. No advertising, nothing phones home, DRM is cracked for flexibility, and there are even hobbyist developer teams like the late alterIWnet that actually added extra features to existing games. People might be more sympathetic to the media industry if they didn't punish the **** out of people that, you know, actually paid for the content.
#271 - fefe (06/21/2013) [-]
People ask why we pirate? Why not....
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 #144 - bushingenna ONLINE (06/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I think the industry should just evolve. Free sharing over the interwebz is the future.
User avatar #124 - xepicnameherex (06/21/2013) [-]
**** YEAH
#101 - cthumoo (06/21/2013) [-]
I bet you're all just bursting with opinions.
User avatar #91 - llpanic (06/21/2013) [-]
i recomend you to watch the jimquisition about piracy it's pretty interesting

You need to login to view this link com/videos/view/jimquisition?page=5
#72 - fefe (06/21/2013) [+] (3 replies)
What about the people who made the films, hoping that they'd get enough money for baby formula, comic books, etc. You're essentially robbing someone who spent a lot of time and money creating something that has your attention if you wish to pirate it.
That's like you working a full time job for months and at the end, not getting paid because your boss pirated your work.
User avatar #61 - ruebezahl (06/21/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Not bad. So it would be ok to just stop paying everyone who is employed by Adult Swim or who produces their programming? Because after all, the money will go into the economy anyway. So not paying these guys feeds babies.

I also decided not to pay the guy who fixed my roof last week, because I decided to feed some babies instead.

#52 - lolpakka (06/21/2013) [+] (2 replies)
They are ******* right... I don't think anyone just sits on their money without spending it, or investing it, meaning everyone pumps their earned money back into the economy.


BTW if you pirate a movie but then buy a movie-themed cup, or T-shirt or another ******** , the money will find its way to the movie makers anyway...
User avatar #31 - snakefire (06/21/2013) [-]
I love adult swim.
#21 - fefe (06/21/2013) [-]
I always thought of piracy as sort of a "worldwide library" or just "lending" to your friends.
One person buys the DVD, and then they share (torrent/stream) it to friends (you guys, also me), and then they get the DVD back (we delete the movie if we decide not to keep it).
Trying to stop piracy is a little bit like trying to stop people from lending, or trying to shut down libraries.
#18 - stlbecker (06/21/2013) [-]
not exactly... because there is money that should be in the economy but it is not. Say there is a movie and shoes. He saves 10 dollars by pirating the movie instead of buying a ticket to see it in theaters and he spends that 10 dollars he saved on a pair of shoes. You could say "hey the money he shouldve spent is still going towards the economy" which is true but he should of had to pay 20 bucks total. There is no way to steal things and not effect the economy
#13 - megaflak (06/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
They have a point but your still taking things without permission
But what do my opinions matter, I'm going to go masturbate.
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