Anyone want a gift card?. . Universal access to human knowledge is in our grasp, for the first time in the history of the world, This is not a bad thing.” Cory
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Anyone want a gift card?

Universal access to human knowledge is in our grasp,
for the first time in the history of the world, This is not
a bad thing.”
Cory Doctorow
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Submitted: 11/20/2012
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#1 - zappasc **User deleted account** (11/20/2012) [+] (11 replies)
I dont know where i stand on the whole pirateissure,,,   
Sharing knowlegde is such a noble purpose...  but seriosly most things that is pirated is dum hollywood movie (negative knowlegde) and porn
I dont know where i stand on the whole pirateissure,,,
Sharing knowlegde is such a noble purpose... but seriosly most things that is pirated is dum hollywood movie (negative knowlegde) and porn
#76 - Nutshell (11/21/2012) [+] (2 replies)
The only people who are losing money on their content because of piracy are those who don't make content worth paying for.
The only people who are losing money on their content because of piracy are those who don't make content worth paying for.
User avatar #8 - duudegladiator (11/21/2012) [-]
I would want to get a gift card just to hold in my wallet and look at when i'm feeling down.
User avatar #16 - lockstin (11/21/2012) [+] (4 replies)
It would be cool if the pirate bay actually sold these. not like for actual use but like a novelty item. the money they get from it is like a donation.
#106 - fuckmyoldaccount (11/21/2012) [+] (6 replies)
I'm going to take a risk here and post an anti-piracy opinion on the Internet.

You see, there is a difference between what that quote says(All humans should have unlimited access to knowledge) and what 99% of TPB does, let people get games/music/movies for free that they ought to pay for. The word for that is stealing, but apparently, since its a copied file, it doesn't matter right? Its not like your getting a product without paying for it. Some one else did to get that file in the first place, so its fine. No its ******* not.

Let it be known I don't very much care for people stealing movies and music, those mediums make most their money at theatres and concert/contracts. But in the gaming industry, piracy seriously hurts developers, as much or more then the used game industry, and is part of the reason for high game prices. It also causes ************ like that mess of Idontevens and ******************* that was Diablo 3. In the near future, all games will be like that, because of piracy.

The only time I find piracy acceptable is for seeing if a game/program(Ive never even heard of someone practising this with music or movies) is worth it before hand, but only if you buy it afterwards if you liked it.
#119 - thechosentroll (11/21/2012) [+] (3 replies)
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User avatar #64 - eight (11/21/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Tack on $1 extra or equivalent to everyone's monthly Internet bill. I mean globally, every single person who pays for internet. That $1 would simply be a tax to distribute to the major music and movie industries around the globe This $1 would allow complete access to download all music and movies without any risk of criminal prosecution. Even though I find even this to be ridiculous, at least it would shut up the misinformed whiners and greedy corporations who actually think piracy causes a loss of sales. I would gladly pay $12 extra per year for the ability to download as much as I want.
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User avatar #66 to #63 - rummler (11/21/2012) [-]
He was pretty much saying that we only torrent because we're poor.
He has no idea how torrenting works.
We called him out on it saying that his parents buy him everything like the spoiled little kid he is.
He then deleted his comments.
User avatar #21 - SnugglyWuggly (11/21/2012) [+] (2 replies)
That quote does not fit with pirating at all.
User avatar #95 - seanito (11/21/2012) [-]
"Universal access to commercial media is in our grasp, for the first time in the history of the world. This is not a bad thing." *fixed it for ya
#82 - fredeminator (11/21/2012) [+] (18 replies)
Who the 						****					 is stupid enough to agree with this 						****					?   
   
People who believe artists should just have an average pay and who believe this 						****					 are communists.    
Why should people have the right to steal from artists, musicians, actors and the whole movie industry? I know some people say that copying isnt stealing. But them not getting payed for their products is just as bad.    
   
America (I'm not american) was build on freedom, one of these kinds of freedom is freedom of property. The state and other people are not allowed to take what is rightfully yours.    
This freedom is what made USA rich. People wanted to invest time and money in things, because they knew people couldnt come and steal it. Freedom of property is what started the industrial revolution in England back in the days. If you allow piracy, the quality of the entertainment industry will decrease.    
   
Yes I believe in freedom of speech and freedom of information, but that is not what piracy is about - piracy is about people who dont want pay for 						****					.
Who the **** is stupid enough to agree with this **** ?

People who believe artists should just have an average pay and who believe this **** are communists.
Why should people have the right to steal from artists, musicians, actors and the whole movie industry? I know some people say that copying isnt stealing. But them not getting payed for their products is just as bad.

America (I'm not american) was build on freedom, one of these kinds of freedom is freedom of property. The state and other people are not allowed to take what is rightfully yours.
This freedom is what made USA rich. People wanted to invest time and money in things, because they knew people couldnt come and steal it. Freedom of property is what started the industrial revolution in England back in the days. If you allow piracy, the quality of the entertainment industry will decrease.

Yes I believe in freedom of speech and freedom of information, but that is not what piracy is about - piracy is about people who dont want pay for **** .
User avatar #96 to #82 - GamerMandrew (11/21/2012) [-]
Pirate Bay is one of the few sites that help promote artists, not just allow their **** to be torrented. Not too long ago, they had an add for a song that talked about D.I.Y, or Do It Yourself. Some artists choose to let their stuff be torrented freely, therefor, getting their image out more. The song talks about letting people download your music, then they'll talk about it, if they like it, and will invest in your music. If they don't like it, they'll likely delete it, so no harm done.

I for one, am a college student who loves music. It's my minor, infact. For obvious reasons, I don't have money to just shovel out for CDs and stuff like that, so I like to torrent them to check them out first. Rather than being an 'immoral pirate', I'm being a 'careful consumer'. Testing an item before actually purchasing it.

While you do make a good point, that America was built on Freedoms, but it was also built on opportunities. Many artists do not get recognized by huge record companies, so they don't get signed, or their CDs don't get published. However, when a site like Pirate Bay shows their support for such an artist, millions of people get to see it. And if these people see it, and they like it, they'll tell their friends, and then they'll tell their friends, and so on and so forth. In another way of speaking, it's Free Marketing.

I respect your opinion, truly. I just wanted to show you a different side of thinking, in any case that you would like other things to improve your own argument in the future, perhaps.
User avatar #69 - heyyyyyy (11/21/2012) [+] (2 replies)
There's also demonoid...and torrentleech...don't trust EZTV though
User avatar #70 to #69 - rummler (11/21/2012) [-]
I use Kick ass torrents for a backup.
And I thought that Demonoid was taken down?
User avatar #24 - awesomenessdefined (11/21/2012) [+] (7 replies)
Information is already free. Entertainment isn't, and it's really important that people see the difference.
People think it's okay to just take someone's stuff and then buy it if you like it? Entertainment isn't Wikipedia where you donate at the end of the year, it's a, you buy it and feel bad because you wasted money on a piece of **** , or a you buy and and are proud of making a good investment, relationship.
User avatar #53 to #24 - eight (11/21/2012) [-]
98% of the entertainment I download "illegally" would have never been purchased in the first place. Because of this, I would never have viewed or listened to the movies or music and would not have been able to tell others what I think about it. Usually, when I tell others that a particular movie is really good, they too will check it out, and many will purchase it because they prefer to have a physical copy. They may not have never seen the movie if I hadn't illegally downloaded it, watched it and spread the word. So basically, downloading in most cases increases income for the entertainment industry. If you are familiar with the download laws passed in Japan, you would see that since it was made completely illegal, sales have fallen dramatically and quite surprisingly to the companies and politicians.
User avatar #23 - Kyue (11/21/2012) [-]
I plan on pirating a book about morals.
+1
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User avatar #136 - evilanakie ONLINE (11/21/2012) [+] (9 replies)
for all those but hurt pirate haters
torrents arenot evil
the pirates are not evil
pirates pirate cause they cant afford it at the moment
the true evil are the leachers
and for those who say ALL torrents should be shut down
do you know whats a free legal torrent?
katawa shoujo
you wouldn't want to lose that would you!
torrents provide away for people who have slow internet to download things in multiple shots instead of having to leave the device on all night leaving your device prone to over ******* its self and killing it self
User avatar #124 - thedarkestrogue (11/21/2012) [-]
Hey guys whats going on he- OH **** .
Peace I'm out.
User avatar #100 - supamonkey (11/21/2012) [+] (1 reply)
It's funny when you here people bitching about pirating Avatar (James Cameron's) and how the piracy means he's not getting money.
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