Piracy. Found this on my friend's FB. Sorry if repost . Piracy is not Theft, It' ? irage a handy little guide) Than . h. .. kfi Finney when UAW,. Well, no. It's theft because the people who sell stuff are not getting money, while you are still getting a product. Imagine you are selling cars, and you sell
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Piracy

Found this on my friend's FB.

Sorry if repost

Piracy is not Theft,
It' ? irage
a handy little guide)
Than . h. .. kfi Finney when UAW,
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Submitted: 12/17/2012
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User avatar #31 - Crusader ONLINE (12/17/2012) [+] (17 replies)
Well, no.
It's theft because the people who sell stuff are not getting money, while you are still getting a product.
Imagine you are selling cars, and you sell one, but then, that person just makes 50 copies of it, gives it out for free, and therefore, you don't get paid, even though there are 51 of your cars out on the street.
User avatar #2 - quitethedelicacy (12/17/2012) [+] (6 replies)
>Get piece of bread
>Pirate bread
>Two pieces of bread
>Pirate for infite food
>Solve world hunger
#40 - jarelk (12/18/2012) [-]
No.

Stop using this faulty logic to justify your pirating.
User avatar #55 - jouten (12/18/2012) [+] (31 replies)
Imagine you buy a brandnew Mercedes for half a million. Then people come and copy that car infinitely and on the next day it's only worth 10 bucks.

I'm not condescending about pirating, but denying that pirating does damage is stupid
#47 - mr skeltal (12/18/2012) [-]
Every time you pirate a game, the company doesn't make money from a potential customer, meaning they don't gain money. But frankly, when I pirate games, I wouldn't have bought them in the first place
User avatar #140 - noblexfenrir (12/18/2012) [+] (5 replies)
It's stealing....in reality it is, because you are removing profit that could have been made. Now don't get me wrong, I pirate games, and if I like them then I buy them because I'd rather find out what I like, then buy it to support future projects like it. It just makes sense to test drive a car before you buy it.

We need to get the mentality that this isn't stealing out of peoples heads, it is BUT the gaming/music/movie industry needs to realize that the entertainment media is changing and they need to adapt of else they will be left in the dust. We can't have people selling music for $.99 when people generally have hundreds of songs, we can't have games costing $60 on release purely because they are afraid of not reaching revenue equal to expenditures (However, we do need to start finding an equilibrium because if we do not buy games, then the company will assume we do not want those kinds of games, and the only thing left is what sells the most. So no games like lollipop chainsaw, dead space, borderlands, will be made because these games were all "risks" in the gaming world. Instead it will just be sports games and generic no-plot fps's) and even movie companies need to follow suit with HULU and Netflix, the days of buying single movies for $15 is outdated (I'm perfectly fine with theater prices), it needs to be sold in bulk and an accessible streaming (or downloadable) format.

Just my 2 cents.
User avatar #73 - biggrand (12/18/2012) [+] (1 reply)
imagine if you could copy money with a copy machine, everyone would do it, it's value would be nothing, and we would essentially lead ourselves into communism/ anarchy. Consider why we do things, why some of us are creative, and what things like video games that take large teams of people to make are made? **** man.
User avatar #263 - Sethorein ONLINE (12/18/2012) [+] (3 replies)
imagine you're trying to sell your car but everyone keeps making free copies of it without your permission...
User avatar #243 - wanicochil (12/18/2012) [+] (1 reply)
But what if they have no intention on buying the game anyway, but then they pirate it, technically no revenue loss there, because no revenue was going to be made anyway

And I know many people who pirate games to actually test it out, then buy it if they enjoy it enough, which is what I wish I could do (I don't understand torrenting)
User avatar #134 - sexyin (12/18/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Then you have unlimited cars. The companies that sell the cars go bankrupt. Big bailouts. Ruined economy. Nuff said.
#102 - graknab (12/18/2012) [-]
I don't think you understand how capitalism works
#154 - willysbilly (12/18/2012) [+] (4 replies)
I pirate 						****					 even though I can afford it. Not because I think its moral, but because I'm selfish. Is that so hard to admit?
I pirate **** even though I can afford it. Not because I think its moral, but because I'm selfish. Is that so hard to admit?
#46 - mr skeltal (12/18/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Piracy - practice of a pirate; robbery or illegal violence at sea.

Sounds like stealing to me.
User avatar #22 - ieatbengay (12/17/2012) [-]
No, imagine you're trying to sell a car and everyone's taking it but you still have the ******* car
User avatar #252 - reaperoxide ONLINE (12/18/2012) [+] (4 replies)
I can only justify pirating music because they don't deserve the money they get for just playing an instrument or singing. Games and movies are different though because they take years to make with people who spent years of there life learning the skills to make it.
User avatar #259 to #252 - poopyloopy (12/18/2012) [-]
That's a total ******** statement, it takes years of practice to master an instrument and then (depending on the artist) there's the difficulty and time it takes to record and assemble an album.
User avatar #9 - alstorp (12/17/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Imagine working for a company, but you don't get paid... Piracy in another perspective...
User avatar #248 - wethepixel (12/18/2012) [+] (4 replies)
It's not theft of the product, it's theft of the profit.
User avatar #251 to #248 - toosexyforyou (12/18/2012) [-]
But you're not stealing their profit since they were never going to make profit from you.
User avatar #204 - bokkos ONLINE (12/18/2012) [+] (8 replies)
You should always support artists and developers who's work you enjoy (unless you are dirt poor, in which case stop playing and work). However, I am ******* glad I pirated ASIII, or else I would have been pretty pissed off.
User avatar #213 to #212 - AresX (12/18/2012) [-]
Oh wow finally somebody who agrees that assassin's creed is completely ridiculously repetitive and boring
User avatar #174 - fourtwentt (12/18/2012) [-]
i think this post might be pirated
User avatar #84 - alltimetens (12/18/2012) [+] (9 replies)
This is literally, the DUMBEST **** I've ever seen. Piracy is, essentially, theft. If someone is selling something for 30 dollars, and I make a copy of it, not only does that person lose POTENTIAL earnings, but the worth of their item goes down. Stop trying to justify something that is unethical.
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