Originally Posted by _02
This isn't about pirates being right or wrong, please understand the issue at hand.
You don't take the law into your own hands and send threatening letters to people demanding money for something you can't prove.
I wouldn't be surprised that this is actually considered a citizen arrest. Some places encourage it. I for one am glad that CDP is going after pirates. However, I don't know what messages were sent. Stating that "Your criminal acts is of penalty of 'so many dollars', either pay up or we go to court" is by no means a threat if they carry through with it. Nor is it harassment.
The argument of "try the game out before I pay for it" is easily demolished as there are countless hours of gameplay footage on youtube of most games. It doesn't give you any reason to not see if you are interested in the game. Pirating has no excuse. And fundamentally, given the small sales increase as opposed to the amount lost, doesn't mean that sales improve because of it, but rather, you made a bit more then expected from what was stolen.
The thing is, is that, that logic doesn't work for the majority of people. Most people don't pay after torrenting the game. Some people do, but the majority, nope.
It's shocking how many people on this site support torrenting and trafficking of illegal digital software. Oh no, bad company for giving these pirates the easy way out by sending them a letter to pay up rather then scaring the crap out of them and bringing them to court. Likewise, 2 wrongs doesn't make 1 wrong right and the other wrong.Edited by Domino - 12/15/11 at 3:25pm