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Much in the same way that more stolen cars = more repair jobs to fix them...
the difference is that the theive makes an exact duplicate of the car and only takes that duplicate leaving the original owner unharmed
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My question is: "how do the creators get a benefit from this?" At the end of the day, something has to pay them so they can afford food.
the creators can make it because they want to.
they can add in advertisements.
they can sell technical support.
they can use a product to promote other products or services.
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the creators can make it because they want to.
they can add in advertisements.
they can sell technical support.
they can use a product to promote other products or services.
So they can't charge for the initial product but it's ok if they use it to charge for other products?

I swear nothing you open-sourcers say makes any sense.

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the difference is that the theive makes an exact duplicate of the car and only takes that duplicate leaving the original owner unharmed
This is the number one excuse used by those too broke, or too cheap to just pay for other's work. According to your logic it is Ok to go into a bookstore and pick up a new novel tagged at $29.99, and then stand there in the store and take pictures of every page with your digital camera so that you can get out of paying the author of the novel for his hours and hours of work writing it.

Ridiculous.
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Much in the same way that more stolen cars = more repair jobs to fix them...
Uh, since when does stealing a car create more repair jobs?
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Free software means more people using it and more programmers advancing it. I completely agree.
Yep very true. I agree also.
 
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Honestly stealing is stealing. Someone took the time and effort to make said product they should get paid for it. Just because it is easy to copy without damaging the original doesn't make it right. Just because someone has a product that makes them money and they must be raking it in, it doesn't matter that I don't pay. Come on people we can be adults and grow up.
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So they can't charge for the initial product but it's ok if they use it to charge for other products?

I swear nothing you open-sourcers say makes any sense.

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This is the number one excuse used by those too broke, or too cheap to just pay for other's work. According to your logic it is Ok to go into a bookstore and pick up a new novel tagged at $29.99, and then stand there in the store and take pictures of every page with your digital camera so that you can get out of paying the author of the novel for his hours and hours of work writing it.

Ridiculous.
Internationalizations should be illegal in your view then. What if a software company wrote a good program but didn't write it in the language of a person that wanted to use it and a software programmer converted it to his language and distributed it saying with his name as credit for it ?

Is that not the same ? Credit doesn't have to be in the form of money. Same difference different prospective.
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Internationalizations should be illegal in your view then. What if a software company wrote a good program but didn't write it in the language of a person that wanted to use it and a software programmer converted it to his language and distributed it saying with his name as credit for it ?

Is that not the same ? Credit doesn't have to be in the form of money. Same difference different prospective.
God, you guys have a million different excuses to steal, and no reasons to do right.

But what if a meteorite hit my computer and puntured my DVD drive and it messed up my disc so I had to DL a torrent of the ISO?

You know there are reasons a software developer might not want their software translated, right? For the same reason my company won't sell spare parts to our machines to Iran.

If a person in another county has a need that pressing to use the software, guess it is time to conact the dev with $$$ or buy a copy of rosetta stone.
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God, you guys have a million different excuses to steal, and no reasons to do right.

But what if a meteorite hit my computer and puntured my DVD drive and it messed up my disc so I had to DL a torrent of the ISO?
You totally ignored my question. I didn't say anything about stealing so what are you going on about ?
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