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Much in the same way that more stolen cars = more repair jobs to fix them...
not quite.
with stolen cars you still have the same amount of cars same amount of users. with pirated software you can increase the number of users and products out there.
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intellectual property should cost money....

for example, you could argue that the second a company comes up with a cure for cancer, it should be free for all to use and re-produce...right?

but then how does the company recuperate the BILLIONS of dollars spent on the drug research, when company X can manufacture the drug without any research money spent, only the profit of selling it.

does that sound fair?, does the first company get a pat on the back? what about their shareholders who's money went into the drug?.

open sources is fine to a certain extent, but professional quality software suites and intuitive interfaces and updates don't come from someone programming in their basement for free.....it takes a team of professionals.
    
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post #83 of 106
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I guess that's just your opinion then.. in my opinion a working nurse should be getting paid more than a programmer who writes maybe 10% of an OS and gets millions.

I just don't feel bad at all, actually kinda good

Now my vista installation is legal though, with the desktop employment kit key.
First of all no programmer for Windows writes 10% of the code and no programmer for Windows gets paid millions of dollars.

But that is irrelevant. In a free market trade never takes place unless both parties perceive benefit.

If you think the nurse should be paid more, why don't you voluntarily pay them more when you go for a doctors visit?
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Pointless thread...


Also, I don't understand how pirated music supports communism because the point of communism is government control over everything. I would actually think that pirating music would be very un-communist. Now someone will argue well all the communists countries are the ones pirating the most ( China, Russia etc.) but thats simply because they probably dont make enough money to afford what they are pirating. Most Americans before the past couple of years could afford to purchase CD's, software, games, etc...

I think a better thing to say to be honest would be " If you pirate your a theif". To me lots more people would understand the point and the word communist is as outdated as the word ******. It's just a mindless insult that no one wants to hear anymore.
Communism (little c) is the idea of no government and everyone shares and work together. Thus there would be no piracy because everyone would have equal right to the music.

Intellectual Property isn't exactly free market either, because free market allows you to copy something as long as you do not copy for profit.

Intellectual Property is more of result of the RIAA lobbying government.
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post #85 of 106
Because I'm 15

Either way I dont see how anyone would feel bad pirating windows.
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Because I'm 15

Either way I dont see how anyone would feel bad pirating windows.
Well, the fact it's Windows might make you feel pretty bad.

(I'm joking, not trolling. Please don't flame me.)
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Well, the fact it's Windows might make you feel pretty bad.

(I'm joking, not trolling. Please don't flame me.)
Lol belive me i'm on your side, and I'd be using 100% linux if Valve would just release the source engine in *nix, and II could find official drivers for my 4850.

xD

1111 post xD
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Communism (little c) is the idea of no government and everyone shares and work together. Thus there would be no piracy because everyone would have equal right to the music.

Intellectual Property isn't exactly free market either, because free market allows you to copy something as long as you do not copy for profit.

Intellectual Property is more of result of the RIAA lobbying government.
I sometimes get Communism and Stalnism mixed up. I think the general idea of Communism is great but everyone has to do their part and want to share or everything gets ****ed up.
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Lol belive me i'm on your side, and I'd be using 100% linux if Valve would just release the source engine in *nix, and II could find official drivers for my 4850.

xD

1111 post xD
Hey, they could both happen pretty soon.
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I sometimes get Communism and Stalnism mixed up. I think the general idea of Communism is great but everyone has to do their part and want to share or everything gets ****ed up.
I don't know how anyone could think the idea of communism is great. It is fundamentally against human nature. Everything you do is for your own benefit.

Adam Smith said in his famous book, The Wealth of Nations, that an individual who "intends only his own gain" is " led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it. By pursing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good".
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