Originally Posted by PatSharp
Well that guy is extremely ignorant. And technically it is stealing, whether it doesn't feel as bad as you're not literally doing it in person, it is still effectively stealing. But the idea of piracy has got a bit out of hand, because technically its stealing to borrow a game off a friend and install it, or rip a friends cd, which I'm sure most people have done.
It's all about money
PS- title needs fixing rick
Replication is stealing?
Sharing is not stealing.
For instance I have a brother, and if i buy a game for me, does this mean that he cannot play the game because I bought it? Does that means I cannot give it to him to install it on his PC?
Off course not, it would be stupid if it is so.
There should be EULA. Nothing more or less.
The only thing that can make you feel it is steal is because developers won't get money if you have a copy. This is because they do not protect they property good. If you deliver code to me, what stops me to modify it? It is on my PC, not on yours. There are licenses that can prevent such things, but as a non-utopia, our world have backdoors