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I think you'd be suprised at how many people pirate things, for instance i havent bought music since....I'm not sure if its actually safe to post how much i've torrented on here XD I might be facing a lawsuit in a few days. but I think we should take a poll, see how many people actually pay for music, games or software, or how much people have "pirated" things
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Microsoft benefited from piracy. Otherwise, Linux would have larger market share. M$ does not want that to happen.
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If something as simple as food or fossil fuels could be endlessly reproduced in much the same way as digital media, would we be penalized for "pirating" those things?
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im against piracy like most of us.

BUT my personal opinion on it all is or average users windows, programs including ones like MS Word, Bench tools, diag tools, and all should be free.. We spend good money to build a system then have to add on an extra couple hundred easy for programs.

Companies should however have to pay, they write off in taxes anyways abd get money back . Make an OS specifically for business use with business programs and all.

Gaming im both ways kinda single player should be free that way ppl can share and get other to wanna play then charge for online so when everyone wants to play together they have to pay. when you play with yourself (haha had to put it cause it works and makes me lmao) it should be free cause its never the same after your in a group.

for console gaming if you download game same as above should apply i think, but if you buy a disk that would like be paying for online so that disk anywhere if legit can play online any machine easy security link disk to a serial number printed on it think that should work combined with user name an pw login maby.

thats my
     
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It's copyright infringement, not theft.
    
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post #16 of 42
Lol, of course Piracy is not theft. Thats why one crime is called theft and one crime is called Piracy. Over the history of our existence, with laws, look back and see which one of the two crimes is considered worse and punished accordingly. If Piracy was "just theft" many more people would do it. Probably even me.
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If something as simple as food or fossil fuels could be endlessly reproduced in much the same way as digital media, would we be penalized for "pirating" those things?
Those are not intellectual property. Pirating software is the same is photocopying a book instead of buying it. It's copyright infringement.

Sure all you really did was copy a cryptic set of information (binary for the software and letters for the book). However, somebody spent a long time making that information and was usually expecting to get paid for doing so.
    
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im against piracy like most of us.

BUT my personal opinion on it all is or average users windows, programs including ones like MS Word, Bench tools, diag tools, and all should be free.. We spend good money to build a system then have to add on an extra couple hundred easy for programs.

Companies should however have to pay, they write off in taxes anyways abd get money back . Make an OS specifically for business use with business programs and all.

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thats my
ROFL. I take it that you've never heard of Linux then. It's a free OS full of all those things you think you have a right to.


Now: My thing is yes piracy is not theft. No one should ever confuse them. It is a blend between forgery and copyright infringement.

Piracy's only shaky ground on PC gaming is the fact that we can't rent games like console owner can. I see no other reason for it.
     
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ROFL. I take it that you've never heard of Linux then. It's a free OS full of all those things you think you have a right to.


Now: My thing is yes piracy is not theft. No one should ever confuse them. It is a blend between forgery and copyright infringement.

Piracy's only shaky ground on PC gaming is the fact that we can't rent games like console owner can. I see no other reason for it.
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I dunno, maybe I'm just a good little slave, but taking something that doesn't even remotely belong to you in any way, shape, or form or what ever seems like stealing to me. Insert as many terrible car analogies as possible here.
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