Piracy: Common Myths

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Rydian, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Sliter

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    so I think it's ok XD go to the games, not the porn :v

    still pirate because to pirate it you need a illegal way to pplay/burn/idk it, that is not allowed by them
     


  2. Luckkill4u

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    Piracy and why I do it? Mostly in a form of advocacy because I believe the video game industry and society revolving around it is badly corrupt. Destiny cost half a billion dollars to develop and promote but how much did the developers that made the game get paid? How much went to Activision or marketing of the game? How many executives made six digits when the people who made the game only got five digit salaries? That seems like theft to me, that's is what I think is wrong!

    Publishing companies like Konami or Activision remind me of banks. They have the same rights as a human being but they can't go to jail and they can't get STI's (Except Konami is an STI)

    Games like Axiom Verge, Hotline Miami, and other indie games with a small budget. These games are gems and I really want to support the developers so I'd never pirate these games. If I have the PS4 version of the game I feel like I have the right to pirate the PC version of the game too. If I have purchased the game I feel like I have the right to make as many personal backups as I like. I want to be able to modify and enhance any software or hardware I have purchased to my liking.

    I believe copyright laws are bullshit....
     
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  3. DeoNaught

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    ok so I have this friend, and he thinks that Hacking (Yes Hacking) is piracy, could someone give me an explanation on why Hacking isn't Pirating,
    (His dads a lawyer)
     
  4. TotalInsanity4

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    When you hack, you are inserting code that you or someone who has given consent to use has written into a device that was manufactured and sold to you (assuming you're hacking/softmodding your own device). It does not entail the sharing of any proprietary code
     
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    thanks
     
  6. Sliter

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    did you even read the credits of the game?
    "all use of the game content blah blah blah /all right reserved ", stuff about use and something like that ...
    also when you update a console it say that any use of unautorizated content (liek homebrew) is not permited ...

    the baseis... you have an old LP of something, you can rip the music with a device and have it on the computer, but plyaing it somewhere is not autorizated by who have the rights of that music :B


    this is why I tell that if you pirate indies you buy the go-only passage to hell xD I agree about big companies part but not about buy one and pirate the rest ... if wasn't te digital content and you had mortal kombat on snes, and wanted also in your megadrive you had to buy the other cart, you can't get in on the shop and go home " but I bought it already" XD
    now with digita content, porting it to another plataform is also another work and mostly time come with extras to don't be extaly the same and other stuff, it's valid to buy "again" if you want that other version and even more if indie...
     
  7. Hoozah123

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    Hackers and Pirate are two different things. Hackers change and manipulate data. Pirates mainly download or upload. It not to say that hackers can't be pirate, but there are more pirates than there are hackers since hacking a software does take a bit of thinking and programming than just simply copy and pasting.
     
  8. dAVID_

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    Apparently we're in a legal lagoon.
     
  9. billyboy

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    I think hacking counts as piracy. It's an unauthorized use of someone else's software.
     
  10. TotalInsanity4

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    But you aren't using any copyrighted material to do so. All you're doing is voiding the warranty
     
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  11. evandixon

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    If I cheat and get all the items in my inventory, the game company isn't out any money. If I pirate the game, then the game company might have (this is the part that gets tricky, but the company sees someone who got the game without paying for it).
     
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  12. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    if i like it i buy it. but times are changing and thats why i use steam and gog they are affordable
     
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  13. billyboy

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    Isn't the code copyrighted? I always see source codes out there that allow people to use/edit/distribute them under certain conditions. I would assume that Nintendo's code would be something like, you can't mess with this period.
     
  14. mr allen

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    Copyright protects from reproduction and distribution, alteration is an entirely different thing and is generally speaking legal.
     
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  15. alienfromouterspace

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    Is it okay or not to talk about piracy in this forum?
     
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  17. alienfromouterspace

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    Well I've seen people discuss about getting something and would it enable them to pirate
     
  18. Xiphiidae

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    Open discussion is fine, but it's the sharing of information related to accessing pirated content (e.g. links to / names of websites that host ROMs) that's against the rules.
     
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  19. alienfromouterspace

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    Cool, thanks!
     
  20. ww97

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    Ha, ha! The penultimate fact (Copyright rules outside US) would not be assigned to me (I was knowing about THAT V R OUT OF BERN CONVENTION)! I am proud that I am a pirate (and got a warning here for just MENTIONING a pirate site). Yarrrr!
     
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