American Censorship Day

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Valwin, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. godreborn

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    this bill has far greater implications than mere piracy: I think I'll shut down this website, because I don't like the color of the font.



    the airport-like screening truly pisses me off and it should for anyone. if that were to become the norm, it would destroy the industry in far less time than piracy.
     
  2. DiscostewSM

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    Can piracy hurt the industry? Yes, it can, but in many instances, it can do the opposite. Taking only the immediate circumstance shows it to be a bad thing, as a single pirate does not equal a sale (but understand it is not a loss of a sale, in that someone would have to buy two copies to make up for it), but somewhere down the line, the pirater may have influenced several people who originally weren't interested, but now are. That would make several "potential" buyers out of several "uninterested" people, making 0 possible sales to 0+ possible sales. Granted the entire lot might pirate it, but that isn't always the case. People are still skeptical with piracy because of the possible problems that can come from them, such as a flashcard or hardware/software mod bricking the system, getting caught pirating online, etc., so those that are influenced may not go the piracy route, leading to sales.
     
  3. godreborn

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    well, the problem with piracy is that u'd have to lump used sales and rentals into the same category. the industry makes nothing from all three, so the argument doesn't really make sense.

    maybe if the industries made better products more people would buy them. how many remakes and sequels do we really need? has hollywood become so full of untalented people that they have to rely on classic films? of course, the game industry is no better: selling a six-hour game for $60??? y anyone would willingly allow themselves to be ripped off like this??? it's a complete rip off! and, who can forget the ridiculously over-priced dlc or the lack of testing?
     
  4. tigris

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    Surely this is illegal/impossible.
    Wouldn't they get intense backslash from other countries?
    I can understand copyright, copyright, etc, so I'll leave this up to the public to fume over.
     
  5. alidsl

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    The difference between renting and pirating is that renting is for trying a game out, meanwhile piracy is meant to be for trying a game out
     
  6. Valwin
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    many torrents site i been today have the censorship ad omg this is bad if it happens
     
  7. Nujui

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    You could possibly also finish the rented game or the pirated game as well. I use to rent PS2 games from a local store when I was little, I finished I think 5 out of the maybe 8 or so I did rent from there.
     
  8. alidsl

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    renting costs money though, people don't like spending money and then complain when they are forced to do things legally
     
  9. Nujui

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    I'm not complaining to spend money to rent games, I did it for most of my childhood, and I know of many people that use Gamefly as well and don't mind it either.

    Though you are right, there are people that do complain about doing things such as that.
     
  10. alidsl

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    renting's never been that popular for games, it's because in a years time you might want to go back to said game and play it for nostalgia's sake, I also rented games when I was 5, but that's only cause I wasn't set on completing games like I am now
     
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  11. Nujui

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    Well actually I rented Jak 3 like 3 times from where I rented games before just so that I could beat it, but that's just me :lol:, but yeah, now that I think about renting's not that popular anymore.
     
  12. Gh0sti

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    does anyone know if this got passed?? whats the news about this
     
  13. Guild McCommunist

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    Piracy sites are usually run by a bunch of "couch activists" who want to be all "down with the government!" and rebellious. Of course they don't want this to pass, anything that has the word "government" in it unless it's preceded by "burn the" will be boo'd by slacktavists.

    Also because pirates think it's completely okay to illegally download content and whine if people actually try to stop that. It's illegal, deal with it.
     
  14. Gahars

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    You guys are putting too much stock into this. Similar measures to this one have been voted down recently, so precedent dictates that the same will probably happen to this. Plus, companies (and their lobbyists) would in no way support this - they'd lose a shit ton of money if their sites were even partially shut down due to copyright infringements.

    And as Guild say, let's say, by some divine intervention, it does get passed, the internet as we know it will not disappear over night. Plus, you can bet your ass that this would immediately be taken to the court system, and likely reach the Supreme Court if they see it as a big enough issue.

    Take a deep breath and relax.
     
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    The more I find out how much they're actually seeing us do on the internet, the more likely I'll resort to using proxies, VPNs and TOR. What right do those sodding jerks have to spy on us?
     
  16. brandonspikes

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    You guys need to watch this.

    Skip to 1:57, or watch the whole thing, He's my hero.

    And guild, Watch this video, Just because YOU don't understand how laws work, Doesn't make it less true.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Brandon, I'm not gonna waste 8 minutes of my time watching some slacktavist talk about how freedom of speech is dead even though him posting a video proclaiming the death of freedom of speech completely contradicts that statement.

    Type something out, don't link me to shit Youtube vids.
     
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  18. brandonspikes

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    You just cant admit that you're wrong, I almost feel bad for you.
     
  19. Gahars

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    Don't worry about the video; it's the Amazing Athiest/the Distressed Watcher. You're really not missing much (unless you're in the market for pretentious blowhards).
     
  20. Guild McCommunist

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    You can't admit that you sound pretty mad.

    Personally, I prefer my panties in an unbunched fashion.
     
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