As simple as the title says. Are you in favor or against piracy? If so... Why? I'm just curious to know different views and perspectives in this site, since it seems to be hot shit right now. With that said, well, here goes my reason: I am Pro Piracy, although not "full" pro piracy. Here are my main two reasons why I am in favor of piracy to a certain degree: Hacking: You see, one of my greatest hobbies in videogames is Videogame Hacking.And no, I'm not talking about cheap ass AR codes or stuff like that. I am talking about modifying character models, textures, gameplay mechanics, uncensoring, etc. The hacking community for ROMs is one great example. Did you always thought that having the Pokemon selection limited in a certain Coloured Edition to a certain amount just because you don't have the other version? Well there are Emu Edition Hacks out there that male all the Pokemon in the Pokedex catchable in the same game! Did you always wanted to try out a game that you were waiting for a long time to come to the US but it only got released in Japan? There are fan-hacked translations available online! The Mother franchise, Fatal Frame IV, etc. You name it. Rare Games (No longer available) This one is quite important. Let's say that you always wanted to try out Nintendo Championships for the NES. Whooops... Is one of the most expensive, overpriced games out there in the internet. Are you willing to pay over 10'000 dlls just to take a peek at it? Unless you're Bill Gates and can throw money like leftovers, then perhaps you do, otherwise you're out of luck. What about Atari 2600 games? Arcade games? Limited edition ROMs/Games no longer available? Heck even region exclusive games. You will have a hard time getting there for sure. In this case, I go pro piracy. It is just insane to think about wasting so much money and effort for just one game. Reproduction carts are one way to go, but some still consider that piracy... (?) Well, there you go. That is my personal opinion. Now tell us what do you think!