Do you think Piracy and Hacking is OK?

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Do you think Piracy and Hacking are OK?

Poll closed Aug 21, 2013.
  1. Yes

    54.0%
  2. No

    16.0%
  3. I'm neutral about it.

    30.0%
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  1. xcrimsonstormx
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    xcrimsonstormx He called me a Nerd, I called him an Ambulance.

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    This is just a poll on what people think of Piracy and Hacking of consoles and whether or not it is OK or wrong just wanting to see other people's opinions on this topic.

    Here is my opinion, I think that piracy is wrong to some degree but it is really an iffy subject because if it is illegal to download pirated music than is it illegal to download the same music video off YouTube and keep it for free? So what happens then? It gets you thinking doesn't it?
     
  2. DinohScene

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    Piracy is wrong.
    Hacking is okay.

    I'm a hypocrite for saying that piracy is wrong tho.
     
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  4. xcrimsonstormx
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    xcrimsonstormx He called me a Nerd, I called him an Ambulance.

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    Yes but, if I am correct it is actually illegal to hack alot of things now and technically can get you in trouble although that probably won't happen. So is it OK even if it is illegal?
     
  5. calmwaters

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    CBS claims the right to a video on Youtube and takes it off. This has happened 3 times now and it really bugged me. But, somebody just uploaded the video again a few days ago and I recorded and saved it to my computer. They might take it off again, but now I can watch it whenever I want.
     
  6. SickPuppy

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    I've been playing pirated games since the Atari 2600, and loved it on my Atari 800xl, piracy really took off with the invention of cheap recordable media like tape and floppy disc. Of course it's ok, so many games to play with so little money.
     
  7. BIFFTAZ

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    Its a trap... Poll is fixed IMO. Re-do the poll & add more options. Cant answer with Piracy & Hacking together with only three voting option's "Yes", "No", "Neutral".
     
  8. xcrimsonstormx
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    xcrimsonstormx He called me a Nerd, I called him an Ambulance.

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    What would you prefer?
     
  9. SickPuppy

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    I think he wants hacking and pirate as separate options.
     
  10. BIFFTAZ

    BIFFTAZ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    *Piracy is ok
    *Piracy is NOT ok
    *Hacking is ok
    *Hacking is NOT ok
    *Im Neutral about both ^^

    Im all for hacking, But not piracy, So Im unable to vote on your poll because if I say "Yes" or "No" on your poll, Im voting for both Piracy & Hacking as one. You see.
     
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    I am neutral about it. I don't really do piracy, but some things are just not available where I live so what else is a guy supposed to do? I see some of the stuff the US gets and we dont and I think: Well aprently you dont WANT my money? Fine be me...

    Piracy always was and always will be. it is a bad thing because publishers will think that its the mainr eason their games wotn sell (followed by used games) but they dont think far ahead and then tehy drop support for a system instead of realizing that people pirate or buy used because the new product is too expensive or not available at al or maybe just not worht the price they ask for.

    As for hacking, I think if it enables us to use a system better than before because the system developer simply refused to offer a service out of cheapness or lazyness then so be it.
     
  13. Yepi69

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    Piracy is wrong if you have money.
     
  14. Thirty3Three

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    Morally, no.
     
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    Don't group piracy and hacking together.
     
  16. xcrimsonstormx
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    So piracy isn't OK if you do have money?
     
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    Isn't that what he just said?

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  19. emigre

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    > Creates a thread asking if piracy is ok
    > Created said thread on a site originally created to distribute roms
     
  20. WhiteMaze

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    A looooootta people are gonna get mad with that sentence.

    Unfortunately, it is true.
     
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