Is piracy piracy?

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Is it?

Poll closed Mar 16, 2016.
  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. What is piracy?

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. That's a tough one...

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  1. xtheman
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    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    Is it? I MUST KNOW
     


  2. CIAwesome526

    CIAwesome526 Im ugly and im proud

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    I am so anti-piracy I pay for freeware.
     
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  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    No.
    Piracy traditionally involves the forceful (including threats of force) taking of goods, people and vehicles. Piracy as used by those dealing in intellectual property is not that.

    Amusingly that would mean you potentially enabled paid software piracy, possibly the worst kind according to many, by seeing someone else get paid for software they do not have the right to sell.
     
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  4. xtheman
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    I was waiting for someone smart to answer.

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    Paid piracy jeez
     
  5. Tomato Hentai

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    I'm so anti-piracy I pay for demos of programs.
     
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  6. xtheman
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    I'm so pro-piracy I pirate pirated games.
     
  7. Tomato Hentai

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    I'm so pro-piracy I've been setting up an elaborate plan to hack Nintendo, get my hands on the keys needed to sign CIAs as legit, and release them so people can pirate games without needing CFW
     
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  8. xtheman
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    I'm so pro-piracy that I will *cough* kill all of gbatemp's staff, take full ownership of it, and turn the site back into a romz site.
     
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  9. FAST6191

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    So you will organise a very hostile takeover (and you would not be the first to try, many of which were better armed than you) and if you succeed then you will leave the site as it is now?
     
  10. xtheman
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    If that means i can get romz from gbatemp then yes. (or i might give everyone the highest rights possible and say "Do whatever duh fuck you want tempers")
     
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  11. Noctosphere

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    Im so pro piracy that i download torrent to download more torrent :D
    You know you download one torrent and it makes you download 150 torrents and every one of them allows you to download a game freely :D
     
  12. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

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    I'm so pro-piracy I downloaded a car.
     
  13. Noctosphere

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    Im so pro piracy i downloaded internet
     
  14. Margen67

    Margen67 Dirty entited pirate

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    I'm so anti piracy I bought Gamestop and Nintendo.

    What is piracy? Baby don't leech me, don't leech me. No more.
     
  15. Subtle Demise

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    Support da devs!
     
  16. hobbledehoy899

    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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    I'm so pro-piracy that updated my new n3DS' sysNAND to 10.6.0-31U. :^)
     
  17. Touko White

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    I might pirate this thread and copy the thread title.
    Like the Chinese do, basically renaming it something too similar and acts similar (I look at you, Tencent) and saying original... piracy indeed.
     
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  18. Demifiend

    Demifiend The bored one

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    I'm so pro-piracy, that i downloaded tons of 3DS games on my hard disk, and then, went to a store, seeing all those 3DS games on the shelves and offers for digital offers only, while the seller asks me.

    Seller: So, are you going to buy something?
    Me: Nah, look at this (Shows 3DS with a butt loads of games)
    Seller: ...crap (gets dumbfounded)

    Long live emunand.
     
  19. CIAwesome526

    CIAwesome526 Im ugly and im proud

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    I'm so anti piracy I bought 3 copies of the same game and snuck in the store at night to return 2 of them without a refund.
     
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  20. Touko White

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    I'm so pro-piracy that I'm also so anti-piracy at once.
    Haha, downloading the full set of CPS1 ROMs, already done the CPS2!