Is the pirate of today tougher than pirates from hundreds of years ago?

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  1. EmulateLife
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    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I mean sure they sailed the sea and robbed booty, but some of us did that in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, and we watch booty on the internet. I think there's a strong argument that today's pirates are tougher. We also have both of our eyes.
     
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  2. dAVID_

    dAVID_ Electrician's Apprentice

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    Is sitting behind a computer and opening a torrent file/magnet link tough?
     
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  3. EmulateLife
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    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Guess you've never gotten a copyright notice for torrenting. I've gotten two.
     
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  4. alexander1970

    alexander1970 GBAtemp allows me to be here

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    Imagine the life from

    - a Kilikien in the last century before Christ
    - a Viking in the 8th century
    - a Wokou in the 13th century
    - a "Pirate" in the 16th century

    NO - Today's pirates are small fags in comparison.
     
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  5. EmulateLife
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    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Pirates of the Carribean was a documentary, and Captain Jack Sparrow was a pussy I could take him.
     
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    You see, here in Mexico, copyright laws can only really punish you if you take monetary gain from it, or if you contribute to it.
    For example:
    If I torrent a movie from some torrent tracker, and I don't benefit economically, I'm not doing illegal.
    If however, I decide to put up a site that offers, let's say, movies in direct download, I am violating the law.
    However, if I, say, have a site with magnet links, I'm not actually hosting any copyrighted content, so it's not really illegal.
    If I were to partially or completely provide raw materials for the production of devices that produce or reproduce copyrighted works then I would be violating the law.
    Fun fact: Making software (with commercial purposes) to bypass a computer program's built in security measures is illegal.
    In other words, if you torrent in Mexico and don't make any money from it, you're fine.
    Even if you distribute copyrighted works in Mexico, if you don't make money from it, you're fine.
    Mexican copyright law is very lax. Hopefully it remains that way.
    By the way, this is not legal advice and shouldn't be taken as such. I am a user on the internet doing a 15 minute Google search about my country's copyright laws, not a lawyer.
    Also, if you're interested, here's the full legal document:
    http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf/9_120419.pdf
    The relevant articles are 424-429. It's in Spanish, but that should be obvious.
     
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    Amateurs. I've had my internet shut off three times and received 4 copyright notices.
     
  8. EmulateLife
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    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Captain Jack Sparrow could never handle that. He would have made himself walk the plank.
     
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    The old pond
    I've also been in a fight
     
  10. IncredulousP

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    Yeah but that 5-year-old kicked your ass.
     
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    300px-Look_At_Me,_I'm_The_Captain_Now.

    look at me. im the captain now.
     
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    Bro not cool bro I told you not to tell anyone
     
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  13. IncredulousP

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    I thought you meant don't tell anyone about the 4-year-old that kicked your ass before him, myb.
     
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  14. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.


    It's okay......unless you meant this
    time
     
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  15. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere bruh

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    Sailing the seven seas for pirated games is fun!
    Yarr!
     
  16. IncredulousP

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    Just don't forget your VPN - Vigilant Pirate Navigator
     
  17. Captain_N

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    lol do actual ocean saling pirates have it rougher. lol you trollin?
     
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  18. EmulateLife
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    [​IMG]
     
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