MPAA Admits Piracy Is Not "Theft"

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  1. Rydian
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    The MPAA finally realized that, if they want to be taken seriously, they should at the very least use the right legal terms.

    Of course, he's not alone in trying to push the new stance.

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    Fucking finally. You all have seen me try to explain and give the rant plenty of times. XD
     
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  2. snakepliskin2334

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    wow my eyes poped up when i saw this (:
     
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    :blink: ....the world really is coming to an end
     
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  4. soulx

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    But uh yeah, it's good to hear them admit it.
     
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  5. chrisrlink

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    i bet this wont change the DMCA one bit but we can hope....plus this wont affect console hacking in the least bit i think
     
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    So they finally admit it huh?
     
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    Well this is quite an interesting turn of events.
     
  8. ZAFDeltaForce

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    After fighting piracy so fervently on the grounds that piracy is theft, and suddenly admitting otherwise?

    They have finally figured it all out.
     
  9. DSGamer64

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    Regardless, Chris Dodd and everyone else at the MPAA and the RIAA too, can shove it up their asses, they are just a bunch of Nazi's out to make petty crimes look like a threat to national security or something. Wouldn't mind punching those tards in the face.
     
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    Yep, the world is ending as we know it.
     
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    ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW AND I FEEL FINE (:
     
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  12. triassic911

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    All it changes is wording.
     
  13. The Milkman

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    Ya dont say? Now, maybe they will finally realize that what your buying doesn't even exist to begin with so its not that big a deal.
     
  14. pokefloote

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    To be fair, even if it isn't physical it is money that they could have had in exchange for their product...

    But yeah, woo and such.
     
  15. Hyro-Sama

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    I'm just going to assume everyone who posted before me didn't read the article. It puts things in perspective.
     
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    of course piracy isn't theft were you know like trying out the stuff we download and we'll probably buy it (:creep:) later on
     
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  17. Rydian
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    Yeah it's just a change of wording/tactics on the part of the MPAA, they're still going to be the MPAA.
     
  18. syfyTy

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    This definition defines the very reason I don'tt want N to go totally download. It keeps them from giving us something, that we would have recieved before, the cartridge. We / well I bought cartridge AND game , not just the game. I want them both or drop the price drastically.. Basically Nintendo will be ripping US off by selling the games at the old price but by DEPRIVING us of the cartidge. THAT's Theft. That road travels both driections Nintendo. If you wanted thier definitions before you must stand by them now too N.

    He who lives by the (s)word also dies by the (s)word. lol
     
  19. Veho

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    Are you ripping Nintendo off by paying $170 instead of $250 for a 3DS?
     
  20. Guild McCommunist

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    It's funny that anyone thinks that.

    I'm sorry but as a pirate I still acknowledge I hurt the industry. For every movie you pirate and watch, how many do you actually buy? I've pirated plenty of great films and I haven't bought them. For every great game that you pirate, how many do you buy? I mean I haven't bought a Wii game since like 2010, exception being Goldeneye 007 which was on sale for $10. But all the great Wii games since then, from No More Heroes 2 (which I pre-ordered) to now have not gotten a single purchase from me. Not because I thought they were "bad", but because I won't waste money on a game I already can play/played.

    But on the topic, it's just a definition, it doesn't make the process of pirating any better or worse. "Theft" and words relating to it just sound better for PSAs than "copyright infringement".