Piracy doubles in 2009!

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  1. golden
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    golden What a Digital Dummy!!!

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    According to Reuters in London(Direct quote):

    Looks like some countries are upping their game in combating piracy.

    wow. what's GBAtemp's reaction to all this?

    source
     
  2. GameSoul

    GameSoul youtube.com/variantdevil

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    Who knew piracy would increase? Economic depression... Free games... I'm puzzled!


    Then you got the bastards who are like the headliners who tell and convince people to indulge in piracy. It's like telling people they can get free food online instantly without having to go out and buy it.
     
  3. neveras

    neveras GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    They're talking about actual piracy, ya know a bunch of guys in boats with AKs.
    Like that big incident that happened recently where they took a boat captain hostage?

    Oh I get it, joke thread?
     
  4. GameSoul

    GameSoul youtube.com/variantdevil

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    LMAO. I heard on the news a week ago that real sea pirates captured a captain or something. I died in laughter.
     
  5. neveras

    neveras GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah, it was a pretty big deal on the news, even up in canadaland.
    They've been getting bolder and bolder though.
     
  6. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    GBAtemp has nothing to do with piracy, this site is for information only.

    Anyway, piracy has always been around, increasing or decreasing, how can anyone possibly tell ?
     
  7. Raven Darkheart

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    did you even click the source link?
    it was talking about real pirates, not spoonfed brats that want free games
     
  8. Anakir

    Anakir Project: Melee

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    Maybe those pirates go on ships to steal games. Bet you never thought of that did you now. That's like piracy to the extreme.
     
  9. dobz

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    this puzzles me also,

    i guess they have to blame stale sale on somthing right
     
  10. Santee

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    Hmmm.... maybe there trying to threaten the boats coming through there area that they have to go around the world but when they try they'll fall of and die [​IMG] . So after they die they use there personal info to pirate games and not get caught
     
  11. El-ahrairah

    El-ahrairah GBAtemp Fan

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    Piracy isn't so romantic when the pirates don't have cutlasses, flintlock pistols and aren't singing about rum and such. [​IMG]

    These pirates threaten cargo ship by sea and air cargo is threatened by Don Karnage!
     
  12. King Zargo

    King Zargo I'm a Star

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    Do you know why people pirate?
    Its because of this song.



    It encourages people to do what they want "because a pirate is free".
    The first thing we should do to counter piracy is to remove this to remove this video.

    And for the record. Piracy is also stealing movies, music and software. GBAtemp is just Nintendo Wii and DS related I don't think that Wii games get downloaded more often than the newest Heroes, Prison Break, Bleach One Piece or 50 Cent. [​IMG]

    And yes Maz7006. GBAtemp has a lot to do with piracy, it informs us when the newest games get dumped like ExciteBots so we can go to our favourite torrent/warez/newsgroup/google site to download it.
     
  13. Joey Ravn

    Joey Ravn F*** you, Nintendo!

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    ... and this is what bothers me when someone says that downloading ROMs and ISOs is "piracy". How on Earth acquiring a certain amount of data is the same as boarding a ship, assault rifle in hand, demanding a ransom?
     
  14. King Zargo

    King Zargo I'm a Star

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    Ummm, pirates with assault rivals are sooooo 2008/2009.
    Pirating iligal software is sooooo 199*/2009

    Come on if the Somalians pirates didn't exist you wouldn't even make this comment.
     
  15. Lazycus

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    King Zargo, perhaps the video should be removed because it is also pirated. You've provided a link to pirated material!

    It is silly to compare 'pirating' of video games to 'pirating' of ships. It's also silly to say GBATemp has nothing to do with video game piracy.
     
  16. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    lol i thought 2009 was the year of the pirate [​IMG]


    isnt it??