Pirate Digitanks Today To Protest SOPA

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  1. prowler
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    http://www.dealspwn....test-sopa-89719

    Edit: And just in case some people jump on the rules bandwagon, the .torrent is hosted on the developers website.
     
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  2. UnoAphex

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    Awesome
     
  3. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    It's certainly a novel approach to protesting; I'll give them that.
     
  4. DarkStriker

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    So we are allowed to download
     
  5. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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  6. T-hug

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    Nice idea but i wouldn't buy or pirate this game XP
     
  7. Joe88

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    its not really pirating it anymore >_>
     
  8. Snailface

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    lolfixed :P

    I don't think this is pirating since the user has permission to download from the rights holder. Also, while this is for a good cause, the dev also has a vested interest in increasing future sales of his product by coat-tailing a red-hot political issue for publicity.

     
  9. TehSkull

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    Actually, no, this is an amazing way of taking down pirates. The developer is hosting the file themselves, which is a trap in and of itself.

    Hey, pirate my game. Enjoy your lawsuit.

    Edit: Don't think I'm accusing this developer, I'm saying be wary in the future.
     
  10. prowler
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    It's not really pirating if the developer is handing it on a plate as Joe88 and Snailface said
     
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  11. TehSkull

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    The law won't see it that way.
     
  12. prowler
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    so the law says you must pay for this game even though the dev is giving it away or else ????
     
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  13. alidsl

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    Well piracy is pretty much sharing paid-for files with people for free WITHOUT the owners permission, so no, this isn't piracy
     
  14. Zarcon

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    Brilliant, we'll just say everyone who accesses and uses GBAtemp's services is pirating our service instead of us giving it away for free.
    WE CAN SUE EVERYONE! :D
     
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  15. Joe88

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    I dont think you know what the law is

    the creator is giving permission to download it and is hosting the file on top of that
     
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    Stupid American Politicians who think they own the world.
     
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  17. TehSkull

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    He's encouraging piracy, not giving away the game. You may have the physical files, but you don't have the rights to own them.
     
  18. prowler
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    He made the torrent, he's hosting the torrent, he's probably seeding the torrent at this moment in time.

    Seriously, it's just a giveaway labelled as 'pirating' - It probably would be pirating if getting it from another source.
     
  19. Skelletonike

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    I just downloaded this to try it out. The opening was pretty awesome, might as well see what it's like. =3
    Also, this guy might be just advertising his game, but the idea in itself is pretty solid, for people that release small games like this, SOPA will ruin a lot of things. =S
     
  20. TehSkull

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    I understand that. That's what everyone believes. That's what I believe. All I'm saying is, that's not how the law will see it. All the more reason to take down PIPA, no?