Video Game Piracy on Craigs List

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  1. SickPuppy
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    I looked at my local craigs list video game section this morning, it's only 12:00 here and I've seen 4 posts of people selling pirated video games, flashcarts, and softmodding services, mostly Wii/DS stuff and one for XBOX 360 games. It's against the craigs list rules, and there are laws against it too. It just aint right that people download these games for free and then profit from it. I wonder if the same people could get away with selling assault weapons on craigs list? As far as I know the only way to put a stop to this is to flag the post as prohibited. To get the post taken down, three people need to flag the post. I get on there just about every day and flag the posts, but it's going to take more than just me doing it.
     
  2. emigre

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    Riveting concerns, old chap.
     
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    You could always report them to some authorities that might give a crap (not craigslist).
     
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    Uh, eBay has the same "problem". Plenty of people do that. And, if you report them, they just come back under another account.
     
  5. Gahars

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    Craigslist has listed (and continues to list if you know where to look, I'm sure) prostitution.

    I don't think video game piracy is a high priority for them.
     
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    It's people like this that make us look bad. Not everybody that hacks their console or even pirates games it looking to make a profit. Since this is a federal crime, even mentioning it to a federal agency would possibly put me under a microscope, which I don't need. I doubt the local law enforcement would even bother.
     
  7. Its_just_Lou

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    This is true. Personally, I consider potential rapes/assaults/abductions a 'bit more' important than some d-bag trying to sell roms.

    I see those ads, though, sure....this morning someone listed rom sets 'for sale'....was going to call the guy and bust his balls, but I cant be bothered.
    ("Hello, this is Detective Ryans with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Piracy Division....I'd like to speak with you about.....")


    :grog:
     
  8. dj4uk6cjm

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    Lol people sell alot of bullshit on craigslist lately, it's a daily living for them i guess.
     
  9. Psionic Roshambo

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    My favorite ones are the ones that don't even try to be sly about it...

    "Pre modded Wii and an external hard drive loaded with hundreds of games!"

    Lest some one think I am picking on the Wii, I have seen them for the 360 and the PS3.

    I assume its one thing to sell a pre modded system but another if you load it up with software in order to jack the price up....
     
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    I just think it's funny, but that's how I found out about my favourite Canadian flashcart vendors.

    I hate when people pre-load software - I bought a R4i3DS in Hong Kong this summer, and ugh - full of crap games. (I had no choice, actually, because I didn't have access to a computer.)
     
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    Here? Right here? What about, say... over there?
    Then how did you post that?
     
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    Umm, hes not in Hong Kong anymore i assume?
     
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    I used to offer softmodding on the XBOX1, PSP, and FMCB installs on the PS2 on craigslist. I NEVER included games with the service. PS2 FMCB was free if you brought me a MC, otherwise everything I offered was $15.
    I mostly reset PSPs when some kid turned it off during an update or something. I didn't make a lot, but it was steady enough to buy me lunch in college.

    As most of those systems are not very popular anymore, I no longer post ads on craigslist.
     
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    i once saw on ebay someone selling a midi with a pirated copy of virtual dj
     
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    I don't think that soft-modding services or flash carts are technically illegal to sell. Sure, they're often used for piracy and the like, but that doesn't make them illegal. Selling pirated games is a different story, however.
     
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    I used to do that with a hard modded Pandora battery. It was pretty good, although the kid kept coming back for it to get done.
     
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    I have the Datel product that would actually switch an official battery to Pandora and back again. It's buried somewhere in the man cave right now.

    It guarantees that there is almost nothing I can do to my psp that I cannot recover from.
     
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    It means one is not allowed to sell a console because it's hacked. What should they do with it, burn it? Besides, just because the console is hacked it doesn't mean one can't use legit games in it...

    If you find this bad, in South America they sell pirated consoles in regular retail stores.

    Once you buy a console, the physical good is yours. You can do whatever shit you want with it, it isn't against the law. If you want to softmod, install a modchip or get a flashcart it isn't prohibited. Selling copyrighted material, like pirate games copies is where lies the problem.

    On a side note, I have the feeling there are some people who take this anti-piracy thing way too seriously. It is a nice thing you buy legit copies of game and all, but there's no reason to act like you're some kind of police or something. I wonder if your copies Windows and MS Office you probably use are legit, if you pay for every music you listen to, for every movie you watch. Doing any of those thing is not any different than pirating video games
     
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    A midi? As in a midi file? Or midi controller/keyboard?
     
  20. SickPuppy
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    Sure I have pirated stuff, but my main bitch was about people selling pirated video games (it's in the first post), I don't see many people on craigs list selling too much other pirated stuff. The posts I've seen are of usb hard drives fill up with games, flashcarts with 500 games. And if you don't want to buy a usb hdd, they will fill your usb hdd for a fee. I'd never buy or sell pirated materials. If you want to pirate stuff then fine, just don't make a career out of it. Yes, my Windows 7 is legit, I don't us office, I listen to the radio for my music, and movies are free to watch on the net without having to download them. I suppose things are different where you live, but here they make laws and don't enforce them, then they make new laws because the old laws don't get enforced, and just keep making new laws. Lately, the law makers have been wanting to take control of the internet, I say they just enforce the laws that are already on the books, that might take care of some of the problems.
     
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