What it means to be a pirate sure has changed

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  1. leafeon34
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    You used to have to harden the fuck up and work in a kill or be killed environment, now any pussy with an internet connection can become one.
     
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    You speak as if you've never experienced shitty internet censorship and blocked hosting sites
     
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  3. smileyhead

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    The meaning hasn't changed much, the environment just had become safer and easier. You still get shit illegally.
     
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    I still find it hilarious that people think piracy is the same as physically taking something. It's not, piracy is the illegal duplication of copyrighted works, nothing more, just that ISPs and other faceless companies are censoring and cowering like a child.
     
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  5. Subtle Demise

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    It sire has changed, because media companies keep changing the meaning to encompass more and more actions. Distributing something for free that was already distributed for free (such as game console system updates for instance) is piracy now. In reality they should only be able to claim infringement if someone was selling the firmware or if they are misrepresenting themselves as an official source of the download. This brings me to CFW and cracked game .exe files: theae shouldn't be considered illegal either, especially if again they aren't misrepresented as official files. A cracked game .exe is entirely useless without the rest of the assets, and by itself cannot do any damage. I could go on, but this is already a serious rant in the EOF lol.
     
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    you're not living with 1 mbps.
     
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    Spoiler Alert about pirates
     
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    831 episodes and still no one piece
     
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    I really wonder what it is...
    but one thing I'm pretty sure is that it's not gold and jewels
    I bet it's something that can change the world
    like ancient weapons or ponyglyphe or such
    I'm pretty sure that once they discover what the One Piece is
    World Government and Im will go after it too

    Who the hell is Im
     
  10. NoSoul81

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    Samalian pirates say hi.
     
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  12. NoSoul81

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    Pirates are still hardcore. Captain Jack Sparrow abuses women.
     
  13. leafeon34
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    Even people on dial up can download NES ROMs
     
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    Earth, bro-dude.
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    Still seems the same to me.
     
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    Do what you want cuz a pirate is free
    You are a pirate...
     
  16. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Well...I am Legendary.

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  17. leafeon34
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  19. SG854

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    Pirates are a myth invented by Hollywood.
     
  20. grey72

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    Pirates were hired by the freaking British crown afaik. They were some manner of informal royal soldiers at one point iirc
     
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