Your Opinions on Piracy?

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    There are a lot of posts on this and varying opinions.

    Myself I believe that media should be free and available to everyone so it can be enjoyed by all people regardless of their financial status or ability to buy it. Knowledge to the people is power and removing said knowledge via censorship and laws is weakening said knowledge towards the people...
     
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    Whenever you pirate you should take care to leave enough food for the merchant/sailors to survive.
    Don't be a bad pirate, remember, a merchant alive is a merchant that you can pirate again, and everybody wins?
     
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    Want my take on the situation? I don't care about games that companies no longer generate profit from and therefore as such, I download old school games anywhere from Snes to Gamecube. There I said it. ^_^ Also, if I own the game, I make backups of it so I don't have to buy a new copy.
     
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    That opinion works for things like news reports and education but I'm not sure it applies to non-essential luxury goods like videogames and pop music etc.
     
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    It's theft. That's it.
     
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    To me it personally does in the sense that it is part of our Nation's society whether we like it or not and likewise it has a need to be preserved (kinda like how the Smithsonian has things from pop culture)
     
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    I suspect the Smithsonian paid for those things (or had them donated or licensed from legitimate sources).
     
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    By that I was referring to the need for society to preserve all parts of its culture. But I can see your point but personally I feel all forms of media and culture should be shared as long as its reasonable and easy to do
     
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    My opinion is that this is a touchy subject.
     
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    Personally I believe that piracy laws shouldn't apply to discontinued games or programs because money is no longer being generated. If you get it for free, they aren't missing anything because they weren't planning on monetizing off of it anyways.
     
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    I Aarrgghhh-gue the topic is a heated one for the Ages


    But since the Dawn of the Interwebs all Information,including digital, is up for the taking which I believe is part of the deal

    Preservation or Piracy ?


    If I had a chance to play a Ultra Rare Obscure Limited Print of a Game and the only way of doing that is thru Piracy?

    Well shiver me Timbers and Strap me to the Plank cause I'm a Coming :evil:
     
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    I do what I want. You're not my mum. No, YOU shut up.
     
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    Piracy has its uses. I'd say more but honestly this has become a weekly thread and anything there is to be said, has been said about a hundred thousand times already.


    That's pretty much like saying i've stolen your post when I quote it.
    Piracy may not be legal, but certainly isn't theft.
     
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    But it is like stealing a car -FBI
     
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    I pirate when I deem it appropriate. Otherwise I buy my stuff.
     
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    Piracy is not theft because theft removes the original and piracy makes a copy.
     
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    The whole "piracy is theft" argument is old. It's played out and flat out wrong.
     
  23. Maz7006

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    How many threads have discussed this? Still nothing bad.

    If you'd ask me this 3 years ago I would have posted the exact opposite to my opinion now. I buy all my games now; between sales or a long awaited game I can afford it now. Then again I barely play as much as I do.

    Piracy is wrong, but I believe that the claims of how much it hurts the industry (gaming or otherwise) is overflated and inaccurate.
     
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