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#5 - taurusguy (11/17/2013) [-]
I believe its a horrible thing to pirate **** , but i and a ton of others are literally not harming anyone, i would not be able to afford it anyways.
#117 to #5 - mitchr (11/18/2013) [-]
Hey, look at this graph.

You're fine by me if you want to pirate, so long as you actually go out and buy them when you can, really.
#10 to #5 - afireinsidebrad (11/17/2013) [-]
finally someone who agrees!
User avatar #6 to #5 - mmonkeyy (11/17/2013) [-]
Exactly, but if you cant afford it anyway then the companies aren't losing any money. There just not receiving another sale that they wouldn't have had in the first place.
#7 to #6 - taurusguy (11/17/2013) [-]
I understand that it is still pretty much stealing, seeing as im taking something i havent paid for, but believe me, if i had the money i would more than be glad to pay.
#19 to #7 - kingoflint (11/18/2013) [-]
I understand that logic, but you have to admit from a moral and economic standpoint, it doesn't make sense. The very foundations of a capitalist economy are that you obtain what you can pay for. Unless it is a necessity like food or shelter, you can't simply take something because you can't afford it. This is a subject where most people will disagree with me but we have to consider these just like any other good or service, if you cannot afford a new car you do not get a new car. The difference obviously is that it is far easier to obtain the movie than the car.
#126 to #19 - taurusguy (11/18/2013) [-]
Then again a car is a way to be more comfortable, movies/games are entertainment.
#78 to #19 - chancevance (11/18/2013) [-]
With all the **** that comes along with capitalism I think someone playing a game and not buying it when they wouldn't have been able to afford it in the first place is fair trade.

I'm not anti-American or anything... But, seriously, if piracy is one of the bigger issues in a capitalistic society and economy then for the most part the economy would be fine either way.
#149 to #78 - kingoflint (11/18/2013) [-]
I'm certainly not saying that its a huge problem that endangers our economic system, but just because it doesn't do massive harm, that doesn't make it ok.
#159 to #149 - chancevance (11/19/2013) [-]
Well put, but I would like you to read the post I posted as a reply to one of the top comments please. Tell me what you think about that as well, I'd like to hear a dissenting or agreeing opinion.
#160 to #159 - kingoflint (11/19/2013) [-]
By nature I tend to cling very tightly to rules and regulations unless they make no sense, so at first I was tempted to disagree with you, but this is the conclusion I came to: I think your actions are pretty noble seeing as how you do buy the game when you have the chance. If all people who pirated did that, then I would have no problem with it whatsoever. So yes, I can agree completely with what you're doing. The difficult arises when (and I note that you're not making this argument explicitly, I'm simply stating) we realize that most people who pirate games do not do so like you do. They pirate the game, finish it, and never pay for it, making it stealing. There's no feasible way to regulate that to make it legal. So while I have no objections to what you're doing, doing it on a widespread scale and "officially" so to speak would not work.
#163 to #160 - chancevance (11/19/2013) [-]
It's more to the point of an old saying we all know.

The bad apple spoils the bunch.

I have met many, many people in my lifetime that are figureheads of what we speak of. Most of them agree with what I do wholeheartedly, and tell others to do the same. However, like I said, the ones who do not ruin the reputation of true filesharers, as they like to be called. You never hear of someone pirating it, trying it, and buying it, but for the most part I would testify that at least half do.

It's somewhat comparable to the American viewpoint of the religion of Islam, where radical extremist give the rest of the Muslims in the world a bad name.

I'd like to add that while I did make a comparison, it's not really anywhere close to the same plight. I feel terrible for the Muslims that I meet because they, generally speaking, are some of the most kind people I have ever known.
#164 to #163 - kingoflint (11/19/2013) [-]
What you're saying certainly makes sense, and as a Muslim myself, I understand the comparison and appreciate the sentiment.
#165 to #164 - chancevance (11/20/2013) [-]
I do believe we just had the most polite debate ever on the history of the internet.
#167 to #165 - kingoflint (11/20/2013) [-]
Which is good. Most of my debates don't turn out quite so nicely
#166 to #165 - kingoflint (11/20/2013) [-]
I dare say we have good sir.
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