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#437 - Rascal (07/03/2013) [-]
To be honest, the only reason there is a big whoop about it, is because the people who actually work in the film industry are missing that money... Less salaries, less high paid actors can be used in new films... so this whole post is stating the obvious, yeah the money will stay in the economy, but the whole "damaging" concept of movie piracy, doesn't actually even say anything about the economy being hurt, they couldn't give two ***** about the economy, they care about the money in their pocket, so they can continue to make films for people to watch, and make a lot of money for themselves. And to be completely honest, even though I do pirate films, I still go to the cinema to view newer ones, just because I don't want to watch something new that is filmed with a calculator/potato. I'm doing this as anon, because it will prob get thumbed down. But i think its pretty relevant.

TL;DR? ******* read it.
#386 - thepandaking (06/22/2013) [-]
I know this isn't a popular opinion, if anything, but I really just don't think there's any way to justify pirating.
I've done it twice for games but I don't tell myself that was a good decision or that "well I bought myself a sandwich the next day, so that makes up for it right?" you would have bought that other stuff anyway.
All I'm saying is, pirate all you want, but don't ******** yourself that it's "sharing" or that what you're doing gives "the system" the finger. You're doing a ****** thing and you should know it, just like I know I did a ****** thing.
User avatar #426 to #386 - traveltech (06/23/2013) [-]
Alright, I'm not saying this is the only time I've ever pirated, but sometimes if I a;ready own a game but the disc broke or I've lost the stupid code for it I'll pirate a version of it. That doesn't seem like a completely evil instance of pirating to me.
User avatar #436 to #426 - thepandaking (06/24/2013) [-]
no, that isn't, I agree. there are totally reasonable ways to pirate. I asked for skyrim for christmas when it came out but I wanted to play it so bad that I caved and pirated it before christmas until I got it, and then I was able to enjoy all of the updates and dlc's and whatnot.
What I'm really talking about is just plain old pirating with no situational complexities, I don't see any excuse for it.
#370 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
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User avatar #293 - Shiny ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
I don't bother pirating **** myself, and disagree with it from a moral perspective, but the concept of "lost sales" is flimsy at best. Even with services like Netflix and Steam available to the masses, tons of people still consume their media illegally; most of them simply wouldn't use it if they absolutely had to pay for it.

Not to mention the fact that piracy often delivers a better experience than paying. No advertising, nothing phones home, DRM is cracked for flexibility, and there are even hobbyist developer teams like the late alterIWnet that actually added extra features to existing games. People might be more sympathetic to the media industry if they didn't punish the **** out of people that, you know, actually paid for the content.
#271 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
People ask why we pirate? Why not....
#248 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking. This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!

The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces is so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.

Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.

PLEASE SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!!!! THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW THIS!!!!!
User avatar #245 - alcoholicsemen (06/21/2013) [-]
i buy certain movies
User avatar #179 - pulluspardus (06/21/2013) [-]
if that is true then why don't they release all their shows on youtube?
User avatar #181 to #179 - Yojimbo (06/21/2013) [-]
This ^
User avatar #210 to #179 - reaperssprint (06/21/2013) [-]
Because they never said that they'd release it for free. They're just saying they don't care if people pirate.
User avatar #234 to #179 - tehlulzbringer (06/21/2013) [-]
why would they want to feed babies instead of getting money?
User avatar #124 - xepicnameherex (06/21/2013) [-]
**** YEAH
#101 - cthumoo (06/21/2013) [-]
I bet you're all just bursting with opinions.
User avatar #91 - llpanic (06/21/2013) [-]
i recomend you to watch the jimquisition about piracy it's pretty interesting

You need to login to view this link com/videos/view/jimquisition?page=5
#72 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
What about the people who made the films, hoping that they'd get enough money for baby formula, comic books, etc. You're essentially robbing someone who spent a lot of time and money creating something that has your attention if you wish to pirate it.
That's like you working a full time job for months and at the end, not getting paid because your boss pirated your work.
User avatar #79 to #72 - sadistikal (06/21/2013) [-]
You mean the people who can basically afford to buy your baby on the black market if theirs ever breaks?
User avatar #77 to #72 - jurto (06/21/2013) [-]
>Implying they don't get money enough for thousands of baby formula.

Maybe independent movies, but Hollywood is not affected. And I still don't get this. Does people go to the cinema to watch movies only? I go more for the company, the pop-corn, and the lack of light so ideal for a date.

OMG, BLOCKBUSTERS IS GONNA MAKE US SO POOR! TV BROADCASTED MOVIES ARE GONNA MAKE US SO POOR!

If I were Hollywood, I'd make my movies free to watch on the internet after 2 or 3 minutes of adds. In HD, multi-language, download and subtitles available and good brandwidth. That would be, still, around 20 or 30 times the money youtubers make for each view. And it's big movies industries with big marketing campaigns.
#86 to #77 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
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User avatar #61 - ruebezahl (06/21/2013) [-]
Not bad. So it would be ok to just stop paying everyone who is employed by Adult Swim or who produces their programming? Because after all, the money will go into the economy anyway. So not paying these guys feeds babies.

I also decided not to pay the guy who fixed my roof last week, because I decided to feed some babies instead.

User avatar #78 to #61 - mylazy (06/21/2013) [-]
Economically, yes it would be okay. In addition, the films still get plenty of money as do music artists and what not. And that 20 million dollar figure ignores the fact that there are people who only get the movie/music because they can pirate it. They may not be able to afford it otherwise, or simply wouldn't be willing to pay for it, in which case the companies and artists did not lose a dime when they pirated the movie. Then there are the people that pirate it, and if they like it they actually buy it. And I repeat, they still make a ton of money.
User avatar #80 to #61 - mylazy (06/21/2013) [-]
Morally, not paying someone for doing a job is a dick move.
#52 - lolpakka (06/21/2013) [-]
They are ******* right... I don't think anyone just sits on their money without spending it, or investing it, meaning everyone pumps their earned money back into the economy.


BTW if you pirate a movie but then buy a movie-themed cup, or T-shirt or another ******** , the money will find its way to the movie makers anyway...
#69 to #52 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
So you are fine with it if you provide a service to someone and they don't pay you? After all, they will definitely pump that money into the economy. Don't whine about not getting it yourself! It will feed babies!
#151 to #69 - lolpakka (06/21/2013) [-]
Nope.. I just confirm what the post says... piracy doesn't hurt the economy, it hurts the film industry... if it hurts at all.
User avatar #31 - snakefire (06/21/2013) [-]
I love adult swim.
#18 - stlbecker (06/21/2013) [-]
not exactly... because there is money that should be in the economy but it is not. Say there is a movie and shoes. He saves 10 dollars by pirating the movie instead of buying a ticket to see it in theaters and he spends that 10 dollars he saved on a pair of shoes. You could say "hey the money he shouldve spent is still going towards the economy" which is true but he should of had to pay 20 bucks total. There is no way to steal things and not effect the economy
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#13 - megaflak (06/21/2013) [-]
They have a point but your still taking things without permission
But what do my opinions matter, I'm going to go masturbate.
#46 to #13 - atheistzilla (06/21/2013) [-]
this is actually my desktop at the moment
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#94 to #89 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
Soooo... We're in debt because we don't spend money?

Because we aren't the type of pirates that buy large, expensive ships and cruise around the sea looking for ships to plunder.

We're the kind of pirates that make copies of software, nothing is stolen, and nothing is bought.

Also as a response to your message to the other anon, it hardly costs anything to make a video game disc or a movie.
User avatar #100 to #89 - redclover (06/21/2013) [-]
so what you're saying is that people are in debt because they choose to NOT spend money on things? If they were spending money, they wouldn't owe so much money to lenders and banks?
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User avatar #141 to #109 - YeYouKnoMe (06/21/2013) [-]
Thats only if you were spoiled as a child...You're using examples of rich society...which we are slowly getting into because parent's give there kids anything for them to shut up.
User avatar #147 to #109 - redclover (06/21/2013) [-]
...so because I pirate a lot of anime and movies, that means that I'm likely to go out and overcharge my credit card to get a jet-ski?
#114 to #109 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
THIS!!!!!!
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