Piracy. . Piracy is not Theft, It' s Piracy a handy little guide) PIRACY: Theft HEMIDES the Original. Piracy make a MPT.. OP has pirated this image
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Piracy is not Theft,
It' s Piracy
a handy little guide)
PIRACY:
Theft HEMIDES the Original. Piracy make a MPT.
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Submitted: 04/19/2012
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#360 - anonymous (06/07/2012) [-]
funny junk photo shops their pirated pictures so all connections to the real site are not visible
User avatar #333 - cossackwhoop (04/20/2012) [-]
If the ****** old, I'll download it.
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#329 to #328 - xashun (04/20/2012) [-]
Aaaagggghhhhhh....
User avatar #330 to #329 - darklucius (04/20/2012) [-]
HORRAY FOR FUNNYJUNK BEING FULL OF RETARDS!

I really need to remember to take off my thinking cap before coming here...
#331 to #330 - xashun (04/20/2012) [-]
lol im a retard for pointing out that you didn't get the joke?
User avatar #332 to #331 - darklucius (04/20/2012) [-]
... there was a joke? All I saw was a post explaining the difference between theft of physical goods and the theft of electronic goods. If there was a joke in there, please point it out to me...
#334 to #332 - xashun (04/20/2012) [-]
lmao :L stop trying to put yourself on some intellectual pedestal. you're making yourself look like a sensitive, self righteous prick xD
User avatar #335 to #334 - darklucius (04/20/2012) [-]
It's hard to not put myself on an intellectual pedestal when, without fail, funnyjunk reacts adversely to anything that has even a tiny amount of logic to it...
#336 to #335 - xashun (04/20/2012) [-]
so you admit to douche-baggery :L you must be very proud
User avatar #337 to #336 - darklucius (04/20/2012) [-]
I admit nothing of the sort. Being a douchebag is not the same as being an intelligent person among a community of retards. I'm not claiming to be the smartest because I feel entitled, I'm claiming to be the smartest because, from what I've seen, funnyjunk as a whole has displayed a severe lack of logic or intelligence. As far as funnyjunk is concerned, my intelligence is well above average.
#339 to #337 - xashun (04/20/2012) [-]
D: the level of pretentiousness radiating off of you is insane. you claim to be some academic titan yet you still casually visit a site that's, in your words, "full of retards" :L
Are those the bells of hypocrisy i hear? i think so :P
User avatar #340 to #339 - darklucius (04/20/2012) [-]
I find the content funny. The community, on the other hand, is absolute **** .
User avatar #327 - TheFixer (04/20/2012) [-]
well there is a slight difference, piracy makes a profit from the ill gotten goods, the copyright law dictates that you cant copy and then sell the copies for a profit, how ever we encounter a loophole, the proliferation of things is not illegal, thats where you copy something and distribute it for free
#325 - anonymous (04/20/2012) [-]
imagine a company wasted millions of dollars in research and development of a new product only to sell one for $200 and it gets copied over and over again for free
User avatar #322 - soorensen (04/20/2012) [-]
Imagine a repost getting reposted, and its still there when you close your eyes and open them again.
User avatar #317 - kirkbot ONLINE (04/20/2012) [-]
that's a funny looking cat in that repost, you got there OP
User avatar #319 to #317 - capinsquiggles (04/20/2012) [-]
That's because it's a pig.

Note it being pink, with a curly tail and a snout.
User avatar #320 to #319 - kirkbot ONLINE (04/20/2012) [-]
>copy pig
>infinite bacon
arrr, i am a pirate
User avatar #321 to #320 - capinsquiggles (04/20/2012) [-]
I see your response to your rather awful mistake is a clever joke. Neat.
#312 - xenophaigus (04/20/2012) [-]
Reminded me of this
User avatar #310 - novakattack (04/20/2012) [-]
I made an account just to say you are wrong.. they are called ********* burglars!
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#300 - yologdog (04/20/2012) [-]
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User avatar #350 to #300 - silvet (04/21/2012) [-]
Why does that ninja have a shovel penis?
User avatar #324 to #300 - mrcristal (04/20/2012) [-]
sauce?
User avatar #341 to #324 - yologdog (04/20/2012) [-]
you are a pirate

#292 - Dallasg (04/20/2012) [-]
Theft- the generic term for all crimes in which a person intentionally and fraudulently takes personal property of another without permission or consent and with the intent to convert it to the taker's use (including potential sale). JUST SAYING, this doesn't say anything about depriving a person of the property, just taking without permission and consent... which piracy falls into.
User avatar #289 - liarsenic (04/20/2012) [-]
no. it's more like if you own a car shop and one guy comes in an buys a car and then copies that car to everyone else so you don't sell more cars and then you are broke.
#298 to #289 - anonymous (04/20/2012) [-]
finally! someone who understands! thank you! thank you!
#288 - kitsunemochalite (04/20/2012) [-]
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#287 - XVoodeedooX (04/20/2012) [-]
I guess it's theft when it's a on-tangible good that's being mass copied without purchase. You're taking something that cost someone else time and money to produce.
User avatar #296 to #287 - yologdog (04/20/2012) [-]
Most all artists nowdays don't get money from their CD's, they get money from their shows. Their CD's a little more than promotional items. Its a little financial circle the music industry cooked up when they INVENTED PIRATING VIA C-NET 10 YEARS AGO.
#326 to #296 - XVoodeedooX (04/20/2012) [-]
True that. I hope to see a future where all music is free, and art runs on merch, donations/contributions from loyal fans, and gigs. As a musician, I hope to promote that as much as I can!
User avatar #283 - galkawhm (04/20/2012) [-]
Personally, I thought Extra Credits has the right idea about Piracy. Basically, if a game is no longer available, or never has been, pirate away.

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#282 - palmtoyourface (04/20/2012) [-]
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#281 - bannanpojk (04/20/2012) [-]
I hate how people try to justify pirating. Shut up, it's stealing, stop deceiving yourself.
Now I'm not saying that I don't illegally download, cause I do.
But I'm sure as hell not walking around thinking I have a right to do so.
I do it cause I can't afford buying every game or movie that I want to experience and also cause I simply don't give a **** .
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#284 to #281 - prisonerofreality **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#290 to #284 - frankiethekneeman (04/20/2012) [-]
It's not. It's copyright infringement.

Copyright: The right to make copies of something.

Imagine you make your money making and selling cars. Instead of buying from you, someone copies your cars and drives them anyway. They've stolen from you. Period.
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#295 to #293 - anonymous (04/20/2012) [-]
Heavy disagreement!

The actual production of a car is relatively cheap. The problem is that the design of the next car model costs a ******** of money. Let's say your company spends ten million dollars designing a car (Which is way less than it really costs). Each copy of this car costs you $14,000 to build. So, you decide to sell this car for $15,000. That's a profit of $1,000 per car. Therefore, you have to sell 10,000 cars to break even, let alone make a profit. So, when you copy that car, that's a potential $1,000 dollars lost by them.

Easy counter-argument: BUT ANON, I WOULDN'T HAVE EVEN BOUGHT THAT CAR!

Well, the car fulfills your need for transportation. So, if you couldn't pirate that car, you would probably buy a cheap/used car, or even a bike. So now, whoever you would have bought that used car/bike from is ****** out of some money. The point is, everything you buy or pirate fulfills a need, and you're usually screwing someone. But not always.
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#303 to #299 - anonymous (04/20/2012) [-]
Thanks. Also, your username reminds me of Prisoner Of Society by The Living End... Good song.
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#278 - bazda (04/20/2012) [-]
The whole concept of intellectual property is ******** . You create that **** as a contribution to your fellow man. Einstein didn't charge royalties on everyone you used theories that HE came up with, he didn't ******* copyright his discoveries, because he did it for the good of his fellow man, not his wallet.

Music is so ****** because people make it as a means of income and not as a passion. People who make music purely for money make ****** music, and ironically, they are the ones who make the most money, because their ****** music gets so popular, and it just becomes a vicious cycle.
#280 to #278 - anonymous (04/20/2012) [-]
Einstein stole a ******** of his relativity theory from Henry Poincare. Also, his paper didn't have ANY references. That's called ******** , my friend.

Also, you ******* ******* , music is ****** because you listen to ****** music. There's good music out there if you spend a half minute on the internet. Also, let's say I make music out of passion. Let's say I spend 4-5 hours a day writing and perfecting a few songs. After that, I say hey, how about I try to make some money off of something that I do 30 hours a week? A few people buy it, 10x that download it, and I make jack **** .

Most people who write both books and music make it out of passion. It's not something they can stop doing. Even if an author can't sell his books, he's still writing in his spare time. Same with a musician. And if they decide to make a career out of their passions, then **** YOU, ARTISTS! Intellectual property is ******** !
#285 to #280 - bazda (04/20/2012) [-]
Einstein didn't steal anything, he used stuff that someone else came up with. The man who came up with the stuff Einstein "stole" made those discoveries with the same idea of being a benefit for science, and for mankind. If every discovery was made by one man, on his own merit, with no contributions from the people who came before him, we would still be in the ******* stone age. "you didn't discover addition, but you used it to solve the problem, your formula is invalid" **** LOGIC.

Secondly:

I don't listen to ****** music. I listen to good music, but I occasionally listen to what is popular just to see how horribly ****** the industry is.

If you make music, good for you. If you can sell it and make a living off it, good for you. I never said that ALL musicians are greedy, or that EVERYONE who makes money off of their music is a piece of **** with no soul. I said that most of the people who make **** tons of money off their "music" have no passion for it whatsoever, and most of them don't even write what they sing. They are merely performers.
#291 to #285 - anonymous (04/20/2012) [-]
Einstein is the Father of Relativity in popular culture. Most of the ideas and theories were other people's. Also, remember in your high school English classes where you have to put references to your research? If you have to do it in high school, shouldn't a legitimate scientist have to cite his sources?

Also, I have sympathy over the ****** music thing. Top 40 radio plays at my workplace some days. Also, I'm not saying that people can't use your theories, I'm just saying that the person who created them should get recognition. And what I'm saying is that Einstein wrote his paper like he completely did not use any contributions from what poeple used before him.

Also, I'm a bit uncomfortable with you saying that greedy musicians shouldn't get paid for their work. The problem is that you don't know if a musician is greedy or just hits it big with something they're passionate about. In any case, you seem to be a thinking individual, so I'm sure you don't carelessly pirate. Have a nice day.

P.S. my main problem with your comment was that intellectual property is ******** .
#297 to #291 - bazda (04/20/2012) [-]
You're right, I don't pirate anything. I have a job, and I enjoy supporting the artists I respect.

I don't know the whole truth on the matter, but do you think Einstein didn't cite sources because perhaps in his day and his scientific community it was common knowledge where certain theories came from? You don't cite Pythagoras every time you use his theorem, because everyone knows who came up with it. You see what I'm saying?

I'm not saying greedy musicians shouldn't get paid, there is a demand for what they supply, and thus they make money. I'm saying there should be no supply. That is the fault of society. However, I would not feel any remorse after pirating something like a Nikki Minaj album. I can't imagine what would ever possess me to do such a thing, but she hasn't earned any respect from me, and her music is so ****** that I could never justify buying it.

That my friend is how you tell if they are greedy, or passionate about what they do. Just look at the depth of their lyrics. Nikki Minaj lyrics are about as deep as a drop of water sitting on the counter. She has no passion for music, she just looks good on tv, and sells albums to 12 year old white girls. There are also musicians who make it big with legitimate music, and you can tell. Hell, even people like Michael Buble who just sings songs that other people wrote 50 years ago has more heart than most popular musicians today.

Good talk bro.
#304 to #297 - anonymous (04/20/2012) [-]
I listened to an interview with Nicki Minaj. She actually sounds like she's passionate... I hate her music too (You a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe hoe **** THIS CUTTING OFF MY EARS) but she's a poor example. Good talk though, yeah, sorry about your downthumbs, I'm voting you up.
#306 to #304 - bazda (04/20/2012) [-]
Thanks buddy. Don't worry about the red thumbs, I ain't even mad.
User avatar #315 to #306 - dwaynethjockronson (04/20/2012) [-]
Double thumbed up. I'm not even anon anymore.
User avatar #273 - lolcatkiller (04/20/2012) [-]
Probably already stated in a previous comment, but the fact that game developers are now making games for consoles and rarely porting them to PC. One of their main reasons for this is because piracy causes the profits on PC to be far lower than consoles. The actual cost of hiring game designers and producing a full-scale game is massive. The reason we should buy games is because we need to support the developers and encourage them to keep making great games for the PC
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