I've never really thought of it that way. . How we we HEN: lilies Pl RAG‘! is lilt's MUSIC AND NEVER lilies we BOOK '. Because there is still a finite amount of books, unless they start scanning in every page and then copy it. Piracy allows for potentially infinite recreations o tags are tags
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #7 - chrolt
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Because there is still a finite amount of books, unless they start scanning in every page and then copy it.

Piracy allows for potentially infinite recreations of one bit of data, while books, though they may be free still have to be sold individually from a publisher, and even if it ends up at a library the publisher still profitted from it. True you could lend the book to an infinite amount of customers, but not at the same time, and it's not nearly as effecient as piracy.

Incedently i think calling it "piracy" is rather dumb. It's just theft, it's not like people intercept and raid data packets filled with music/films/etc.
#17 to #7 - anon id: d73a88fe
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also the author or whoever owns the rights of the book gets paid a little for every time it is borrowed. at least in Finland
User avatar #21 to #7 - Nameloc
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I could see why people pirate movies they already own.
Thinking on pirating Inception so I don't have to deal with the excessive DRM ****.
I recorded myself attempting to play Inception just now...As it's uploading I am still un-able to play it.

screencast.com/t/zpbcv67Evi

Midway through the video the Warner Bros Digital Copy Manager wanted to update, which set off my firewall thinking it's suspicious. (My firewall rarely does this..)
Also it failed to find Inception...When it was the one that placed Inception there in the first place.

When companies go to such excessive lengths to stop piracy, it only increases the urge to pirate it.
#40 to #7 - anon id: b7f36800
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The Mises Institute recently started putting all its books online for free and because this invites in new readers who don't want to pay for books to actually start reading and later buy books once they become avid readers the institute's book sales skyrocketed. The music and book industry are a little different because there are different uses for online books and physical books, but the same principle basically applies to musicians with live performances and albums. Just look at the Grateful Dead, they went out of their way so fans could record their performances with as high quality as possible and they were incredibly successul. IP is a useless joke.
#42 to #7 - anon id: 4ecab134
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Lawschoolfag here,

Theft is legally defined as intentionally depriving someone of their property. As the original copy remains in the possession of the original owner piracy cannot be legally defined as theft. themoreyouknow.jpeg

User avatar #76 to #42 - failtolawl
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hence why it's called 'copyright', intended to go against copying, not stealing.
User avatar #156 to #7 - wolfmango
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future movie plot?
User avatar #13 to #7 - Scorch
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I think you also pay membership to the library...
User avatar #22 to #13 - Nameloc
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You only pay Libraries if the book is extremely over-due or damaged when you return it.

Unless your country is different about this.
User avatar #32 to #22 - Scorch
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oh right, just looked it p, i guess they both apply to me....
User avatar #20 to #13 - Blarge **User deleted account**
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what no you don't
#45 to #7 - kotos
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I like to be a PIRATE!
I like to be a PIRATE!
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User avatar #85 to #83 - kotos
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no I sing along too :3
User avatar #12 - brokendownpm
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I've purchased so many games after I've torrent'ed them. I mean its like having a full size demo, its awesome.
User avatar #131 to #12 - nogphille
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i can't thumb this up enough..

i've bought practically every game i've torrented and played for more than 24 hours and still enjoyed..
hell, i just spent 20€ on tropico 4.. a game i wouldn't have even known about if it wasn't for piracy..
User avatar #207 to #131 - brokendownpm
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Same happened to me with borderlands 1.
User avatar #28 to #12 - yunablade
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I started buying games after getting a job as repayment for all those torrents...

Of course, bad games didnt receive a penny.
User avatar #206 to #28 - brokendownpm
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Exactly! You should only purchase good products!
#35 - schnizel
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Imagine you made something, and not getting paid for it.
Frustraiting, isn't it.
Well both sides have something right.
People made it and must be rewarded for it (payed).
But in this world we are living in not many people can afford programs such as Photoshop, or download a new OS.
Software and hardware must be cheaper, to that it will be available to the masses.
Long live socialisam!
#41 to #35 - viperious
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Do you find it awkward that the most pro-capitalist economic and philosophic organization, the Mises Institute, puts as many books as possible in online text format for free, and a sizable number of free audio books. Intellectual Property is monopolistic and anti-capitalistic because ideas cannot be owned because they are not scarce goods. If you don't believe me check it out, their literature section has thousands of books available for free and it grows daily. Long live true Capitalism, not the ******** fascism/corporatism of America. I challenge you to find one socialist website or publication that nears the size of their free online literature library.
#93 to #35 - anon id: e3429943
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Imagine making something that no one else is allowed to sell, even though it's very similar to other things out there. Then imagine selling that thing over and over and over again at an inflated price that invariably plummets after 2 or so years.
#113 to #35 - anon id: c33805b7
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*paid
#64 to #35 - tyraxio
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SOCIALISAM FOR THE WIN!
#89 - rodneyabc
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Honestly I'm sick of all this pro piracy ********, I do it all the time but don't go making myself out like I'm some sort of saint.

Get the **** over yourselves, you're exploiting a loophole in the system to swipe what amounts to pocket change from a multi-billion dollar industry, you can stop spewing this diarrhea all over the internet trying to justify it to the world, we honestly don't care.
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#100 to #89 - uphill
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Seriously, this. If you're a pirate, just accept that you are hurting the producer, there is no justification for it. I mean no one can really stop you, so you're just deluding yourself.
User avatar #71 - qauronexoforce
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Despite the fact that they are not even close to being similar principles do you have any idea how morally retarded it would be to deny people free information and learning?
User avatar #33 - foelkera
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because you're supposed to return books to the library or else you pay a fine for it
User avatar #36 to #33 - beanmaniac
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so what if we rent games for like 100$ a year (in israel a public library is free to use as long as you are registered) and each week e return the game after we finnish it,it would still harm the game maker's pocket!
#1 - DolittleFourTwo
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Because you are too young to remember. It happened in the 50's
User avatar #77 - wacemindu
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Libraries still pay the ******* publishers you moron... JESUS it's hard to comprehend how ******* retarded you are.
User avatar #81 to #77 - MudkipTomislav
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... Everything that's "pirated" was also once originally bought and payed for. Same situation except that Internet sharing has much larger potential with thousands of people getting it in the same time
User avatar #82 to #81 - MudkipTomislav
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Not saying that's right and fair to the publishers but your comment was wrong while also being insulting so I had to say something.
User avatar #185 to #81 - wacemindu
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And you're also negating the fact that many pirated copies were probably pirated from another source, so the copy may only be bought once for example... Library books are all bought. It's a completely different premiss.
User avatar #181 to #81 - wacemindu
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Not wrong at all, in some countries libraries pay more for the books because they are going to be loaned out, countries like Australia they have the public lending rights commission that calculate the amount of books an author has in libraries and gives them a commission based on that figure.

Wrong, No, Insulting yes, but that's because the OP and creator of the comic is making a completely idiotic remark.

User avatar #109 - itrooztrooperdown
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Piracy is killing the music industry.

The music industry is killing music.

Fair enough.
#39 - thelordofrepost
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Because Libraries paid to get the books in the first place and if you don't return the book within a certain period of time you have to pay for it.