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#129 - guidoforlife (01/23/2013) [+] (11 replies)
"Wow, this song is really good! I must buy this track because the artist did such a fine job!"   
-Said Literally No One, Ever
"Wow, this song is really good! I must buy this track because the artist did such a fine job!"

-Said Literally No One, Ever
#1 - riddari (01/22/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Well, I think piracy is not immoral if the availability is the main issue about obtaining content. Also, it's fine if a part of the supplied content is not intended for your country.
For example, in Poland GTA 4 was sold for a full retail price on PC, despite Games For Windows Live not being introduced yet (in other words, if you didn't give fake info in registration, which is a violation of EULA, you couldn't save the game or play multiplayer).

TL:DR: **** GFWL.
User avatar #19 - infinitereaper ONLINE (01/23/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Honestly morality is overrated and I've never had a problem with piracy. Growing up never being able to have the things you want long enough and you stop caring. That being said, I do buy a few things and give some support. I promise myself when I'm no longer a poor **** I'll get everything properly. All that aside, it's kind of a pain in the ass to get what you want though. I mean why the hell should I jump through 7 hoops when I can just download it lightning fast?

If companies want piracy to lessen they need to both improve availability and stop with outrageous prices heavily driven by either greed or brand. Everything comes with cost but honestly, Iots of games these days aren't worth their budgets in the first place.
#86 - grimmwaters ONLINE (01/23/2013) [-]
Boy, do I love shopping
Boy, do I love shopping
#35 - Chitzu (01/23/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I remember one time I really wanted to see "Butterfly effect". It was my favorite movie at the time and I had seen it once before. I had the DVD on the other side of my room, but I was too lazy to get it. So I pirated it. That's like extreme laziness right there.
#7 - sorenlolz ONLINE (01/23/2013) [+] (4 replies)
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#36 - felixjarl ONLINE (01/23/2013) [+] (21 replies)
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Piracy is not a question of morals. It is a question of what that is the easiest and the cheapest.
User avatar #15 - ferruccio (01/23/2013) [+] (19 replies)
1. Search the song on YouTube
2. Copy the link
3. Go to flvto.com
4. Paste the link
5. Download mp3 converted file
6. ???????
7. Profit
User avatar #26 to #15 - joshofsouls (01/23/2013) [-]
Disgusting quality.
I use Youtube2Mp3, it's got pretty high quality, and if I'm not satisfied with it I just download the video and convert it myself using Camtasia studio .
#126 - kez (01/23/2013) [+] (4 replies)
For the average band, buying records doesnt support a band. It supports the record company.

There is something like a "mechanical royalty" where the band makes $0.93 per album sold and if you think each album is sold for $10, you can see they make jack **** from record sales.

If a band thats been going for 10 years sells 500,000 copies of their album, that is good going. But the band would make $450,000 from those sales which is 45,000 a year divided by lets say 4 people in the band thats less than $12,000 a year per band member.

Where did the remaining over 4 million $ go? The record label.

If you want to support a band. Visit them on tours, thats why they tour, to earn a living. And buy their merch AT THE TOUR/GIG as that will go directly to them not websites and big companies selling it.

TL;DR - 90% money from selling albums goes to record label, they make no real money from it unless they sell in the millions or 10s of millions which is insane since piracy is the norm. To support a band go to their shows and by their merch.
#52 - pyra (01/23/2013) [+] (17 replies)
a lot of people tell me that piracy is bad, or look down on me for stealing stuff

and it is

but I mean, if its something I enjoy a lot, I'll go back and buy it

Most games I just rebought on steam
User avatar #58 to #52 - sausageparty (01/23/2013) [-]
I do this too sometimes.
For example I downloaded gta4. Didn't like it. Didn't buy. Only fair that you can try the product before buying it.
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User avatar #93 to #88 - sausageparty (01/23/2013) [-]
Because of quality. Youtube is 192 at most. Flac or 320 is a lot better
#34 - yeahhhdebo (01/23/2013) [+] (6 replies)
That's why I buy CD's
And they also look cool as **** on my wall.
User avatar #8 - trimageryan (01/23/2013) [+] (13 replies)
Wait, there are people on the internet who don't automatically go to the pirate bay when they want must? That's strange...
User avatar #6 - galkawhm (01/23/2013) [-]
If some software isn't available in your region or the creators of it are no longer making money off it, I see nothing wrong with pirating stuff.
#176 - lordmathias ONLINE (01/23/2013) [-]
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User avatar #151 - spysappinmysasha (01/23/2013) [+] (1 reply)
how the hell did this get frontpage? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS
#89 - fiddyone (01/23/2013) [+] (2 replies)
So many people debating piracy. Personally, I would only buy a game if I want to play multiplier, I would probably only buy a CD if I really liked the artist, I would only buy software if I actually have to!
The amount of people who don't know how to get something for free, and will pay for it, outweighs that of the people who know how to get it for free.
A lot of the time, people who pirate stuff, would actually pay for it, if they had the money (At least in my experience) It's not a case of " **** your company, I'm getting this for free" but rather "I really want/need this, but I'm poor as **** right now!"
#95 to #89 - arandomanon ONLINE (01/23/2013) [-]
That's exactly my position. Sometimes I can't even buy food because I spent the few money I get a month because I have a lot of **** to pay for (my flat's rent, water, internet, etc) and I try to save as much money as I can. The only game I'm about to buy is Dead Space 3 because my father wanted to give me a present for my birthday and I reserved the game although I'd have liked cash. The rest games/music/movies I want, I have to get them by piracy or otherwise I couldn't. I barely pirate games (don't have much time to play them) and the music I like.. it's impossible to get here so this is just another reason to draw on piracy.
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User avatar #96 - rawesome (01/23/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Hip Hop artist Immortal Technique encourages people to pirate his music, he's more concerned with getting his message across than selling records.

Ironicly I've bought everything of his I could get my hands on... Reverse psychology done right.
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