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piracy is not a victim-less crime.

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#7 - kyforst has deleted their comment [+] (15 replies)
#5 - invadingaliens ONLINE (07/05/2013) [+] (37 replies)
It's not a crime..

A person doesn't have money.
A person wants a game.
A person can't buy the game.
--- 0$ loss

A person doesn't have money.
A person wants a game.
A person can't buy the game.
A person pirates the game he can't afford.
--- 0$ loss



However, if you can afford the game, go buy it.
User avatar #10 to #5 - mrsecret (07/06/2013) [-]
Let's be honest...
A person has money
A person wants a game
A person pirates the game
---$60 loss

#58 - matralith (07/06/2013) [+] (2 replies)
mfw piracy
#34 - infinitereaper ONLINE (07/06/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Piracy harms the economy?    
   
How about that billion dollar bail out on those big ass financial entities that caused the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history?    
   
How about passing that bill at the turn of the century that allowed different financial corporations to merge and become to big to fail as they are today?   
   
How about the huge deficit and rising inflation    
   
I'm sorry for taking what I can, but things are tight and if this was a golden age I'd pay for everything fair and square. But that's just the thing, the world ain't fair and square. When corporations, governments and entities don't play by the rules why should any of us?
Piracy harms the economy?

How about that billion dollar bail out on those big ass financial entities that caused the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history?

How about passing that bill at the turn of the century that allowed different financial corporations to merge and become to big to fail as they are today?

How about the huge deficit and rising inflation

I'm sorry for taking what I can, but things are tight and if this was a golden age I'd pay for everything fair and square. But that's just the thing, the world ain't fair and square. When corporations, governments and entities don't play by the rules why should any of us?

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#96 - lizardnigger has deleted their comment [+] (7 replies)
User avatar #20 - hereforthefaps (07/06/2013) [-]
Yes, because Piracy is what's fucking wrong with the world economy.
User avatar #11 - mrsecret (07/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
A lot of people work under the guy who has five houses. if the game/movies/song doesn't turn a profit then they lose their jobs
#46 - jimli (07/06/2013) [+] (7 replies)
You people have literally no idea how the world works... what about the musicians who are just starting out? You think they're making millions of dollars right from the start? Unless you're in the top 0.1 percent of recording artists in terms of popularity, music is nowhere near as lucrative as it was in the 1990's.  Sorry if I sound a little blunt, but to minimize the impact of pirating like this is dangerous.  The market is suffering because of it, and you wonder why there's so little "good" or compelling music out there in the market? It's because the real artists are afraid to take chances now.
You people have literally no idea how the world works... what about the musicians who are just starting out? You think they're making millions of dollars right from the start? Unless you're in the top 0.1 percent of recording artists in terms of popularity, music is nowhere near as lucrative as it was in the 1990's. Sorry if I sound a little blunt, but to minimize the impact of pirating like this is dangerous. The market is suffering because of it, and you wonder why there's so little "good" or compelling music out there in the market? It's because the real artists are afraid to take chances now.
#61 to #46 - doomtroll (07/06/2013) [-]
you do realize most artists get their following online before they get signed with a record label right? They literally would not be making anything if their music weren't free in the first place...
User avatar #56 - farn (07/06/2013) [-]
the reason we got a lot of shit music is because the music/film industry is making to much easy money
User avatar #53 - Kairyuka ONLINE (07/06/2013) [+] (6 replies)
It gives the consumers more power. The power to directly choose "Do I want to SUPPORT this game/movie firm or not". It's no longer about "Do I WANT the product", it's about "Do I want to SUPPORT the producer"
#74 to #53 - jinkazama (07/06/2013) [-]
Piracy is bringing about a generation of self entitled pricks. If something isn't worth your money, it's not worth your time.
User avatar #29 - pockyrin (07/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
The problem with say hollywood blockbusters and some larger game companies is overinflation and distribution of money. I mean you want the money you paid to go back to the guys that made the game, not to say bail out a studio out of debt. Or when an actor gets paid millions to act in one movie, no actor is worth that. There is an incredible amount of greed from those type of guys. However when you use your money to support an indy game, you are directly repaying them for the hours they put in to make a cool innovative game, just for the enjoyment of seeing their ideas come to life. It makes me pretty damn happy to see interviews with indy guys who are shocked that their game did so well, because they really deserve it.
#17 - kingoflint (07/06/2013) [+] (5 replies)
People always say that piracy does no harm, but I have to bring up two points:
1. Don't listen to the record companies, listen to the musicians. Every musician's contract is different but many that I listen to often say that piracy does affect their profits, therefore, why not support a band you like?
2. Most importantly, who are you to decide who gets more money and who doesn't? People say that "Oh the record companies don't need any more money, they're rolling in it" Who are you to say that they don't deserve any more? If your positions were switched, then I guarantee that you'd be extremely pissed that people were stealing from you. People like to pretend that it's ok to pirate music, games, movies, etc or that in fact they're on some moral high ground because they're playing Robin Hood. The fact is that you cannot simply decide who does and who does not get money. In a perfect world, yeah all of us hardworking people would be rich too, but the world is not perfect and stealing is not the way to fix that. No matter who you are, you cannot simply decide who does and who does not make money outside the boundaries of the law. Using that same manner of thinking, a hobo would be perfectly justified in stealing from a middle class person. I'm sure the hobo thinks he works pretty damn hard, why the hell should you get a house, and a car, and a computer? The point is, it isn't your decision to make. Next time you think of stealing through piracy, think about exactly what delusion it is that makes you think you have the moral high ground to decide that they don't need money to which they're legally entitled
User avatar #84 - douthit ONLINE (07/06/2013) [+] (15 replies)
If I steal your bicycle, you lose your bicycle.

If I copy or download your song, you've still got your song.
#80 - AnimeKiddo (07/06/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Piracy harms the game industry. FACT!
User avatar #95 to #80 - bitchplzzz (07/06/2013) [-]
Nigga, fuck you, I dont want to install a game through steam just to have to install Uplay, Origin and some other foreign shit, having to enter the key code like 3 times just to get to play it.
#77 - anonymous (07/06/2013) [-]
"You download our game without paying for it! Thats the same as stealing!"

"We're banning you from our service for whatever reason we damn well please, taking away all the games you bought without paying you. Thats okay."
#18 - lozarus ONLINE (07/06/2013) [+] (13 replies)
I have pirated most of the games I own, because I cant afford them (games in argentina are fricking expensive).

If I couldnt pirate a game, I simply would not play it. If you research into the subject, most of the pirates of the world are in developing countries. According to media companies its because people in developing countries are ignorant that piracy is a crime. According to me its because their shit is so expensive I cant pay it. To give you an example, the latest battlefield costs as much as eating for a whole week.
#1 - anonymous (07/05/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Online shopping is like an Honor system. You're expected to pay for it, but some people take it anyways. Then they make excuses for it, saying "I was going to pay for it later", or "It doesn't hurt them because they still make money."

Yes, but with multiple people "Pirating"/Stealing it, they will lose more and more profits. This can cause Families/Employees trouble with finances.
User avatar #114 - ADeadlYLepricoN (07/06/2013) [+] (7 replies)

Say what you want but if I made a movie or an album and everyone copied it and very few people actually bought it, I'd make little to no money depending on the cost of production. So I'd be pretty pissed.

The copying not stealing arguement pisses me off because having someone copy your album and give it away is gonna make it so you can't make money off your album.

I know having an opinion other than that of the general consensus is forbidden so I'll take the red thumbs, but face it. Piracy is wrong on some level. Will it hurt the people who are already living comfortably in a house with an elevator? no. but it's not just about them. Struggling musicians especially are no where near as likely to make any sort of profit for their hard work, and trust me it is hard. You can't compare eminems situation to that of say a talented youtube rapper trying to get out there (lord knows there are a lot of them)
User avatar #22 - I Am Monkey (07/06/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I never got pirating games, specifically the argument that "the game isn't worth the money". A game isn't like some 90 minute movie, it's 10+ hours. If it sucks you wouldn't be playing it. If you like a game you should buy it and support the developer so they can keep making good games. That inevitably brings up the argument "what if I buy it and then find out it sucks". That's why you research a game before you play it, it's not hard to figure out which ones are bad just from reviews and comments. Even if I were to pirate, I would still check reviews just to make sure I'm not wasting my time.
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