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|#101 - It is stealing. You took a commodity, in this case the license…||7 hours ago on Very True||0|
|#146 - She'll rip that **** right off. [+] (1 new reply)||7 hours ago on (untitled)||+1|
|#94 - If the pirate isn't willing to pay the money, they don't deser… [+] (2 new replies)||11 hours ago on Very True||0|
#98 - anon (10 hours ago) [-]
That's your opinion, a pirate obviously doesn't feel the same way about it. It could be that they can't afford it, they don't like the company and don't want to fund them, they feel like they deserve it for some reason and many other reasons pirates do what they do.
Also it's not stealing, who's losing the money? It's not a physical disc that cost money to make that has disappeared, it's a clone of a digital media that the pirates made using their own time and electricity to produce. Now they had to pay their staff who created the media in the first place, but that tends to be paid for and done on release day alone.
If *everyone* pirated, then there would be a loss, but you can't see pirated copies as lost sales or "stolen" profits because the money hasn't been taken from anyone's pockets, it's a theoretical dollar that they would probably never see anyway because most pirates won't buy the media for any price.
You can't really stop them, and threatening them isn't going to help because they'll just laugh as they click another torrent, the only way to deal with pirates is to offer a better service for those who choose to pay, or be a decent person who people *want* to see succeed. There's a reason Project Red's Witcher games are the least pirated games out there, because they're decent people. But games like Batman that had Windows live on the paid version but not on the pirate, and the games with 3 system installs on paid but not on pirate, well guess we'll go to the pirates because they offer a better service.
#101 - schneidend (7 hours ago) [-]
It is stealing. You took a commodity, in this case the license to use a digital product, that to legally acquire costs money, and acquired it illegally without paying for it. Regardless of whether a stock of items is diminished or not, you stole intellectual property that doesn't belong to you, and no amount of moral relativism makes that legal or acceptable. You're making the argument that the pirates are simply another provider of the same service for less, which is simply not true. Those pirates have stolen access to the intellectual property or service they are providing. They have no right or dispensation to provide this service. They have stolen it, and by receiving it from them you are an accessory to that theft.
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