My favorite is the classic "Well, I want it, but I can't afford, therefore it makes it okay."
"Yea I mean if it was stealing I am pretty sure yt would not allow people yo upload tutorials on how to get it xD" -Trying to rationalize person
That's not really a solid argument to fall back on youtube is honestly pretty bad at monitoring the content unless it's mass reported or a copyright claim is filed by a major industry player. I've legit seen porn on youtube that was up for like a year or two before anyone caught on.
"I can't afford it lol" -Same Person as Before
They actually said it, if this person is an adult...
It's sad ain't it? I've literally seen people like "Well, I only wanted to try it, I would have deleted it I promise!"
"idc lol" - Same As Before
" lol don't worry, the cracked version has missing stuff xP But yeah, it's not really "stealing" per say as much as it is "trying out before buying". Personally I'll try something when it first releases as a cracked version before I'd buy it. (As I did with all RM engines and such because they're quite expensive).
-cut some things-
As far as the cracked version goes, they'll prolly have the update for that soon too I'd imagine. Those who crack programs and stuff are usually quick about it. (Pirating actually helps the gaming industry people <.< because most gamers won't buy an expensive game or program if they don't know how it works or if it's worth it. Recently a lot of high titles have suffered losses in sales because they're using Anti-pirating measures. Sucks to be them xP)" - Rationalizor2
I have pirated games to see if my toaster of a machine back in '06 could run the games, and then I'd buy it afterwards if I could, delete it if I couldn't. Here's looking at you Halo 1...Good times.
Pirating does not equal stealing, but it is still nearly (99%) as bad (only difference is it doesn't stop another from buying it).
The funniest argument is pirating due to not liking a company. You know, like pirating COD to give them the finger...
...and to help the population be bigger to help the product be more attractive as a result (they totally do not pirate because they just don't want to buy it).
by the way:
Pirating = hurt programmers, developer, and other lower position staff members that actually worked on the game (but had no say on what they were making).
Pirating != hurting publishers, big wigs, people who actually make the decisions (they just make the people making games suffer more).
Games, movies, etc are not a necessity thus there is no need to have them and enabling such people will do nothing but send the message that people deserve things for nothing (which can cause people to have no desire to work hard and thus will remain poor as they think they shouldn't have to try).
Pirating is not right, the end.
@AwesomeCool What do I do when I can't find a physical copy of a movie I really like for my region (I admit to not having checked for digital copies - DVDs are easier to bring to my mom's house for a movie day)? It's also technically illegal to rip the DVD or region hack my DVD player, and there are only so many times it lets me change the region. When do we hit grey areas?
FYI this is an actual issue for me.
For me too... I kinda have exotic outa time tastes.
@taarna23 - I know about that issue quite well and I agree something needs to be done about it (they should be available to be free to download eventually instead of copyrights lasting forever as they keep making laws to protect Mickey Mouse). Especially since it is so hard to keep a history of video games in tact due to the stupid laws
The whole copyright, patent, and trademark system is screwy. Entire businesses dedicated to existing due to the lawsuits they make over them.
But promoting piracy for this will also promote piracy for everything else as people start to bend to fit there needs (ex: digital re-releases like you said).
Entertainment is not a necessity, so I stand by my idea that people shouldn't pirate.
//and no offense, but the same people that say that argument generally are the ones who later that get banned from forums for downloading modern stuff illegally.
We kinda have both sides about this.
True, I think certain terms to copyrights hinders patrimony and... Well, sometimes it makes stuff that is digitally similar to tying ourselves to a sequoia forest to save the trees from authorities coming to do development there because they own the land and don't worry they will plant flowers and grass and trees there after with their urbanism plans so...out!
You know... It isn't on the same level. But true, I kinda starve myself when peoples do money with my own stuff. But on another hand, if a big corporation bought my intellectual properties for enough $$$ I might kinda be really miffed at them that they would just had done it to sue anyone making pop art over what they just see themselves as milk cow for toys! !!!!
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