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PostSubject: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:21 pm

Piracy is a war-like act committed by private parties that engage in acts of robbery and/or criminal violence. So there are no pirate topics on this forum. So what do you think about piracy robbing on the sea or robbing at home on a computer?
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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:00 pm

I'm fairly apathetic towards internet piracy. I won't try to justify it, I just don't think pirating the occasional game or movie is a big deal. As for real life piracy, I'm not exactly an expert so I really wouldn't be the person to ask.
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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:25 pm

Game publishers often post pirated titles as sales they should be compensated for, but look at it this way:
How many pirates will buy the game in the first place?
Most of the time pirated games are treated as demos (since there's only SP), and the full version is bought if enjoyed. Obviously not all pirates are as such but I'm speaking from experience based on forum browsing.
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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:55 pm

For me, it's sort of vise-versa: I usually only pirate games I already bought at one point or another, and would like to play again. Like I said before though, I'm not going to try to justify it, I have pirated games I've never owned because I was short on money or just too lazy to track down the actual copy.
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PostSubject: Shame on you all!   Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:34 am

YOU WOULDNT STEAL A CAR!

No but really, I dont pirate simply because I dont know how. I watch movies and tv series for free online, witch I guess is just as bad, and I dont feel bad about that at all.

I mean sure, I get that developers dont want you to get games for free, but many people (me) still buy their games anyway, so whats the problem?

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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:23 am

AnonymousAdam wrote:
so whats the problem?
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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:30 am

I already give them money.......


He should be pointing at YOU, pirate scum!


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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:07 pm

$ = $
They don't care where it comes from as long as it comes

edit: That sounded slightly sexual ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:19 pm

Crysis 2 beta complete with singleplayer, multiplayer, and DRM shit leaked onto thepiratebay and shit.

I don't care, really, but this is a thread about piracy.
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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:51 am

I actually have a skull and crossbones tattooed on my chest, but that more because of my wandering lifestyle. And rape / pillage etc.

I think it's impossible to justify piracy. It IS theft, there's no way around it. Having said that, I do it anyway. When I live in foriegn countries (which is always) I usually don't have access to English language TV shows or movies. For TV shows its no question, I DL them. For movies, if it's something I actually want to see then I'll go to the cinema, if its just a speculative watch then I'll DL it.

For games its similar for me. If I actually want it, I'll buy it. If it's just speculation, I'll get a naughty copy. This seems to be a pretty common trend amoungst 'pirates', and it has been speculated thta piracy hasn't hurt sales in all media (music, movies, games etc) as much as developers and publishers would like to say, as mostly people only pirate stuff they're only half interested in anyways, and probably would never have bought at full price. Again, not trying to justify here, just sayin'.

And this is not wholly justified either, but it has to be from a major developer. Especially for small developers on the PC, it's really really important to support them with cash, otherwise we simiply won't see that sector of the market any more, which would suck for everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:52 am

I have never done something like that because I am a fair man. And the net's to slow. So I buy stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Piracy(Lego pirates of the caribbean yay)   Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:25 am

When it comes to games,more often than not,i will DL it first to check it out and only if i really like it i'll buy it,and sometimes i like a game but i simply can't afford it so i DL it anyway (like the recent Dragon age 2 which was a let down compared to origins) yes i know it's wrong.
Songs and music i download alot more than i buy,simply because in Israel there is such a small variety of foreign rock that is so over-priced that it's just not worth it (i have about 4K songs on my comp,out of them about 30-36 are legally bought....) .
On the other hand,because in Israel all the TV shows and movies only come with Hebrew subtitles and no Hebrew voice overs,i hardly download shows and movies since i have all my favorite shows and movies,in HD,in the original English,for FREE on my TV.
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