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JichiranoiStudios Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
<3 I love it
joyful-basilisk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Piracy is absolutely and utterly a crime. It's stealing. Claiming you wouldn't buy it anyways is like going to a store, stealing a book, and the claiming you wouldn't buy it anyways. :|
ElementLane Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014
Not at all, stealing means taking the product therefor the owner can no longer sell the product, however we are only downloading copies, and the owner can still sell. See the difference?
TaTheDragonVampire Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
It may be bad, but my dad and I buy stuff from torrent sites all the time XD
zizzleplix Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
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Piracy is not stealing in the "digital realm" unlike what big-wig companies like the MPAA are trying to make it out to be. Piracy hurting their business is a myth or at least widely exaggerated. In the "physical realm", yes it is stealing, like when you steal/"pirate" a car you steal it from the original owner leaving the owner without a car and the robber/pirate with one because their is only one physical copy of that car the robber stole. In the digital realm, piracy is that the "pirate" takes a video game, movie, etc. and makes a "copy" and distributes it for free(In the case of movies, video games, music, etc.). Leaving the original owner of the content still with that product, the owner still has the product just the pirate has a copy of it. It has been proven that people will pay for a product they like, even "Spore" one of the most pirated games of 2008 made a profit. Companies like to spew "Because of piracy we lost $200,000" and make it seem like it's all the pirates' fault. Back before the internet days, if you had an idea for a product you needed a few things: Money and a way to make and distribute your product. The agreement between a big company and you was that they will fund and distribute your product as long as you sign over the intellectual rights to your product leaving them with the rights to do whatever they want with the product. Now that we have the internet, there are more ways we can get a product out and we rely less on the big companies to sell and distribute our product. Therefore, not having to sell the intellectual rights away. And big wig companies like the MPAA don't like that, they want those rights to the products so they can get big profits, they try to scapegoat pirates as the source of their problems instead of intellectually solving the problem: updating their business model and making a better service. And some members of congress propose bills like SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, CISPA, etc. to "combat piracy" when in reality it doesn't and will only restrict freedoms and is a way to censor the internet. If big wig companies really want to stop piracy, is offer a better service than that of the pirates, remember piracy isn't a crime, it's a service issue.

/Rant over.
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Kaioh-the-PureMage Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To be against piracy is to be against personal rights, I understand the point of copyrights is to allow people to make money for what people make. But when things are absurdly priced, why not?
Sidarta Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Piracy is a way of life....:)
roxerg Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is a crime...But who cares...
angelogamer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Piracy will destroy the music industry

Preach on brother
PepperSupreme Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
PIRACE IS BAD! And it is a crime. Because stealing is a crime!
Dark1032 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009   Writer
Actually its quite often a reaction to being put down by the workforce or not be able to fit into the workforce. Believe it or not, if there was no welfare system or disability pensions, the level of piracy would skyrocket. People still engage in piracy non-the-less because its spiritually satisfying. For these people its more than just about "money", its about the feeling of "I worked for my life". Its something that society won't (and probably never will unless it was a communist country) give away to the people. Theres a certain gradification to "working" for some. And if they don't get that feeling, then they resort to deviant and often illegal ways to obtain that inner content.
PepperSupreme Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
That was a great explanation, thank you very much. :) Sometimes, I'm so angry at game developers, for example for the 'you only can install it 3 times', (which is fuckin the people who pay for it) thst I sometimes want to pirate just for the 'in yar face'. But still I feel sad for the developers for like Spore, which was massivly pirated.
metalik-fairy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
here here!
ironhead129 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Lucheek Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Piracy is copyright infrignment, a crime.
Sidarta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
No man, Piracy is aid for peopole who dont have a chance to pay the absurde prices of somethings.
Lucheek Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Woah, I don't even remember this stamp.

My opinion greatly differs from yours, but internet arguing is pretty stupid, so agree-disagree?
Sidarta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
ehehehe it as been a long time i posted
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