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  • Generally speaking, yes, because it is illegal.

    Looking at it from a legal standpoint, then yes, it's obviously wrong to pirate movies online. But from a moral standpoint, I suppose the issue is subjective depending on an individuals' convictions. Some consider it a form of stealing and some don't. Either way, if you end up being criminally charged with pirating, your personal beliefs are irrelevant in the court of law.

  • It is wrong to pirate films online.

    It is wrong to pirate films online. For nominal fees, anyone can watch a plethora of movies both in theaters and online. When it comes down to it, the costs paid for services such as Netflix or Redbox are minimal compared to the product of watching movies. Pirating movies is illegal and takes away from the profits of the movie staff.

  • Intellectual theft is wrong

    I support freedom and am against censorship, but in a round about (sometimes direct) way, pirated films are a way to get something that costs money, for free. It's theft. It's better to be honest and see a movie in a theater, then buy it on DVD or download it legally when it's available, than to essentially steal a copy or download one that's been illegally attained.

  • Art is not free

    Do you like all the special effects in movies and the work that goes into them, if you do pay for it--if not don't watch it. They are not free to make, if they were it would be a different story. Would you walk into Starbucks and not pay the barista for coffee because some of it goes to CEO's and others who probably don't deserve it? Of course not. Pirating movies is the same thing.

  • Intellectual theft is wrong

    I support freedom and am against censorship, but in a round about (sometimes direct) way, pirated films are a way to get something that costs money, for free. It's theft. It's better to be honest and see a movie in a theater, then buy it on DVD or download it legally when it's available, than to essentially steal a copy or download one that's been illegally attained.

  • Pirate Away, Matey!

    Why not pirate? If you're willing to put in the time and effort (and put up with the poor quality) to access pirated film, you probably deserve that product. After all, the economy that goes into films seen in theaters often doesn't really support the artists that anti-piracy campaigns so often use as mascots. If you are going to pirate, first ask yourself--do I feel bad about taking money from big movie producers, theater chains, etc.? If you do, don't do it. If not, go ahead and enjoy!

  • No, it's not wrong to pirate films online

    If the Sony hacking scandal has taught us anything, it's that corporations of all stripe absolutely must take greater care to secure their sensitive data. If a production company can't be bothered to take these measures and protect themselves, as well as their employees, why should hackers feel bad that they've simply exploited the situation? Often times, these hacks are accomplished much too easily.


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o0jeannie0o says2014-12-31T00:23:42.017
An it harm none do as ye will... Ummmmmm its ok as long as everyone does not do it? It wouldn't hurt sales, your wallet (or the rich stars) if you didn't care to watch it that much (as in you wouldn't buy it if you could not pirate it) , but it wouldn't help the makers and its illegal putting you in (tiny bit of) unnecessary risk .

I am conflicted.