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  • Piracy is not stealing, it's sharing, and sharing is caring.

    When you pirate, you're just copying, not stealing, if it was stealing the original would be gone, why should anyone be forced to pay for something that's not physical, I understand all the money needed to produce CDs and DVDs, but this is the internet age, if you create a cool movie then just upload it on YouTube, I'm not saying that media creators shouldn't get paid for creating something, I'm saying that they should make money a different way, monetization and donations are a much better way of making money than forcing something to pay a lot of money, I was bashed by greedy semi-famous jerks for just saying that a 300$ programs should cost 200$, I spent several months developing a game and I didn't make anyone pay for it.

    If you are a true developer, animator, writer, actor, etc., then money shouldn't be the first thing on your mind, if you want money from your work, just monetize your video or song and/or set up a donation system and make a little money that way, and let people legally download or edit your media or software if they want to, use a Creative Commons for the media you create or a GNU license for your software and you're showing your support for free culture.

  • It is impossible to stop it

    It is like crime you cant stop crime it will always be happening there is no possible way to stop it so they should just legalize it. It is already legal in the UK why dont we follow. The government is going to have to wake up soon to relize that it is virtually impossible to end it.

  • The original is still there!

    Piracy is not theft. Theft involves taking the original thing, if i invented a device that cloned bread with no repercussions, would a company like Hovis (other bread brands are available) be OK to call it theft then if i had cloned a loaf that was made by them? I think not.

  • Yes, legalize it!

    Yes, I believe piracy should be legal. People have been sharing movies, music and other sorts of media for year and years, even before the Internet. The advent of the Internet just made it easier to share these things. Hollywood actors and musicians are overpaid anyway. Piracy will not hurt their salaries. Allow people the freedom to share.

  • YES, piracy should be legal!

    Piracy should be legal because the maintenance of private distribution is arbitrarily regulated and is based on an unfounded assumption that piracy hurts those involved in the production of the goods or services. After all, who hasn't had friends over to watch a movie or decided to take a picture of non-sensitive artwork at the museum? Those who claim that piracy is stealing seem to overlook this point that it is they and their friends who get to benefit off the public display of so called "pirated" goods. Furthermore, it is not the case that pirating causes, say, the actors of a pirated film to suffer financially. If the said film is getting pirated, then isn't that a mark of demand? Didn't Radiohead, by allowing one of their albums to go at a "you decide" price, thereby encourage piracy but didn't find their sales or popularity sink as a result? "Piracy" is just another form of non-monetized demand which has its own benefits of increasing product visibility.

  • It Should be Legal

    There is not logic as to why we can't go out and just download a file or a program because someone doesn't want us to, computers just don't and shouldn't be forced to work like that. If a company or other personal wants to make money off of a digitized product don't force someone to pay for and then get upset when they don't. If someone really wanted your product they could spend their time remaking it, buying it is only saving them a week or two of their life. This debate only leads to why should people not be able to use their computers for what they want? Because someone says they can't? That's not how this works and it's not right to have some paid to think otherwise.

  • It's just not wrong

    There are people in this world who are so poor they can hardly support themselves. I'm not saying that all pirates fit into this category, but many of them do. I used to be for the other side of the argument, but after seeing my friend pirate games, my whole view point changed. He, like many other pirates, do not find enjoyment in most things and can barely support themselves. Who are we to tell people like him that it's not okay to do the one thing they still enjoy, which is playing video games? I mean, he cannot possibly afford the outrageously expensive games currently on the market.

  • It is good

    Its free stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • I love it

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  • Piracy should be legal

    Piracy should be legal because more people can benefit from it. In the entire world, more people pirate software in poorer countries. This occurs because they cannot afford to pay the full price for legitimate software and licenses. Although this may slightly dent some huge software companies, it allows even third world countries to have equal access to better technology and software, evening the balance in the world of modern technology and expensive software.

  • Piracy is Stealing

    Stealing music from a musician is no better than walking into Macy's and shoplifting a sweater. It's stealing the property of an individual who worked hard to make it and design it. The government needs to make search engines accountable for linking to illegal file sharing websites like Morpheus, Groxter, Limewire, and Kazaa immediately.

  • Piracy Is Unethical and Illegal for Good Reasons.

    Tell me this, do you pay for a painting, or a photograph from the artist, Why is it any different when it comes to music? It's still an art, it's something somebody has created and spent a lot of hours working on. So when you make a copy of an album, that's equivalent to making a copy of somebody's photograph or painting. It's one less sale for that artist. And one doesn't seem like a lot, but imagine 20,000 people making a copy for their friends, or posting it online, that leaves countless amount of copies being made, which is countless amounts of sales not being made. The artist is then out of money. Which is why they need to charge so much, because they must charge the people who actually buy music more so that they can make a profit and a living. Although the definition says its copying, it is stealing, you are stealing an artists hard work and effort. You're stealing their money and their creation. So, no, piracy should NOT be legal.

  • Buying/Selling software and games are the basis and foundations of the modern internet

    For centuries hard work and effort to produce a product have been rewarded,Have you ever been to school?,when you do good, or put effort time and money into something you would like some kind of reward,am i right?.Whats the point of spending millions of dollars and years of work onto a game like COD Black Ops 2 which hundreds of thousands of people enjoy and pay good money for just to have it stolen,e g PIRATED,whats the point of effort and money if theres no reward?

  • Piracy is good

    What about people who can't afford music or to see the new movies. Plus who cares it is not like they are doing any harm to anyone its not like they murdered someone. All they are doing is posting movies on the internet so people who can't afford it can see it and relax and don't have to worry how they are are going to pay the rest of there bills because they spent some of the money at the movies.

  • Why is wrong with you people.

    Of course piracy is stealing, you're taking a digital version of a profit away from the maker/developer/writer. Just because they still have a copy doesn't mean they aren't loosing something. If you've ever made a joke, and then saw someone use that without crediting you then you should know want I'm talking about. Piracy is like that except on a much larger scale, and it effects the income of the creator.

  • Piracy is a crime.

    Piracy is the unauthorized use or reproduction of someone else's work. It could be as simple as someone illegally downloading music online or movies. To as crazy as getting important documents hacked into and printed off and taken as others work. Piracy is stealing whether people want to think so or not. You would be taking something without permission that has value to someone else. No matter how much the value of the work is,
    Piracy is a serious thing, even if you don't think so. The people that have a higher say or opinion than you is what matters most because they are the ones in control. You can get up to five years in prison. So before taking someone else's work, music, movies, or documents. Think is it worth it? Because it's not.
    When people steal (piracy) music by getting it online somehow, They are stealing from that artist because that artist spends there time and money on studio time to put into their albums.
    Yeah music artists are paid a lot but they don't make what they don't earn they make there money from their albums photoshoots. So its not like they are getting “overpaid” just for their music they get paid for doing a lot of other things. They earn what they make.
    People should stop acting like $1.00 is to much for one song on Itunes or wherever they sell the online music. Its a lot cheaper than getting caught illegally downloading the music or movies. Its one dollar people. If you were to get caught it'd be up to a $250,000 fine. Id rather spend the dollar than have to spend on that.

  • Even it is online, or offline. WHATEVER IT'S ILLEGAL

    Let me have an example. If you steal something in market, then probably everybody will see you are stealing, even if you steal something in internet market, you are stealing but nobody can watches you. Humans didn't made internet with science in defiance of faith. Piracy never can be legal because it is stealing and stealing is illegal.

  • Even it is online, or offline. WHATEVER IT'S ILLEGAL

    Let me have an example. If you steal something in market, then probably everybody will see you are stealing, even if you steal something in internet market, you are stealing but nobody can watches you. Humans didn't made internet with science in defiance of faith. Piracy never can be legal because it is stealing and stealing is illegal.

  • Even it is online, or offline. WHATEVER IT'S ILLEGAL

    Let me have an example. If you steal something in market, then probably everybody will see you are stealing, even if you steal something in internet market, you are stealing but nobody can watches you. Humans didn't made internet with science in defiance of faith. Piracy never can be legal because it is stealing and stealing is illegal.

  • Even it is online, or offline. WHATEVER IT'S ILLEGAL

    Let me have an example. If you steal something in market, then probably everybody will see you are stealing, even if you steal something in internet market, you are stealing but nobody can watches you. Humans didn't made internet with science in defiance of faith. Piracy never can be legal because it is stealing and stealing is illegal.


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