What are your thoughts on pirating?

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What are your thoughts on pirating?

lulz lulz
Is it really that harmful? What should be the penalties for doing it?
06/25/2012
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Dusk Dusk
I did a lot of pirating my freshman year of college and after that I said I would try and buy everything legally. The few things I feel morally fine pirating are:

1. E-books that I already own in hard copy. Really, I'm not spending another 10 dollars per book to buy something I already own.

2. True Blood and Game of Thrones. I have HBO at university but not at home and since HBO doesn't have any kind of cheaper streaming service, I feel like they screwed themselves over. I can't afford to buy HBO at home for only a few months out of the year for one or two shows.

Overall, I think pirating is harmful. Artists put a lot of time and energy into their work (shows, movies, music, books) and if everyone is pirating, they don't see any financial support from that. I think sometimes letting people borrow a CD or a book can lead to them purchasing more of that artist's materials, but I think that's just as likely as those people asking you for the rest of it.
06/25/2012
Peggi Peggi
My feelings:



I personally don't like to pay for cable and we download or stream EVERYTHING we watch.
06/25/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
We're against pirating! We purchase netflix and watch movies off there. We don't really listen to music.
06/25/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
My feelings:



I personally don't like to pay for cable and we download or stream EVERYTHING we watch.
That pic cracks me up.
06/25/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
Quote:
Originally posted by lulz
Is it really that harmful? What should be the penalties for doing it?
listen I'm broke and can't afford it i download music and apps and movies and programs because i could never buy it
06/25/2012
married with children married with children
well, if you spent a year making a album and paying for studio time, whould you want someone stealing a copy from you without paying you a dime?
06/28/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Against it, although I'm much happier when I don't have to buy the same thing multiple times.
06/28/2012
Ashley B Ashley B
I'm against it. I have Netflix for my movies and a Zune pass for my music.
06/28/2012
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