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Thread: Piracy, a crime?

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    Re: Piracy, a crime?

    If the file sharing is indeed unauthorized, like the word piracy implies, then yes, it is a crime.

    I don't know the legality of such an act in the U.S., but I know millions of people here, and hundreds of millions of people around the world pirate just about every CD, movie, game, and program ever produced. I'm not going stop just because some vocal artist or whatever is getting ONLY 20 million from the production of their music.

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    Re: Piracy, a crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirax
    Here in Srbia even my 12 year old brother knows how to bypass security systems.
    Excuse me if I'm making this sound rude, but using Kazaa or BitTorrent is not considered as "bypassing security systems"

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    Re: Piracy, a crime?

    Well...yes and no. I don't think that piracy is crime when talking relatively small
    amounts of music/movies or whatsoever. But if your collection includes like
    3k+ albums and over 300 movies then I think that it becomes a crime.
    But when talking like less then 20 full albums and like 2-6movies/anime series
    I don't think that it's so bad.


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    Re: Piracy, a crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by NightFox
    Well...yes and no. I don't think that piracy is crime when talking relatively small
    amounts of music/movies or whatsoever. But if your collection includes like
    3k+ albums and over 300 movies then I think that it becomes a crime.
    But when talking like less then 20 full albums and like 2-6movies/anime series
    I don't think that it's so bad.
    So, umm, if I were to use your reasoning, hitting someone isn't considered an assault because you only hit once? Nah.... (I'm just messing with ya)

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    Re: Piracy, a crime?

    Is piracy a crime? Yes, but like others have said, people still do it. People believe because singers and actors have a huge paycheck, it shouldn't matter if they buy their stuff elsewhere, for a cheaper price (or for free =D).
    I don't buy bootlegged movies or cds (or regular cds for the matter ^.^0), but I know people who do. I use to download some songs and bgm and parodies, but it was mostly stuff not available here in the US. Not an excuse though, because I knew it was still wrong ^-v

    Quote Originally Posted by Shonen
    So, umm, if I were to use your reasoning, hitting someone isn't considered an assault because you only hit once? Nah.... (I'm just messing with ya)
    Heheh, good analogy =)
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    Re: Piracy, a crime?

    Piracy a crime? yes, and its looking like one, all dou people do it, you never get the original version, and sometimes original is better than bootleg, for many reasons.

    Is piracy a crime? Yes, but like others have said, people still do it.

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    Re: Piracy, a crime?

    i wouldn't call it a crime... i mean... to me, it's just a different market. people who buy bootleg movies/cds are still making a purchase. even the people that download and burn stuff have to buy the cds/dvds to burn it. while it's not ideal, it's still a small contribution to the economy.

    don't bash me guys, that's just my opinion. >.<

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    Re: Piracy, a crime?

    Piracy is a crime but that doesn't stop people from doing it. For example: Pirated music is illegal but there are still people out there who buy the actual cds and probabely because alot of the originals are better than the pirated/bootlegged etc. items. And as dreamzz said they still have to buy the cds/dvds to burn them so it is effecting the economy just in a different perspective. Some bands for example are furious because they are not getting $ and credit for their work, but other bands that are new are happy with it because through downloading their music (pirating) from Limewire for example; the band is advertising themselves and their work to the public and getting recognized for their talent as well as gaining fans.

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