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Piracy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hampus Andersson, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Game of Thrones, the most popular pirated show on the planet.

    So what does Time Warner´s CEO think about it?

    The director of the show also praised piracy saying it created a buzz around the TV show.
    The author of the series say it´s a compliment even though he would like to not have it.

    I find it really amazing that they can see that you won´t stop piracy and that it actually might be benefits coming from it.
    The key for these people is to understand that most likely if someone haven´t paid for it, they probably never would.
    Of course there´s a counter argument saying it´s stealing but it´s up for discussion.

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/8/46...racy-better-than-an-emmy-says-time-warner-ceo
     
  2. Game of thrones actually benefits greatly from piracy, many people don't have premium channels but want too keep up with the series, would download it weekly then by the DVD s ine they came in sale. If I'm not mistaken their DVD sales wetter higher than the actual view er numbers on the network.

    With the level of technology present and the ease of file sharing piracy cant be stopped. That's just a harsh reality but then again another harsh reality is people nowadays rarely have THOUSANDS to drop on new software, and for those unaware software gets ridiculously pricey, I know very few people willing to pay 600 bucks for photo shop. Are they using the software commercially? No, are they on the street corner selling it to anyone for 20 bucks? No, and that's where I draw my line.

    I believe in freedom to download whatever movie sites show or program I want under the condition I'm not selling someone else's work as my own or using commercial software for a business.(honestly the first is more important to me).
     
  3. Agreed, for me i downloaded Adobe Photoshop.
    But i bought Premier Elements because i upload videos and it was a reasonable price unlike Photoshop.
     
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  4. H34d5h07

    H34d5h07
    No money, no team racing.

    I support piracy. Especially with greedy publishers, like EA, Ubisoft.

    I rather toss my money to a small dedicated team, that do great games and knows what quality is, than give EA any money at all. Until EA (and/or other greedy publishers) gets their act together. I will steal their games. Period.

    If I download a game, and find it to be pure gold, 9 out 10, I will buy it.
    Thanks to piracy I have come across many many games, that I have paid for later on. But also games that don't deserve to be talked about.

    Demo's today is very rare, so there is no way I'm gonna waste €50.00 on a game that might turn out to be utterly crap.
     
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