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Hangmn
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reply to FFH5

Re: U.S. economy loses $58 billion from piracy every year.

said by FFH5:

said by Hangmn:

Who cares what it costs businesses. These idiots are in an arena where they are obviously out classed. If it can be done it will be done period. F'k em I screw em every chance I get
Ah, the philosophy of every criminal that goes thru the criminal justice system. And people wonder why so many people are in prison in the US.
So should we effect change..or just take it?
The Revolutionary Army was "criminal"...until they won.
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88615298
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said by Hangmn:

said by FFH5:

said by Hangmn:

Who cares what it costs businesses. These idiots are in an arena where they are obviously out classed. If it can be done it will be done period. F'k em I screw em every chance I get
Ah, the philosophy of every criminal that goes thru the criminal justice system. And people wonder why so many people are in prison in the US.
So should we effect change..or just take it?
The Revolutionary Army was "criminal"...until they won.
Yes and what change are you effecting by pirating? I'm 100% sure that when people enjoying their pirated versions of movies and music that are doing it for the "greater good" and are thinking about their contribution to your so called "revolution" and not doing it for their own selfish desires.


Hangmn
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said by 88615298:

Yes and what change are you effecting by pirating? I'm 100% sure that when people enjoying their pirated versions of movies and music that are doing it for the "greater good" and are thinking about their contribution to your so called "revolution" and not doing it for their own selfish desires.
And I suppose you are going out to Best Buy every week and buying this swill like a good little consumer?
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ph03n1x

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reply to 88615298
The rampant piracy of content, while it has caused a bunch of bullshit spin and lawsuits has also led to the creation of:

iTunes
Yahoo Music
Real Rhapsody
eMusic
Napster (legal version)
MTV Urge
Zune
Movielink
CinemaNow
BitTorrent Store (legal version)
Vongo
Amazon UnBox
Netflix
Blockbuster Online

Are these options all good ones? Most certainly not. Some are absolutely unusable and are no real step in the right direction. Some however, are quite popular and pretty good (iTunes, Netflix) alternatives to piracy.

Sure, the content "mafiaa" should abandon DRM and get with the program full force instead of pushing out more asinine half-hearted attempts like Vongo, but the fact remains that if there was no rampant piracy of content, digital download services either would be far far worse or would not even exist at all.

As for the statement of $58b in "piracy losses" per year, that's 100% pure bullshit.


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reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

Yes and what change are you effecting by pirating?
Ah, there is the rub. I don't trade in pirated **AA content. If it isn't worth paying to see it, it isn't worth seeing at all.
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