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Guspaz
Guspaz
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reply to DanteX

Re: WHo am I hurting

The "who am I hurting" argument is weakened by the fact that modern P2P technology tends to involve more than just one person in the process; by downloading a file, you're also sending it to other people. I think that ultimately it ends up as a net positive for the publisher (I'm arguing that piracy within reason helps copyright holders rather than costing them revenue), but you can't pretend that downloading something via P2P is a one-to-one relationship, because it's not.
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DanteX

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By using peer to peer technologies such as BitTorrent it gets the one copy of that movie distributed around the world to many people and in some cases can generate revenue based on the fact someone who downloads it likes what they Saw and wants a legit copy and even more titles like it. It creates profit where profit may have not existed at all.