Quite easily saying it is one thing... being true/correct is another...
You missed the point. Depending on the circumstances, I could be entirely correct. But what I argued wasn't the right or wrong of piracy, but the issues of the statement that "I STOLE THIS LEGALLY", wheter in a sarcastic sense or not.
LOL ...park out side Sony HQ and start selling Pirated Music of theirs on CD out of the back of a van, and see how Legal it is. Whether you "choose" to feel it is immoral or not, is moot to them.
Copyright infringement is theft, whether you choose to believe it or not. People get paid to make materials, be it Digital media, or hard copy, when you choose to take that which you have not paid for .. you take the very $$ they use to feed their families. less sales = less $$.
While you may percieve the Big corporations as faceless entities, the reality is when you steal from them, it's not the Big wigs that get hit the hardest, it's the average joe working in the mail room who got laid off as sales declined * too bad he has 3 kids to feed huh?*. Or the customers who have to Pay increasing prices to pay for all the antipiracy crap they imbed in to stuff like music. Not to mention not being able to listen to your music on your PC because it has a burner attached etc..
No one is really sticking it to the "man" when they pirate, they are really just sticking it to the rest of us.
Sorry If I deviated from the threads topic. But i cant understand peoples thinking of "if I rationalize it out, it's not wrong to do" that and trying to split hairs to justify ones actions.
You will find in a community such as this where our hobby and livelihoods are based around copyrights and the protection there of, little tolerance for Piracy/copyright infringement justification.
Haha, oh wow. Talk about flying off the handle. I wouldn't even think this addressed to me (since you are arguing against points I didn't even make) if you didn't quote me directly.
Since this isn't the thread for it, I'm not going to take the time to pick your arguments apart. After all, I have yet to make any argument for or against piracy whatsoever. I am, however, opposed to nonsensical arguments, wheter they are made on my part of the fence or the oppositions.
Let me also just make a note that piracy is not tolerated at all. If you want to advocate stealing software, and yes it is stealing, I suggest not being so open about it here.
That's a straight-out lie. What constitutes theft is different from nation to nation or society to society (depending on wheter you're speaking of legal or moral definition, respectively).
For example, in Sweden, it is not illegal to download or own copyrighted software. It is, however, illegal to share it. It is the act of sharing itself that is illegal. The morality of the action is up to philosophers, in turn.