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Is piracy a gateway crime to other more serious crimes?

#1BendoHendoPosted 9/24/2013 11:11:34 AM
If someone would stoop so low as to pirate software from developers, I can't imagine what else they would do.

I think torrents are a gateway to crime. One day you are pirating games, the next day you're out stealing a car that you couldn't download.

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#2freezemanPosted 9/24/2013 11:12:13 AM
All pirates are murderers.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 9/24/2013 11:14:03 AM(edited)
Now your making me think of the IT crowd episode with the anti piracy video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPEeaxI0OPU
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#4Ch3wyPosted 9/24/2013 11:13:23 AM
A friend of mine used to pirate music.

Last I saw him he had recently recovered from a heroin addiction.

True story.
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#5Combo MasterPosted 9/24/2013 11:14:26 AM
No not in the slightest. It takes a messed up brain and mind state to do real crimes. Downloading games is something people do because they don't wanna spend any money on games if they don't have to
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#6XjphPosted 9/24/2013 11:16:01 AM
One day it's software piracy.

Next it's napalming civilians in a civil war.

It's a slippery slope.
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#7GabrezuPosted 9/24/2013 11:17:09 AM
What do you mean more serious crimes? Piracy is already worse than genocide, murdering babies and devil worship. How worse can it be?
#8Ch3wyPosted 9/24/2013 11:18:01 AM
Stealing games is a felony. It's just like robbing the elderly.

And murder.
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#9TheFeshPincePosted 9/24/2013 11:18:26 AM
Ch3wy posted...
A friend of mine used to pirate music.

Last I saw him he had recently recovered from a heroin addiction.

True story.


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#10Bigj089Posted 9/24/2013 11:19:22 AM
Yes. I started by simply downloading A Link to the Past. Now Im a world wide illegal arms dealer and drug distributor. I also occasionally dabble in sex trafficking, kidnapping, assassination, and extortion as well.

If only I hadnt pirated that first game...
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