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#41coreekymonPosted 3/24/2014 2:16:27 AM
I understand completely TC. The argument "I wouldn't have bought it anyway, so no harm done" is a total BS excuse. Just because you wouldn't have paid for something doesn't make you entitled to that thing. I don't go into a store pull something off the shelf and say "well I don't want this enough to buy it, but I wouldn't mind owning it for free so I'll just walk out with it."

People are just stupid and can't equate digital goods to physical goods. They think the thousands of hours put in by people developing these digital goods is somehow not the same as the time people put in to produce something physical.
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#42popping4itPosted 3/24/2014 2:27:13 AM
get over it, people fix other peoples computers for free.
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#43DarkLagunaPosted 3/24/2014 2:49:56 AM
If some guy came into my house and started working on my plumbing and I didn't ask for it, you can bet your ass I wouldn't pay him a dime.

Besides, in this completely horrible analogy, something was lost, even if the repairman only tightened a few bolts or something that required nothing but labor: time. You can argue that developers wasted time making a game, but they wasted that time regardless if 1 copy gets sold or 10000; the work has already been done. After that, the only goods produced are the physical copies of games; digital copies require no time, effort, or money to produce once they're put out there.

The trolling attempt was almost as bad as your analogy, by the way; the fact that you got some replies is the only thing that makes it better.
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#44DoomkillaPosted 3/24/2014 3:04:08 AM
coreekymon posted...
I understand completely TC. The argument "I wouldn't have bought it anyway, so no harm done" is a total BS excuse. Just because you wouldn't have paid for something doesn't make you entitled to that thing. I don't go into a store pull something off the shelf and say "well I don't want this enough to buy it, but I wouldn't mind owning it for free so I'll just walk out with it."

People are just stupid and can't equate digital goods to physical goods. They think the thousands of hours put in by people developing these digital goods is somehow not the same as the time people put in to produce something physical.


Except it's more like they're making more copies rather than stealing them. It's good that there's piracy. If there wasn't a choice or the freedom to do so. I'd be pretty worried and ironically. That choice is slowly fading away. But it's ok. We can trust the corporations. Just don't think too critically or they'll get mad.
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#45Tyranius2(Topic Creator)Posted 3/24/2014 4:31:03 AM
If some guy came into my house and started working on my plumbing and I didn't ask for it, you can bet your ass I wouldn't pay him a dime.


Except it's not like this at all. You basically "call the plumber" when you download the game.
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#46chrono625Posted 3/24/2014 4:48:07 AM
This topic is terrible.
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#47Cowboy082288Posted 3/24/2014 5:04:24 AM
So a repairman goes to your house. He then sexually violates you (in every way imaginable) but then he pays you and still repairs your pluming.
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#48Ch3wyPosted 3/24/2014 5:05:54 AM
lol
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#49-5xad0w-Posted 3/24/2014 5:06:48 AM
I've seen enough porn to know repairmen don't actually repair anything.
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#50johnny_payPosted 3/24/2014 5:09:09 AM
thats actually happening to me soon. i live in a council flat so they have a duty to make sure i have suitable accommodation. the flat i live in was built over 30 years ago and hasnt been refitted since so they are giving me a new kitchen, bathroom and are checking all the gas and electric is safe. i have to pay nothing.