posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:25 AM
so i haven't discussed piracy in years now...what is your personal opinion on piracy these days? this is not an attack on people who download
illegally, i don't want to get verbally beaten up again. i used to be guilty of it too yes but now every album i love is on youtube so i don't
download music anymore...obviously i'm not saying i'm a saint. but forget about you and me downloading and focus on piracy itself.
how is game of thrones holding a knife to your throat telling you to download it. how is the latest porn scene of your favorite girl aiming a gun at
your head telling you to download it (talking specifically about torrents here and not tube sites where you stream the scenes). how did the latest big
blockbuster film or whatever, threaten to kill your mother if you didn't download it.
does it matter that your money goes mainly to people who are already rich. personally i don't hate rich people, i think it it's wrong to hate people
who are wealthier than yourself. i just don't understand. that guy could be the richest guy on the planet living in a huge mansion with ten swimming
pools and five hot girl friends stuck to his body and i could be the poorest person on the planet eating dirt looking for water and covered in flies.
that still doesn't make it magically okay for me to download that guy's products. i think.
one of the arguments use in support of piracy is that times are changing and information should be inherently free. copyright be damned. in a way what
is said about the times changing is true but that doesn't make piracy legal. there are laws to uphold. this argument has a strong side as mentioned,
but the weak side is that it is used to justify illegal downloading. you could argue that humans are inherently free to move to wherever they want to.
so, don't like illegal immigration? too bad because if piracy is ok, illegal aliens should be ok too.
point is, i have never really come across a 100% solid ultimate argument that justifies piracy. yet almost everyone does it. at the most fundamental
level, piracy is inherently wrong and there are laws in place against it. but if anyone can convince me in favour of piracy or more specifically,
unrestricted and free acquistion of this type of information (media and entertainment) then my mind will finally be at peace
edit on 15-6-2014
by MeteoraXV because: (no reason given)
edit on 15-6-2014 by MeteoraXV because: (no reason given)