Yeah most of these comments pretty much sum it up...
TPB ( or a variant thereof ) will be back up in days.
As a software engineer of some 102480912 years, I have to say that without the ability to pirate things like Visual Studio or Dreamweaver or
Photoshop, I would have never become the engineer that I am today - and my spread of talents ( in computing, it's extensive ) would be much thinner
As far as the right to intellectual property; it's my opinion that there is a balance between what is acceptable and what is not. For instance: I
currently have pirated versions of just about every program you can conceive of... try me... but until I release a product to the market at large, and
begin receiving revenue for it - there isn't much of a reason why I shouldn't be entitled to these products for at the very least educational purposes
[ETA][ without which, millions of would-be software engineers, graphic artists, video producers, 3d designers; would never become such ] - however, on
that same token; people like myself ( probably fewer and further between these days ) will frequently release a product that had been developed in
pirated software, and then after a brief stream of revenue, simply purchase those products so as to not be infringing. This is my plan, and I know I'm
Nobody wants Microsoft to step in and shut down your new billion dollar game ( for instance ) because it's running on pirated windows server OSs - you
pirate the OS for a demo for people that don't care, but have money, and then they buy you 500 licenses so you can release properly.
There's a line. Just like with everything.
... If... Someone ( <_< ) put together a 'Self-Replicating Torrent Site Platform', and if that platform were distributed to the community, it
would effectively render the pirating community impregnable. A 'torrent-cloud' if you will, that exists in perfect replication [TotalGlobalPirates *
0.001] times. Assuming 0.1% of pirates are probably capable of hosting and don't know it, or don't have such a platform. Figuring probably a billion
people have 'pirated' something in their lives; I come up around a million sites at this ratio - which ... could never be destroyed in whole. Never.
And it wouldn't even take that many. Just... Throwing that out there though.
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