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Originally posted by MrParanoid
reply to post by SentientBeyondDesign
My hard work is no excuse to get paid? Then neither is yours or anyone elses. Let's all do the bare minimum and live in your world of make-believe where everything is free and just given away.
Do you practice what you preach? If you love your home so much, why don't you just let anyone bunk there and eat your food and sleep with your significant other. Do you have a pet? Or children? Can I take them, too? (I like them). It's not stealing if I want them and they are "yours" because there is no "yours". Are you cool with that? Do you do it?
It's amazing that you honestly think I (or anyone like me) should actually profit from my work. Amazingly, it's not a new concept. Even the ancient writers and musicians made a living doing what they loved. They made their money by being the best at what they did. Homer didn't just come up with the Odyssey for "funsies." Beethoven and Bach were paid for their work. WHY SHOULDN'T I AND EVERYONE ELSE LIKE ME?
Originally posted by v3_exceed
Originally posted by Bspiracy
First ever double post.. I guess the internet gods were trying to hammer the point in
[edit on 27-6-2010 by Bspiracy]
My freely gained avatar is the result of my own creativity.
Your Avatar is a rip off of a scan. Stamping ATS on it hardly legitimizes your theft. The fact is you just don't want to admit your as bad as every other pirate, unless you have written authorization from the publishers (not the artist) of Bloom County which I would bet you don't you should not be exploiting their hard work for your own personal gain. Even if you convince yourself your promoting the artist.
Originally posted by DGFenrir
reply to post by Faiol
And how large percent of pirates are the ones who are trying to educate themself by dowloading an educational ebook or a lecture?? Even for them there are free alternatives.
I'm pretty sure that over 99% of illegal downloads are mp3, movies and video games that are used for entertainment purposes.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
But that's only because there is an unwritten law amongst video gamers. A universal understanding that most follow. And that is: that if a game is good, you buy it after you pirate!
Its nice when a culture or motto of Integrity develops without it having to be enforced by law. Humans being good for the sake of good.
We, gamers, pay for good games because we want to support the developer.
[edit on 27/6/2010 by DGFenrir]
Originally posted by dean007
times are changing maybe artists make to much money
i know my shelf i just cant seem to find a decent paying job most of the time...
if they really didnt want you doing it they would of never invented and sold cd and dvd burners mp3 players because there is almost nothing you can legally do with them
Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by mblahnikluver
if they keep pushing that crappy device that they wouldnt have a job soon
cause everyone will be downloading books and their services will not be needed.
Exactly. And isn't that a good thing?
We have the technology right now to make the function of standing around a bookstore waiting for people to walk in and buy books, completely irrelevant.
Why is it better to not use that technology, and keep people working mindless, useless jobs?