reply to post by silo13
Oh so it makes a police state just because you can't afford to buy something you don't really need? Are you serious or just try to be
I spend around 300-400€ per month in video games, music, dvds/blu-rays. NOBODY hears me ever cry about the prices, why? Because i can buy a damn big
load of stuff with that money and i'm happy to support the people who create stuff that entertains me.
Why is it so hard for other people to learn that you need to buy it, if you want it?
Why should it be free? Do you like to work and not get paid? Imagine that, you work your ass off for a month and than your boss says "Sorry, you
don't get paid".
I really wonder who live in a fairy tale land where everything is nice and free and happy
And if you cry about the prices of media, why don't you also cry about everything else? Cars are expensive...oh # it, i just steel it, the car
companies make too much money and you shouldn't pay for some steel and tires, right? Whoa, that house looks nice, why should i pay it? I just steal
Do you do that? Do you also think you shouldn't pay for food and clothes and other stuff? Then go into a store and just steal it? NO?
It's really mind-boggling that people who call themself "pirates" (Yeah right) and "different" only steal the "easy stuff" and pay for
everything else without bitching about the prices
And about the "the companies make enough money" crap: Just search around the web, how many companies had to close down, because everybody just stole
their products. It's especially hard in the video game industry where so many companies went bankrupt or got nearly bankrupt. The best example is
Sega. Sega got nearly killed because people found out how easy it was to copy and use pirated games on the Dreamcast. NFL 2K2 was supposed to be the
big hit video game on the Dreamcast but pirates released it one day before the official sale began to the internet and nobody bought it. Dreamcast
shortly after was discontinued and Sega got into really big financial troubles and the only escape was a merge with Sammy Corp.
But also in the music industry, why do you think there are only 5 really big record labels left? All the other ones that existed in the 70's and
80's went either bankrupt (like Casablanca Records. Rock-O-Rama or Jet Records) or got bought (like Epic, Columbia, BMG, Island Records), mostly
because of piracy. Same with movie studios.
Yeah, "pirates" can really be proud of themself, destroying companies left and right and i don't want to know how many people lost their job or
even got homeless because of some greedy bastards who don't want to spend money for stuff they want