posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 03:01 AM
Really I am only concerned about software (game) piracy.
A good game is made, it sells moderately but is pirated bigtime.
So, whats the incentive for developers to do a followup game?
I am a big believer in buy it if you like it.
Piracy is wrong and everyone knows it. There is no excuse altruistic or otherwise that can be made for it. Now, some wrongs are worth more than
Youtube has recently cracked down on copyright issues, which is way over the top. not gonna go into it, but that is complete bs on their part and
needs to get fixed else watch the personalities they grew big on find a new venue.
Anyhow, if I write a book, I would like people who enjoyed the book to actually pay for it. Wouldn't anyone. You work hard for something, this means
you took time away from family, work, play, etc..to create something. To say anyone should feel entitled to have it for free because blah...well,
that's just nonsense.
I do think digital however should be considerably cheaper than stores...I understand paying 10$ for a book at a bookstore. gotta print it, that's
factories, ink, distribution lines, truckers, gas, shelf space, etc etc etc...but the same price for a digital book...no...makes no sense.
Of course, this will completely destroy bookstores once and for all if it was like 1/4th the price, but meh, its gonna happen anyhow, time to move
into the next phase of civilization (btw, many inde authors are doing this already. cheap digital only books.