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If literally no one is willing to pay.... then there is at best disposable value to the product.... which mean it is not of sufficient worth that anyone feels compelled to reward the creator.Not willing to pay, but willing to pirate, odd, so there must be value then?
Joke: As an African, why should I let the white imperialists decide what I can and cannot watch, this is the same mindset that gave us bantu education, as they seek to control our very thoughts, the right to decide, the right to watch contents, the right to pay for such content.Speaking of morality, what's your thoughts on using a VPN to access geographically restricted content?
If literally no one is willing to pay.... then there is at best disposable value to the product.... which mean it is not of sufficient worth that anyone feels compelled to reward the creator.
On the other hand, products that have no price tag to them often attract large patronage anyway because the users feel compelled to do so due to it's high quality. You have people that in their personal capacity spend thousands every month on open source software.... more sometimes than commercial alternatives would cost.
At the end of the day, the income a creator gets from his product is his fault either way.
That's kinda what "if no one is willing to pay" literally means.....You assume that no one is willing to pay to drive your own argument. Commercial property stays commercial property.
All besides the point, I was just using it as an illustration of human behavior towards something that no one has to pay anything for.That which is labelled open-source, why do people spend thousands every month on what is supposed to be open-source?
I am active on other communities as well, and I regularly see the GNU arguments being pushed where licensing apply. People don't understand a reciprocity obligation.
It is not copyright, it is copyleft™
That's kinda what "if no one is willing to pay" literally means.....
If you produce a product that no one is willing to pay for..... then that is your fault.
My highly qualified legal friend tells me it is not illegal to make a copy for your own use.
All besides the point, I was just using it as an illustration of human behavior towards something that no one has to pay anything for.
Not willing to pay, but willing to pirate, odd, so there must be value then?
I know for myself when I was younger, I got given a pirated game that I fell in love with. Later, I bought the expansions and addons to the game, and went on to buy the copy of the game 3 more times in my life.
Then there are games that are "free", but I have most likely spent thousands on them for the amount of entertainment value that the provide.
I think with the world today, there is too much risk associated with a lot of content that it isn't what you expect
When someone, other than yourself, sets up a projector in a public space, playing a movie for which they do not own any rights and circumstances allow you to be there to see the movie. What would you be guilty of?
You didnt support them financially and all you gained was the enjoyment of the movie. You just sat there, watched a movie and then left...
So does everyone with a sense of honour. You pay what you can when you can because your ethics demand it.I am not a goody two shoes come to piracy, but I do pay my dues.