Is online piracy theft?

Is online piracy theft?

  • Yes

    Votes: 65 24.1%
  • No

    Votes: 166 61.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 39 14.4%

  • Total voters
    270

NarrowBandFtw

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rather ask the real questions:

is taxation theft?

is inflation (aka stealth taxation) theft?

... either of those make piracy look like child's play in terms of impact
 

Dave

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It’s not an easy answer, fortunately I’m not affected by the law but I find I frequently have to stream old tv shows as they just aren’t offered by the current services and even though I pay for the BBC, SkyTV, Disney+, Netflix, AppleTV, Amazon Prime and Discovery+ none of those old shows are available but they are on some of the online streaming apps, so I pay for the online streaming and Real Debrid in order to watch them.

I’m not expecting stuff for free but if the networks can’t make what I want to watch available I’ve got to go outside their services to watch it.
 
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thestaggy

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I only feel bad when I pirate an indie game, otherwise Disney will be just fine when I go looking for Loki tonight.
 

Brian_G

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An example of where it should be allowed;

I've got x paid for tv service and have been watching y series, due to some mishap I end up missing an episode and there's no way to get it again, except via pirate-like sources.

Okay? Surely no judge will see that as wrong.
 

Rouxenator

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No, it is not. In fact I have purchased content only to share it. Had my need to share it not been there, the purchase would not take place.

I have also downloaded music and after enjoying it supported the artists on Bandcamp.
 

DreamKing

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death penalty for piracy. :p

Wonsan man executed for illegally selling CDs and USBs with S. Korean movies, dramas and music videos

In late April, North Korean authorities publicly executed a man living in Wonsan (Gangwon Province) who illegally sold CDs and USBs filled with South Korean movies, dramas, and music videos.

 

Barbarian Conan

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Usually - no.

If you use it to generate income - yes.

I have no good reasoning behind that opinion.
 

Solarion

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*scribbles North Korea from mileage points list*

****. Gonna have to get my South Korean porn somewhere else now. I wondered why he wasn't returning my calls.
 

rambo919

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Fess up you sinners.... who had this this startup screen before SP3 disabled customization?

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