The ability to change features, prices, and availability of things you’ve already paid for is a powerful temptation to corporations.

  • @Conyak
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    914 months ago

    People are always on here arguing about whether pirating is stealing or not. I do think it’s stealing I just can’t bring myself to give a fuck about these large corporations. They have been stealing from the people for years.

    • @banneryear1868@lemmy.world
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      134 months ago

      Yeah I really don’t care if I’m stealing in this context, I care if I’m stealing from independent content creators. Another thing is I know I can’t afford all the music I listen to, but I can afford to go to shows of my favorite artists. Piracy is often completely transparent of any content distribution strategies so I find it a great way to explore music.

    • credit crazy
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      124 months ago

      I’d probably argue digital piracy isn’t theft. It’s quality control.

    • ██████████
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      64 months ago

      you cant steal something that isnt fucking physically real

      am i stealing smells and sounds from my neighbors

      no democrat city judge would side with a corpo over a random joe with a bangin lawyer

      • @ParsnipWitch@feddit.de
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        -54 months ago

        What would you call it if you make a contract with a gardener, they make your entire garden and then you don’t pay them. Since it’s not stealing, where is the harm, right?

        • @CmdrShepard@lemmy.one
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          34 months ago

          You’re stealing their time. That’s not really comparable since the people who made the tv show or movie you’re pirating have already been paid.

              • @ParsnipWitch@feddit.de
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                14 months ago

                Since the idea seems to be that pirating digital goods is a moral imperative, the question what are the consequences if everyone would do it is valid.