Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Aug 2010 22:09 UTC
Legal Despite doing what I think are some great things for the American people, the Obama administration has a dark side. Joe Biden and many others on staff come straight from the RIAA camp, and it shows. Today, the Obama administration disregarded every US law relating to theft and copyright by stating that piracy is "flat, unadulterated theft".
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RE[4]: piracy is theft
by LighthouseJ on Wed 1st Sep 2010 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: piracy is theft"
LighthouseJ
Member since:
2009-06-18

You think that's how the world, aka the world of piracy works?
Sure anyone can do that, but most really don't.

Weird, huh, how the world works?

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RE[5]: piracy is theft
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 12:17 in reply to "RE[4]: piracy is theft"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Sure anyone can do that, but most really don't.


How do you know?

RIAA advocates such as yourself claim that every downloaded song/film constitutes a lost sale, something based on absolutely nothing. As such, I think I'm entitled to make a similarly nonsensical claim: namely, that all downloaded music/films are eventually bought.

Both claims have no footing in reality - yet somehow mine is more idiotic than yours?

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RE[6]: piracy is theft
by LighthouseJ on Wed 1st Sep 2010 12:27 in reply to "RE[5]: piracy is theft"
LighthouseJ Member since:
2009-06-18

RIAA advocates

That's funny, I like that.

I never said every song download is a lost sale, because people that do download music probably wouldn't be able to pay for it all.

Your claim that I am an advocate, and then desperately try to associate me with an assertion I did not make?

Now whose footing is not based in reality?

Edited 2010-09-01 12:28 UTC

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RE[6]: piracy is theft
by ssa2204 on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 23:36 in reply to "RE[5]: piracy is theft"
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22



How do you know?

RIAA advocates such as yourself claim that every downloaded song/film constitutes a lost sale, something based on absolutely nothing. As such, I think I'm entitled to make a similarly nonsensical claim: namely, that all downloaded music/films are eventually bought.

Both claims have no footing in reality - yet somehow mine is more idiotic than yours?


Your argument kind of assumes that a bunch of kids are going to turn around and pay for the game or movie they just downloaded? You really believe that?

Well if so, call me at 555-555-1212 with your credit cards ready, because I have some cheap bridges for sale in Brooklyn.

You are as idiotically childish as the same editors at Ars who whine about ad revenue loss (content costs, nothing is for free) then turn around and defend piracy as if content is free, nothing costs.

Maybe you pirate defenders should just shut the f--k up, go produce some actual content, then come back and provide a model whereby you can produce quality without cost. Until then, you are an ignorant and hypocritical child that needs to get out in the world.

Edited 2010-09-02 23:37 UTC

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RE[5]: piracy is theft
by sorpigal on Wed 1st Sep 2010 14:20 in reply to "RE[4]: piracy is theft"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

You think that's how the world, aka the world of piracy works?
Sure anyone can do that, but most really don't.

Weird, huh, how the world works?

This is easy to say. Saying this is really easy. I can say that piracy increases revenue for artists, you can say it decreases revenue for artists. We're both really good at saying things!

Care to cite some numbers somewhere? I'd prefer a neutral source such as a study *not* funded by a party with a financial interest in one outcome or another. There are some, but not many, of those. I've looked at a few. Care to guess what they say?

tl;dr Links or it isn't true.

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