- What they don't know won't hurt anyone38%(5)29%(9)Vote22%(4)
- pirating is a victimless crime15%(2)19%(6)Vote22%(4)
- Yes it should be punishable up to 5 years or a $150,000 fine8%(1)6%(2)Vote6%(1)
- As long as your not sharing it with anyone else in public and just for yourself I think its okay23%(3)23%(7)Vote22%(4)
- Pirating is a victimless like punching someone in the dark16%(2)23%(7)Vote28%(5)
Most Helpful Girl
Working in the industry i can tell you this is a huge issue. It is not just the mount of loss of revenue that is a problem. Wireless platforms, phones, laptops, game consoles all get technology both in forms of software and hardware to prevent use of pirated software. It induces crime, things like factory theft because people are trying to steal unsecured devices that they can use to hack retail devices.
While i am no fan of DRM if you dont have it people will take advntage of it nd run it into the ground and destroy your business. THe PC gaming industry is a fntastic example of that. If not for move to a digital market (Steam) te PC gaming industry would not have resurged.
Do i support 5 yr $150K fines, not for individual downloads, no. But everytime someone goes and buys a product that uses software, they are paying for someone else that has been stealing software.1
Most Helpful Guy
Movie industry ripping us off for 100 years.
Cry's if you download, yet still makes record profits every weekend AND rapes you at the theatre.
How about it be illegal to charge inflated prices to family's.
If they didn't gouge me every chance they could, I would not be downloading.3