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Anonymous 29324

Do you pirate your /media/ nonas? do you try to avoid it? do you encourage it? ethical piracy? do you consider some instances where piracy is bad?

Anonymous 29325


I mainly pay for indies and pirate things by greedy corporations. There are exceptions, I might grab DRM free copies of indie games I wouldn't try otherwise, and on the other hand I have pet big publishers like Capcom who develop good games and treat and pay their employees well so I have no problem paying the full price.

I'll also pirate media that's unavailable or unreasonably priced where I live

Anonymous 29327

I've emulated games before, but otherwise I'll just pay for a game if it's available on Steam. I don't encourage it but I am not against it, either. Sometimes it's necessary.

Anonymous 29328

It used to be much easier. I did it all the time. I still use emulators from time to time. Some of them are pretty screwy though.

Anonymous 29329


I like the accesibility and automatic updates steam offers. I still buy games using third oarty key shops because I'm not that passionate about gaming anymore so I would rather not drop too much on a game. Back in the day I lived in a poorer country and the prices were ludicrous, so everyone and their mom pirated. I thought steam region-locking games and keeping prices accesibile was amazing, but then idiots started using VPNs and getting games for cheap. I understand and even encourage any other gamer from a developing-country to pirate triple A games kek

Anonymous 29331


I've pirated almost anything I could, since I was young. I grew up with an uncle that torrented alot and would burn a bunch of games, books, movies, etc. for me and my brother onto CDs. He made me see that big corps make so much money that they couldn't possibly be less effected by the little guy. When I was under working age, I couldn't have possibly asked my family for every piece of media I wanted either so I also pirated as a way to not have to ask for it. I wouldn't have been able to ever enjoy and get exposed to certain series, if I hadn't.

There are some limits I set for myself. I usually only pirate Asian media, usually Japanese and from obscure labels, because I know the people making it couldn't care less or be affected that much about a customer base half the world over. Your local authorities probably won't give a shit if you're in the West and pirating some game that only has the title 喧嘩する大切な物をprotect my balls僕が悪い on it. If I do pirate something from a big name, I make sure it is not something that is completely new, like released literally just a few days ago. I'm not going to pirate a Hollywood movie that just came out yesterday, for example.

Now that I've grown up and I've got a job I just follow the above. If it's something very indie and that I really support, I've chipped in a few $$$ a couple of times.

Anonymous 29332

i pirate everyting, yes indie media as well
unless i really like someones work but even then i just buy it physically, secondhand, if possible
no i don't care about the moral implications and if it was my choice everything in the world would be cc0 licensed just because i hate spending money
>喧嘩する大切な物をprotect my balls僕が悪い

Anonymous 29334

I wonder what you think about pirating software. Would you say it holds a similar stance to pirating games or movies?

Anonymous 29335

I always pirate everything. I consider buying a stupid tax. Everything is propaganda now anyway. I won't give them money to make more.

Anonymous 29336

software is just a tool, so there's no real reason to feel bad when pirating
you don't have to worry if your favorite creator is going to suffer financially if you download a copy since there's always going to be someone else making their own version of a tool
though it's better to just use foss wherever possible especially since many programs are trying to move to a subscription service model

Anonymous 29339

My entire country pirates shit, it's practically cultural. My sister and I grew up pirating everything we couldn't have access to for any reason (music, comic books, tv shows, cartoons, games), but back in the day it was easier. Piracy is never bad. Nowadays I mostly pirate books. I do buy shit I like but when it's cheaper or second hand.

Anonymous 29341

I pirate a lot. It's like a hobby or something that gives me satisfaction. I love exploring film genres and it would be so expensive to buy everything, I also don't care about owning stuff in physical form. I would rather get rid of things than buy even more. I was never a fan of paying for digital things and I only do that with some games I buy on Steam so I try to pirate anything that interests me first, I also got really good at it in the past few years. It's also mainly because I don't want to contribute to large companies getting more wealth than they already have. I absolutely despise Netflix and shit like that with their subscription models and would never pay for them.

Anonymous 29364

Pirating is the norm where i’m from so yes i pirate everything I have a soft spot for indie games.

Anonymous 29365

I pirate pretty much everything except PC games. Those things usually get so many updates these days it's a pain to stay updated.

Anonymous 29371

I pirate mostly everything since I grew up that way. I might sometimes buy a game but very rarely.

Anonymous 29391

I pirate almost every game I have unless the game is by an indie developer. I wanna support them, not the triple-A companies that already have enough money

Anonymous 29404


I pirate everything then pay the creator if I enjoyed it

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Anonymous 29428

lmao i do the same

Anonymous 29482

I never seed after the download is complete. I know that leeches go to hell, but I'm already autistic, so no heaven for me anyway.

Anonymous 29486




If you're using public trackers, that really doesn't matter since hundreds of other people are often downloading from it and it's so easy to seed on them anyway. But if you're on private trackers then yeah. They usually have strict requirements so you would have to learn to seed or otherwise lose your downloading privileges and/or have your account banned.

Anonymous 29500

My upload speed and bandwidth are atrocious so I usually can't afford to seed

Anonymous 29521

I pirate everything except indie games and books. Indie games because I want to support the creators, and books because I can't find most of them in my language online.

Anonymous 29522


Every single application on my laptop and computer have been pirated. The only things i legit pay for are steam games cuz the summer/winter sales are worth throwing cash at.

Oh and the pirated version of any Adobe product works better than the legit copy so do whatever you want with that information.

Anonymous 29524

>Oh and the pirated version of any Adobe product works better than the legit copy so do whatever you want with that information.
It's funny how true this is. It's like they actually want us to pirate.

Anonymous 29532

It's from all the DRM they bundle with it to supposedly make it harder to crack, same with video games, a quite infamous example was Resident Evil 8. Crackers will still find a way and the software eventually will get cracked, so companies are just shooting themselves in the foot by inconveniencing their actual paying customers with DRM-bloated software. Until those customers themselves find out that the cracked pirated software is faster and more reliable, thus companies losing even more paying customers to piracy. Trying to stop piracy never pays.

Anonymous 29533

Piracy was always a service issue to begin with.

Anonymous 29536

Sure, but also the more software companies try to eradicate it, often through anti-consumer means, the even more valuable piracy becomes as a community service. Maybe those software companies should just let it go, it's been proven that piracy doesn't affect sales and profit THAT much anyway and there's no way they can truly stop it without also spitting on their actually paying customers, so it's just a lose-lose situation.

Anonymous 29547

Very funny how I see people act like i'm spreading evil and hurting communities when i pirate software instead of paying 200+ like they did. I assume most of the people that get the most pissy about pirating are the ones that don't like the idea of some randos getting the stuff they had to pay for, for free

Anonymous 29549

They're malding that they fell for those "YOU WOULDN'T DOWNLOAD A CAR" propaganda ads

Anonymous 29603

Is modding comparable to piracy? Since it's technically not how you're supposed to play the game.

Anonymous 29606


no, but you can pirate mods too (lmao)

Anonymous 29625

I pirate everything but if I had money I would probably pay for some streaming services. For example HBO, it's more convenient to have their catalog in one place and easier to discover new shows.

Anonymous 29632

Is there anyone still cracking Denuvo games left out there?

Anonymous 29640

just a couple of trannies i think.
there was e drama years ago because empress (unfortunately notable devuno cracker) faked being arrested for attention and bitched about fitgirl getting more attention than him.
i hope with people buying games without drm from stores like gog that the industry will take notes, because i really hate how cracked pc games are at the mercy of insane troons.

Anonymous 29641

But is Fitgirl REALLY a woman or yet another tranny?

Anonymous 29642

honestly i just assume anyone who uses stereotypically feminine imagery but then goes "no my gender doesn't matter, stop asking me" is some flavor of enby
there's also this interviewwhere it's brought up but for like two sentences make of that what you will
sage cause it's gay troon speculating, anyway shoplift video games

Anonymous 29680

There is nothing morally wrong with piracy. End of story.

Anonymous 29681

i dont know nona. i still think its stealing in my eyes. though i dont think most nonas would care if it was or not. its bad but can only be justified sometimes. like stealing from a greedy games company or from a shitty creator you dont want to support. whether its bad or not doesnt matter, because i dont care and im going to do it anyway

Anonymous 29683

People that are against piracy because muh stealing are the same people that are against you gaining access to knowledge and media. They're all classist rich people that want to recreate modern aristocracy but fail because no one sane enough will be onboard with it.

Anonymous 29686

Thats the whitesmith from ragnarok online I played that long ago, it was cool.

Anonymous 29705

I have started pirating older music. I have a lot of CDs and will probably continue to buy CDs of newer metal music. But if it's from the vinyl era I would rather have it on vinyl and since vinyl is too expensive I'll just pirate.

Anonymous 29726

seeing how fucky netflix is with their subscription service atm im sure there's gonna be a massive wave of new pirates

Anonymous 29737

My mom is keeping it just because she needs something to watch on her phone at the gym. She uses pirate streaming sites on her desktop but they're not great on mobile. In addition to cancellations I suspect a lot of accounts will downgrade to the cheapest packages just for the family members who don't pirate.

Anonymous 29738

I just wanna get into a particular private tracker that hosts a lot of media from a hobby I'm into.
Maybe one day… when I find something good to give the owners in return for an invite over IRC.

Currently the only private tracker community I'm apart of is BakaBT and it's been really good for finding high fidelity soundtracks to certain anime.

Anonymous 29739

Really, the only reason to legitimately buy a vidya is so you can play it with friends over the internet.

Anonymous 30131

If a company doesn't account for piracy and goes bankrupt over that, it just means they're shit at budgeting. Piracy will always exist whenever you want it or not. So the argument of "but it takes away from the devs" doesn't work. If you can produce a product, you are obliged to take into account every parts of budgeting and possible losses. If you don't do that, it's just stupid.

Anonymous 30136

I try to purchase the things I really like or care about, depending on whether or not the circumstances are optimal enough to allow for me to enjoy whatever piece of media I'm considering. I love physical media, generally, especially if it comes in a cool handheld form.

Anonymous 30244

A redditor posted a link to a Google drive that had all 3 seasons of Ned's Declassified School Survival guide, so I downloaded each video to save to an external harddrive and the next step for me was burning them onto DVDRW. I have a tv with a dvd player but the dvd player for some reason won't read the discs, maybe I have to reformat or something. What I have been doing instead is watching the files on my laptop and using a miniDisplayPort to hdmi so I can watch them on my larger tv screen. It's pretty comfy. I want to do this with the first handful of seasons of iCarly next.

Anonymous 30340

if a company makes their media hard/impossible to obtain then piracy is always morally right! i don't understand why some people have such strong opinions on this topic as if the company even cares about them

Anonymous 30352

That's not a pirate, that's a blacksmith from Ragnarok Online!!

Anonymous 30392

I'll keep pirating shit I do not care to pay for and they can do nothing to stop me

Anonymous 30413

Anons mad I'm playing what would have been $5 kusoge on my PC for free

Anonymous 30418

Being a pirate is based. Someone should make a pirate tan for /media/

Anonymous 30808


I pirate, and, if it's good, I buy it afterwards. Almost every piece of media I own was something I pirated first. If I really like it, I'll go out of my way to purchase related products. As an example, I pirated Houseki no Kuni when it aired, and I have the entire manga up to date saved on an external HDD. At the same time, I have every volume of the manga released, the BD, the soundtrack, the author's artbook. Even a plush of Shiro. Most of it was imported from Japan. I wouldn't have bought any of that without having first pirated the show and manga, and that holds true for, basically, my entire manga/anime library. I've got the Utena 20th Anniversary box set on my shelf.

Anonymous 30811

All piracy is morally good and justified. Hollywood is a cesspool of abuse, drugs and corruption regardless.

Anonymous 30812

I pirate old videogames because the digital market is artificially expensive. No reason Nintendo charges so much for N64 games.

Anonymous 30814

>All piracy is morally good and justified
we already had an infight in this thread which proved this wrong, before it got deleted. do you want to start again?

Anonymous 30817

Hollywood is evil and doesn't deserve a single penny. While Asian companies practice sweatshop labor conditions. So I pirate everything to make sure not contribute to unethical business. I only pay for indie videogames and support independent content creators.

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Anonymous 30820

The infight proved absolutely nothing but you do you

Anonymous 30824

if i could pay for my media i would do that (and i did before) but since i physically can't (not because of not having the money but because i live in a shithole) i resort to pirating. don't care

Anonymous 30825


I pirate everything I can and I don't give a shit even though I do have the money to afford it. I would rather put that money towards big ticket purchases that will help me rather than something I just watch or play once.
I see piracy as a personal archive more than anything.
I have 20TB (only 30% of which is used so far) of HDDs in a NAS that I run Plex and Kavita on, and RSS feeds/Sonarr set up to auto-download weekly content for me that Plex will then automatically pick up on so I basically have my own streaming service with media I actually want to watch.
I have complete romset folders of retro games by platform for emulation, something legal services can literally never provide
I download all my music from Soulseek. It's literally napster that's still around in the modern day, it's great since I download in FLAC.
And all of it is only ever deleted if I choose to do so.
Mind you I am very autistic and /g/ and enjoy tinkering, making software work how I want it, and taking the time to hunt down the media I want so I can understand that not many others would go to the lengths I do

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Anonymous 30916

NIKO but cooler.pn…

pirate when it's a known game that costs an arm (above 10$ because I can't spare money on video games), avoid as much as possible if it's a small dev game that I like/a game that means a lot to me.

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