Downloading games - right or wrong? 57 replies

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Kilobyte

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#51 13 years ago

KadajI'm not taking sides here or anything, but I'm just gonna remind people.

Just because something is illegal, doesn't mean it's automatically wrong.

Ah, yes. A VERY interesting point. I have a question, answer it YES, or NO.

Is it wrong to do something that is illegal?




Crazy Wolf VIP Member

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#52 13 years ago

No. Right and wrong are subjective. Legality is objective. So something wrong can be legal, and something legal can be right, or something illegal could be wrong. It all depends on your view of what is right and wrong.




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#53 13 years ago

I think it is. Its well stealing and stealing is a crime.




Enterprise2002

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#54 13 years ago

I don't mind people downloading games so long as it is to try before they buy. After 1 week tops, I think people should delete it, and either buy the game, or not play it.

But then again... that is what demos are for, so I think downloading games is wrong. If you want a game, work for it and BUY it from a shop.




Kilobyte

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#55 13 years ago

Crazy WolfNo. Right and wrong are subjective. [/QUOTE] You know what, I agree with you.

However, laws are a system to maintain peace, and order. Breaking a law, only damages the system, and that leads to disorder.

[quote=Turtlefuzz]I think it is. Its well stealing and stealing is a crime.

Can you elaborate?

It is not actually that simple. We are on the edge of another big change in the way media is delivered. Radio and TV were once a big "legal, or illegal?" issue. Many artists were upset that their songs were being playing on "free" radio stations. How would they get paid for every person who heard the song?

The same thing is happening with downloading. Artists want to know how they are going to get paid for every song, or movie that is downloaded "freely"

WHAT is being stolen? The makers of the song ARE selling their song. They ARE making money. The media labels/studios ARE making money.

Record Labels, and Studios ARE NOT having to pay for ANY file that is downloaded. The cost is shouldered entirely by those who make the file available for download. Stealing a CD, or other object is different, since those items require money, and time to create. If they are not sold, then there is a loss.

Also. Why was there not such a big ruckuss about the illegal downloading of an artists digital artwork? Is that not as big an issue? Are people just used to those artists "starving"?

For-cost media uses proprietary encyption, and only works with "compatible" devices. Apple iStore media only works with iPod devices. Sony has their own encryption, and I think Microsoft has the other major encryption. Microsoft media does not work on Sony devices, or Apple iPods.

The music that is downloaded via P2P is usually in a common media format. So it works with almost everything. I would pay for that kind of convenience.

This whole matter is STUPID. I will be glad when it is finally put to rest. Preferably without any "big brother" technology that is so restrictive I can no longer use my media on my wide variety of hardware.




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#56 13 years ago

Enterprise2002I don't mind people downloading games so long as it is to try before they buy. After 1 week tops, I think people should delete it, and either buy the game, or not play it.

But then again... that is what demos are for, so I think downloading games is wrong. If you want a game, work for it and BUY it from a shop.

I have seen my friends dl the demo, hate it and say they wont buy it, dl the full thing, love it, delete it, buy it, demos often suck




General Rommel

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#57 13 years ago

I dont see anything wrong with it if they buy the game later on.




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#58 13 years ago

Enterprise2002I don't mind people downloading games so long as it is to try before they buy. After 1 week tops, I think people should delete it, and either buy the game, or not play it.

But then again... that is what demos are for, so I think downloading games is wrong. If you want a game, work for it and BUY it from a shop.

Demo's suck ass.... badly they show you little of the game, the whole 'try & buy' process does work. Years ago I downlaoded the HIM album called Greatest Love Songs Vol.666 witch is their first album I loved every song on it and now i own every HIM album/single/DVD and now I would never download any of their albums the same applies with Anathema, cky and so on.

Also yes the movie of DOOM was shit and sucked ass.