[citation][nom]edogawa[/nom]Amazing what lengths people go to illegally download stuff they shouldn't.[/citation]
Yes and no, there is some truths to both sides of the argument. while many artists, movie studios and game studios have lost enormous profit due to these downloads, many more have been discovered by the majority of consumers, Microsoft's OS would've never expanded to most of the developing countries at the $100 price they're charging, and a lot of amazing art and music wouldn't have been possible because companies like Adobe and Sony charge fees way higher than any beginner can afford.
there needs to be some balance to this issue, and the government needs to understand that outright invasion of privacy and screening will never be the solution.
[citation][nom]vmem[/nom]Yes and no, there is some truths to both sides of the argument. while many artists, movie studios.....[/citation]
More aware of these issues than you realize, it was just a statement of what means people will go to.
Didn't mean to double post previously, sites been weird for me since update(404) errors and stuff.
I find it hard to support both sides of the equation at times. We need better better availability and access to content at fair prices without weird things keeping people from viewing content in other countries too.
I can understand too when people pirate a game when companies like EA do disgusting single player DRM, it only hurts paying customers.
I still don't find it right to download something when illegally without purchasing the right to consume that consent. It's like sneaking into an amusement park without paying for the right to be there.
I know I will be down voted for these comments though too, but I still feel the urge to post my opinion with so many pro-piracy people here.
[citation][nom]merikafyeah[/nom]VPNs have many uses outside of piracy, but while we're on the topic of piracy, many people might not realize it but piracy hurts open-source far more than it does corporations[/citation]
OK, it is early in the morning and I did not have coffee yet; but still, I do not understand how piracy of basically 'free' software hurts those providing the free software ?
My biggest frustration is not been able to buy what I want when I want when I know it is available in the US. Networks in other countries make deals tying up the rights to broadcast so people cant just buy what they want. I missed some episodes of one of my favorite series and now I have to wait until August to see it on DVD. Very annoying.
I may or may not have pirated games and films in the past.
I certainly don't try to pretend to myself or others it's anything other than stealing.
As long as media is easy to duplicate, then people will duplicate it, companies will lose money, and they will crack down - and so the circle continues, but to make excuses for piracy is getting pretty silly - we all know what we're doing
I used to be a serial killing psychopath, but since pirating has become the world's most serious crime I've turned to illegal downloading. The ridiculous amount of movies, games and music I'm now leeching for free seemingly damages the worldwide economy SO much that the thrill of serial killing pales in comparison. How awesome is that!
Could anyone be so viciously kind to give me a kill ratio? Like: 1000 gb of illegal movie download gives me 5 layoffs somewhere in the world? I would really love that. Thanks!
Nobody is going to block VPN traffic due to it's nature of encryption. There are different flavors of VPN such as IPSec and OpenVPN. OpenVPN is the most common and since it's flexible you can assign any port you want. Hell, you can use port 443 and it'll look like normal SSL traffic from the browser.
Also, there are alot of legit uses for VPN such as connecting to corporate network.