stabbykat, on 11 August 2012 - 01:18 PM, said:
RobbyCannonsyu2, on 11 August 2012 - 10:26 AM, said:
I think this is a move in the right direction. I am very concerned that we keep an open and free internet, but at the same time, respecting property rights is something that has to also happen. For webmasters that do not know what content is on their site, I would suggest they go find out; honest self regulation is going to be the best policy, and this should help ensure that takes place. Just my .02
Wow, you're a perfect little sheeple aren't you? I'm a video game developer, I own my own company. Let me tell you something, the people you THINK you're fighting for, they're not the ones losing money from piracy. They lose more money from these lawyers that argue their companies hire, trying to squeeze every penny of profit out of something they can't really get any money from in the first place. WE don't need people like you 'standing up for us', you're actually standing AGAINST us, and nobody asked you to defend us in the first place, you just assume everything these lawyers argue is true and intently honest. They're not being honest, they're doing their job which is to make arguments out of thin air that exploit people like you and your emotional state.
If these companies really want to start making more money, they need to stop hiring these idiots that lie to their faces, saying "if you keep funding us as we fight against 'piracy', more profits will always be just around the corner!' and need to start making more customers HAPPY. These pirates are potential CUSTOMERS. There is something in their situation which makes them unable to pay for their products or maybe they just feel its more convenient to download everything from the web. Whatever the case, it is MY job, and the job of people like me, to work to make them more satisfied so they'll give in to their conscience and support us as we do what we do.
While entitled to your opinion, and indeed your opinion of me, you're completely off the mark here.
1) I would enjoy seeing some of you work, provide a website, list of titles, something, anything?
2) I am not fighting for anyone, though I do take umbrage with people displaying entitlement issues; no one owes anyone free music, video games, or software.
3) If you don't mind giving it (your software) away for free please post a link to your quality titles where I may go download them legally free, post a donation link and if I like what I play, I'll be happy to donate what I believe they were worth to me.
4) I tend to agree that big music, big software, and big movie industries spend more in lawyer fees that what it is likely worth; but, at the end of the day it is their money, their content, their right to choose how to deal with it. I don't want any of those people taking my things without asking, so I in kind do not intentionally utilize their things without their consent.
5) If being respectful of another human beings rights makes me a "sheeple" then I will gladly wear the fleece, though I think the real person bleating like they have their head stuck in a fence is someone else...
6) Thieves are potential customers? really? I'll keep that in mind the next time I'm vacuuming up broken glass and replacing my car stereo...
Regarding the poor that can not pay, hmmm, interesting, they have enough money for a computer, internet connection, etc..., just not enough to pay for a game, song, or movie; possible... and in that rare circumstance, I'm sure that if they were to rob a bank because they are poor, that a judge would take that into consideration, tell them it's okay, and to go ahead and keep the money and have a nice life... Theft is theft; anytime one person takes from another person without consent it is theft, again you have your own software company, put your money where your keyboard is, post your software up for donations, again I'd rather support that than the big software industry, I utilize Jamendo and have a few artists I donate to. I also utilize Amazon and pay for my MP3s, Books, and Movies. Finally I play games and pay for those, and I run Linux, and donate to developers that make that possible for me.
This post has been edited by RobbyCannonsyu2: 11 August 2012 - 01:55 PM