Piracy... It's for Freedom! ... Not really.
Posted on Wednesday, October 19 2011 @ 12:15:57 Eastern
Software piracy is a large debate these days, discussed in blogs all over the internet.. the shocking thing is, most of these blogs are in support of it. This leaves me scratching my head in confusion, as I thought the basic idea is that you pay for something, and then you use it... I mean, the world still works like that, right? Or did I miss the memo that says, 'We are owed luxury items because we're entitled brats'?
There is no excuse for piracy, none at all. Don't try to argue for it, just... quit. It's stupid, and annoying to hear software pirates, music pirates and whatnot puke out their pathetic excuses. "It's about freedom!" Is a big one... another one is "I don't like DRM", yet another is, "I can't afford it". You know the interesting thing? I don't mind pirates, at least the ones who own up to just wanting something for free, instead of trying to glorify it. I repeat, there is no excuse.
I'll address each issue in turn, first up, "It's about freedom!". Really? What the **** does it have to do with freedom? You're stealing something... you aren't fighting the good fight against an evil dictator who is holding all of the food or preventing you to vote, ***hole, you're just stealing something. You aren't Robin Hood, you aren't a freedom fighter, you're a ****ing pirate, and a thief. Look at the latest news, Battlefield 3 is ripped off BEFORE IT RELEASES. What for? Because people wanted to play the SP for free. Oh, they wanted to 'preview' it, right? To make sure it didn't suck? That's what sites like Game Revolution are for, to see if the game sucks, moron. So, no excuses here, just another way for pirates to feel good about themselves.
Ah, here's a popular one. "I don't like DRM, so I have to pirate it because its necessary." Necessary, ***hole? Since when did it become necessary to play a game? It's a ****ing luxury item, you don't 'need' to play it, and if you do, you need to figure out your life. You aren't 'teaching' them a lesson by stealing it, you're just making sure those who pay for the game legitly are having a harder time of it. That's it, thief, you're making MY life more difficult, because every time you ***holes pirate a game, they put more DRM in it to STOP YOU, not me, the legit buyer. No, they won't stop putting DRM in it until the pirates stop, which the freeloaders won't, so I keep getting screwed. **** me, pirates are real pieces of work these days. Also, those who pirate games to circumvent the DRM are perpetuating the cycle, just don't buy the ****ing game, that'll hurt them more than pirating it.
"I can't afford it, so it is necessary to pirate it." Really? You 'need' it? See the above rant, you don't need it. It isn't bread, it isn't water, it isn't oxygen, it's a luxury item. Now, those who pirate games and do so "Because I want something free" I'm not going to rant about too much, because at least they are being honest. So, this one is short here, moving on.
Now I'm sure someone will come along, and give another reason or just to justify it. **** you, theres no excuse. Quit reaching for justification, quit trying to be a **** and make up a reason why. Go ahead, go pirate PC games, honestly, but quit being a self-righteous *** about it, it's giving me a headache.
Also, on the DRM, that is the worst excuse that is used. Let's take GOG for example, an amazing site with some of the best classics, DRM free, and super-cheap.. so that must mean nobody pirates those! Because DRM is the reason we pirate games, right? Oh wait, no... browsing Demonoid and Pirate Bay, I see GOG games everywhere with plenty of seeders and leechers, hmmm.. well **** me, there goes that theory. It must mean something, oh wait.. I know what it means! It means that pirates are just THIEVES! *GASP!* Imagine that? Pirates are thieves... huh, I never would have thought that people who want something for nothing are thieves, I always thought they were daring freedom fighters, and rogue-ish swashbucklers.