Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearPC · 1 month ago

Is it morally wrong to pirate movies and pc games?

20 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Usually, I'd use it to try out a single-player game that you'd like to try, test if you enjoy it, and if you think it's good enough and that you'll actually spend time playing it, actually buy the game, unless you have it for another device, then there is no point of buying it again on another one if you don't need to, it's still illegal but morally speaking, I'd consider it ok

  • 1 month ago

    It is wrong however if it is out of print, and not sold anymore and is like not available on e bay and it is very rare then I would make an exception then

  • 1 month ago

    No, it is not morally wrong. They use the term "pirate" because they manipulate you through simple word usage. Think: "Patriot act".

    What if we called it something else.

    What if we called it...sharing.

    You're taught from day 1 that sharing is a virtuous thing.

    Then you get to school and the call sharing "cheating" and punish you for simple cooperation.

    Then you borrow your buddy's Tupac CD and rip it to your MP3 player, and now you're guilty of theft.

    Are games any different?

    For all of you that stand up and shout "IT'S STEALING!"...

    Have any of you ever lent out a book? Did the author get reimbursed for your friend reading his work?

    Stop letting the media (who, by the way, are the sole profiteers who control both the industry and the way we think about it) tell you what to think.

    Stop letting them tell you what PIRACY is. You can reject the very premise if you have free thought.

    Stop letting them tell you what MORALITY is. The same people that declared it illegal to SHARE a movie or game or song, are the SAME PEOPLE THAT RAN THE TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS CRIMES.

    The same people that tell you that it's illegal to share a song are the same people that blow up brown people for oil or lithium or any other resource.


  • 1 month ago

    Depends upon the way people see

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  • 1 month ago

    Nope, just illegal as hell

  • 1 month ago

    It is theft, pure and simple. You are depriving the creators of the material proper compensation for work performed. You are not stealing food, or shelter, or anything else necessary for survival, therefore it is immoral.

    • letmepicyou
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      If the consumer was 100% protected in a game, movie, or music purchase and had full rights to return based upon quality, even if opened and installed, then yes I would agree. But the industry thinks NOTHING of "stealing" from consumers who get fooled into buying shoddy products.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, it is.

    The fact that it's illegal should be enough.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Of course it is. There's no ambiguity here.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. The author(s) or creator(s) earn their income from royalties collected on the sale or use of intellectual property. Piracy is a type of theft, and is treated as such in a court of law.

  • 1 month ago

    As well as being legally the crime of theft, yes, it is.

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