Let's talk about piracyWatch
. Alright so most people regard piracy as theft/stealing, personally i believe that the creators deserve their royalties (but considering the amount of money made by the artists, companies etc, it probably is not a substantial loss) but i don't think piracy is necessarily theft. The creators still have possession of the original, it's only COPIED not stolen. For example if i took a screwdriver without consent from a friend, did a 3D print of it to get a copy and gave back the original to him/her. Is that stealing?. What do you think?
2. Stealing from wealthy people is just as bad as stealing from the poor, worse if you ask me
I definitely do, obviously i wouldn't want someone to take credit or copy something i worked so hard for to create. But if they did so i wouldn't look at it as theft, I'd just feel bad and see it as being morally wrong.
I believe that pirates appreciate the ingenuity, hard work and creativity by the makers. Due to regional licensing i just feel that they pirate because they have no other choice.
Haha! What do you mean these criminals have no choice? Piracy is a crime and some of these pirates sell on copies for knockdown prices (I'm very sure they don't give this all back to Artist/Studio)
2. I wouldn't think so. Stealing from a poor person is way worse. If food was stolen from a homeless person, they barely have money to buy another meal, and would probably starve for a few days before they might get anything, if they don't they die. If you stole from a wealthy person food they would probably be able to buy another meal, that would relatively cost little to them. Point being it would not hurt them as much.
Intellectual property is not physical property, yes it can be "stolen" but it's not something that is often taken by force and with great suffering. It's essentially a victimless crime. And no, you're wrong, stealing from poor people is worse than stealing from the wealthy.
If piracy were legal, no-one would buy legitimately and the creator would entirely lose out.
Yeah....very well. But it's the small artists I feel most for., not the corporations or the larger artists.
Huge artists and corporations aren't really gonna lose out on a lot but they've still earned it.