- Aug 19, 2009
I was not addressing your feelings or the nature of the vehicle market.Baldr said:Well, first off my car cost thousands of dollars. I'd be pissed. Why did I have to buy my car and that guy got his for free. Not to mention the car company which cost them money to build each car can't compete with free.Denamic said:Let's say someone has the power to make perfect copies of physical objects with no effect on the original.Baldr said:Can't afford a Lexus? You don't take for an "extended test drive". You don't BUY IT. Piracy is THEFT. You are DELIBERATELY enjoying someone else's hardwork and not paying for it.
He walks up to your car that's parked by the road, and makes a copy of it.
Your car is untouched, but the guy now has an identical copy of that car.
Were your car stolen?
Will you have to walk now?
But I realize the car analogy is bad since it involves actual physical objects of a finite quantity.
I just went with it because you used a car analogy.
Digital content is unlimited and easily distributed at zero cost.
In the digital world, competing with free is easy.
Just treat your customers well and don't be a greedy dick, and if your product is good, people will buy it.
Not all of them, but more than enough.
The humble bundles have potentially the best value for any game that's not free, and people still pirate that.
Yet every single humble bundle to date has been an overwhelming success, making a fuckton of money for charity AND the developers.
Steam also competes with free, and they're winning.
Anyway, you completely missed/disregarded the point.
Piracy is not theft because the original object is untouched.
Nothing is actually removed from its owner.