- Sep 9, 2013
Last I checked, art galleries usually charge you entering, photography is often forbidden and owning a painting can cost a whole lot of money.Signa said:Taking that to its logical extreme, that means painters should keep their paintings covered unless someone forks over the cash to look at it, and musicians shouldn't play on the streets or have their songs on the radio. That's not a practical outlook on the situation dude. As a consumer, you pay for the experience, and you pay the talent you appreciate. You pay because you want to see that talent be rewarded, so you can see more of that talent. You don't just give people money because they made something. That rewards low effort and will have a negative effect on any artistic industry.
Also, the industry doesn't need a convenient excuse, because they are in control, and will do whatever they please. Australia and their $100+ games is proof of that. Besides, if piracy is an excuse, then that's all it is, an excuse.
As for live acts - Well, I think that's simply a matter of it being 100% impossible and unprofitable to prohibit buskers from paying whatever they want.
I do feel sorry for the Australians. Their government appears to be absolutely nuts and treat their citizens like children, they live in Australia, distributors hike up their prices and they live in Australia.
But yeah, I do think I should give the developers something in exchange for playing their game. Even if it's an awful game. That just means I will give them far, far less.
Or not play it at all. If the product they make is truly not wanted (Even if just for novelty in how terrible it is), then no one would pirate it.
Making excuses is just... Tasteless. That's my point. If someone pirate, for whatever reason, keep it to yourself. The notion that it should be all right to pirate if condition X or Y is just... Stop.barbzilla said:In that case, my bad. I misinterpreted your meaning then. To me it seemed like you had basically said that making excuses for piracy was as horrible as the act itself (my interpretation of your feelings on the subject when I was reading your posts, not something you actually said), and then went on to make justifications as to why you thought your reasoning made you less of an a-hole for pirating. Which to me sounded like you were the only one who knew where the goal line was.
Anyway, sorry for the misunderstanding then.
I hate that. I hate the notion that people should have things without working for them. But do understand that I live in a society where everyone already does a lot for those less fortunate (Sweden, for the record - We have a good wellfare system and high taxes to pay for it).
I know how shitty being poor is and I know the solution to poverty won't come from justifying piracy.