Why do most of us consider it acceptable to steal creative property?
I think it's unacceptable to try and make a profit off of someones creative property.. but to view it from an alternative source.. nah.. or listen to it.. nah.
Like I said, how is borrowing physical content any different? You can listen to music for free all day long on the radio.. How's that any different in terms of principle? You can go watch whatever at a friend's house if you don't have it. I still believe that if I appreciate an artist or entertainer or whatever the entertainer is enough then I will put physical money support towards it.
I'm not saying it's right or wrong. Just trying to be honest. The internet is a beast, the entertainers are still making absurd moneys (as they should), especially in advertising, simplicity, you aren't physically taking away locally from someone, and free and fair use act. I actually don't even care to pirate (not purposely at least); I pretty much spend money on my cable, netflix, internet, etc.
A lot of the stuff is just out there and very viewable.. without it, it's not exactly a necessary.. Not something people would take physically. It's all just forms of entertainment to us.. If I believe in something enough tho I will support it like I said. It also depends exactly what types of content we are even talking about here. Some companies do not object to fair share, because in a way it's a good test to see if you want to purchase to own for yourself. Although most would..
In short term - Going in and actually physically taking something away from someone vs partaking in sharing/viewing content with another individual who already has the content.. IDK.. but I understand the double standard of the point you are trying to make.
This post was edited on 11/26 at 4:15 am