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Old 21st June 2010
Originally Posted by Robert Randolph View Post
I'm curious about this comment.

Do you not realize that people who pirate music/software/video very likely have jobs and hobbies? Pirates very frequently ARE musicians, programmers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, game developers etc...
This is kind of a crazy argument.
It's akin to saying poor people benefit if they rob other people.
At least they can then afford food right?
Any 'musicians, programmers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, game developers' who pirate other people's work are cutting off their nose to spite their face. They are damaging the creative industries and reducing their (and other innocent parties) chances of ever making a living doing what they love.
As I said many pages ago, the trouble with the Gearslutz debates are that so many are not working in music as their main income source.
How would you ever justify..... no even claim positivity, from one aspiring artist stealing the work (and taking away income) from another artist.
It just beggars belief.