You know it's kind of funny. I don't think I've ever seen this debate here on SPPF. I remember last year during that scare when SOPA scare, but that was mainly a debate on what can be posted on the internet in general, and less about actual pirating.
Basically, I want to know you stance on pirating. I got to thinking about this the past few weeks as I had to write a persuasive speech about it in my second-level college speech course.
First here are some definition:
Verb 1. pirate - copy illegally; of published material
Noun 2. a person who does something without legal right, eg publishes someone else's work as his own or broadcasts without a licence
(So as to avoid plagiarizing myself I will go ahead and cite Dictionary.com for those definitions )
I want to know how you feel about pirating music or anime or anything else online? Is it wrong? Is it right?
Here is a chart to get the thread started, and through these you will see I am firmly against pirating. It harms the music industry as a whole, and actually takes money out of the national economy.
I have more charts that I will post in subsequent posts, however I cannot post more than one image per thread.
Im addition a study done by the Institute for Policy Inovation found that as a result of pirating music (other types of media were discounted from this study) $12.5 billion is lost by the ECONOMY as a whole annually, as well as a loss of 700,00 jobs and $2 billion in wages by the music industry every year. Those amount to so pretty significant economic losses, and the ramifications are huge.