Its funny that it got labelled piracy like how pirates used to sail up to poor defenseless ships, forcefully board them and then copy the entire ship and sail away with the copy leaving the original ship to go on its way.

@Alonealastalovedalongthe @kankervantas

Yeah, even calling it piracy is wrong.

It's not piracy, it's just copying something which someone else claims you don't have the necessary permission to do.

@Alonealastalovedalongthe @kankervantas Or that people keep talking about intellectual property like they’d have the right to keep you from thinking about it.

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Piracy Is Not Theft
It's Piracy
a handy guide

two illustrations showing two boxes with a star inside

Theft removes the original
Piracy makes a copy

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@kankervantas I think you are describing copyright infringement which is not piracy. It doesn't involve violence and taking things. The copyright industry wanted to make it sound as bad as killing people but we don't need to keep using that term.

@kankervantas I've honestly never found this explanation useful. Most people understand this. It's different stuff like DRM or whether piracy is moral in the first place.
@io @kankervantas they honestly don't understand this. the lobbyists at media companies go and make up stories about how they lose more money than exists in the U.S. economy due to pirates.
@icedquinn @kankervantas ok, fair. I believe that about the MAFIAA. Just in my experience talking to people
@io @kankervantas i used to be an anti-drm advocate. the most typical response you get is "i don't care."
@icedquinn @io @kankervantas Why should I care about DRM if I pirate anyways :chad: :chad2:
Altho I'll pay for Abble Music once I have a job
@icedquinn @io @kankervantas abble music has a shitload of music including the music in my JAPANESE ANIME
i have never used bandcamp so idc
@icedquinn @io @kankervantas I think you can make a point for losing money, since the people that pirate could've been customers.
@MischievousTomato @io @kankervantas they made this argument until the end of time but they literally never had any evidence for it.

studies against piracy were done for decades and they kept cancelling them because the result is piracy helps all but the top end (because pirates in turn market to others who might sell) and the MPAA would fire them and keep hiring new experts to get the argument they wanted.

it wasn't until we got free to pay mobile games that we actually had data on player populations (Octalysis Framework) and it turns out free to pay economics matches the old pro-piracy whitepapers: 10% of impressions pay anything, 1% of those impressions are whales, 90% of all impressions never pay a dime.
@MischievousTomato @io @kankervantas there are some mid-cards who will only pay up if they 'have' to (ex. they'll pirate or never pay blender/krita but they'll pay something if the DRM is uncracked) but i dunno what the distribution of those are.

[citation needed]
is that 1% or 10% of the paid impressions? can't tell if "of those impressions" means nesting in the previous clause
@io @MischievousTomato @kankervantas

@2ck its from the book The Octalysis Framework.

its somewhat nested. 1% of the total population buys boosters (whales), 10% of the total population buys at least one thing (ex. they’ll buy the game in the first place), 90% of the total population freeloads.

the numbers are from the free-to-play market.

@io@csdisaster.club @MischievousTomato @kankervantas

@MischievousTomato @icedquinn @io @kankervantas The money that goes towards buying the media itself is much lower then goes towards buying merchandise, theres where something like 80% of all profits on any form of media are made from (excluding bideo games)
@MischievousTomato @icedquinn @io @kankervantas weeb.

I probably would tho. I will buy physically blu rays and stuff. but ill never buy digital media that isnt video games since companies like amazon have been defended in court taking away peoples access to the digital media they bought if they get banned from the service. so fuck that ill just keep pirating

@kankervantas then what? Sure it's not theft, but how do you resolve the livelihood problem?

@SwindlerOfInsanity @kankervantas I would prefer a world like that to be honest, if it could work. And hey, people said ebay couldn't work and they were wrong.
Copyright (especially the 100 years thing) strikes me as culturally quite an ugly thing.

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