petrolhead wrote:The sooner that the thieving scum are locked out and only legit players can use the software the better as far as I'm concerned. If only the developer could stop all the stolen copies of the game from working.
Software theft is a crime, you are stealing copyrighted material and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
PC games are pretty cheap and if you wait a month or so they are even cheaper still, so why bother stealing it??
If you can't afford it then you can't have it, it's as simple as that.
FFS, the people working for the developer get paid a wage from the profits when the game sells, if you steal the game you are putting jobs at risk, future development at risk and the future of the PC gaming industry. Are you really a criminal that is so stupid that you want PC gaming to continue it's decline and development to be cut back and eventually cease?
Not if I wasn't going to buy the game in the first place?
Not that I downloaded the pirated version. I am only remotely interested in this game because PC Gamer has been writing about it. But DOTA looks boring, and from descriptions about this game, it isn't my cup of tea. But I may be interested in downloading a free pirated copy to see if I like it, and then, if I do like it, I will buy it.
There is your negative side of piracy. It's never black and white people. Piracy is both good and bad, and no one should focus only on one of those sides.
/words if wisdom