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#1 Posted by nickmax123 (12 posts) -
#2 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

At least once a week since I upgraded from 56k.

#3 Posted by AjayRaz (12416 posts) -

like you wouldn't believe 

#4 Posted by Semition (731 posts) -

I don't think there are many people that never pirated anything.

#5 Posted by HatKing (5784 posts) -

Yeah... I am pretty sure everybody has at least once.
#6 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

whoever says no is blatantly lying

#7 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

yep

#8 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

Never pirated a game.  Now that I found itunes I pay for my movies 100%, and watching movies in HD is very nice.  I don't pirate music because I don't listen to modern stuff, but for those who pirate music good on them because that crap is not worth paying for.

#9 Posted by francesthemule (155 posts) -

Mostly just music, but ya. It's weird how now you can litterally get almost any piece of music for free in like 10 minutes.

#10 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Yes, suh.

#11 Posted by GunstarRed (4997 posts) -

I had an Amiga. It was the only way you could get games for it if I remember correctly. 
 
(I think I only ever bought  three or four  boxed games for it)
#12 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

Mostly just music for me.  The only games I have pirated are those that I have previously owned, but lost the CD/key to.

#13 Posted by natetodamax (19169 posts) -

Most of my music is from LimeWire.

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#14 Posted by Skytylz (4025 posts) -

music yah, only a game when my disc got messed up.

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#15 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Games if they get reviewed poorly enough and cant warrant spedning money on.
 
Music i fi cant afford it at the time.
 
Mostly if i end up liking the pirated copy of whatever, i end up buying anyway.

#16 Posted by pause422 (6170 posts) -

Everyone has pirated music.

#17 Posted by i69edUrGpa (586 posts) -

I have pirated music, games and movies but these days I have cut out games...I can't pirate pc games without feeling extremely guilty

#18 Posted by captain_clayman (3318 posts) -

Music, but mostly old punk bands that broke up in the 80's. 
 
Games, but usually only if they're old, or if there's no demo and i want to see how it'll run.  if it does run i'll buy it, if it's really slow then i wont.
 
and movies. *no comment on that*

#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (35834 posts) -
@AjayRaz said:
" like you wouldn't believe  "
His own answer applied against his own situation. Reflects me.
#20 Posted by ErrorOperator (458 posts) -

Im not saying... I DONT TRUST ANY OF YOU! ANNNNYYYYOOOONNNNEEEEE

#21 Posted by Webby (720 posts) -

 A few odd games that I would never buy. Although I modded one of my original Xbox's to play Halo 2 about a month early in French lol. Still bought 2 of them when it came out though (For LAN's)
Music: all the time, can't remember when I last paid for it. 
Movies: most of the time but I do buy the films I really like.
TV Shows: I have seen every episode of Heroes, Lost, Prison Break, The Real Hustle, Hustle and Skins but I have NEVER watched any on TV or bought on Box Set. Downloaded them all. 
Anime: almost 100% downloaded.  
Programs: I think I actually only own a Windows 95 disc.
 
Hey you asked :P. 

#22 Posted by skywing (1153 posts) -

If you did a poll like this in 20 years with teenagers i'm fairly sure the number of people who would have pirated would be far less.  

#23 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2462 posts) -

Yes, I don't buy music anymore. 

#24 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -

Yes; I haven't paid for a movie [that wasn't at the cinema] in ages.
I only pirate music and games occasionally, I try to buy most of it but there's way too many of them at too high prices to get everything legally. I pick and choose what deserves my money the most; I never pirate indie stuff.

#25 Posted by pause422 (6170 posts) -
@MAN_FLANNEL said:
" Yes, I don't buy music anymore.  "
Anymore? Most people haven't bought music since like, 1997.
#26 Posted by Famov (768 posts) -


I do not pirate music (because the outlets are rarely computer safe) or cinema (because movies are rarely worth the trouble). Oh, and I suppose I have some moral objections to stealing intellectual property, but only nominally so.

 
I have played around with emulators/roms of old games that are otherwise unavailable (aside from niche stores in the secondary market). But really, that's been mostly Fire Emblem, and I've been slowly collecting the japanese carts of these games anyway. The only games I've downloaded/played that I do not own the cart/cd to is a Beast Wars game for the PSX, and the unreleased Star Fox 2. The former game is beyond awful and the latter only exists a non physical format. Oh, and Monopoly for the NES. That game is fun.

#27 Edited by DieselCat18 (17 posts) -
@Rhaknar:
No not everyone is lying that says they haven't Pirated (stole) ....and from the apparent results from this poll,one can see very clearly why  there  are HUGE problems which make develpoers do what they do and in the end costs myself and others that are honest to foot the bill for the scumbags that rip-off the industry ! Anyone that Pirates should die a very slow, painful and horrible death !!!!!  
 
 

*+
#28 Posted by pirate_republic (1117 posts) -

I've never pirated a game. I'll sometimes watch a movie online but I never download them. And music? Way too much.

#29 Posted by Valestis (211 posts) -

Are you a cop?

#30 Edited by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

The funny thing about piracy is that there are all these loopholes that don't require downloading torrents. I mean, for TV shows and music, you can always just go to one of those video sites and stream stuff, whether it's new, old, or obscure. I have a friend who told me about some sites with manga scans too.
 
 
I'm curious about everyone feels pirating fan translations of existing games that would be otherwise unavailable. There was that Mother 3 game which was translated, and many people will never experience that game because Nintendo will not localize it.

#31 Posted by Jrad (621 posts) -
@DieselCat18 said:
" @Rhaknar:
No not everyone is lying that says they haven't Pirated (stole) ....and from the apparent results from this poll,one can see very clearly why  there  are HUGE problems which make develpoers do what they do and in the end costs myself and others that are honest to foot the bill for the scumbags that rip-off the industry ! Anyone that Pireaes should die a very slow, painful and horrible death !!!!!  
 

*+ "
Anyone else find this post hilarious?
 
Anyway, I'm pirating something right now.
#32 Posted by phlegms (1607 posts) -

NO BECAUSE JESUS WILL HATE ME AND I WILL GO TO HELL

#33 Posted by DieselCat18 (17 posts) -
@Jrad:
What's so fucking funny ?.............POS !
#34 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

only music but a lot of it.

#35 Posted by Esten (143 posts) -

Yeah. I don't mind pirating movies, since I'll probably end up buying it if it's good. 
I don't need to download music, because I've got Spotify.
I do not download games, because I really want to support the gaming industry.

#36 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Never, I can honestly say.

#37 Posted by Fallen189 (4931 posts) -

Constantly

#38 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3695 posts) -

I don't pirate games. I pirate music constantly and movies fairly frequently, but I buy movies if I really like them.

#39 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:
" Mostly just music for me.  The only games I have pirated are those that I have previously owned, but lost the CD/key to. "
LIAR. Just kidding lol. Most of the time it's just music or really old PC games that can actually work on my rig. I would never go the extra mile to pirate 360 games and stuff.
#40 Posted by Redsox44 (481 posts) -

Only music and once in a while i might watch a movie online that's in theaters. But i never have and never will pirate any games.

#41 Posted by amir90 (2153 posts) -

yup

#42 Posted by SuperSambo (2849 posts) -

I dont pirate games
 
I download music, however I buy the music I like after and without the ability to pirate music I would not have found out about many of my favourite bands, ones which I have spent a lot of money on after.
 
I watch films online, however ones that I wouldent pay to see. It is piracy, but they arnt losing out on anything.

#43 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

Yeah I have, especially in the late 90s

#44 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

yes, not games but music. i just think that bands aren't making enough and the producers are making most of it. the bands make money from concerts.

#45 Posted by Grilledcheez (3942 posts) -

Yeah, but not music anymore since I have Zune Pass

#46 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2139 posts) -
@pause422 said:
" @MAN_FLANNEL said:
" Yes, I don't buy music anymore.  "
Anymore? Most people haven't bought music since like, 1997. "
*raises hand*
#47 Posted by DystopiaX (5291 posts) -

some music, fallout 1.

#48 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11422 posts) -

For the most part, I try to avoid piracy for 2 reasons: 1. Once I got a virus from something I downloaded and I had to wipe my entire damn computer because of it. That was a pain. and 2. It makes my Internet and Xbox Live connections suck. Oh, and it's illegal. 
 
However, I will admit to downloading the ROMs of a few specific Japan only games for the SNES which I would not otherwise be able to find in any capacity, and I probably have some software from when I did torrent stuff still on my computer. But otherwise I can say with confidence that I don't pirate stuff... anymore.

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#49 Posted by nickmax123 (12 posts) -

it's hard to pirate anything but music with DSL , the 187 kb/s DSL.
 
every time i pirate something i feel guilty because i don't want to be one of those "examples" who gets sued for one million dollars because i downloaded one song

#50 Posted by nickmax123 (12 posts) -
@josty81: 
 
NAPSTER FTW