1TB "Modern Art" HDD Houses $5M in Pirated Software

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rantoc

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And im sure _everyone_ in possession of such drive filled with pirated files would have purchased everything of that 5M$ worth of goods, thats atleast how it works in court - Insane!
 

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@rantoc, are you saying that taking things without paying for them is ok if you wouldn't be able to afford them in the first place?

I am not really having a go, I have torrented music and programs in the past for the same reason and a friend of mine is writing a Phd on the devaluation of recorded music, but the problem is the difference between the value of the 1s and 0s, and the value of the use of the download.
 
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something is really wrong with this picture, how is it FAST not all over this guys ass, do artist have some kind of special exemption? i wonder if this exhibit would last as long had he 1TB of pirated movies, id imagine the MPIAA and RIAA not so supporting of artistic ventures unless they profit from it
 

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[citation][nom]longliverock1974[/nom]I hope he saved room for Diablo 3 on that drive.[/citation]

I don't think D3 is going to be hacked.... online only.

Remember when starcraft 2 came out?? everyone said the "Hackers" would get lan play working? nope.

Diablo 3... if you want to play it... pay for it... or wait for free trial.
 

lp231

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fastest way to make yourself rich
Download tons of pirated software and sell it at original price!
[citation][nom]schmich[/nom]You save porn? Porn gets old so fast...[/citation]
What, pron gets old fast? NEVER! :p
 

rantoc

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[citation][nom]maisere[/nom]@rantoc, are you saying that taking things without paying for them is ok if you wouldn't be able to afford them in the first place?[/citation]

No i don't, i don't like piracy since it disrupts the eco system that evolves the platform its pirated on. However i don't like to see some poor kid get screwed over in court because of a HDD filled with pirated stuff either with the argument that its a theft because and a 1:1 sale loss. I don't see piracy as a theft. Mainly because no physical product was stolen, a car retailer who got a car stolen won't be able to sell that car but a record company who got a cd copied can still sell that CD. Its a copy not the original, sure it should be punishable but not to the insane extent it is today.
 

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Yea I am on the fence about it... Stealing is wrong, but some 13 year old downloads Autocad... What really are the odds of that being a lost sale? As for it being "art"... I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
 

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5 Million dollars worth?

Is that in USD? Because these days, 5 million USD isn't worth much.

:p just kidding we love you.
 

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[citation][nom]ingramirene[/nom]I just paid $22,87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38,76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $71,32 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/qNNVG2[/citation]
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