Originally Posted by Edzer
Sad news for the freedom of the iwebs. :<
because you know, servers have never been raided before as a result of a gross breach of the law in multiple countries.
This has very little to do with the freedom of the interweb, and a lot more to do with a continuing strife between Hollywood corporates and the general consumer for easily available content at a REASONABLE price.
Their are 3 reasons people pirated. Only 2 of which have any recognisable warrant for doing so.
the first reason, I suspect edzer falls into this, is those who desire everything for free as if it is their right and that they shouldn't pay for anything.
The second reason, other people on this forum fall more into here than the first reason, is the belief that the cost of content is far too high.
The last reason, and I would fall into this one more so than the others, Is that simply some desired content is inaccessible due to an unwillingness by the provider (and sometimes for other reasons) to provide said content. In this last case, corporates have less of a leg to stand on because they never intended to sell me the content in the first place, and thus aren't losing anything by me obtaining said content.