Piracy Critic Admits to Huge Pirated Music Collection

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Fail. That is just sooooo bad. Hypocrite much. I wouldn't declare my stance on piracy anywhere. Even on here with certain anonymity (mainly due to the rules of the forums), nevermind bash something that you do personally.

I hate hypocrites. But I can't help but laugh at them.

Well thats going to undermine your credibility by ooh whats a fair number? Like 900001 points?

Jiraiya72:

PayJ567:

Jiraiya72:
Sorry but no one is above the law, especially not the law of hypocrisy (hyperbole). I love some of my family but I'd have no qualms about throwing them under the bus if they did something stupidly hypocritical or illegal. Are you going to tell me I'm lacking in morals for doing the right thing?

No I'm saying you lack respect and you clearly don't deserve the family you have been given if you have no qualms about throwing your family under a bus.

Jiraiya72:
Also, you owe nothing to your parents for raising you. They chose to have children and they have to take care of you. It is their job and responsibility. (Which should be obvious due to the fact it's illegal not to take care of your kids)

Again all your showing me if you lack any respect for your parents which is incredibly wrong.

You're assuming based on a parent being a parent that they ever gave you respect at all. Which all parents don't. Lacking respect is only bad if they deserved respect. As for the bus, well, if their moral or illegal mistake could cost me my reputation or my freedom, why should I not throw them under it? I'm not going to have my character assassinated all because of some "respect" that I apparently owe them which prevented me from going to the authorities.

I'm not gonna get involved, but you owe more than you can possibly conceive to your parents for raising you. If you have kids someday you'll understand what I mean.

The fact that you say otherwise makes it hard to not think you are anything but a spoiled angsty brat.

Unless you were molested or abused... that's a different story.

Jiraiya72:

PayJ567:

Jiraiya72:
Sorry but no one is above the law, especially not the law of hypocrisy (hyperbole). I love some of my family but I'd have no qualms about throwing them under the bus if they did something stupidly hypocritical or illegal. Are you going to tell me I'm lacking in morals for doing the right thing?

No I'm saying you lack respect and you clearly don't deserve the family you have been given if you have no qualms about throwing your family under a bus.

Jiraiya72:
Also, you owe nothing to your parents for raising you. They chose to have children and they have to take care of you. It is their job and responsibility. (Which should be obvious due to the fact it's illegal not to take care of your kids)

Again all your showing me if you lack any respect for your parents which is incredibly wrong.

You're assuming based on a parent being a parent that they ever gave you respect at all. Which all parents don't. Lacking respect is only bad if they deserved respect. As for the bus, well, if their moral or illegal mistake could cost me my reputation or my freedom, why should I not throw them under it? I'm not going to have my character assassinated all because of some "respect" that I apparently owe them which prevented me from going to the authorities.

your parents obviously respected you enough to feed you
respect is not thinking someone is always right or better than you in every way, respect is acknowlegding and enjoying someone's existence.
you seem to think parents don't respect their kids because they punish/control them, but unless they sell you to a sweatshop they obviously have your overall best interests in mind, whether short or long term

I imagine this probably applies to most of the vocal anti-piracy twirps on here too.

Andy Chalk:
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Eh, it discredits her, but not any of the arguments made against piracy. It just shows how easy it is for people to fool themselves with shoddy, half-assed justifications.

Andy Chalk:

Jiraiya72:
Also, you owe nothing to your parents for raising you. They chose to have children and they have to take care of you. It is their job and responsibility. (Which should be obvious due to the fact it's illegal not to take care of your kids)

This isn't really related to the matter at hand, but that's a horrible attitude. You owe your parents your life and your upbringing, and I would hope you'd show them some regard for that.

Perhaps I overreacted by saying nothing but it gets on my nerves when parents and others act like because a guy and girl had sex and had a kid they raised, that the child should be all grateful for something the child was already owed by the parents.

NeedAUserName:

Ironic Pirate:
big massive snip

I agree with Jiraiya. Just because there your parents doesn't mean they can't be deeply flawed. I mean this kid could have been pointing this out to his mum the whole time, and yet she proceeds with her statements, this may have been the kids last choice, to publicly humiliate his mum in front of the nation. But she did deserve it. She, basically I feel know would be the best tie to use the age old (at least dictionary old) expression of "if you looked hypocrite up in the dictionary there would be a picture of her. I mean come on!

And her denouncement of genuine Prada bags as being too expensive, have you seen how much some audiobooks cost on iTunes?! £50 for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I mean sure thats a long ass book, but presumably her audiobooks (if she has any) aren't going to be much cheaper.

I agree with you that she deserved to be humiliated, but she didn't deserve to be betrayed by something she painfully forced from her vagina and spent thousands on raising.
she deserved this, but not from her son.

"NO PLEASE, TAKE MY FIRST BORN, JUST GIVE ME ONE MORE MOMENT OF SWEET, SWEET FREEDOM!!!"

Well she just sounds lovely. Good thing he didn't mention all the disc's she burnt or he may have found himself getting sodomised by Gene Simmons. It is always nice to see hypocrites get their just deserts.

Oh no, how will she ever afford a new son with a small fraction of her wealth robbed from her? This world is truely cruel...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSQO7eum79A

Funniest thing ive ever seen on TV.

there you have it, in a nutshell: EVERYONE pirates, even those complaining about it :p

[if you honestly have NEVER infringed any copyright, then I want you to pat yourself on the back and have a little superior smirk at my expense ;)]

Award-winning Norwegian author Anne B. Ragde found her stance against the evils of eBook piracy undermined just a wee little bit when her son revealed that she has more 1800 illegally downloaded songs stored on her iPod.

Lold here

Still reading xD

Lesson: If you're going to be a hypocrit don't have children around.

SHE DUN GOOFED GUISE
DUN GOOFED...

Ah hypocrisy. Tasty tasty hypocrisy. Made all the tastier by "Prada bags have such an inflated price" as a defence, and her blaming her son for it.

Gutted. Why can't all politicians kids casually point out where their parents are doing that?

Jiraiya72:

PayJ567:
Oh that's well funny there son. Destroy your mums credibility and damage her career. Although I'm glad she was found out as a hypocrite that is no way for a son to act.

Little cunt.

Sorry but no one is above the law, especially not the law of hypocrisy (hyperbole). I love some of my family but I'd have no qualms about throwing them under the bus if they did something stupidly hypocritical or illegal. Are you going to tell me I'm lacking in morals for doing the right thing?

No, but I bet if you pirate songs/games/movies/books/whatever, you would be mortified if someone in your own family threw YOU under the bus.

OT- Way to give the pirates something to trumpet lady. The least you could have done was keep your mouth shut on the subject since you steal shit yourself. Now the rest of us that support true capitalism have another hill to climb.

Spot1990:

PayJ567:

Jiraiya72:
You're assuming based on a parent being a parent that they ever gave you respect at all. Which all parents don't. Lacking respect is only bad if they deserved respect. As for the bus, well, if their moral or illegal mistake could cost me my reputation or my freedom, why should I not throw them under it? I'm not going to have my character assassinated all because of some "respect" that I apparently owe them which prevented me from going to the authorities.

Haha "Character Assassinated" do you actually listen to yourself talk?

I mean really, you are clearly like a typical angsty teenager. Soon you'll grow up and realise all what your parents have done for you, or maybe you never will and you'll live a failure of a life and blame it all on your parents or someone else.

Gotta go with Pay on this one, if you disagree with something a loved one is doing, do so more tactfully. Don't humiliate your own mum in the media. I mean if they were being interviewed together their relationship probably isn't that strained, if she's a bad mum and lost the respect of her son somehow fair enough (but we've got no indication of anything like that). To throw your mum under the bus for something so petty is poor form.

EDIT: I mean I don't know about the rest of you but my mum was there to help me deal with and clean up a fair few of my own messes and I'd do the same for her.

so you'd let yourself be thrown under a buss for perhaps thousands of dollars as well as jail time if the authors of said music decided to sue? and copyright laws
yea no don't care how much you love your parents
besides arn't they suppose to make a example of telling to truth and doing whats right and taking responsability?

This is probably the worse case of hypocrisy I've ever seen. Stupid bitch.

Spot1990:

PayJ567:

Jiraiya72:
You're assuming based on a parent being a parent that they ever gave you respect at all. Which all parents don't. Lacking respect is only bad if they deserved respect. As for the bus, well, if their moral or illegal mistake could cost me my reputation or my freedom, why should I not throw them under it? I'm not going to have my character assassinated all because of some "respect" that I apparently owe them which prevented me from going to the authorities.

Haha "Character Assassinated" do you actually listen to yourself talk?

I mean really, you are clearly like a typical angsty teenager. Soon you'll grow up and realise all what your parents have done for you, or maybe you never will and you'll live a failure of a life and blame it all on your parents or someone else.

Gotta go with Pay on this one, if you disagree with something a loved one is doing, do so more tactfully. Don't humiliate your own mum in the media. I mean if they were being interviewed together their relationship probably isn't that strained, if she's a bad mum and lost the respect of her son somehow fair enough (but we've got no indication of anything like that). To throw your mum under the bus for something so petty is poor form.

EDIT: I mean I don't know about the rest of you but my mum was there to help me deal with and clean up a fair few of my own messes and I'd do the same for her.

well you are quite lucky good sir, in my family, if you fuck shit up, your ass is under that bus faster than you can say "woops", and i've had it happen a few times now, not saying i didn't deserve it but just saying it does happen, quite often in my area, gotta take care of your own shit.

Jævla hykler... That's fucking hypocrit in Norwegian.

All I see is greed in all vigorous opponents of piracy I encounter. I'm trying to take an even handed approach but I'm repeatedly put off by people like this. Are there any reasonable people who don't want to see intellectual property laws completely overhauled?

also i don't know if this applies but?

Jroo wuz heer:
snipo

I already covered this earlier. Regardless of their wishes, they have no choice but to feed me. It is the law. Their responsibility.

FloodOne:

Jiraiya72:

PayJ567:
Oh that's well funny there son. Destroy your mums credibility and damage her career. Although I'm glad she was found out as a hypocrite that is no way for a son to act.

Little cunt.

Sorry but no one is above the law, especially not the law of hypocrisy (hyperbole). I love some of my family but I'd have no qualms about throwing them under the bus if they did something stupidly hypocritical or illegal. Are you going to tell me I'm lacking in morals for doing the right thing?

No, but I bet if you pirate songs/games/movies/books/whatever, you would be mortified if someone in your own family threw YOU under the bus.

OT- Way to give the pirates something to trumpet lady. The least you could have done was keep your mouth shut on the subject since you steal shit yourself. Now the rest of us that support true capitalism have another hill to climb.

This would be true if I pirated any of these things. But I can say I don't pirate anything, including music. Buy everything off itunes.

This whole mess is indeed lolworthy, but

dastardly:
Eh, it discredits her, but not any of the arguments made against piracy. It just shows how easy it is for people to fool themselves with shoddy, half-assed justifications.

It's easy to talk ourselves into doing things we know we shouldn't if we honestly believe that nobody's being hurt. This is a bit of an extreme example of thick-headedness, since as someone who relies on content creation for living, Ragde should have recognized the consequences her actions have on others in the same situation. But hey, it's just one song, right? They play it on the radio all the time anyway...

One person's hypocrisy doesn't justify another person's actions. Maybe it makes you feel better about what you do, but that doesn't make it right.

Andy Chalk:

Jiraiya72:
Also, you owe nothing to your parents for raising you. They chose to have children and they have to take care of you. It is their job and responsibility. (Which should be obvious due to the fact it's illegal not to take care of your kids)

This isn't really related to the matter at hand, but that's a horrible attitude. You owe your parents your life and your upbringing, and I would hope you'd show them some regard for that.

I noticed this little discussion and wanted to speak my own thoughts about it just to see what other people here think.

I owe NOTHING to my parents. They chose to give birth to me and raise me so I feel no obligation to them. Sure, you could bring up the argument that they care about me to death and what not, but sometimes, they infuriate me for those very reasons. They pay too much attention to everything I do, which can limit some of the things that I can do that I want to do, and it makes me sick. I'm sure this makes me sound childish, but this is honestly how I feel. :/

Oh wait a second, I just noticed part of what I said is exactly what Jiraiya was saying. Oh well, at least someone else on here openly agrees with me.

Hm, on the one hand, I'm not surprised, as naturally the only kind of piracy people are most likely to feel really bad about is one that affects them or someone they know. She's committed the usual faux pas of taking too strong a stance on something that she actually has a mixed relationship with. Politicians do this all the time.

On the other hand, I think she's perfectly justified in dropping her son in it - after all, he dropped her in it first. I'm sorry, but if you behave in that way toward your mother, she can turn right around and do the same thing to you. He's not 3 years old and can't pull the 'out of the mouths of babes' excuse. He knew what his words would do. Regardless of the circumstances, mothers are not doormats, and kids who deliberately do things to damage their parents should not be immune from some sort of retribution. It's not like he blew the whistle on her secret kidnapping and torture of Jewish children or something. He just decided to shit-stir.

lol what a complete tool! Seriously I love it when those who are most vocal are humiliated like this. Hypocrisy at its finest.

there are so many wrong replies here that the only thing i'll say is that they're all a bunch of hypocrits... hahahaha

RDubayoo:
Also,

FutureJarhead16:
Wow! This reminds me of almost everyone on this site.
I'm against piracy, I want the developers to get paid. One moment, going to go buy a used game.

1) Used game purchases are a legal transaction, unlike piracy

2) Someone had to buy the game in the first place

3) See Extra Credits' video on the matter

4) You lose

Also,
1) Give me a game that's worth $60
2) Make sure I get all of the game, not bits an pieces of depending on what store I buy it from and what DLC I get
3) Why should we feel sorry for the developers not making enough (what is enough anyway?) when 1 out of every 10 people are unemployed, hence making used (cheaper) games a commodity that is important to the business?

RowdyRodimus:

1) Give me a game that's worth $60

Mass Effect
Oblivion

A piracy-critic that secretly pirates.

NO WAY!

haha, it's because everyone has a different definition of 'piracy', and it usually melds to a meaning that is coincidentally beneficial to themselves. We humans can be such emotional creatures.

Jiraiya72:

RowdyRodimus:

1) Give me a game that's worth $60

Mass Effect
Oblivion

Mass Effect is close but not really. Oblivion isn't worth a free rental.

RowdyRodimus:

Jiraiya72:

RowdyRodimus:

1) Give me a game that's worth $60

Mass Effect
Oblivion

Mass Effect is close but not really. Oblivion isn't worth a free rental.

The price of how much a game costs pretty much depends on the person buying it. I could say 'Give me a game that's worth $1' and say that I would rather buy them for a cent :O.

RowdyRodimus:

RDubayoo:
Also,

FutureJarhead16:
Wow! This reminds me of almost everyone on this site.
I'm against piracy, I want the developers to get paid. One moment, going to go buy a used game.

1) Used game purchases are a legal transaction, unlike piracy

2) Someone had to buy the game in the first place

3) See Extra Credits' video on the matter

4) You lose

Also,
1) Give me a game that's worth $60
2) Make sure I get all of the game, not bits an pieces of depending on what store I buy it from and what DLC I get
3) Why should we feel sorry for the developers not making enough (what is enough anyway?) when 1 out of every 10 people are unemployed, hence making used (cheaper) games a commodity that is important to the business?

Lolwut? Completely missed the point of my post. You people sure do like to imply a lot. Stop it. Also, what do I lose?

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