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Truther said:

my friend got his credit card info stolen on his xbox his account was hacked.


that's why I have change my views on hacking and piracy.... because even if i see the point i also believe that it comes  back bite the customer in the ass.... the more illegal DL and ID theft or other harmful attacks happen the more invasive the counter measures.... plus quality of the entertainement degraded for that too... because if their main titles for film music or games are pirated like spanish gallions in the tortugas.... they have more incentive to do crappy titles less likely to be DLed but with a better profit margin because targeted at computer illeterate mom and pops or teenagers or else... or DLC so you have less chance of effing them all the way....

even though ilike the idea of chapter games with micro transaction and dlc especially if all digital is the path they chose and kill the second hand market... cause i can see myself pay 30 bucks for the first couple chapters and then pay 10 bucks for the extension packs... so i can try more games day 1 and just decide when and if i want to play the rest and what i want to spend on it (multiplayers packs, class oriented packs, special occasion, side content or main content, weapons etc you get the picture) and keep an steady flow of "deal of the week" and discount over time like they do now after a while... and i think i'll end up spending no more than i do with the day 1 and second hand market today if done right.... and won't have to bother as much with space and care for discs, and where to buy and sell them if it's still worth selling... plus then they won't have incentive to do shitty stuff people won't dl crappy content... so more care put on what people are willing to pay for...

that's for my 2 cents on piracy and consequence relation for the entertainement business...

for the rest it is hurting mostly the open source world more than supporting it.... every time open source software or code or free host site etc is used to dl or harm it's not exactly serving the cause....