Firstly, I don't need to pay for my Avatar at all. It's a screen-cap from the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Trailer that has been put on the Internet by Square Enix. It's not stealing. It's not pirating. It's not "sharing". Square Enix put it there, and they don't want you to pay to see the trailer. I win.
Secondly, I don't need to pay for my Sig neither. It's from Tekzilla, which I can watch for free on the Internet on Tekzilla's Website. Done by Tekzilla. They don't want me to pay.
You, downloading a copy of Final Fantasy XIII free from the Internet though. That's something you should pay for. Not get for free.
I don't know about this. But you posted 2 YouTube videos with FFIX and DKC tracks in the second page of this thread.
Whoever uploaded those videos to the internet, even if he bought the soundtrack disc, isn't paying any royalties or has been given permission by Nintendo or Square Enix to distribute those songs on youtube. Specially since Nintendo or Square Enix probably sell the games soundtrack and wouldn't like them to be distributed for free on the internet.
You distributed those illegaly distributed songs. You're a "pirate" just like the dude who uploaded the tracks... and everyone who clicked on the play button and listened to those tracks for free is also a pirate. Including myself.
But don't worry, I have posted Soundtrack YouTube videos on vgchartz too... so yeah, I guess I'm a pirate and a thieve like Twesterm says. I'd say 99% of the people who have posted on this thread have done that, and are pirates themselves without even realizing it.
You should have payed for those songs. And you shouldn't have distributed them for free. That's like downloading an ISO file and distributing it around the internet.
Maybe I'm wrong? xD Can someone tell me if that's copyright infringement (pirating)?