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    The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagree

    What if no one pirated anything on the Internet? Everyone only watched movies they paid to see, only used non-freeware software that they've paid for, only downloaded copyrighted music after legitimately paying for it, etc. In other words, everyone adhered strictly to copyright law. Would that help the economy?

    Note: This question is only about copyrighted material. Some software is freeware; some books and movies have expired copyrights, etc. Those materials are legal to freely distribute. This thread is not about those.

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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    Just a warning, you are about to have a herd of Libertarians swoop in on this thread and tear your OP to pieces.

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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Just a warning, you are about to have a herd of Libertarians swoop in on this thread and tear your OP to pieces.
    Oh, really. Well they can vote accordingly.

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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Just a warning, you are about to have a herd of Libertarians swoop in on this thread and tear your OP to pieces.
    Isn't that odd?

    The government taking a few dollar out of their paychecks to build a road they'll drive on. OMGZ THEFT!

    A libertarian being denied the theft of a $15 movie they took no part in producing. OMGZ You're not letting me steal!
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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Oh, really. Well they can vote accordingly.
    Personally, I think this whole discussion is moot if copyright law isn't going to be enforced properly or effectively.

    You can't tell someone to simply "respect copyright law" and expect everything to be okay. People will always take the path of least resistance - why pay for music, movies, or television if you can download them for free and get away with it?

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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    We do not enforce piracy laws to better the economy. The reason for piracy laws are the same as the reasons for burglary laws.
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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    I agree. Everything helps and I've paid for every single song or program that I've downloaded.

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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Isn't that odd?

    The government taking a few dollar out of their paychecks to build a road they'll drive on. OMGZ THEFT!

    A libertarian being denied the theft of a $15 movie they took no part in producing. OMGZ You're not letting me steal!
    Ehh, I can kinda see where they're coming from. I do think in some cases there are legitimate arguments against some forms of intellectual property rights as they exist today, and i don't necessarily think it's because they just want to steal.

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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Ehh, I can kinda see where they're coming from. I do think in some cases there are legitimate arguments against some forms of intellectual property rights as they exist today, and i don't necessarily think it's because they just want to steal.
    Which legitimate arguments are there? Which intellectual property?
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    Re: The economy would be better if more people respected copyright law. Agree/disagr

    I don't think the economy would be better if more people respected copyright law, but I also don't believe that people have a right to illegally copy things that aren't theirs. I can't really vote in the poll.
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