Do you pirate your /media/ nonas? do you try to avoid it? do you encourage it? ethical piracy? do you consider some instances where piracy is bad?76 posts and 12 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
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I pirate a lot, but I have actually bought some games if they were actually good. For movies, tv shows, and books (textbooks especially) there is absolutely no way I’m paying money for it. I have jellyfin on my server, which is like Plex but it’s free, so I can access it on any of my devices. It’s basically like having a streaming service but no fee, and I know it’s gonna stay there forever.
For textbooks, I pirate every single one and I tell other students to do the same thing. Libgen is the best.
For music, it really depends. I have the same feelings about Spotify and streaming music that I do for streaming tv and movies. So I like to own it myself. I also have it on jellyfin. If a band I like has a bandcamp release or some other way I can buy directly from them, I will. But otherwise, I’m using deezloader.
Soulseek is good too, it's good for black metal.
A lot of that stuff isn't on spotify and such.
I do pirate and I do feel bad about it. It's like having a free bag of cocaine that never empties. I do not think it's good for the soul nor society.
Sometimes I buy music off bandcamp to ward off the guilt. I want to try and switch to legal free content (paid content is not especially good).