The Piracy Calculator

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in
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How much are your stolen movies, music, etc worth?
There are 56 comments:
Male 725
$3132.89

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Male 203
$4,500 all music
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Male 1,478
45855.82
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Male 32
I didn`t even break $300 when I didn`t count ROMs and legit music, but, since it says total duration of music, not pirated music and any video game, let`s just say who needs to sell drugs to buy these things?
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Female 141
got bout 450..too much music
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Female 3
Wow I am not a pirate at all. I don`t even deserve a peg leg.
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Male 4
It completely ignores software applications that could cost more than anything else.
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Female 19
Just like gun control won`t stop the use of guns, and prohibition in its day didn`t stop alcohol. The cat`s out of the bag and people will use it. Yes, authority might slow it down, but it wouldn`t stop it because the underlying attitude is still there, and piracy would simply go to a different venue where it could be gotten away with. NO I`m not advocating biblical morals or conservativism. I don`t actually know the answer to it. I wish I did, then I would be a rich woman and could afford prime rib, lol.
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Female 19
RinjiHalfElf, I would agree with what you said, but I don`t think you`re going deep enough. I don`t think it`s lack of authority on the net. Piracy took place long before the internet. Back in the 80s and 90s long before the internet was a household word, people pirated software and music by using floppy disks, casette tapes, and snail mail. I don`t think that it`s lack of authority, I think it`s the `me first` attitude that people have developed. Basically "screw you, I want what I want and I don`t give a d**n about anyone else". How else can you explain the attitude that "they wouldn`t have made any money off of me anyway so that makes my stealling it just fine". People are entitled to compensation for their hard work, but the me first attitude doesn`t consider that. The ability to pirate is there so it`s going to happen.
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Male 92
Stupid limewire and torrents...
$195,993.50
and that`s the only folder I could find, although I have 3 more folders larger then that one...
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Male 90
wow ilikecheesef how much memory does 836 days of music take up. its not actuly the downloading of the stuff thats illeagal most of the time its the uploading
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Male 2,050
96159.14

I just saved a bunch of money by switching to torrenet

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Male 99
Just Under 19 000$ canadian.
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Female 335
Katrina would be and example (the situation could be viewed as a creation of a mini culture). When the hurricane hit, we lost alot of authoirity down there, albeit temporary.

Some people did what they could to survive (in the intenet sense, download things like "ad-aware"), while others took advantage of the situation (piracy).

Things are only backwards until there is order.... or at least that`s how I understand it... ^_^;;

Then sometimes it`s still a** backwards.


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Female 335
6540, what can you expect?

The internet is relatively young from a cultural stand point. Of course there is going ot be boundless robbing and pillaging until some sort of strong authoritive order takes place. This have happened over and over in history.
But since the internet does not only involve the United States an authority for it is a long, long way off. Or at least until we have a form of government for the entire world. ^_^

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Male 244
HEY if that amount is the "street value" I`m going to sell everything!!!

u guys intrested?

LOL

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Male 12
$359309.41 of music... I win! iTunes says I have 836.2 days of music. Plus more in my Limewire... yar
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Female 19
t a backwards world this is.
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Female 19
I love the way people can spin something to make it seem they aren`t doing anything wrong. "I can get it for free anyway by recording it off the radio." Ummm, then why don`t you do that? Because you know as well as I do you want a clean copy of the song. "It`s not worth much any more." But it was when it came out right? My favorite one here is "I wouldn`t have bought it so they aren`t out anything." Really? So stealing is okay if you don`t want to buy the item, or if you don`t think it`s worth spending $ for?!?!? Then I guess I can go steal all the prime rib from my local grocery store, because I certainly couldn`t afford to buy it. They`re committing the true crime by overcharging me for it anyway right? This is all a load of crap and you know it. Theft is theft no matter how you choose to spin it to make it sound like it`s not. The sad thing is that I`m going to hear how horrible I am for saying these things, and YOU all are the thieves... Wha
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Female 785
$71.62 in music only, I have nothing else. And it`s not really that much, lots were free downloads...
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Male 65
Yeah.None of my music is illegal so that lowered my total by like 2000
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Male 189
HOly Moley i got 23,198
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Male 47
daaaaaaaang id be broke hundreds of times over
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Male 110
I have a ton of pirated music, movies, games, and software. Guess what… I never would have bought any of it if I couldn`t have gotten it for free. So they aren’t out any money, because they never would have gotten any money from me.

I think trying to charge what they do for that kind of crap is the true crime here.

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Male 2,510
CAMEL PORN! WOHHHHHHHHHHH!
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Male 1,808
you guys are joking right?I mean you didnt really steal stuff right?please tell me that this is a joke,becuase mines $0.00
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Male 1,039
Yeah exactly, just like i`ve said before..I can go to a radio site find the songs being played, and then just record them at will..straight to my PC, or I can go and download the song for free, again, online..which do you think is easier?? Not to mention I can record Hi-Def versions of Movies and TV shows from my Digital cable..heheh..also on my PC..no need for Tivo crap..people pay for way too many things when they don`t need to...and legally, you really don`t HAVE to.
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Female 578
What I don`t understand is how television episodes are illegal. How is downloading something that someone else taped different than if you had taped it yourself from tv?
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Male 121
meh, i save money by getting amazon vouchers for advertising on my site. Plus, I also wouldn`t spend that much on a music collection, maybe wait until its in music zone for £5 or something.
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Male 75
$0.00
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Female 748
Yikes. That`s all I have to say.
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Male 1,039
Hmmm well if you count all my NES, SNES, Genesis, Commadore 64, Old PC, and gameboy ROMS I apparently have like $64,000+ LOL..obviously not true due to the fact that you couldn`t get .50 cents for about 90% of them.
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Male 1,039
Holy cow, forgot about my roms...brb....
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Female 215
Only 700 dollars for me
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Female 335
This would be perfect for my boyfriend`s Dad, he never purchases anything!

Would be interesting to see how much booty he has.

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Male 318
oh my god, i thought this was like taking small cany bars from the shop, but then this comes and ruins the joy, i wonder, does the FBI investigate this?
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Male 48
erm... nearly five digits (Canadian dollars)... I`ve got a LOT of anime... and I`ve got a fair number roms...

I think boxed sets of TV seasons cost a fair amount more than $39, no?

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Male 1,523
I`m rich!
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Male 552
... I don`t think I should say.
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Male 1,039
A little over 4grand lol, and no if I had the money I prob still wouldn`t buy this stuff. I tend to download the stuff that isn`t good enough for my hard earned cash. Still buy albums if the band is really worth it.
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Male 40
cough3000cough!
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Male 278
(i was jokin) i have about 100 dollars
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Male 278
i have about 1k in auss dollars lol
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Female 2,244
Thiefs.
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Male 27
how is it possible to convert the music into duration? am i supposed to put everything on winamp etc.?
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Male 289
Actually, I`m gonna take the LordJonathan approach on this one.
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Female 127
but not all my music is stolen....so yeah. wtv its legal in Canada
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Female 127
1 148.87 Canadian dollars.
woah...!
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Male 2,519
This is sad.
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Male 396
system error
numerical overload
the police are on their way bitch
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Male 630
Holy...crap. The porn alone put me over 5 digits.
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Male 1,348
Im not at liberty to say on the grounds it might incrimanate me.
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Female 2,144
I` Only Just Got 400. I Don`t Download Movies And All That, Just Music That Is Hard To Get Hold Of.
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Female 1,972
I got about 2k- not all of it illicit downloads though.
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Male 23
I barely broke 500
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Male 10,115
Link: The Piracy Calculator [Rate Link] - How much are your stolen movies, music, etc worth?

Hopfully the answer is $0.

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