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Date: 01/23/06 02:13 AM

56 Responses to The Piracy Calculator

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:12 am
    Link: The Piracy Calculator - How much are your stolen movies, music, etc worth?

    Hopfully the answer is $0.

  2. Profile photo of slimfire66
    slimfire66 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 2:17 am
    I barely broke 500
  3. Profile photo of lolakitty72
    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 2:22 am
    I got about 2k- not all of it illicit downloads though.
  4. Profile photo of cruxshadows
    cruxshadows Female 18-29
    2144 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 3:22 am
    I` Only Just Got 400. I Don`t Download Movies And All That, Just Music That Is Hard To Get Hold Of.
  5. Profile photo of LordJonathan
    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 3:33 am
    Im not at liberty to say on the grounds it might incrimanate me.
  6. Profile photo of shipyard
    shipyard Male 30-39
    630 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 3:40 am
    Holy...crap. The porn alone put me over 5 digits.
  7. Profile photo of FRANCESUX
    FRANCESUX Male 18-29
    396 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 3:57 am
    system error
    numerical overload
    the police are on their way bitch
  8. Profile photo of YouG
    YouG Male 18-29
    2521 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 3:57 am
    This is sad.
  9. Profile photo of tsaousa
    tsaousa Female 18-29
    127 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 4:02 am
    1 148.87 Canadian dollars.
    woah...!
  10. Profile photo of tsaousa
    tsaousa Female 18-29
    127 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 4:03 am
    but not all my music is stolen....so yeah. wtv its legal in Canada
  11. Profile photo of ibigfire
    ibigfire Male 18-29
    292 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 5:13 am
    Actually, I`m gonna take the LordJonathan approach on this one.
  12. Profile photo of state
    state Male 18-29
    27 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 5:37 am
    how is it possible to convert the music into duration? am i supposed to put everything on winamp etc.?
  13. Profile photo of halifax_girl
    halifax_girl Female 18-29
    2244 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 6:01 am
    Thiefs.
  14. Profile photo of Potato_man
    Potato_man Male 13-17
    278 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 7:29 am
    i have about 1k in auss dollars lol
  15. Profile photo of Potato_man
    Potato_man Male 13-17
    278 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 7:31 am
    (i was jokin) i have about 100 dollars
  16. Profile photo of dbzfan1000
    dbzfan1000 Male 13-17
    40 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 8:40 am
    cough3000cough!
  17. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 9:08 am
    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.
  18. Profile photo of crazyguy24
    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:45 am
    ... I don`t think I should say.
  19. Profile photo of Mat
    Mat Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:09 pm
    I`m rich!
  20. Profile photo of Thirran
    Thirran Male 18-29
    48 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:17 pm
    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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    acdc_rocks91 Male 13-17
    318 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:37 pm
    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?
  22. Profile photo of RinjiHalfElf
    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:45 pm
    This would be perfect for my boyfriend`s Dad, he never purchases anything!

    Would be interesting to see how much booty he has.

  23. Profile photo of TiclkedPink
    TiclkedPink Female 18-29
    215 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 1:04 pm
    Only 700 dollars for me
  24. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 1:06 pm
    Holy cow, forgot about my roms...brb....
  25. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 1:09 pm
    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.
  26. Profile photo of LolaGabanna
    LolaGabanna Female 18-29
    748 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 2:27 pm
    Yikes. That`s all I have to say.
  27. Profile photo of Doppel
    Doppel Male 18-29
    75 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 2:30 pm
    $0.00
  28. Profile photo of signed_in
    signed_in Male 18-29
    122 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    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.
  29. Profile photo of jayembee
    jayembee Female 18-29
    580 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 4:11 pm
    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?
  30. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 4:51 pm
    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.
  31. Profile photo of stikfas
    stikfas Male 13-17
    1809 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 5:28 pm
    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
  32. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 5:28 pm
    CAMEL PORN! WOHHHHHHHHHHH!
  33. Profile photo of timak
    timak Male 18-29
    110 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 6:25 pm
    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.

  34. Profile photo of A3Diesal
    A3Diesal Male 18-29
    47 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 6:26 pm
    daaaaaaaang id be broke hundreds of times over
  35. Profile photo of krusty2514
    krusty2514 Male 70 & Over
    189 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 6:42 pm
    HOly Moley i got 23,198
  36. Profile photo of aliencase
    aliencase Male 13-17
    65 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 7:43 pm
    Yeah.None of my music is illegal so that lowered my total by like 2000
  37. Profile photo of Aigidh
    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 10:48 pm
    $71.62 in music only, I have nothing else. And it`s not really that much, lots were free downloads...
  38. Profile photo of 6540
    6540 Female 40-49
    19 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:11 pm
    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
  39. Profile photo of 6540
    6540 Female 40-49
    19 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:13 pm
    t a backwards world this is.
  40. Profile photo of ilikecheesef
    ilikecheesef Male 70 & Over
    12 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:37 pm
    $359309.41 of music... I win! iTunes says I have 836.2 days of music. Plus more in my Limewire... yar
  41. Profile photo of wolf08
    wolf08 Male 18-29
    244 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:39 pm
    HEY if that amount is the "street value" I`m going to sell everything!!!

    u guys intrested?

    LOL

  42. Profile photo of RinjiHalfElf
    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:44 pm
    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. ^_^

  43. Profile photo of RinjiHalfElf
    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:54 pm
    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.


  44. Profile photo of runt514
    runt514 Male 18-29
    99 posts
    January 24, 2006 at 6:06 am
    Just Under 19 000$ canadian.
  45. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2050 posts
    January 24, 2006 at 11:51 am
    96159.14

    I just saved a bunch of money by switching to torrenet

  46. Profile photo of memorex1515
    memorex1515 Male 13-17
    90 posts
    January 24, 2006 at 6:09 pm
    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
  47. Profile photo of wolfinstinct
    wolfinstinct Male 13-17
    92 posts
    January 24, 2006 at 6:25 pm
    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...
  48. Profile photo of 6540
    6540 Female 40-49
    19 posts
    January 25, 2006 at 11:18 am
    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.
  49. Profile photo of 6540
    6540 Female 40-49
    19 posts
    January 25, 2006 at 11:19 am
    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.
  50. Profile photo of WaterJake
    WaterJake Male 18-29
    4 posts
    January 26, 2006 at 1:48 am
    It completely ignores software applications that could cost more than anything else.
  51. Profile photo of Crazykimb
    Crazykimb Female 18-29
    3 posts
    January 26, 2006 at 8:34 am
    Wow I am not a pirate at all. I don`t even deserve a peg leg.
  52. Profile photo of babyy_yn
    babyy_yn Female 13-17
    141 posts
    January 26, 2006 at 7:26 pm
    got bout 450..too much music
  53. Profile photo of PenIsland
    PenIsland Male 13-17
    32 posts
    January 30, 2006 at 5:39 pm
    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?
  54. Profile photo of 7451
    7451 Male 70 & Over
    1478 posts
    April 8, 2006 at 5:08 am
    45855.82
  55. Profile photo of FLIPZ
    FLIPZ Male 18-29
    203 posts
    June 14, 2006 at 5:06 pm
    $4,500 all music
  56. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    June 26, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    $3132.89

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