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Mega Corps and pirating

jusomdudejusomdude Posts: 2,389Member Uncommon

Are there companies out there that are so successful that they really don't care if you pirate their products even if they catch you?


  • AelfinnAelfinn Roundabouts that cold chill moving up your spine, NCPosts: 3,857Member

    Lets see, just off the top of my head:

    Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard, 20th Century Fox

    All of them are HUGE companies that make pirateable material and have achieved rediculously high profit margins on at least a large portion of their products. All of them are also heavily invested in anti-piracy measures. So far as I am aware, all major companies in the business are involved in antipiracy, either through their own efforts or via legislature.

    It appears that the answer is no, and frankly, I'd consider a company that didn't care their stuff was being pirated to be foolish at best, regardless of how much money they were making otherwise.

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  • EkibiogamiEkibiogami Clear Lake, TXPosts: 3,002Member Uncommon

    If your looking for someone who basicly says Mehh, what ever. You have no chance with a big dog. The little ones though might not care, or be able to afford the bill to try and stop you.

    That said most the little ones that dont care, really couldent sell it "Most of the time" anyways. So free is about their only option.

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  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Herp Derp, PAPosts: 496Member
    Of course they care, I think you meant do they care enough to prosecute a single person? No, their lawyers get paid way more than that stolen copy of Transformers 3 cost them.

    Kind of reminds me of how Limewire tried to sell Limewire Pro, which you could download off Limewire
  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    Originally posted by Aelfinn


    Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard, 20th Century Fox

    Games for Windows was Microsoft's attempt at DRM, and it sucks that I still have to use it for Fable 3, even though it's accessed through Steam. I-tunes is, essentially, DRM. Blizzard has taken down and sued multiple private shards of their game, but namely because they were earning money with their product. 20th Century Fox is owned by multiple groups, and handles material by MGM and United Artists, who do not mess around... if they had a hand in any anti-piracy, the blame would get lost in the wash.

    The fact of the matter is, they all care, and all actively *do something* about it. Most secretly funded the push for SOPA as well.

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