|QUOTE (SmC12 @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 12:32)|
|Well in a way it's just like buying second hand. If the company is no longer producing the product then your only option is to get it from someone else if it's not for sale. Pirating is getting it from someone else -a duplicate though, but it's still being shared- , so I don't see it being a problem.|
I do. You can't bend the law to circumstances like that. It has to be clear cut - either it's piracy or it isn't. The only possible way you could do something like that would be to say that after 15? years a game is now in the public domain, but that's something that the companies would never go for. What if in my state of NY there are no GTA VC for sale, but in Michigan they have some for sale? Can I argue that I should pirate it since I cant' reasonably get to Michigan to get the game? It's just too sticky of a scenario.