Is literary piracy wrong or based?

Is literary piracy wrong or based?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all copyright laws are criminal
    piracy is based

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >NO IF I CANT TAKE YOUR HARD WORK FOR FREE THAT'S CRIMINAL!!!

      Ancap pls go

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Piracy isn't taking though, it's making a copy.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        people only write books because they get paid for them. your argument is the same as a company not paying its staff on payday because the work has already been done.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >people only write books because they get paid for them
          imagine being this soulless
          some of us have dayjobs and aren't feeling entitled to making six figures churning out mediocre genrefiction in a stream of unedited trash you wrote with one hand on your dick the whole time.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Seethe

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. There is a special place in hell for Cuck Wendig and his ilk.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pirating books is based but I buy physical copies anyway

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only anglo and japanese subhumans get triggered by piracy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean French and Italian right?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how do euros feel about piracy?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The EU are the strongest proponent of copyright and anti-piracy in the world, It's one of the primary reasons why we can't develop a tech industry.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >civilization cvcked by merchants

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nah europe is based. They even forced apple into usb c

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm calling bullshit. Nobody in the EU gets into problems because of piracy other than Germans. The execution of the laws (whatever they are) is obviously extremely lax.

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              Based.
              Also I've had authors literally link me pdfs of their books.

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              It's not just based. A significant part of modern science and scholarship is BASED ON piracy of the texts.
              I like physical copies and all, but piracy (and file sharing in general) is objectively the best thing that the internet offers.

              American Europhiles are genuinely disgusting.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm calling bullshit. Nobody in the EU gets into problems because of piracy other than Germans. The execution of the laws (whatever they are) is obviously extremely lax.

            Piracy is completely immoral, which is why pro-Putin and pro-communist library genesis and sci-hub (they syphon ad revenue to Russian media outlets) violate our intellectual property laws and defraud artists and scientists of the fruits of their hard work. It is meant to cause social division, and public apathy to our institutions and its contributors. You think its a harmless crime but it is one of the most chilling and reaching in its effects and also facilitates and enables other criminal activity. There was a study from the Journal of Business Ethics that showed teenager who pirated had severely negative personality traits like resentment, and could be a future predictor of actual theft. If you aspire to be an author, you should be categorically opposed to it.

            Based.
            Also I've had authors literally link me pdfs of their books.

            Is literary piracy wrong or based?

            It's not just based. A significant part of modern science and scholarship is BASED ON piracy of the texts.
            I like physical copies and all, but piracy (and file sharing in general) is objectively the best thing that the internet offers.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Greatings from Swtzerland!
          Pirate downloading is decriminalized

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Aw damn, I'm in Germany, these bureaucratic fucks.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is whatever but I definitely think copyright is a good thing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i have the right to copy your work

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is wrong (but only because it hurts my eyes to read e-books)

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If food could be replicated would it be wrong to give it away to everyone for free?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Better to starve a man than to threaten profit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In the States there are already laws against giving away free food

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I remember a story where someone giving water away for free on a hot day was shut down by the cops. This is what capitalism brings.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like commie commodity garden gnomeery. Water bottles for me but not for thee.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it happened in the states, so I doubt it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >hate capitalism, but also hate the majority of people who publicly denounce capitalism because they are so fucking retarded they ruin the entire notion of removing merchant
          blue hairs are so insufferable you come to prefer the garden gnomes

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you are also denouncing capitalism there, chief.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              brilliant observation, sherlock. i had to check the address bar if i was on LULZ or /retard/ when i read your post.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine being schooled by a womeme

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, it would be too dysgenic. Imagine the black population in two hundred years...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What if I told you it can be

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Better to starve a man than to threaten profit

      thousands of tons of edible food are destroyed every day just to keep market prices stable, and to keep poor people from eating it.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's wrong if you have the means to pay and the price would be reasonable. If either of those factors is off then I dont think it's wrong

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is completely immoral, which is why pro-Putin and pro-communist library genesis and sci-hub (they syphon ad revenue to Russian media outlets) violate our intellectual property laws and defraud artists and scientists of the fruits of their hard work. It is meant to cause social division, and public apathy to our institutions and its contributors. You think its a harmless crime but it is one of the most chilling and reaching in its effects and also facilitates and enables other criminal activity. There was a study from the Journal of Business Ethics that showed teenager who pirated had severely negative personality traits like resentment, and could be a future predictor of actual theft. If you aspire to be an author, you should be categorically opposed to it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao which libshit wrote this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      copy-paste is above human morals, its physics defeating hubris

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >defraud artists and scientists of the fruits of their hard work
      Academics are not paid when you buy a journal article, and they get little to no money from book sales. Piracy does not harm them, and everyone in academia does it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It will when the universities and the journals suffer and they no longer have an incentive to fund them.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          journals do not fund shit, wtf i am reading. Read this:

          https://palladiummag.com/2021/09/24/a-world-without-sci-hub/

          >Even the champions of the academic publishing industry appear unable to formulate coherent defenses. In 2019, rumors began to spread that the Trump administration was considering issuing an executive order that would require published articles funded by government grants to be made immediately available to the public. An association of academic publishers issued the following warning in response:

          >In addition to financing and managing a world-leading peer review process, publishers make extensive investments in education, research, and innovative digital platforms that advance American competitiveness and help ensure the quality and integrity of American science. Undermining the marketplace is unnecessary, counterproductive, and would significantly harm the system of peer-reviewed scholarly communication that fuels America’s leadership in research and innovation.

          >In this case, “financing” the peer review process means not paying anyone to do the actual work of peer review. Likewise, the “extensive investments” in “innovative digital platforms” failed to produce a user experience superior to that made by Elbakyan when she was in her early twenties. As for ensuring the “quality and integrity” of science, this seems to mean operating journals with surprisingly high retraction rates and inconsistent reliability. A 2018 study found that the costly involvement of academic publishers made “no significant differences” to the quality of scientific papers. Given the flimsiness of these arguments, it is unsurprising that a large number of Nobel laureates wrote a separate letter encouraging the Trump administration to go ahead with its plans—which, in any event, never came to fruition.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Resentment negative, what a cuck thing to say

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >defraud artists
      There are no artists alive right now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Piracy is a predictor of actual theft

      So it's not a crime, then

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Digital piracy has no ethical basis, so it can't be wrong or right. It just is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can choose to partake of it or not so there must be an ethical dimension

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If there's no practical difference between him being involved or not then the ethical question is the same as "Is it okay to sit alone in a room?"

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          For anything that you can conceivably be doing there is a corresponding ethical dimension to it yes

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sure, if you like. Is it okay to sit alone in a room? What about if you're reading text that you acquired without the blessings of the original composer? Is that ethical? Go ahead, do your thing.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Terrible thread. If you understand that tweet you deserve to be executed by the State.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    modern authors are all fags steal from them

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >stealing is ok if someone is LGBT
      have a nice day

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no u

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        >stealing is ok if someone is LGBT
        frotting isn't gay if she identifies as a woman

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Holy shit I want a blowjob from him

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        41%

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      >stealing to read their gay ass book

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Both

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wrong but not for any copyright reasons.
    The average person is too fucking stupid to make anything out of literature or non-fiction texts. Piracy allows them to get hold of fine arts and make horrid adaptations or interpretations of books for other retards.

    Piracy would be based if literacy rates were lower.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If the author or company has already made their money, completely justified. Especially in the case of textbooks. If it's an up and coming author usually I like to buy the book in support, same goes for music.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We are in an age of immense centralization of power. The limiting of knowledge has always served this purpose, whether it be copy right laws, guilds, or limiting apprenticeships. We desperately need forces working to decentralize power, and to this end, piracy is a net positive. So if you ever need a book, use ca1lib.org and thank me later.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's based.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    BASED
    > but only if you pirate good books only

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >not buying it from amazon so you can be placed on a list

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is that Elliot Rogers?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Harassment Architecture by Mike Ma

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i was unsure if mike ma was actually smart but his site is flat earth so now i know he's smart

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it is based

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a sad day when e-books are now double the price paperback books were when people used to tell me that e-books were a good thing because it would save on printing costs and lead to cheaper books...

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only buy books used and pirate books

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s really a “me come first” policy, I will acquire whatever books strike my fancy through libgen and i don’t give a fuck. I haven’t read a book by a living author in since high school maybe, but even then i think those guys were all dead.
    if i like the book i will buy a copy however, or if it has noteworthy passages that i will want to reflect on or revisit later in life

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    I also have a physical copy of Harassment Architecture, fuck Amazon. It's not like I'm buying the anarchist manifesto

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Considering most profits don't actually go to the author, yes. This is doubly true if the author is dead, like pirating a copy of Candide.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >most profits
      >most
      Candide is in the public domain, retard.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Both.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's based. No one should be able to hold information for ransom, even if they produced it.
    I personally buy books though just because I hate reading from a screen and it's cheaper + quicker than printing and binding the pages myself.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stop being a poorfag.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Enforcing artificial scarcity on digital resources proves how barely out of the jungle we are. Our political ideals can't keep up with our advancements.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like Stephen King books when i started reading. I borrowed his books from the library back when computers were windows 98 and there was not much information of piracy. I started with Duma Key and then i found out he has around 30+ novels. Then i found out pdfs were a thing back in the windows XP era. You could carry easily 10000 books with a pdf of the book which is only 2mb or lesser. I can`t afford to buy 10000 books so i pirate them. 10000 books which cost 20 dollars to 40 dollars is around 20k to 40k. Who has the financial power to buy 40k of books?

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based and even recommend if author is dead.
    I don't wanna pay my money to someone who has nothing to do with book, I don't wanna pay for air.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends.

    Obviously, the likes of Cuck Windbag deserve to get pirated on general principle. And many people are legitimately too poor to afford vital study material. Especially foreign-language books. As well, there's countless great books that don't have official digital releases, and there ought be no blame in pirating them.

    But those who've made works worth reading deserve money from their readers. Copyright is a good thing for the most part, though it's gotten ludicrously out of control and ought to be fix-termed rather than the life-plus-a-few-generations absurdity we see today.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      many of the books i read cost $200 if you can even find them for sale.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >But those who've made works worth reading deserve money from their readers.
      Do you? Why? You're producing something that has no objective physical value. You might as well ask people to pay for air. That has real value and yet we don't pay for it.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing I pirate is indie video games because I would rather die of AIDS than give money to some cuck nerd.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's wrong.
    >Author no get paid for work
    >Author no make new work
    Why are LULZ users too dumb to understand this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Author dead, bro.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >guy reads book who otherwise wouldn't have read it
      >gives review and word of mouth, netting you multiple additional sales
      >better off than if he had not bothered to read you at all

      maybe the idiot is you.
      captcha : xggrs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, that is your fault for reading living authors.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I couldn't care less, if you read all day every day for the rest of your life you won't come close to having read even 1% of all already existing books anyway.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    bro wdym I just go to a library and keep asking my local librarain to renew my loans.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Information wants to be free, fuck gatekeepers, paywalls and censorship

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    People who pirate it weren't going to pay for it anyway

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I pirate but I also buy the books that I find to be kino and put them in my collection. Why the fuck would I take a gamble on a book that may be shit.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If the author is dead, pirate away.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NOO YOU CAN'T JUST BUY ONE COPY OF MY BOOK WITH TAXPAYER MONEY AND LEND IT OUT TO PEOPLE FOR FREE.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    We're hitting soi levels that shouldn't even be possible

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Copyrighted history books and educated materials only makes a digital burning of Alexandria more frustrating where preservation of knowledge is harder.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    >hate piracy
    >want to read an older book
    >listings online are at $4000
    Bros.......

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No good writer writes so they can make a profit. Most, if not all, great authors write because they like doing and think they have something new to offer or they want more people to hear what they have to say. The best writing advice is as simple as “write what you would want to read”.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unless they are poor or in debts. Dostoevsky for example wrote "Gambler" to get out of debts

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    just got picrel printed, if I bought it the right way it would cost me 10 times more and I would get a paperback instead of the hardcover I get right now.

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