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can someone point me to a thread/threads that discuss the phenomena behind the gamedev community's distaste for pirated software? maybe someone could possibly attempt to explain the reason for the general resistance for using cracked software around this hizzy?

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Probably because:

  1. It's illegal.

  2. We're software developers. We don't like people stealing from us.

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The people here are the people that design and code the software you use. Pirating affects them more directly that anyone else. It's like going to a mechanic's shop and discussing transmissions while you steal their cars.

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We are people who pay the bills by selling software, or who hope to do so in the future. Why would we support stealing from ourselves??

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oh shit! my rating was lowered for asking, eh? swell.

Come on, you could have expected that by asking such a sensitive question on such a popular board.

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it's fine, people don't like the question, that's fine. i don't post much, just lurk the art forums here every so often, but hopefully anyone i try to help will look past the rating - whaaatever ;)

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along with what Roboguy and others said, this portion of the FAQ probably has a lot to do with it, yup.

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Software piracy is banned from these forums. Posts asking for pirated software or for how to find pirated software will not be tolerated. Admitting to using pirated software is a bannable offense.


thanks for the replies.

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