Top 10 Interesting and Surprising Facts about Online Piracy
Piracy is one of those subjects that completely divides people. On the one hand, it’s blatant thievery. On the other hand, free episodes of Breaking Bad, yo. The internet is chock full of horror stories about digital piracy ruining people’s lives when the RIAA knocks on their door, so we wanted to share some stories about piracy that everyone should be able to agree are awesome.
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10. The People Behind Game of Thrones Think Piracy is Pretty Damn Neat
9. Netflix Use Piracy Figures to Decide Which Shows to Buy Next
8. Trent Reznor Hates His Record Company So Much, He Tells Fans to Steal His Music
7. System of a Down Were So Annoyed at Songs Being Pirated, They Released Better Versions on Principle
6. Piracy will Likely Save All Your Favorite TV Shows
5. Microsoft Doesn’t Mind if You Steal Software, as Long as You Steal Their Software
4. Radiohead’s Songs were Bootlegged So Fast, Fans Could Sing Along to Their New Album
3. My Morning Jacket Happily Rip Their Own CDs and Send Them to Fans
2. A Number of Bands Offer People Blank CDs so They Could Burn Their Own Albums
1. Lars Ulrich Pirated His Own Album Simply Because He Could
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The creator of the Epic Mickey: History of Disney and Skyward Sword: The History of Zelda, B-Mask, joins LaughingMan, CineMax, and Kenny Farino of GameJams in the third episode of the Official Cheshire Cat Studios Video Podcast. We vent on the subject of Internet piracy, the underhanded tactics by the music, movie, and game industries, Government censorship, horrible ads, suspect statistics, DRM control, and the companies who hate you for obtaining content that they refuse to even sell you.
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