Why Piracy Will NEVER DIE

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Nils

Don't forget region locked titles.

1 week ago | [YT] | 3,819

zen strata

Why will piracy never die?
Because money is expensive.

1 week ago | [YT] | 321

Liem Solow

Bold of you to assume I ever stopped pirating...

1 week ago | [YT] | 488

Jonathan Tabor

Companies: But you're not supporting the developer if you pirate!
Me: If I bought the game I wouldn't be supporting the developers. You paid them pennies and then fired them remember.

6 days ago | [YT] | 241

jjj0309

And MUST never die. It's practically the only way to preserve dead video games and movies that aren't digitally selling today.

6 days ago | [YT] | 191

Patrick Caresosa

Fun fact piracy saves old games/movies on becoming extinct.

1 week ago | [YT] | 3,614

Derrick Wango

Linus:"Speaking of..."
Me:"Video has ended"

1 week ago | [YT] | 457

Jose Contreras

"you wouldnt download a car" (guy who 3d printed a lambo laughing)

5 days ago (edited) | [YT] | 146

6Twisted

Anti-piracy blocking HD playback (Amazon)
Ads (Amazon)
No subtitles (Amazon)
Region/platform locked content and VPNs blocked
95% bollywood crap with hidden reviews (Netflix)
Increasing subscription fees
Limited 4K playback
Low video bitrate
Often no ability to watch offline
Limited selection

Piracy is often just easier and better. If the industry wants to survive they need to get with the times and stop being so greedy.

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 172

Fay Firdaws

People in developing countries will always pirate due to the difference in buying power and currency exchange to developed countries, as well as availability.

2 days ago | [YT] | 14

Eric4bz

Why Piracy will never die? Some reasons:
-Overpriced services
-Region Locked services
-Violations of consumer trust
-Overwhelmingly negative reviews
-Uncertainty if you could refund it
-Epic Games Store

Edit: 1500+ likes. Thanks guys!
Hope the crews are sailing the digital seas in peace.

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 2,160

WindyStig

Surely the perfect video sponsor would have been a VPN service on this!

6 days ago | [YT] | 105

jchoneandonly

Piracy will probably be popular for dealing with games who's publishers are acting in anti consumer activity.

6 days ago | [YT] | 109

Adrian!

"YOU WOULDN'T DOWNLOAD A CAR"

that's what I dream of every day

5 days ago | [YT] | 22

唐宁

To beat piracy, one must offer a something better. Fragmentation of services is not something better.

1 day ago | [YT] | 5

JRkk7heGamer

Is it on Netflix?
Yes -> Great, watch.
No -> Well, too bad. Torrent. Watch.

1 week ago | [YT] | 1,615

r3mpuh

Cool, downloaded Pulseway from ThePirateBay. Thanks Linus!

1 week ago | [YT] | 81

Daniel Katzman

Same with pc game launchers


Companies dont care about consumers anymore

1 week ago | [YT] | 113

Swift's Tech Talks

Subscription services
It's the "future" but I pay for 0 because I'd rather actually own something than pay monthly

1 week ago | [YT] | 90

daniel anderson234

Piracy is often easier, has more choice and better quality. If the industry wants to survive they need to get with the times and stop being so greedy.

4 days ago | [YT] | 11