Does using unlicenced software make one a pirate?

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Does using unlicenced software make one a pirate?

Postby drbuzz0 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:42 pm

Or for that matter, bootleg videos or music you don't pay for or other unlicenced intelectual property from p2p?

Does that make one a real pirate? Or do you actually have to... ya know... go out and attack unarmed merchant vessels and forced the crew to hand over valuables and such? Because that's a LOT harder

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Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:23 pm

Neither. Read the Gospel, and you will find that pirates are peace-loving explorers who like to eat pasta and give candy to children. Their reputation was smeared by other religions, however, so the modern, mainstream uses of the word "pirate" are quite different from the word's original meaning.

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Postby OZ_Nick » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:01 am

Yers, givin candy ter the kiddies be jess the thing fer distractin their mummies so as ye kin steal their jewellery and empty their purse o enny dubloons wot be lookin fer a new home*...










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Re: Does using unlicenced software make one a pirate?

Postby black bart » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:26 am

drbuzz0 wrote:Or for that matter, bootleg videos or music you don't pay for or other unlicenced intelectual property from p2p?

Does that make one a real pirate? Or do you actually have to... ya know... go out and attack unarmed merchant vessels and forced the crew to hand over valuables and such? Because that's a LOT harder


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Postby The Black Spot » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:24 am

I were wundrin' if 'ee could rustle up a copy o' "Peggy Does Portsmouth." It were banned not so much fer its sexual content, but because Big Ron complained that it would put people off buyin' his sausages.

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Postby drbuzz0 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:10 pm

I did read that pirates are fun loving explorers and I figured that was part of the job in general, but my understanding of pirates has generally been that they are considered unprotected and "illegal" sailors who generally are not declared to a port of call. (With the exception of pirateers who are hired sanctioned by a power to go after enemy vessels)

And that generally these sailors were characterized by their attacking and extorting of merchant and occasionally passenger vessles as well as the occasional attack on remote colonies. Generally they would either take valuable cargo or sometimes the ship itself sometimes by deadly force but always at least by threat. And also that kidnapping for ransom or as a terror tactic along with extorting governments or merchants for money for safe passage as well as general rape and pillaging were the hallmark of the pirate.

I did not realize that exploring and eating pasta were mutually exclusive. Also, I know that there are still pirates around the horn of Africa and in the South Asia area. I actually talked to a guy I know in the Navy about it. Obviously the navy vessles don't get attacked as they are too hard, but on the rare occasion that a navy vessel is in the area where a merchant is attacked and calls for help, the standing orders for pirates are shoot to kill, as they are considered illegitimate vessels and not afforded any protection by international law thus making them fair game... assuming you are sure they are indeed conducting attacks on neutral unarmed vessels.

It appears that most sea-going parties have very low opinions of pirates.

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Postby DaveL » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:15 pm

drbuzz0 wrote:
It appears that most sea-going parties have very low opinions of pirates.


YArrrr...

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Postby black bart » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:59 pm

Wig wearin blaggards the lot o em! Don't trust em I say...how much longer fer the DVDs matey?
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Re: Does using unlicenced software make one a pirate?

Postby PantyGnawer » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:27 pm

black bart wrote:Arrrrrrrr...Welcome matey, I loiks the cut o yer jib. Can ye do me a couple o hundred copies o 'Debby does Dallas' on DVD loik?


Oi can point ye to a free copy of that classic, but ye'l ave to burn yer own copies.

The Black Spot wrote:I were wundrin' if 'ee could rustle up a copy o' "Peggy Does Portsmouth." It were banned not so much fer its sexual content, but because Big Ron complained that it would put people off buyin' his sausages.


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Postby anthrobabe » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:47 am

Peggy does anything has been banned in most civilised communities

it also puts people off the Benbows snout in a bun as well.
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Postby OZ_Nick » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:02 pm

Yarr, that may well be, but Oi 'ave founded that those wot come back fer a second sausageinnabun don't seem ter be put off by many things...
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Postby ~NoodleDemon~ » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:19 pm

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Postby black bart » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:56 am

OZ_Nick wrote:Yarr, that may well be, but Oi 'ave founded that those wot come back fer a second sausageinnabun don't seem ter be put off by many things...


Probably the same people what lost their teeth in a Redde Cowwe Pie! They has to have somat they can suck on.
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Postby DaveL » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:00 am

YArrrrrr...

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