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9th Nov '16 1:20:51 PM nombretomado
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* JonathanCoulton stated on his website that he doesn't mind people downloading his songs, although he would prefer if they at least donate some money for them when and if they can.

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* JonathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton stated on his website that he doesn't mind people downloading his songs, although he would prefer if they at least donate some money for them when and if they can.
1st Nov '16 6:54:51 PM TheBuddy26
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An Inversion of DigitalPiracyIsEvil, where downloading something not only doesn't mean you're a reprobate, but is actually encouraged by the artist. Compare DigitalDistribution, for when they want you to download it but still expect you to pay for it.

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An Inversion inversion of DigitalPiracyIsEvil, where downloading something not only doesn't mean you're a reprobate, but is actually encouraged by the artist. Compare DigitalDistribution, for when they want you to download it but still expect you to pay for it.



* Microsoft is famous for saying, "If You're Going To Pirate Software, Pirate Ours"

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* Microsoft is famous for saying, "If You're Going To Pirate Software, Pirate Ours"Ours."



*** This was later further clarified though: Users with pirated copies are able to join the Insider program and install beta builds of Windows 10, but are stuck with getting updates from the beta channel instead of the stable one, leaving the user as a guinea pig of sorts running a less than stable operating system.

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*** This was later further clarified though: Users with pirated copies are able to join the Insider program and install beta builds of Windows 10, but are stuck with getting updates from the beta channel instead of the stable one, leaving the user as a guinea pig of sorts running a less than stable operating system.system, making them a zig-zagged trope.
28th Oct '16 3:22:46 PM WillKeaton
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* The German metal group Music/{{Eisbrecher}} included blank [=CDs=] in with the first 5000 copies of their self-titled album, basically saying to fans "Copy this".

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* The German metal group Music/{{Eisbrecher}} included blank [=CDs=] in with the first 5000 copies of their self-titled album, basically saying to fans "Copy this".this."



* ''[[https://www.stealthisfilm.com Steal this Film]]'', ''[[https://www.stealthisfilm.com Steal this Film II]]'', and ''{{TPBAFK}}'' are documentaries about ThePirateBay and internet piracy culture, interviewing many people who thought [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Digital Piracy Is Okay]]. Obviously, the movies self promoted users to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin steal this film]].

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* ''[[https://www.stealthisfilm.com Steal this Film]]'', Film,]]'' ''[[https://www.stealthisfilm.com Steal this Film II]]'', II,]]'' and ''{{TPBAFK}}'' are documentaries about ThePirateBay and internet piracy culture, interviewing many people who thought [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Digital Piracy Is Okay]]. Obviously, the movies self promoted users to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin steal this film]].
28th Oct '16 3:21:46 PM WillKeaton
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** As a part of an AlternateRealityGame, Reznor and his crew left various USB drives containing new songs in various areas of venues, with the specific intention that they be leaked as a part of the game. Instead, those who leaked the files were hit with cease and desist notices from the RIAA, despite Reznor and his label specifically notifying them of the game and files. Needless to say, [[http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,2044599,00.htm Reznor was furious]], and along with further ExecutiveMeddling of his music, is the reason he went independent after ''Year Zero'' was released.

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** As a part of an AlternateRealityGame, Reznor and his crew left various USB drives containing new songs in various areas of venues, with the specific intention that they be leaked as a part of the game. Instead, those who leaked the files were hit with cease and desist notices from the RIAA, despite Reznor and his label specifically notifying them of the game and files. Needless to say, [[http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,2044599,00.htm Reznor was furious]], furious,]] and along with further ExecutiveMeddling of his music, is the reason he went independent after ''Year Zero'' was released.
27th Aug '16 5:22:25 PM TheCuza
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* In a similar vein to Jim, [[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross Scott]] actively encourages piracy if the developers aren't getting any money from sales of the game, such as abandonware or disbanded teams. He was quick to endorse Night Dive Studios' re-vitalized release of ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'', though.

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* In a similar vein to Jim, [[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross Scott]] actively encourages piracy if the developers aren't getting any money from sales of the game, such as abandonware {{abandonware}} or disbanded teams. He was quick to endorse Night Dive Studios' re-vitalized release of ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'', though.though.
-->'''Ross:''' I bet they wish I had made that ''Strife'' review ''after'' they did this, so I wasn't telling everybody to go download it for free, but I thought the game was headed for oblivion.
23rd Aug '16 11:47:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* When AnimalCollective's album ''Strawberry Jam'' leaked and the band was asked about it, singer/drummer Panda Bear's [[http://www.shoutmouth.com/index.php/news/16764 response was]]: "The only thing we're really upset about with the leak is that it's only parts of it. I think there are six songs out there now. People aren't even able to get the full experience of the album, which bums us all out quite a bit. So if you're listening leakers, put up those other three songs, man, pronto."

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* When AnimalCollective's Music/AnimalCollective's album ''Strawberry Jam'' leaked and the band was asked about it, singer/drummer Panda Bear's [[http://www.shoutmouth.com/index.php/news/16764 response was]]: "The only thing we're really upset about with the leak is that it's only parts of it. I think there are six songs out there now. People aren't even able to get the full experience of the album, which bums us all out quite a bit. So if you're listening leakers, put up those other three songs, man, pronto."
11th Aug '16 2:03:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* There are rumours BritneySpears leaks her own demos and she doesn't seem bothered by album leaks,
* The creators of the film ''TheManFromEarth'' encouraged people to download the movie using bittorrent.

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* There are rumours BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears leaks her own demos and she doesn't seem bothered by album leaks,
* The creators of the film ''TheManFromEarth'' ''Film/TheManFromEarth'' encouraged people to download the movie using bittorrent.



* The German metal group {{Eisbrecher}} included blank [=CDs=] in with the first 5000 copies of their self-titled album, basically saying to fans "Copy this".

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* The German metal group {{Eisbrecher}} Music/{{Eisbrecher}} included blank [=CDs=] in with the first 5000 copies of their self-titled album, basically saying to fans "Copy this".
10th Aug '16 7:50:51 AM REV6Pilot
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* [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]] has zig-zagged this. He has ''endorsed'' piracy for ''some'' works...but will lapse into the DigitalPiracyIsEvil when DRM-free games like ''VideoGame/WorldOfGoo'' report 90% piracy rates or when a good number of people still pirate the Humble Bundle despite its low price.
** To clarify: he's against it when the game in question is an indie game with no publisher that needs all the money it can get, but okay with it when the company who owns the IP is just a publisher and the money isn't going to the creator.
* In a similar vein to Jim, [[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross Scott]] actively encourages piracy if the developers aren't getting any money from sales of the game, such as abandonware or disbanded teams. He was quick to endorse Night Dive Studios' re-vitalized release of ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'', though.



* [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]] has zig-zagged this. He has ''endorsed'' piracy for ''some'' works...but will lapse into the DigitalPiracyIsEvil when DRM-free games like ''VideoGame/WorldOfGoo'' report 90% piracy rates or when a good number of people still pirate the Humble Bundle despite its low price.
** To clarify: he's against it when the game in question is an indie game with no publisher that needs all the money it can get, but okay with it when the company who owns the IP is just a publisher and the money isn't going to the creator.
23rd Jul '16 9:02:04 AM nombretomado
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* According to musician AmandaPalmer, "The fact that a couple of hundred thousand of people in America are listening to my record but only, like, whatever, about 25,000 have actually gone into a store and bought it, that's awesome." In general, she encourages free downloading of her work and sees it as the future of music.

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* According to musician AmandaPalmer, Music/AmandaPalmer, "The fact that a couple of hundred thousand of people in America are listening to my record but only, like, whatever, about 25,000 have actually gone into a store and bought it, that's awesome." In general, she encourages free downloading of her work and sees it as the future of music.
23rd Jun '16 2:10:57 AM gewunomox
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* Encouraged by DeadKennedys with the cassette edition of their EP ''In God We Trust, Inc.'' Its B-side had a label stating, "Home taping is killing record industry profits! We left this side blank so you can help."

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* Encouraged by DeadKennedys Music/DeadKennedys with the cassette edition of their EP ''In God We Trust, Inc.'' Its B-side had a label stating, "Home taping is killing record industry profits! We left this side blank so you can help."
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