OKAY, EVERYONE, STAY CALM!!!
If this is a topic that you feel will upset you, feel free to share your opinion, but to do so in a respectful manner. If things seem to get out of hand this thread is going poof.
And in no way am I condoning the action of pirating. I just want to hear why people are for or against it, specifically when it comes to big corporations (let’s leave the smaller independent and niche writers be).
When it comes to big corporations or popular books people can find in stores like Barnes & Nobles, Indigo, Target, WalMart, etc., is it okay to pirate them (find a free PDF version online, listen to someone reading it on their YouTube channel as a bootleg audiobook, or so on)? If so, why? Is it just because the brand is big and can “afford to lose the money”? I’m not trying to bash or demean anyone’s perspective, I’m genuinely curious about the reasons.
And, of course, the thoughts expressed on this thread DO NOT have to represent YOUR exact feelings on the topic, they could just be the train of thought traveled to answer the above question.
Lastly, please don’t share websites with pirated work on this thread. Thanks!