@92 I'm not sure if you're asking me to clarify my point, or to explain the literal meaning of the string, 'in theory', so I'll do both. To put the latter first, a theory, is a reasonable guess or supposition that tries to explain the way something works. Usually with some sort of hypothesis involved, a theory implies at least some level of abstract reasoning behind it. So, in theory simply means to disregard the known and practical side of a thing.
With that out of the way, what I meant was that I agree with you in part, but the issue runs deeper. I would call it a bit of an exaggeration to say its deeply unethical, but that's just my opinion. I don't particularly like most forms of DRM, but if its a one and done type thing, and then it lets me get on about my business and use or enjoy the product I've purchased, I'm good with that. As I've said, the issue runs deeper, for instance, the reason there is DRM with audio books and the like is to remain in legal compliance with the wishes of the publisher. If that DRM were not in place, then the publishers could withdraw permission to have the titles distributed by the service that disregarded the terms of that distribution. It would also leave that service open for legal action against them. So, do I particularly like DRM, no, but I understand why it is a thing in today's society.
It doesn't matter, he was encouraging people to crack games, which is wrong.
The world is not that black and white. Whether it is wrong or not is certainly your opinion, and you are entitled to that opinion, but no man's opinion is so in the right as to be taken as gospel. I can see both sides of the issue, in fact, I strive to always see both sides of an issue, or a third or fourth side as the situation warrants. Sticking to your opinions, and never allowing yourself to open to the possibility to be proven wrong means that your conviction isn't as strong as you thought it to be. Open your mind to the possibilities around you, and maybe you will see with your eyes wide open, rather than a monochrome image. Certainly it is against the forum rules here, and anyone wishing to remain on the forums ought not to engage in the discussion or the distribution of cracks and their applications, but I can say that there are definitely two sides to this issue. Things in this world rarely are so black and white, shades of gray linger between the polarizing threads of the tapestry of life. You, like everyone else around you need to find your place in that tapestry, where do you fit in, and where do your values lead you? Our values come from two places, those which we were raised with, and those we develop as time goes on. It's fine to have firm stances on issues, I'm not trying to tell you its not, but remember not to allow yourself to become to firm on too many points that you become reclusive, if not physically so, mentally for sure. If you never open up to others' points of view, you stagnate, stagnation is death, all things must move, must remain in motion, no matter how small that motion is. An argument is the ability for one person to present their premise along with their evidence, the other side will present their case, and their evidence. Some arguments are philosophical in nature, some are more practical, in either event, you will either stick to your original precepts, adopt a new way of thinking i.e. become convinced the other side was right, or become unsure. Hopefully becoming unsure means you take the time to research the issue and make a decision.
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