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    PCGamer.com is doing a survey on the piracy of PC games. They claim it to be open and anonymous, but I have my skepticism about that especially with them using google docs. But I don't think participating in it is riskier than downloading a torrent for a pirated game. So if you guys want, go ahead and do the survey, and be sure to point out that one of the major reasons for piracy in regions like ours is not having prices proportional to our economy.

    PCGamer post: http://www.pcgamer.com/pc-gamers-fil...-about-piracy/

    Survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/dZ9mLoSPoWOXOBng2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swapnil View Post
    PCGamer.com is doing a survey on the piracy of PC games. They claim it to be open and anonymous, but I have my skepticism about that especially with them using google docs. But I don't think participating in it is riskier than downloading a torrent for a pirated game. So if you guys want, go ahead and do the survey, and be sure to point out that one of the major reasons for piracy in regions like ours is not having prices proportional to our economy.

    PCGamer post: http://www.pcgamer.com/pc-gamers-fil...-about-piracy/

    Survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/dZ9mLoSPoWOXOBng2
    how is it riskier than downloading a torrent? it's anonymous, and there is a thing called proxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    how is it riskier than downloading a torrent? it's anonymous, and there is a thing called proxy.
    Well you are giving your personal info to a 3rd party site and proxy is not that safe to behonest , use tor browser if you are concerned

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    how is it riskier than downloading a torrent? it's anonymous, and there is a thing called proxy.
    Because if you say you pirate games on a google docs survey, and was logged into google on the same browser, your account can directly be linked. I used Firefox's private browsing. One can argue that google can identify you with lots of other data flags even without being logged in with a google account. But that's unavoidable.

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    bangladesh er upor focus korai sobai. ei porjonto 19bar korsi ar select kkorsi je "games are not cheap in my region" plus country bangladesh to dewa asei.

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    Completed the survey. In my opinion, the devs should lower the prices based on a country's economy as also said by @Swapnil . And for Christ's sake, Valve and EA (for Origin) should put download servers in BD too. Even our neighbour India has multiple Steam servers in various regions. Makes me jealous :S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Set View Post
    Well you are giving your personal info to a 3rd party site and proxy is not that safe to behonest , use tor browser if you are concerned
    well, it's not actually personal info. using tor is better-yes, but in this specific case. proxy is just fine. it's piracy related question. you are not seeding a pirated torrent publicly though in united states cops may and do show up at your doors for pirating stuff but this ain't nearly that case.

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    You guys and your random assumptions. If anyone shows up, how will they prove it was you that took it? Believe it or not, being logged into an account means nothing when you have other household members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    You guys and your random assumptions. If anyone shows up, how will they prove it was you that took it? Believe it or not, being logged into an account means nothing when you have other household members.
    but but... at least police may show up in your doors and talk to you. sometimes even sue you. i am talking about usa, it happened in usa multiple times.
    i am talking about torrenting pirated content. just filling up a survey is not illegal under any law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    but but... at least police may show up in your doors and talk to you. sometimes even sue you. i am talking about usa, it happened in usa multiple times.
    i am talking about torrenting pirated content. just filling up a survey is not illegal under any law.
    Stop assuming lawsuit = guilty or guaranteed punishment. If it was that easy then there would be no pirates in the US. Even the suing party knows that suing an individual and winning it is not worth the cost of litigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    Stop assuming lawsuit = guilty or guaranteed punishment. If it was that easy then there would be no pirates in the US. Even the suing party knows that suing an individual and winning it is not worth the cost of litigation.
    ok, but you do admit if you get sued by someone it's bad for you, you will face problems in your workplace because you won't be able to appear at work for couple of days as you are attending court? and court may fine you several thousand dollars.
    and in many cases that i have read, companies settle with the people who were getting sued for piracy, that means you need to pay lot of money to companies if you don't want to attend court hearings.

    not every place is switzerland/EU. they have slightly loose piracy laws. usa has strict laws.

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    Incorrect, bulk of the time is spent waiting for a court date
    unlsss it's a criminal case. You might be lucky if the court date is as early as one year.

    It it is also unlikely that they will take it to court. A lawyer charges 300 or so an hour, going to court alone will take about 6 hours of work and there'll be plenty of hours built up while trying to settle the case. Negotiation attempts, multiple mediation hearings...these build up a lot and you cannot pass it onto the other side either. For certain circumstances you can, I believe this isn't one of them

    Also, they know that individuals don't have substantial assets, getting a judgement and collecting it is an completely different story. Inefficiencies of the court and the long process of a lawsuit is a protection for the pirate lol.

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