Major Domo said:Threads concerning warez are allowed as long as they don't cross the line and get into the areas where members begin to give their personal dealings with obtaining warez because they feel that the high price justifies the theft of someone's hard work. This is when the hammer falls on the topic and members get the axe. I have yet to see a thread on warez where the it wasn't closed and someone banned. It's something that is an important topic for discussion, but there seems to be no way of having a discussion without confessions of having or obtaining warez which is against our rules
It's not blurry at all according to the forum rules, it is stealing plain and simple which makes it against the forum regardless what justification you have for downloading a game, playing it and not paying for it. Theft is theft whether it is intellectual property or driving off from a self service without paying for your gas, especially in the view of this forum. I hope that is less blurry to you now.
I'm wondering where/if a person could discuss the problem of warez software. It's a issue that needs to be talked about and not ignored. Does everyone realize the effects it creates? Here it feels like a safe sex issues that everyone knows it needs to be talked about but are afraid to. With Doom 3 being spread it only seems like a good time to discuss this.
If we don't want to tread this water in the forums maybe a write up from Kyle or Steve on this subject would be a good idea.
Edited to include Major Domo's caution so everyone knows the parameters and can stay out of trouble -Ice Czar