Quote from MrWubzy
Does nobody here but Conker realize that piracy isn't the same as theft? It's actually quite scary, considering the fact that we're pretty much in the digital age as it is. A better comparison would be something like what hotlinking was a few years back, without providing credit. You'd take an image somebody worked hard on to create and upload onto their site and post it on to yours without credit or consent/knowledge to the original creator. That's pretty much what cracked Minecraft is. Except in this case Mojang staff have mentioned that they're fine with cracked users, just that they do not attempt to make money using cracked clients or accounts, and to buy the full version when they get the money (which, in all honesty, makes Mojang one of the coolest companies ever).
If you really must argue about cracked users at least get your facts straight. It's not stealing, it's piracy, and piracy is completely different. Yes, we know it's against the EULA, but Mojang have said they're fine with cracked users. If you ask me, if it doesn't hurt me or the ones I care about, it's OK. But if it's such a huge issue with the community then Mojang should at least give their point of view on the case.
I'm sincerely hoping that it's not just the vocal minority hanging in this topic...
Well given a good percentage of users on this site may be younger kids around the 9-14 range, they wouldnt know much about the law other then what the tv told them. Due to the fact television has put out a lot of flase pretenses on the subject, thats understandable that most kids dont know what they are talking about when it comes to the subject. However its nice to see that not everyone on this site is like this. Ive been on this site for awhile now, and ive seen the piracy thread pop up a lot on the forums, ive seen the same arguments, and the same ignorant comments, some people who know what piracy really is and what they are talking about. Really its a old subject, that just seems to carry a lot of mis information due to the public tv information, bad sources on the web about the subject, ect. I expected this a bit, but I am just glad that others know what they are talking about, and maybe some of theses post clear up most of this misinformation and teach someone something true about the subject. Hopefully the future generation wont be as ignorant and misinformed when it comes to the subject.
Quote from Blues22475
using a cracked copy is too much work as you don't get access to some of the new material.
Thats incorrect, if you pirate a certain launcher for the game, you can skip the log in process and get updates to the current game, instal mods, texture packs just like everyone else. There are some copies which are just of that current version, but not all of them are like that. Just thought I clear up this small misconception that people seem to think pirated always = an outdated game, when it does not. I pirated the game back when it was in 1.3 beta, and got every update when I was playing it. So really I had the same game as everyone else. But I dont want to go too off topic, I just wanted to correct that bit of false info you had.