"what does it matter...the pirates wouldn't be buying it anyway"
I dont think thats what some of us are saying.
I said little is lost from non sales to pirates.I didnt condone piracy.I just have to guage whether the time I could potentially WASTE by even attempting to protect my property is worth more than my time spent making more and better product.I can guarantee you which is more satisfactory.
I also have to be concerned about the customers satisfaction.If protecting myself vigorously, hurts them then what have I gained?
I can spend my time creating or spend it righteous and pissed off...my health allows for little of either.
That being said,if it really bothers the individual skinner,by all means,give em' hell!I did at first...even had some small victories.Sadly the stress of trying to keep up with it was too much.So I try to ignore it.
I even signed up at one of the sites and singled out one of the bastards that was giving them away.The other forum people recognized my name and were actually pretty nice to me.I only went after this guy because he was claiming to pay for all the skins and then giving them away to impress all his forum buddies.
I went there to let them all know he also disputed the charges on the skins he bought so he got them for free...he wasnt including that part.He was a truly nasty piece of work.He even followed me here and said he wished I would die.
My point Jafo is your post sounded somewhat judgemental if the IP holder wasnt going all vigilante on these assholes...I just dont have the health,will or time.I do thank Stardock for going after some of these sites because I benefit from that.
Heck,just typing all that made me tired...later Jafonator.
oh yeah,...I was banned from the pirate site...