They don't care, but they sure are able to benefit off of it. Hard drive manufacturers sell bigger hard drives than someone who doesn't.
They may benefit from people needing more space from pirated content but that's different to being "happy about it". There is nothing that attributes 1TB hard-drives to piracy. I have 150GB in game installs, 400GB in application installs (and YES... all legitimate), 60GB of audio recordings (I currently record at 16bit/44.1kHz for most projects - recording at 24bit/96kHz would dwarf that), 20GB of video from my DV camcorder (only a handful of 20-30 minute videos) and over 2GB of photos just from my mobile phone - that's almost 650GB already, plus I'd love more storage so I could comfortably copy all my music to my computer in a lossless codec (quality is very important to me, being a musician). I can easily see plenty of family with a camcorder wanting to back it all up onto computer, which rockets through disc space. With HD content coming online it's not hard to see storage requirements rocketing.
If I have $300 to spare, I might choose to spend it on a new video card rather than 6 games.
Yeah, and I might choose to spend it on crack... it's a choice. I spent over $350 on a graphics card last month but that doesn't stop me buying games - it actually provides an incentive to do just the opposite and I don't have a huge amount of money.
Morons here are implying that he's whining about piracy, saying everyone else is a pirate, that it's all a conspiracy, and other sorts of stupid crap. Methinks people need to re-read what was really said.
He said that trading copyrighted content is an "expected benefit of owning a computer". How the fuck is that not accusing everyone of being a pirate?
No-one is denying that there is a lot of piracy going on but even if his statement was true - which I dispute - it's a stupid thing to say in public. All it's going to achieve is to piss off a lot of people, resulting in less sales for their products.
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