My 2 cents

Say NO

Posted in Random Thoughts by urmilesh on August 2, 2006

Yesterday I was having a discussion with a colleague which later got blown into a full fledged arguement. So much so that after a point we actually forgot what was it that we were actually discussing 🙂
But there is one part of that arguement that did strike me…I was making a point that if we all do our own work with integrity and honesty then there would be no need for anybody to force any rules on us; and that the reason why most people don’t do the right thing is because of lack of education. At this my colleague objected (hey this does sound like a courtroom drama :p) saying that education does not always guarantee fair conduct and that around us only there are so many expamples when we are not fair. I asked her to give one example and she pointed to the loads of pirated songs stashed in my hard disk. I was really taken aback, I did not expect an attack on myself…and that too such a swift and brutal one.
Long after we ended that discussion I kept thinking about what she had said and I couldn’t help feeling guilty. So I decided to say no to piracy in totality. No more unauthorised mp3 downloads, no more camera prints of movies, no more cheap copies of softwares (this is gonna hurt)…
I am not sure if this will make any difference to anybody else, but it sure will to me. Knowing that you are right does give you a big high 😀

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  1. Santosh said, on August 3, 2006 at 1:44 am

    Methought u didnt already. I be the lone ranger or wot?

  2. urmilesh said, on August 3, 2006 at 10:21 am

    for the songs and movies I liked I did have the original ones…but I was not as vehement in not listening to the pirated ones for timepass songs…

    Well you are not the lone ranger anymore 🙂

  3. Anonymous said, on August 12, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    Hmm…songs r nt tht expensive…Movies better seen original – otherwise they r no fun! and there is always freeware..n its pretty good. So I guess its the right thing to do! 🙂

  4. Anonymous said, on August 19, 2006 at 1:12 am

    How about starting with buying genuine OS – i am sure you are a Windows user!
    We ‘ll see then how much a software goody are ya !
    LOL

  5. urmilesh said, on August 23, 2006 at 11:26 am

    There has to be some cut-off date right ?? ;)–>

  6. That was easy « Urmilesh UNPLUGGED :) said, on September 7, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    […] Posted in Movies, Songs, something I like by urmilesh on September 7th, 2008 Long back I’d said that I am trying to move to a piracy-free life. Well I did realize that is mighty difficult but my […]


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