Torrenting is illegal for three reasons but only one of the three are actually advertised. I'm against torrenting and will report anyone who publically admits to torrenting.
To begin with my first reason, it is stealing. People worked very hard to create what you are stealing and want some profit out of their hours of work and effort. If you were one of the people working on it, would you be happy to know someone is taking away your work without giving you the money you so well deserve? Oh, I also forgot that it's hurting the company. If they don't get a profit then they won't have money to create bigger and better games.
Following the first reason, it is bad for the economy. Living in a capitalist country, the money we spend is split to the government, the publishers and the sponsers the publishers have as well as the investors. By torrenting you are hurting our capitalist economy by a small fraction but when you sum up the total amount of torrents going on, it's hurting it by a lot.
My final reason is that torrents can be unsafe so it's in your best interest to just not go that way unless you want to risk getting fined, getting a virus or you just hate capitalism. People use torrents to put viruses on your PC and steal credentials so if you want to risk it for something you can easily buy safely, your computer and your wallet is at risk.
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