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posted on Aug 30, 2010, 09 pm

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H0lyhandgrenade, Aug 30, 2010, 09 pm

That's so pretty~ I'm loving this comic more and more.

Rugged ;D Hawt.

sydneylove, Aug 31, 2010, 12 am

i thought he ment old fashoned pirates, hence the mans AWESOME beard C:

UpsideDown8, Sep 04, 2010, 05 pm

I'd give him an answer but Sarcasm doesn't work to well on the internet

Ankh, Oct 01, 2010, 02 pm

FSM

Yes, and it was done with the approval of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Unclever title, Aug 21, 2012, 07 am

I don't know whether or not it paved the way or not but it certainly helped.

Ishtar (Guest), Jun 29, 2014, 09 pm

No.

Depending on how you define 'rampant piracy' it either pre-dates the mp3 by a few decades (mixtapes given to other people are piracy, and common from the 60's onwards) or post-dates the invention of the mp3 by several months.

Efficient minimal lossy formats such as mp3's are what allowed the modern version of piracy (defined here as filesharing piracy), to actually become viable since lossless formats were far too massive to be obtained quickly on the speeds commonly available at the time.

Thus the mp3 market was what allowed the piracy to happen in the first place. It just wasn't a legal market, in most cases at the beginning, despite the veneer of respectability some sites tried to present

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