Dragon Quest IX music composer gets angry when games are pirated

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 22 July 2009 23:04 GMT

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The music composer for Dragon Quest IX, Koichi Sugiyama, has told Famitsu that stealing games is the same as breaking and entering.

“The way I see it, it’s like selling a set of thieves’ tools,” he told the mag. “If you make off with a physical item, everybody knows that’s a crime. If you stole an apple from a fruit stand, then you’re plainly committing the crime of shoplifting; going into someone’s house and taking their jewelry is robbery.

“Everyone is conscious of the fact that stealing what’s in front of you is a crime, but with something that’s not in plain sight, like intellectual property, a lot of people fail to understand what the issue is.”

More over on 1UP (via GoNinteno).

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