If a user asks a question involving accessing content not usually available to the demo but rather the full game, does this break the site guideline on piracy listed below?
Please note, however, that site policies prohibit questions of the following types:
- Piracy, and support with pirated games
This begs the broader question, does accessing paid content through a demo using exploits even fall into the category of piracy?
The definition of video game piracy is "the unauthorized copying and distributing of video game software, and is a form of copyright infringement."source This seems to imply that in order for a person to commit piracy, they need to copy content from a full version of the game without paying for it, or by downloading or attaining a copy of the game without exchanging money with a reputable distributor.
Technically, an exploit to access more content does not constitute piracy according to this definition, but it is apparent that a company would not permit this if they were aware of the exploit.
Does accessing paid content through a demo using exploits fall into the category of piracy? Regardless if it does, should Arqade restrict questions involving this type of content?