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How do you steal 30,000 Steam keys? First, have no soul

How do you steal 30,000 Steam keys? First, have no soul

This is a great piece of reporting by Patrick Klepek, and I always wonder what the people stealing all this content think when they read about their work. Do they care at all? Do they even think about the person at the other end of the line?

It's so easy to think about people online as being less than human, just an abstract concept, but the reality is that everyone being ripped off in this way is a living, breathing person who put what is likely an insane amount of themselves into the game they create. This isn't even piracy, this is something that's almost worse, and while some may argue semantics I'm going to go ahead and say this feels like theft to me.

This bullshit is right up there with the people who tried to shut down Extra Life.