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sign up ppl.
if that means i think it's okay to crack software as well, then im not in.
This is a tough one for me. I can't stand the RIAA and I think the record industry is no friend to musicians BUT at the same time I have many friends who are musicians/songwriters and they're the one's in the middle of this mess.
It's not cool to steal someone else's property...how do we protect the musicians while sticking it to the RIAA?
we basically can't do anything at all.
one thing disturbs me though.
I hear this everyday here on NT; people are complaining about the X site uses the Y's menu yadda yadda, while they're downloading cracked copies of Photoshop and 50 mp3's on Kazaa as they speak.
It just doesn't make sense.
How is the RIAA geeting information on these people that they are sueing? How did they find this 12 yr old girl..google?
IMO, the methods and practices on how these organisations are collecting names/addresses..etc is far more frigthening and serious rather than the 'economic' solutions that everybody's trying to solve.
they need to make their money at shows... simple as that.
record sales are not the primary source of income for artists... most of that money goes to the record labels.
Im going to start stealing everything I use. shoplifting from stores and all that.
at times I imagine if we all are in a real matrix. And the damn government knows everything, when I sleep, shit, curse them out.
they are getting peoples info by threatening isp's with legal action.
cosmo, psychiatry may be the answer if you are paralleling your life to the matrix.
"cosmo, psychiatry may be the answer if you are paralleling your life to the matrix. "
(sep 12 03)
hehehe..it all started when I was banned from NT. 4 Days ago, bedouin died and cosmo arose.
ahh welcome back.
"record sales are not the primary source of income for artists... most of that money goes to the record labels. "
Yeah, this is exactly the problem. It's not really so simple as saying artists need to make money at shows. Even that is political with the pay to play b.s. many clubs employ...and that doesn't cover a songwriter who writes a song that someone else might perform.
ummm..I buy most of my cd's, now some that I want to hear all the time those are the one's I download.
Never have downloaded the whole album of an artist ever.
The argument is moot. There is no good reason to allow illegal internet music sharing. If you don't like the policies of the RIAA (i.e. price gouging) then don't buy the product. Find a LEGAL way to circumnavigate the problem.
there's only one way artists can make money for thier albums and curtail the number of people who download their music w/out paying:
they really need to cut the price of cd's dramatically. i laughed when i went to virgin records last week and saw that most cd's were between $17 and $18 and up... immediatley i felt the desire to go straight home and download music just to spite those responsible for this.
what does the cost need to be? it needs to outweigh or equal the time or cost of going through the trouble of downloading an entire album. a price that would make someone say... hmmm.. i'd rather just go to the store and buy this album and copy the songs to my ipod later...
what i don't know is what that cost would be. what seems fair to you may not seem fair to others...
i totally agree with mitsu.
You're right Mitsu.
Funny thing is, a 50 million dollar movie costs $22 on DVD. A rock album produced on less than 3 million costs $18 and it's delivered on inferior technology. CD's should be about $5 or $6. The Music industry is bloated with profiteers. The cost of concert seats in the US is about $45-$80 this summer.