If you think about it shouldn't it be the people who produced the ability to DL and burn songs who are to blame?
And who did that?
The Music Industry...
Another case of "bate and snatch" Just like it being illegal to smoke pot but legal to sell and buy products to smoke it in.
It's legal to own a comp, to own a burner, to own and use CD-R's etc...(optimised for music by Sony).
Yet the end user, you and me, get the stick as usual for using their products. I mean what did they expect when they first introduced cassette tapes
That people would only use them to record music they already owned on another format?
The music/entertainment industry/sony/etc... produce these products and then stir up trouble for people who use them.
I can understand the uploading (illegal distribution) being a problem.
But how does it become the problem of the end user? Who only DL the song for their own use (not distributing).
If they want people to pay for their # they need to start giving something that's actually worth the price you pay.
DL music and software is not about theft, it's about econimics...
Sony is one of the biggest companies in the music/entertainment industry, as I'm sure you all know. Sony had one of the first licenses for cassette
tapes, that were first produced by their subsidiary company Phillips Electronics. Sony introduced the CD-R in 1990.
A few fingers in many pots, stirring up the market any way they can to maximise profits. Worshipping the beast brings instant gratification, but
slowly erodes away our sense of right and wrong. Thus we pave the way for the one who resides bellow.
"Sony leading the way in DVD Burners"...The funny thing is in their own blurb they tell you how many songs you can store on their double layered
What songs? Do they really think people are gonna BUY songs to burn to their DVDR's?
No, they know exactly what people will do with them, they're making money both ways, so they don't care.
All this noise about DL songs is just hype to sell other products (burners, blank media) to kids who feel rebellious DL songs for free.
We're being manipulated to boost corporate profits in a slowing World economy, and a music industry that is dieing and being kicked to #in death as
The Sony Corporation:
Why do you think music is so #ty nowadays? Because the musicians with any sence won't have anything to do with the music industry.
That's why we get burned out herroin adicts and dropouts getting the big contracts. They are easier to manipulate to do what the company wants them
to. Most musicians nowadays know better...
If none of this makes sense I'm sorry, but it's 2:40 am and I'm baked...
[edit on 13/8/2005 by ANOK]