posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 09:34 AM
#1 moonchild is right... piracy, hacking, and the likes will be around for a very very long time. For every corporation that comes out with some
anti-piracy measure (safe-disc, etc), there are tons of extremely talented hackers that can defeat it within days if not hours. No matter what comes
out it will be cracked. Take this new move by sony with the back door trojans... most likely they will have the crap sued out of them but there will
also be programs to prevent such trojans devised quickly.
Someone made the analogy of the Direct TV situation when they switched from the HU card to the P4 card. Alot of DTV hackers went belly up. But I have
3 words for you... "Free To Air"... look into it... DTV, Dish and the likes are still being hacked to this day.. again.. they always will be.
#2 Vajrayana.. Grokster is but one of many many p2p services. How about LimeWire, BearShare? Even if the RIAA was able to shut down all p2p including
torrents which is damn near impossible (sure they can shut down the hosts of the actual torrent files but a new one pops up quick)... there is still
Newsgroups, IRC, and private sharing.
Face it.. piracy is just something that is not going away. I usually do download songs.. but old ones.. from groups that I can no longer find their
CDs. I don't even bother listening to the new gargbage that MTV spews out to the masses... i wouldnt even waste my time downloading it, much less
spending $20, or .20 cents on their crap.
The only way for the music industry to fix this problem is to ADJUST. Like everyone said, stop pumping out CRAP just to make a fast buck. Come on
really.. look at the industry today vs what it was 20 years ago. Every rapper and his best buddies, cousins, uncles and little brothers have record
deals now making millions. They all have their own "labels". Can you tell me that its good music they are pumping out? How about the Brittneys or
Ashley Simpsons? Products of MTV pure and simple. If they stop pumping out crap maybe more people will be inclined to actually spend money on a CD. If
not... go the Ipod or Yahoo music way and sell your crap song by song...