posted on May, 15 2007 @ 12:56 PM
Well Spawwwn, not sure I would want to quote anything you wrote lest it should be mistaken that I agree with anything you said.
Piracy of music: In most record contracts a small advance is given to the artists before any money is paid in record sales that advance must be repaid
by witholding the royalites that are directly paid to the record company and then distributed to the artists in monthly lump sum payments. The
majority of royalites are paid by radio stations who gain money by advertising. The old average was about 5 cents per play.
A one hit wonder can rake in a ton of money over the summer. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" and "Don't Worry Be Happy" each made a ton of money just
from radio royalities. And this why Queen was very concerned about royalities for the sample of "Under Pressure" used in "Ice, Ice Baby". That
meant if they won the case a whole lot more nickels than the song ever made would be floating their way.
The second way royalities are paid to artists is by a percentage of record sales. By downloading a song and never purchasing it you deny the artist of
a good bit of royality money. By exclusively listening to music by means of iPod you are not hearing the advertisers on the radio so the radio station
must charge less and play more ads to generate money. Less air time for music means less air play of songs, less royalities, less record sales from
the "free radio advertisement" of their songs.
Movie Piracy: Movie studios approve of movies and usually directly pay for their production or sponser an indepenant producer to finace the payment of
actors, screenwriters, director, crew, editors, film, cameras, foley artist, musicians, special effects, distribution, advertising and million other
details that go into a film. Millions of dollars are spent before a film is ready to be seen by an audience. Buy denying box office sales you hurt
everyone in the process but especially the producer who only makes a dime after all expenses are repaid. So while the box office video sales and
rentals can reap in $500 million world wide, the person or persons that paid for it might make only $150K-$500K if they have a standard contract. Not
a huge profit margin compared to the $200 million gambled to make the film is it?
No, your personal removal from the equation has little effect. But when you add up the millions of others also doing the same thing it has a huge
impact. Song to be sung and stories to be told just won't happen if there is no money in it.
Online Pedophilia: Remember having to turn in consent forms to go on school field trips? There is a very good reason for those forms then and today.
Basically it is so the parent is informed that their child is where they expect them to be.
By law a minor is not permited to enter into a legally binding contract without parental (or legal guardian) consent. The legal basis for this is that
a minor does not have the full mental capacity to understand the ramifications of their actions. This is a primary reason that sex with minors is
against the law. Part of the desire for sex during puberty is primal reproduction urges. The time when a girl quits playing with dolls and wants real
ones. Believe it or not babysitting usually curbs those urges but the teenaged babysitter is more the exception than the norm now.
Peer pressure also comes into the desire to have sex. The hypothetical 40 year man (hope it is hypothetical in your case by the way) that take
advantage of this is situation of confusion in a child is not really that different than Fagan in Oliver Twist using the natural mischief in boys to
perform theft for his benefit. Or real pimps using runaway girls as prostitutes after providing them with shelter, food and "protection".
By pressing advantage of a child's desire to be considered grown up by engaging in adult behavior be it sex, drinking, drug use or even smoking as
all four are addictive vices. Examine the desire to view more hardcore pornography as you progress in viewing experience if you have doubt of sex
being an addiction. The adult not only commits a phyiscal crime but an emotional and psychological one as well because the child has lost the
protection of innocence that childhood provides.
As to why a girl or even boy seeks out the adult can stem from not having easy opportunity within their peer group, desire for better more experienced
sex by/with non-virgins, thought of acceptance by adults reaffirms that they are adults, and previous victims of sexual abuse and can only accept sex
from adult psychologically.