posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 02:09 AM
One thing I have found about file sharing networks like Kazaa and others is the ability to track down rare tracks issued by bands who never even tour
the US, whos CDs are neigh on impossible to find, and imports that never see light in but a few countries. Also many cover songs bands perferom are
never put on any CD and released for sale, so the only real way to get it would be download a bootleg version from a file sharing service.
As for the whole argument over stealing, its two sided really. I have no problems paying for a CD, especially of bands I particularly like and choose
to support. What gets under my skin are bands like Metallica for example (dont feel like finding the list of bands arguing over filesharing, so the
cliche will have to do) who get up and rand and rave about it being theft, when they have already made enough money to never work another day in their
lives, and possible to have thier children do the same. Its straight out greed on the part of artists who have become spoiled by the luxuries of
buying a new car every month, spending 5000$ on a single piece of clothing and having gold lined ceilings in their homes (Master P I think) If they
are barely able to feed their children, then yes they have a reason to be pissed, but not because they have squandered their fortures that ammount to
more than most normal citizens could hope to earn in 5 lifetimes. If the artists are so concerned about being ripped off, they should be looking
first to their record labels which pocket huge ammounts of their money, and throttle them creatively to the point of near slavery.