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So i think im gonna severly cut back, or completely stop bootlegging soon. Hear me out

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posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 11:51 AM
come across, things just arent that great to say the least.
i was just thinking to myself, although i dont agree with the tactics that the big businesses have taken against individuals caught bootlegging, and the # that they pull behind the scenes that most would want to put a spike through someones head for, we are not helping the situation.
i graduated back in 2000. stealing music was pretty big back then, and a few years before, but since then, 8 years later, people are stealing, books, movies, tv shows, music, and pretty much every piece of priced software on the market.
what are we doing? i know its a worldwide thing, but lets just focus on the good ol u.s. Between bootlegging, and the war going on, we are #ing ourselves over for the future. imagine what the job market would be like if bootlegging was not so got damn rampant. imagine what the world, and the economy would be like if we were not in this war so got damn long, or at all. although the war has created many jobs, i believe it has taken away triple that, although i have no stats to back that up, just my general observation. i live in maryland, so the job market is not so bad here. we got dc, baltimore, virginia, pennsylvania, and new york, all within driving distance. its good #, but i think since i have been caught up in this matrix for so long, i forget, and end up not caring about the rest of the country, or the world.
im only one man, who wont make a difference, but the thread is to make you think. what is our generation doing to preserve ourselves a good future? our grandparents and their bigoted views are almost gone, and our parents are only about ten to twenty years from falling dead from smoking, drinking, and stressing themselves away to death, and what we're left is with a slacker generation of thugs, and emos, who couldn't chop a piece of got damn wood, or hold some steady morals and values to save their life.
we have been spoon fed by our parents, the government, our grandparents, and the rest of the world. i think we need to start thinking about this, and start coming together to help build the economy, and build our futures. this is not just about stopping your torrent downloading, this is about standing up and creating something new, something better. this is about closing out your divx player, and putting your dick back in your pants, and picking up a book, or staying updated with your current events, from the medical field, to politics, and your rights as a citizen. even to go as far as to start forming a group of people to help you stand up and get heard, and not just any group, but people who will help you through the ruff times, and be there doing the good times. i know the fear is, everyone with power and money who we fight, can # my life over good if they wanted, so maybe i should just shut the # up, but thats why you need quality in your group, not just quantity. folks that will look after each other in the fight.

20 years from now, i just dont see it existing the way alot of us might imagine. i dont see mankind following its most recent path of the past couple decades, and turning out okay.
start planning. your grandparents are soon to be gone, and your parents learned from their mistakes, now your parents will soon to be gone, and we must learn from their mistakes, but start taking action now for something better in the future. where you, and your kids have opportunities to be who you wanna be: movie star, tv show host, biologist, track runner, tech geek, etc...
you might think all that is fully possible now, and it is, to an extent, but its boom is dying. your dream of saying # your suckie job, and trying your hand at writing a script, will be met with crossed arms, for the market is dying, and minus anything short of already being in the field, or some type of child prodigy, it just wont be a dream for you, unless we start making changes.

this is not about just blindly fighting the man. i dont mind a democratic government, judicial system, cops, music industry, movie industry, etc.. i dont mind that, but they need to be checked. along with stopping our bad habits, we need to check them into stopping their bad habits. we need to build a quality life, thats all im saying, or kiss your future goodbye. your own survival instinct within you knows # is not right, and is only gonna get worse.

but thats just my opinion

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 12:02 PM
Intellectual property is one of the few goods that the US can still produce and sell to the rest of the world. While much of the US's manufacturing has been outsourced, the world is still willing to buy American movies, music, brand names, and inventions. If you are American and care about the future of the US economy, you would respect intellectual property rights.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 12:27 PM
Here's the problem in a nut shell about Music and the internet. But first, lets talk a little bit about the RIAA and what it tells us. They state that the internet has virtually ruined the recording industry due to internet trading of free music. The fact the industry was already in decline due to the crap music that was produced does not figure into their explanation.

"Why pay $15 to $20 per CD for just one decent song" has been the response of the masses who do trade music but only individual songs. RIAA then uses the term cherry picking to describe this action and considers it a copyright infringement.

Back in the good old daze, when vinyl was king, CD's were LP's. These were the big records that composed the whole album. Then there were 45's. The 45 had the hits off the album. You could cherry pick with your wallet.

I can't help it that the music industry did not keep up the pace of technology. You can buy individual songs now at more than several sites. BUT, the genie is out of the bottle. The RIAA just needs to keep pace and work with the internet community, not treat us as a enemy only useful while money is in hand.

I have complete sympathy with file sharers and no pity for the record industry.

The movie industry is working within the internet community and has been somewhat receptive in it's tactics. Time will tell what the outcome for this multi-billion dollar industry.

If I was bootlegging anything, I'd sure look at running a couple of programs running in the background which I wouldn't mention in an open forum.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 12:28 PM
reply to post by hotpinkurinalmint

Sad ain't it? The great country that America once was is now renowned for it's hip hop culture exports and crappy movies.

Since I'm not American ( Grew up in America - Voluntary deportation in 05) I'll downlaod all those American products for free that I can.

Damn right I'm bitter.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 12:37 PM
reply to post by hinky

I have a few problems with your argument. If you believe all the music out there is "crap" then why even bother downloading it for free? Why clutter your hardrive with "crap"?

I agree that there is a lot of bad music out there, but there was always a lot of bad music out there. "One hit wonders" or bands that only produced one song worth buying have been around for years. People only remember the good bands from any particular era, they tend to forget about all the bad bands. Thus, many people can name several "bad" acts that have come out in recent years but name few "bad" acts from decades ago.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 12:41 PM
reply to post by jimmy1200

I mostly agree and have been in the "file sharing" world since xdcc in IRC first came out...

but I think you are painting too bleak of a picture what you describe towards the end of your OP is what I would call "useful idiots" we need these kind of self destructive type people to fill our jails/rehabs/pron sites if everyone was awake and out there creating love and not fearing or destroying WELL THEN HOW WILL WE HAVE WARS? and wars are the way we advance our even my own sarcasm makes me sad
ill stop here but I guess the bottom line is

we need idiots.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 01:01 PM
Im not, as long as the copyright mafia continues its illegal racketeering, millions upon millions of people will continue downloading.

They could give their music away free on their site and make money from their site and I would still use torrents because I wouldnt want a penny from advertising to go into their pockets.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 01:13 PM
reply to post by jimmy1200

I know I'll get blasted from this, but what ever happened to abiding by the law? Music is copyrighted so it is illegal to copy it. Period.

The other point is that musicians put in a lot of work and effort to produce their music. I fully believe they should be paid for it.

Now, that being said, I'm not going to sit here and say I never copied anything before however

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 01:41 PM
reply to post by Flyer

Here here! I agree with you 100%

They are not getting anything more from me

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 01:42 PM
Do you know out of the millions the RIAA has extorted off students and grandmothers, not a single penny has found its way to a single artist?

The artists are having to sue to see any of it.

The artists dont make money off cd sales any way, that goes to the criminals. The artists make money from concerts and merchandise and Im very happy to support them that way and cut out the middle man who tries to screw everyone over.

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