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The computer games industry has launched an unprecedented assault on illegal downloads, demanding payment from thousands of families who obtained the latest releases over the internet without paying.
Five of the world’s top games developers will serve notice on 25,000 people across the UK, requiring each one to pay £300 immediately to settle out of court.
Originally posted by Orion Crystal Ice
. . . I'm tired of people stealing music, games, movies . . .
When I stop getting gouged $20 for a cd with maybe 3 good songs, and stop paying a royalty on every blank cd, I will stop downloading music.
Music . . . the label gets most of the money. Want to support an artist? Go see them live and buy their merchandise. That is how they make money that the label can't touch.
Ouch, that really hurts. I, for one, can prioritize a purchase, but I understand some of us can't and therefore demand that all prices go down to suit our needs.
By the way, ever hear of amazon.com, or myspace? Lots of stuff on there to hear from hundreds of thousands of albums, and reviews to match, before you buy anything.
Yeah. I did mention people not going to the show being part of the problem. Do you realize though that a CD registers as a 'unit' sold? And those units help establish where a fanbase is? And a band who wants to look out for their money and expanding their base does not want to risk playing somewhere where there isn't a fanbase that may yield a quarter of itself to the ticket buying?
Also, where do you think marketing money (posters, promo copies for reviewers, etc), money to pay the artist who did the work on the CD face, the CD booklet, and the CD cover, money to pay the photographer, money to manufacture the CD's, money to pay the engineer and recording studio, etc...all comes from? What about the best gear money can buy, which is the standard for putting on a professional show that will make you money in the future from repeat concertgoers, where's alllllllllll that money coming from?
Why not get rid of your house and car too, the factory workers and builders don't make as much as the fat cats do. It would be better just to take ALL the money out of their pockets. Books..who needs them? Let's completely abolish the printing press, too much $$$ changing hands. It's just not fair that we have to pay for anything since we have the Internet and the real world has suddenly converted into an anarchic utopia.