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Originally posted by Now_Then
What about using your neighbours WiFi??
I know a number of people who pay for their own net connection - but when they feel like DL'ing something they shouldn't they simply hop on to an open wireless connection, most of them live in student town so the opportunities are there.
Ah ha you say, turn on the protection! fair point, an unguarded WiFi is simply an invitation, but WEP and WPA is fairly easy to crack with a little dedication, word to the wise is Temporal Key Integrity Protocol that's a pain in the posterior
Originally posted by alundaio
Theft is the illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely-given consent. If you download someone else's copyrighted work without consent, it is stealing. In modern times, somthing doesn't even have to say it's copyrighted anymore and it holds the copyright of the creator. Doesn't anyone read or learn anymore? I'm baffled at some of the posters on this sight.
If computer gaming companies cease to exist the world will not stop playing games. Gaming development will not stop. Unless some bigger authority could confiscate all the PCs of every individual on this planet, people will still develop games and play them.
If music companies cease to exist, the world is still going to listen to music. People will still make music. Unless they remove all the cells right out from our brain that respond to music and are responsible for its creation.
Originally posted by alundaio
Theft is the illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely-given consent. If you download someone else's copyrighted work without consent, it is stealing. ...
Originally posted by Orion Crystal Ice
I think your example with recording off the radio is something of a gray area that just needs to be tempered with (dirty words coming up) common sense. Right? Like I can go on MySpace and hear a song as many times as I want to. Nothing wrong with that. Somebody somewhere, a holder of some rights, usually the artist, decided to make it available to hear, to promote interest. That gained attention should lead to either further support or halted interest. Because the way things work is usually if someone likes something enough, they vote it with their pocketbook, nothing is seen wrong with someone streaming a little music or sharing a little files, who has the RIGHT to do it. I see nothing wrong with it. It's different then looking up your band on the internet to see if anyone has reviewed your stuff and finding a bazillion torrent sites with your album up on it, which is a complete slap in the face and a rip off and an infringement. You made art, they wanted fast food. They didn't respect you, so they brought you down to that level and their kind will force the entire world of music to be there with them whether they like it or not. SO...Big difference. I don't think you were much in the wrong for taping the stuff then, but unfortunately it seems we can't really count on people's common sense or not these days.
Originally posted by beforetime
Exacctly im going to rent me some movie's rip the sob's....
make me a collection...
Why becouse it's perfectly legal to buy the stuff to do it..