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The difference is that when someone passes one original to another person there was no duplication of the book, one book was bought, one book exists, one book can be passed on to another person. That way the sharing is not considered copyright infringement because the book is still the one that was originally purchased.
Originally posted by manbird12000
ArMaP, you missed my point about the copyright issue. Which is, if a person buys your book, and shares it with a thousand people. Legal or not it's still no different than copying. Both ways, you are still being paid for one book.
If the song was originally bough legally, then there should be nothing forbidding you to transfer you license to ear it to someone else, and that is what you make by passing it on and deleting your copy, that is the right way because you are not gaining anything with your action, while the music can keep on being shared.
In other words, Take a song and send the entire file to someone else to listen to and delete it off your drive. then that person does the same thing until soon hundreds of people listened to the song , it would still be looked at as a form of copyright infringment or a variation that would ultimately lead to legal persuit.
Originally posted by Power_Semi
Originally posted by skibtz
reply to post by Power_Semi
What books have you written? Unless your Stephen King or Dan Brown no one would give a toss about downloading your books me thinks
How does you writing a book over a matter of months (is that all? including research time?) compare to making a movie, writing a music album or programming the next big console title?
I am assuming that you are not a bestseller, now unless I am totally wrong, what makes you think that you can stand side by side with the big boys?
Trust me, the big boys don't care about you too much, if at all.
[edit on 17/4/2009 by skibtz]
I'm well aware of where I stand in the pecking order thank you very much, but over 3 years my books earned me around $250K and I was in the top 30 books on Amazon UK with one of the books I published in print.
The number of downloads show how many people wanted to download the books, and it equates to £10's of Thousands, so forgive me of not taking any of you scummy freeloaders seriously when you give your various idiotic explanation for why stealing is right.
Originally posted by Marek
reply to post by slimpickens93
The Youtube thing is just ridiculous, just let them have the music, who uses Youtube as a music player?
[edit on 22-4-2009 by Marek]
Originally posted by MarekThe Youtube thing is just ridiculous, just let them have the music, who uses Youtube as a music player?
Originally posted by Emile124
Can't say that i'm surprised by the court's decision