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Originally posted by azzllin
I don't feel the slightest guilt to be honest, but then I only really download tv shows I've missed, not saying I have never downloaded a Movie, but the way I see it, if they were as honourable as they make out they are, this problem wouldn't exist on the scale it does.
People have been screaming at the industry for a long time, to reduce their prices ETC, but they have shown time and time again, public opinion doesn't count when it comes to their bank account balances, and many many bands have been taken for everything they had or earned, because they get signed to contracts they don't get good advice on, the excitement of being signed, usually overpowers their curiosity until it's too late.
Many Artists now rely on touring to make their way, the amount that comes from recordings doesn't cover what the companies advanced them to produce their work, then they go on tour just to pay them back, which can take a long time.
All they have done IMO by bringing these prosecutions, is to give the finger to everyone who asked for cheaper goods, this is going to make things worse for them in the long run, it isnt going to stop anything, just drive it more underground, people will always find a way to do this, eventually nobody will be able to buy anything, so they will be forced to bring the price down, after all what the people at TPB have been doing is protesting in the way they know how, their press release, stated after the verdict, the fight will go on, this was just a battle, not the end of the War.
Maybe if they stopped giving some of these people (actors) Millions for doing hardly anything, then they could make things a lot cheaper, I still go to the Movies, I still buy cd's, but no way will I pay extortionate prices for them, after all being paid millions to be famous, whats that about? what ever happened to an honest days pay for an honest days work?
Same goes for sports stars, but no I don't feel guilty for downloading, maybe I will when I see movie stars and sports stars struggling to pay to heat their homes, and feed their kids.
Originally posted by LeaderOfProgress
You all do realize that by posting your "guilty feelings" or lack there of, you are GIVING AN ADMISSION OF GUILT..! The things that you post on the internet can be used against you in a lawsuit. I would highly discorage anyone from admitting they are "guilty" of illegal downloading.
[edit on 17-4-2009 by LeaderOfProgress]