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Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by redseal
It isn't about the right to steal. It is about a penalty that fits the crime. You shouldn't face a 10 years in federal prison for jay walking, just like you shouldn't face a million dollar fine for downloading a song. I don't have a problem with punishing file sharers, just make it reasonable and the current system is so far from reasonable that it is absolutely ridiculous.
Originally posted by fbipeeperjr ...in file sharing, you have a huge number of people willing to do it, and very little ability to control it, so at best, all they can do is bankrupt a couple people to try and scare the rest.
Originally posted by mental modulator
and so music will suffer the fate it is suffering... Pink Floyd could not have produced the work they did if they had to maintain a full time job just to support bills and food.
In a field that is hard enough as it is to gig, travel, individual practice, group practice and write... anyhow taking another eight hours out of the day and being anchored to a boss's schedule, so the art will suffer at large...
We will have an auto tune world and the ART will suffer as time dictates.
FIGHT the man by fooking the foot soldiers!
Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by Darthorious
Yeah, from the artist's perspective, file sharing is great! Unless you are already established (Metallica).
Metallica doesn't need people to share their files to sell their stuff. Everyone already knows them.
But for the vast majority of artists, this is a good thing. It is the execs. that lose. And for precisely the reason you stated. Simply because they refuse to keep track with the technology.
One other thing though, there was a time when people DID buy just singles.
That changed in the 60's though.