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Originally posted by ChrisCrikey
I am very anti-piracy but that does sound like very bogus to me and will never hold up in court. I'm aware because of past topics here that the majority of ATS users have no problem with pirating music and videos and that was something that really turned me off to this site. I almost didn't come back because of it. While I don't agree with this crackdown (if it is accurately being portrayed) piracy is theft and there's no getting around that.
Theft should be prosecuted. Go ahead and flame me. I know what it feels like and how much it hurts a recording artist.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
It actually doesn't, as my post reflects..
Government study on top of that.
It's the difference between an artist getting 4 million or getting 3.99 Million.
Artists don't make the bulk of their money on the sale of records anymore, it comes from endorsements for products, interviews, merchandise, ticket sales for concerts etc..
Originally posted by theregonnakillme
reply to post by ChrisCrikey
1.2 million people downloaded the album the rest of the figure of who actually paid are a little fragmented but averaged $6. who am i talking about RADIOHEAD SEE STORY
Sounds pretty good to me, as the band got the money direct!
So stealing the product does hurt the artist's ability to do that. Well, unless the artist in question has a day job, or doesn't care about how they llive and tour.
Originally posted by jdills1196
It doesn't matter wither you support piracy or not, what matters is this new law is way too overboard. Piracy cannot be stopped this way, it would just be innocent people being put in jail.
We're starting to move into the age where a decent recording studio can be bought, paid and owned by an artist for a couple thousand dollars with technology. Believe me, I know, because I DJ.
Secondly, no true artist actually cares. Yes, some do but the question that should be asked is if they actually care or are their contract holders making them care? A majority of artists, plenty who have made it and plenty who are trying to make it, don't care if people share their music. In fact, they encourage it.
That's the odd thing you'll find with something like music is that the people who typically file share will still pay for an artists work.
The ONLY people, and I do mean only, who are affected by file sharing are those who profit the most from album sales. And frankly, these people don't deserve nearly as much profit as they receive and they are NOT hurting in their wallet region.
Originally posted by paddz420
I don't know about the states cause Im in NZ. But if there was no piracy I would not hear any good music because radio stations and record stores do not have or play good music full stop.