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Originally posted by tracer7
reply to post by ChrisCrikey
being a musician I could care less about piracy. I give cd's away. I make more money at shows for shirts, etc... that selling cd's is meaningless. I would rather get the music out so that people show up to the shows. the industry needs to change. the music industry is looking for the next michael jackson to sell millions of records so that they can make millions. the artist is merely a means to an end for them. I actually boycott bands that complain about downloading music like metallica. These are the bands and people that do not care about the music just the money, and usually their music is $h!t.
For the time being I cannot even begin to see how they could enforce a measure like this. They'd have to hire tens of thousands of people just to serve the warrants. And then the overburdoned courts and the jails that are way over capacity???
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Welcome to Minority Report style government folks.
Interestingly, the statements seem to fly in the face of a recent Government Accountability Office study released to U.S. Congress earlier this year, which concluded that there is virtually no evidence for the claimed million dollar losses by the entertainment industry. That study suggested that piracy could even benefit the economy.
The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing apparently. This is ridiculous and should be avoided at all costs.
Originally posted by ChrisCrikey
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Think what you will but as a former semi-pro musician I'm telling you it hurts...at least it hurt me and other bands I've known. Smaller acts really do count on the sale of CDs.
It's a slippery slope to shade your morals according to how much money you think the artists and the industry should be making. It's okay to steal from the rich, is that what you think?