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or home made HQ digital recordings of rare psytrance & hip hop vinyl,
You can purchase digital content only to have it become corrupt during the download, you can have a virus and lose all you legitimate downloads & have to repurchase everything
I wonder how many people could live with themselves repurchasing $20,000 of audio production software because the manufacturer was unsympathetic regarding the clients virus situation & only care about the bottom line...
the poor woman is raising 3-4 kids on her own, working 2 jobs & feeding them 'no brand' food because Sony+court decided it was ok for her to pay all court fee's etc, lawyers costs, etc because she didn't settle initially for something like $11,000.
Originally posted by B.Morrison
Originally posted by MikeNice81
None of this makes piracy any less evil however.
no, but based on your stories about those musicians who while being so passionate to continue in the face of virtually any conditions, and brilliant enough at what they did to be recognized as they were and held in such high esteem, still barely managed to scrape through on minimum wage,
based on that, why do you think that without file-sharing,
financial life would be any easier for the musicians...?
Originally posted by MikeNice81
I think we both misunderstood each other. Part of that is my increasing frustration witht he "it should all be free because I want it to be" crowd. I tend to lump all down loaders in to that category. That may be short sighted or prejudicial on my part, but I find it to be too often true.
If the author is dead but the copy right has passed on to his heirs then it is more complicated.
If the book is no longer in print then downloading may be justifiable. However if it is still in print and money is passing on to his heirs it is theft. The difference is that out of print books bought from a colector usually does not get shared with the copy right owner either way. In that case it is more important to preserve the knowledge. However, if the book goes back in to print I feel it only fitting that the "bootleg" copies stop circulating. Then purchasing the print copy is then the right thing to do, especially if you have the digital copy.
By rare do you mean hard to find or out of print? If it is just hard to find then downloading it is illegal. To me it is that simple.
If you just download it and fail to support the artist it is not right.
You (people in general) wouldn't expect a store to replace a cd or DVD that was damaged unless it was a factory defect.
I had this happen with Pro Tools. With proper proof of ownership they helped me get everything back up and running in less than 36 hours. No fees were charged.
She broke the law with full knowledge of the consequences. I hate it for her kids. However, I can only manage so much sympathy for the mother.
Is this the same lady that tried to swap out her hard drive after she got the letter from Sony? I remember in one of these cases the woman tried to cover up the fact and then claimed she never did it. After being confronted with the evidence the lady then blamed it on her eight year old son.
I have very little sympathy for thieves.
I do have a question though. Why do people keep saying cds cost $25 or $30 dollars a pop.
Originally posted by MikeNice81
They started out at minimum wage but did not stay there. My point was that they were willing to forsake much higher initial rewards because they could see no other life as acceptable. They were able to work their way up from the bottom.
Tom Dowd was chief engineer for Criterion Studios for years and lived pretty well.
My personal friend at one time owned three studios before he misjudged the coming wave of Pro Tools. He invested in better technology. Unfortunately Pro Tools won the battle and he had a lot of over head that he couldn't afford.
Artists not being able to make money is a recent thing. It is like Warren Hayes said a few years ago, "it was a weird summer man, everybody was losing money on the road." Untill eight or nine years ago an artist could play 250 shows a year and make $40,000 a year clear off of gigs and merch. Even though the internet was an infant in popularity indie bands were making some cash if they were smart. Now the same bands doing the same schedule make 50% of what they use to in many cases.
Originally posted by DHSreallybugsme
I I should be the one who would be responsible for protecting my investment, and making sure I did what I could to keep people from ripping me off.
Originally posted by LordBucket
For example, if you were the first person to bang two rocks together to make fire, according to the concept of copyright it would be well and proper and good for nobody else to be "allowed" to bang two rocks together to make fire unless you gave them permission to.
That sounds silly, but that's basically what copyright is.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
In metaphysical terms whats often missing in the pirating-scene is the idea of exchange. This is why there are many more "leechers" than there are "seeders". Society doesnt seem to be enlightened enough to give the same amount back that was taken.
Originally posted by SpectreDC
How could there be a conspiracy in the works to allow file sharing when for the past 15 years corporations and governments have been working together to make it illegal and easily prosecutable?
Originally posted by Lonedrifter
Although I agree that for the most part file sharing does a lot of damage to musicians it's not completely bad for them. As a teenager I did a lot of illegal downloading (mostly music), and never bought an album because I only liked one song or two from a particular band's album (there was no ITunes back then). But then I came across a band called Alice in Chains, I started downloading the songs from one of their Greatest Hits albums and really liked them a lot, I downloaded a few more songs but then I realized that I was really into them. I then decided to buy a couple of their CDs at a store. Since then I have bought all of their studio albums, a DVD with all their music videos (since MTV doesn't play any music nowadays),