posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 03:13 PM
This one is for- john_bmth
have you ever heard of a Brittish band called Iron Maiden?
I've been to almost every show since I was old enough to go to concerts. One thing that the vocalist Bruce Dickinson often brings up is the greed of
the corporate big shots at the top of record labels. He encourages the fans, telling us, if we want to record the live show to go right ahead, if we
want to make copies of Iron Maiden's CD's and give them to our friends we are more than welcome to, after all he says, We make the music for you,
our fans and if it wern't for you we would not exist, so our music is free for all. Steve Harris the Bass player and founder of the band has also
stated more or less, that if a fan wnts to buy the albums but can only afford one, then he doesnt mind at all if he "illegaly" copies the rest.
I had a massive collection of original albums, it got stolen when my car was broken into, I rebuilt the collection, and yet again at another location
my car was broken into and my collection was stolen, where is the law when I get ripped off? well I now only have downloaded music, since I already
paid twice for the majority of it.
Sharing is caring, in any case, we are essentially PROMOTING be it artists, news companies movies or what have you, we should be getting paid for it
if anything, but that would be selfish. Besides if the meterial is good enough, in the case of artists or movies, people will go for the original
source, many times I've been to a movie and saw a crappy film, and was not satisfied, but i can't get my money back, but they already made my money
for ripping me off of time and money that I will never get back. I think in those cases we the consumers reserve the right to preview the material
before we buy. I get bootlegs and choose which ones are worthy to go to the cinema, and which ones are better left to wait for when they come out on
As far as ATS, I don't see how the copyrights were violated. Many have stated the obvious, this site increases traffic to their sites, and it is all
for informational and educational use along with discussions on the topic. No violation PERIOD.