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Originally posted by rogerstigers
Originally posted by Soldier of God
Originally posted by rogerstigers
I work in the software industry and I cannot as a developer understand how people view any of this as theft? At least not anyone who has any experience or friends who are actors or musicians or stangehands, etc. The only people who are hurt by this are the people who would make money from nothing to line their already loaded pockets.
What are you talking about??? The musician gets paid on every physical copy or legal download, every one. If you take it for free he doesn't get anything! You are wrong...
Real musicians are musicians because they love performing. If they want to earn a living playing music then they should go out and WORK! Maybe this is why musicians seem so disconnected from their audiences these days. They just slap crap onto a cd and call it good.
In summary, yeah, I do not believe in intellectual property. I work for a living.
I don't know about profiteers in the entertainment industry, but the many actors, musicians, and other performers I have worked with and befriended feel pretty much the same way. If you are not out there *performing* you are just selling out and deserve whatever you get.
edit on 9-21-2010 by rogerstigers because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by scwizard
I'll believe that there's teeth to this when the us government takes 4chan offline.
Piracy won't die as long as 4chan lives, and I guarantee you this isn't going to kill 4chan.
If the courts decide that a site is indeed promoting copyright infringement, the DOJ can order the domain registrar to take the domain offline.
Originally posted by Oreyeon
To Hell with the Human Race. That should be the consensus now. We don't deserve to exist.
The world is ugly. And so are those that inhabit it and strive to destroy it.
Originally posted by Ignorance_Defier
Ughh I wouldn't say it is the END of it as your post suggest. Maybe the end of an already outdated method. Remember the feds are always one step behind. But stealing music is illegal. Even though the artist may only make 10 cents off an album and the rest goes to the record label, publishing company, producer etc it's still stealing. It also diminishes their credibility as far as "albums sold" goes because no one really knows.
I believe it is time for copyright reform. The laws were made in the 70s (I believe) and are not up to date with the current times. Millions of people break them as well.
I think there should be payments like; 20,50,100 or 200 dollars a year for a certain amount of downloads or something like that. 99 cents a song is still too expensive and 10-20 dollars a CD is too expensive as well.
I think this is something that we will see a lot of changes happening in the near future. (The music industry).
Keep in mind with the ridiculous amounts of music being "stolen" the economy has been significantly hit.
Not saying I haven't, but the next time you steal music think to yourself that you are contributing to the slump the global economy is currently in.
It's a tough topic, I would suggest calling/writing a local politician & telling them you want copyright reform!