posted on Sep, 28 2010 @ 03:28 AM
Originally posted by LoveHina
Sounds like you're just a pirate. So your opinion doesn't matter.
If you're for Piracy, then tell me where you live and work... Ill come take your salary and products.
Thats the point here.
You all seem to think that piracy doesn't hurt anyone that matters.
And no I don't play horrible dance music. I am part of one of the most successful bands in the world in the genre I am in. Black Metal.
And it's not only me or my band(s). But ALL artists. And don't blame the artists you are all ripping off, for the lack of vision from the
IMO all you piracy advocates need your Internet privileges removed tbh.
I was going to avoid responding in this thread due to my own thoughts on the matter but come one seriously. What band is that who is the most
successful in the world? I think you mean metalocalypse, they are the best sellers in death metal which i think black metal is but I could be wrong.
Could be a made up genre like acid jazz.
Also piracy is a widely misused word! To be honest if it wasnt for pirates who share their taste in music and their likes in music with others noone
would buy any music unless they heard it from the artists live at a show. There are only so many hours in a day and pirates should be thanked for
spreading the music that artists make and making them famous because if they didnt have an audience they would be dead in the water.
like i said piracy is a loose word
Such as is piracy listening to my friends ipod and hearing music I never heard that I do not own a license too?
What If i go to a wedding or a frat party I dont see the band showing up there to colect royalties from each person within earshot so is that
What If I am on skype and my friend is playing a song and it travels over my connection is that piracy?
Maybe I am on the bus and someone is jamming to a tune on their cell phone loud as many are prone to do are they in essence pirates who should be
arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law?
Should all the normal people who sing other famous songs on youtube be put in jail since in essence that would be piracy reiterating the artists
vision without any royalties to the actual artist?
its a very broad word and often used incorrectly, piracy in essence to me is just sharing. The only people who hate it are sociopaths who never
learned to share. Piracy is NOT selling someone elses movies or music that is just theft because someone is profiting from someone elses work. Theft
is not piracy if I break a cookie in half and share it with my brother I am not pirating oreos and oreo company is not losing money. In fact my
brother loves oreos and will probably buy tons of oreos in his life. A cookie that if I didnt share it with him he would have no exposure to and
wouldnt know existed.
Piracy is fine in my book, its just sharing with a bad name. Theft or making money off someones labor is wrong and a crime in my book and those
people should be prosecuted. Sharing is always good its how every band in history gets their name out gets buzz and clocks up sales and makes money.
Kind of like the paparazzi, you should only worry about them when their not around since that means you have been deemed irrelevant by the modern
culture, same can be said about pirates.
edit on 28-9-2010 by tigpoppa because: THAT JUST HAPPENED!