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Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by maestromason
Sorry I am not feeling sorry for people who get paid millions to do nothing of great importance.
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Great importance is relative. I don't watch TV (except for 1 or 2 shows a year). Most of that is of no importance to me at all, but it is the breath of life to 95% of America. I also don't patronize sporting events. I like playing a little ball with my kids, but I wouldn't waste a thin dime on games or gear for professional athletics. Most people I have met are at least mildly interested in those. Most video games and movies are likewise unimportant. As is just about every job at every major corporation you can name. What could be less interesting or important then cogs in a grinding wheel? The entire financial services sector is garbage. I have never even heard of a worthwhile politician. I hate war and believe that the only legitimate expenditure for defense is in protecting your own homeland. Any doctor that doesn't care for the sick or injured, regardless of their ability to pay: useless. Restaurants? I'm a fairly good cook and don't care for the blandness of most commercially prepared food. Cars, boats, jet-ski's and motorcycles? Trinkets and toys. The list goes on and on.
Lets be honest: Most of the "jobs" out there are fairly useless, in the cosmic sense. Are musicians and artists fighting fires? Of course not. Nevertheless -- I personally wouldn't want to live in a world without literature, or music. It's what resonates with me. Who am I to judge what resonates with you? Or what has "worth / value" in your eyes?
Originally posted by EternalThought
This is ridiculous!
Do you know how many Chinese illegally download these movies online then burn copies on disk and sell them on the street?? How ill they track them down?
Originally posted by alphabetaone
I see it like this, that someone goes to an auto showroom, see the price tag on a new auto, cant afford it/wont afford it, and instead asks someone else to steal the car for them, as opposed to having an intermediary somewhere that sells the auto at wholesale.
For all intents and purposes, that is precisely whats happening isn't it?
Originally posted by leejohnbarnes
The corporate fascist state even tells us what to do with our own property.
When you buy a CD - you buy a product - you buy the disc and the music on it.
That property belongs to you.
It is YOURS, not the person who made the music / movie on that tape.
You buy the music - it is yours.
The capitalist state has now become the communist state - in that they want to control your own property and tell you what you can and cannot do with your own property.
The idea that we do not own our property and that the state can control what we do with our own property is pure communism, and yet the greedy little capitalists and their corporate sock puppets peddle this communism and accept without even analysing it for themselves.
Get real you commies.
If a performer wants to ensure he has control over his music 100 % and owns his musci in perpetuity - then just do live shows and charge people to go to those shows.
That way the people present cannot own what they sing at the live gig.
I cannot believe that so may people have fallen for this communist rubbish peddled by the anti-downloading Stalinists.
They talk about protecting capitalism whilst peddling communism.
Originally posted by edog11
Are You One of 23,000 Defendants in the US' Biggest Illegal Download Lawsuit?
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Did you illegally download a copy of The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone's old-school macho get-together fight-fest from last year? If so, watch your inbox: You're likely one of the more than 23,000 file sharers being sued for doing so by the US Copyright Group in what is now the largest BitTorrent downloading case in US legal history.
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
Reply to post by Abney
How exactly is someone downloading an mp3 or movie different from getting a copy from a friend?
Can I make a Xerox of a chapter of a book to peruse at my pleasure? Now, how about an audio track?
Last, if we do not own the music on the CD we just bought, how is it that we can sell the same CD, sometimes even for a profit?
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