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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I think this has to be a HOAX.
There is no way any person working for an Insurance company, much less someone making these kinds of decisions is going to Be This STUPID to believe anyone will actually buy that garbage.
What insurance company was this? The article don't say? Can we get conformation?
I don't know why anyone would want to download music. You can record the popular songs right off the radio or just listen through free internet services. Besides, those companies don't just sell CD's they sell downloadable content. now you wanna download something download the 700 dollar Photoshop because that price tag is Nutz ( kidding.. don't do it) Or you can download Windows 8 - the developer beta version is open to the public now so go for it and get your taste of how horrible the windows future will be.
Originally posted by davespanners
Last month a stage collapsed at the Belgium music festival Pukkelpop killiing 5 people and injuring others,
Today the festivals insurance company released a statement as to what they think caused the accident, and suprisingly it wasnt a large storm as everyone had previously though, It was File Sharing
Here's the insurance companies' reasoning: Illegal file-sharing has led to fewer CD sales. Fewer CD sales have forced artists, managers and labels to emphasize the live music experience--including festivals, of course--to make up for the lost revenue. Emphasizing live gigs attracts people. And should a thunderstorm strike, those people risk being killed or injured.
Has anyone got any further links to this, or perhaps to the original statement? At this point im not sure if I believe it or not, it just seems to stupidedit on 16-9-2011 by davespanners because: (no reason given)
They did? And what company was that?
Originally posted by NeverSleepingEyes
it is not a hoax. a stupid insurance company indeed made this sick comments.
Originally posted by reeferman
reply to post by davespanners
everyone knows recording artists do not make but a very small percentage of record sales & get most of their revenue from concert ticket sales...
file sharing is just free artist advertising...
File sharing is likely to starve entertainment out of business