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5 people KILLED by illegal file sharing

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posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 04:46 AM
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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.




posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 05:47 AM
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I read the title and i thought i wasn't sure what to expect.

WOW

I have been to many concerts and festival around Europe and when the organization of the concert sucks,they find stupid excuses,but this one wins a prize.
In what bases you blame filesharing,when the stage wasn't build with the safety standards and with a strong wind collapsed?

If they blamed HAARP it would be more believable



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 05:57 AM
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I was killed by illegal file sharing once.
Not pleasant.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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File sharing leads to the death of five people.

Lets do some more sums should we.

The vast majority of people in the UK didn't agree to the war in Libya, were not asked and few know about the mustarrd gas being droped on people who are stainding to zionist bankers.

Doing nothing has cost how many lifes ?

I'm not sure your logic is correct but i think mine is a bit closer to what people should be doing and in the mean time i will continue to watch what i can for free and keep my torrents runing 24/7-365



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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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.


it is not a hoax. a stupid insurance company indeed made this sick comments. Then again, you have to have a sick mind to be in insurance



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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you find humor in that?


When I think of the horrible destitution that is forced upon so many of these artists by illegal file sharing it makes my heart bleed. The saddest part is to think of the executives and henchmen of the entrenched monopolies in distribution and production of entertainment that suffer the harshest blows from file sharing schemes. Artists themselves are left agape at the loss of opportunity, they face hard times even being heard in the digital age. File sharing is likely to starve entertainment out of business if it is not incorporated into the establishment.




posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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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.


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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 stupid
edit on 16-9-2011 by davespanners because: (no reason given)


That is disgusting.
How can anyone with any sort of moral come up with this excuse!



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by NeverSleepingEyes
it is not a hoax. a stupid insurance company indeed made this sick comments.
They did? And what company was that?

The only thing we know is that a journalist (I suppose) wrote that an insurance company said that the reason behind the accident was "reduced sale", the original article never talks about file sharing and we do not even know if any insurance company really said that.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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This was PRICELESS!!!!! Personally I have always considered file sharing a form of "free promotion" for musicians. I DJ and I am promoting music when I play the songs, as do radio stations. Does anybody remember boom boxes with cassette players on them???? I recorded whatever I wanted to off the radio and it was no big deal.

Besides, it's a well known fact that musicians make PENNIES from their CD sales and the majority of their income comes from LIVE PERFORMANCES.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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Since file sharing is enabled by computers...we know the real culprit in all this is...Bill Gates!



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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LOL.


Really? HA HA! Bands have been doing "gigs" for money years before file sharing was even invented. Hell, even before computers existed. Please tell me the NAME of the one person who actually was quoted for saying this, so that I may look him up, find his photo and have a good laugh at his or hers expense. What is the name of this retard...um..person that said this? Please, I want to laugh more, it's been a long time.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by reeferman
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pathetic..

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...




Well, I can tell you from personal experience and those of my friends too that the reason musicians make very little money on record sales these days is because of illegal music downloads - and that's a fact. File sharing is NOT "free artist advertising" at all - that's pure BS. File sharing of music is theft - plain and simple.

Musicians are forced to play live and tour constantly today because if they didn't, they would go broke. And I include all the major, world-renown artists in this equation by the way.

Your comment about 'small percentages of record sales" is inaccurate too. As musicians, when we negotiate recording contracts with record labels, we spend a lot of costly legal time ironing out the clauses and the percentages. Initially, because of the 'front' the label gives an artist to pay for the recording, the reward for the artist is low until the debt to the label is repaid. After that, and on following releases, the income for an artist becomes better and better as long as he is able to keep selling records. So yes - artists USED to rely on record sales for their income. Now, because of illegal music downloading, they have no choice but to tour incessantly or starve.
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posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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It probably that their insurance doesn't cover "acts of God". Meaning earthquakes, lightning strikes, wind storms and stuff. So to collect they made up the story...or something like that IMO



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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Asphalt is poured onto the ground to make streets: streets give way to construction, construction gives way for people to live and work, work and homes means people have to commute in order to get to these place. Once you commute, you can run over people in your car, therefore, whoever poured the asphalt is to blame for anybody who is hit by a car.

It makes perfect sense.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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It's more like the Record companies rob the music artists blind and hence the artists must tour and perform to make the bulk of there living which is quite significant. The usual cop out and misdirection of facts. There are many venues that are hazardous and barely meeting code standards for copacity let alone prepared for natural disasters like what happened here.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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I can agree with you half way on that myself. However, the record companies are to blame as much as file sharing can be to blame.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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File sharing is likely to starve entertainment out of business


If only this was true, but I'm afraid you're just saying this to get our hopes up.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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Mugged and beaten by some hungry homeless guy who was previously fired from his job. Contacted the Police and told them to not pursue the mugger and instead arrest the employer who fired him. After all, if the boss hadn't fired the mugger, the crime would have never happened.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 11:14 PM
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It's scary to think that the people who run this country (major corporations) would view live music as a threat to people.
If they say that, then they seem they could be up for book burning, witch hunts, racism, sexism, and just in favor of a general oppression of the whole world. These are the people who run the Illuminati,and the secret organizations fighting for their group to be the group to seize power.
these are the same type of people who led the crusades, committed torture for personal gain, lynched innocent people for profit, just to name a few.
Humanity hasn't evolved in the last 500 years, its only degraded.

These people have the power to destroy all civilization. These insane, delusional people.

I wonder how they will rationalize it then



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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Wow, that must be among the dumbest things I have ever read...
I would argue though, that clearly the CEO of the insurance company is to blame... He should have personally made sure that those thunderstorms never even came close to the festival area...it's an ensurance company after all
Makes as much sense

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