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5 people KILLED by illegal file sharing

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posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 12:02 AM
reply to post by davespanners

This is ridiculous...
I personally very rarely ever listen to studio albums, I LOVE live music.
Sounboard recordings, tapings, official live releases...and of course being there in person.
One of my favorite albums to listen to is "Yell Fire! Live" by Michael Franti and Spearhead, ironically, recorded at Pukkelpop in Belgium some years ago.

posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 12:08 AM
no one has really been able to produce evidence that file sharing takes away profits. the highest paid singer in 2010 was beyonce, and she made only 1 dollar per cd. who got the other $14? producers.

if musicians released their music on the web for $3 a cd, they'd make MUCH more money, and it would be alot cheaper for people to buy. less people would pirate music if they could pay a 1/5 of the cost.

posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 12:26 AM
These people are just plain wrong. This is eerily similar to what happened at the Indiana state fair.
7th person dies after Indiana State Fair stage collapse

posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 03:32 PM
reply to post by davespanners

"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."

This is probably the stupidest thing anyone has ever quoted on this site. Congrats to the poster, this rare gem of idiocy shall forever remind me how desperate stupid people are in the face of things they cannot control. I can't believe things came out of someone's head.

Dear god. Piracy causes live shows increasing the risk of lightning strikes. And I'm sure it's caused an increase in puppy deaths as well.

posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 03:49 PM
the title was perplexing

and well the argument is an abstract stretch

a may cause b

b may cause c

but to say assume a caused c is ludicrous

theres insurance for ya.

reallistically, personable bands are going to be doing both cd sales and concerts, not just do concerts because of lack of cd sales.

the truth should be MOBs kill, not being driven to have concerts bc of piracy.

allthemoreso in inclement weather!

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