reply to post by andy06shake
Oh I know the answer, us criminals have no morals, dontchya know
It reminds me of the old old old days of mix tapes, and little stumpy teenagers called lars ulrich would brag about how they spent months in an old
abandoned warehouse listening to mix tapes of their favourite bands, learning to play the songs... the new wave of british heavy metal...
who then becomes to fat and wealthy that he can afford to sit on his own private jet and send the autoraties over to bust little johnny who likes his
music so much but cant afford it, but finds it on napster.
king lars grew fat on his ability to swap mix tapes and have music he never purchased - considering they were poor at the time, Im sure they didn't
fork out to pay for their misfits tapes...
The way I see it, I don't pay for tv here. I get free to air tv. And if a tv show were to air here, I would not be paying for it. I would also not be
persuaded by the advertising to go out and buy me some dominos pizza either, so I don't see how downloading a tv show and watching it sans advertising
is any different.
Movies? I love the cinema, but I hate crappy movies. The solution? I'll download a decent copy of a movie, and if I enjoy it I'll spend some cash to
see it with the atmosphere I like.
If I went to see every movie I thought might be good, based on previews and trailers, those money hungry vampires would have sucked more than their
fair share out of me, and I'd have likely walked out in disgust - the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie for a start. Rise of the apes, second. Good
grief, what garbage.. I did not even finish either of them from what I saw either.
A lot of small artists also make the bold move to allow free downloads of their music - spread the fan base far and wide, and the many people who
insist on having a cd-cover or a booklet that only comes with a purchase, will do so, and by increasing your fan base, that increases sales.
So effectively, free downloads creates income for these people.
Mind you, if a band or movie completely sucks, then their worst enemy is free publicity. They want you to not know until you've forked out the cash,
because then it's too late.
Quality begets loyalty.. it's as simple as that...
and then you get numpty countries like Australia that don't care about viewers, and all we have is a plethora of dancing with the idiots, singing with
the morons and look ma, I'm on tv for no good reason!
Save me eztv, you're my only hope!!!!
Oh.. Ps.. his
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