Originally posted by AzureSky
And i would like to see the statistics of what people actually lose due to downloading. Because its only PC that can download games, and pc gamers are
few and far between. So they make their games off console.
chip the console and you can download whatever console game you want. torrenting console games is just as popular as pc gaming
Movies make most of their money form theatres.
No, they make most of their money from rental outlets (netflix and the like), dvd sales, and pay per view. theaters make a decent chunk, but the
return investment comes in the long haul
they gauge movies success based on ticket sales, but the theater doesn't really push forward profits. Do a quick search and you will find films are
quite often in the red even when they are blockbusters (rain man, batman, etc)...all did great, and totally no profit due to the endless payments to
this and that function..
Music makes money through CD sales, concerts, merch.
Many salesmen do yes...artists get a percent of the profit. less profit, less percent..hense why you see them out on the road all the time trying to
Most of the bands i listen to make much much much more per year than i do, so the way i see it, they have more than enough to live comfortably and
such. I dont. So im not supporting someone elses lifestyle (and look at it this way, bands/singers only see a fraction of CD sales anyways), so im not
supporting the riaa, and im not supporting cheap chinese printed CD's.
So, you enjoy something, but you don't want to support the person whom makes what you enjoy
I wonder then...since there is no artist or creative designer for potato chips...do you make your own potato chips...or do you support the strict
corporate organization that makes them and not bother.
Your argument is that you don't support things you enjoy. That is the most backwards thinking ever.
also, the RIAA spoken to justify your criminal activity makes no sense either...You wear shoes, more than likely made in some chinese sweat shop...do
you fully agree with every step of it going from cow murder, to chinese labor, to shipping and finally your local foot locker or do you just buy the
shoes because they look cool and feel comfy...or do you steal them off the shelves because you don't agree with the delivery system?
And, most of the things i do download, i have had before and lost, or have paid to use before, or have paid to see them in concert or in the theater.
I watched you play your music, so i've already paid to listen to your music, be it live or digitally.
Your all over the place...you start off by saying..oh, I just lost it so making a backup..then, oh, I mean, I went to a concert once and paid 20
bucks, so I am entitled to their lifetime works, etc..
nonsense..and given you are going in 12 different directions, you don't even believe it...your simply trying to justify your theft when you know
there is no actual justification.
Just admit it..you are a criminal, you deserve to be punished, but you won't stop until you feel the consequences...because you feel impenetrable
behind a computer.
I do draw the line though. I do support all my favourite local bands by buying their CD's and their merchandise,
Why? you seen them once, pirate their entire lifes work and share for all...then tell them to get a job.
what happens if your locals actually get a leg up and do some incredible song that gets noticed? success = right to steal their crap, right? so, in a
way, your almost insulting them by saying they aren't good enough to pirate.
total insane rant man....your in the wrong, just accept it..man up and call yourself what you are...your a small time thief whom has no qualms about
stealing other peoples stuff and will find a way to justify it somehow..
even the most reasonable argument will not stop you...only a hefty fine, or seeing your personal creations being given away will alter your mindset on
I used to pirate...no, it wasn't some great and grand motivation, I knew I was stealing, I knew I was retarding the industrys profit margin and
therefore making it less viable to produce more creations..I did it because I was broke and I wanted stuff I couldn't afford.
But I never pretended I was doing something noble...get over yourself.
because i like them and they actually get all of the money for CD sales. Not 10% or less.
edit on 17/12/11 by AzureSky because: (no reason
Wait, so, if they only get 10%, you want them to get less? no sense man...makes none whatsoever...anyhow, good luck with your outlook.
Ever considered doing some secondlife sculpty work? I hear it is quite profitable