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Still think piracy is unfair for the hard-working artists who spend a lot of personal studio time, writing/composing/recording music albums. The Napster-Metallica incident comes to mind. Fans were screaming sacrilege for a band preaching 'hypocrisy of society' through their music. But at the end of the day, they're just like anyone making a living.
The Operation Payback attacks by the Anonymous group on KISS Gene Simmons' websites in 2010. Is another reminder that music recording artists are the worst affected by piracy. Simmons probably over-reacted. But his comments and reaction proves that anyone will get concerned about their hard work being stolen. Especially artists who depend mainly on studio album sales. Unlike those who perform at gigs/concerts as well.
reply to post by SaturnFX
Whats your thoughts on downloading games you bought back in the day?
Ive recently downloaded Zues Master of olympus, baldurs gate, planescape torment and icewind dale.
All for free and I assume illegally (not sure if they are abandon ware yet as most came out in the 90's) but when they were new I did purchase them (mainly coz I dont think pirating was an option back then)
I wouldnt download any new games coz I think they all suck or are just to complicated for me LOL
No problem with it whatsoever.
Nothing is taken or stolen and Downloading, imo, is fine.
People have already explained why this is, so i'm merely saying yay or nay.
reply to post by SaturnFX
In each of the last 3 contests for the avatar creations team, i have had art that I created entered by another member. So what?
There are 5 companies in the world who use logos that I created and gave them. Some make good money.
I once built a macro heavy scheduling tool in excel that would forecast call arrivals (based on prior 13 week vs 2 week rolling history), then create a schedule for about 50 call center agents so that the call volume would be covered to the best degree possible. If you called your local water municipality in one of the larger cities in the "beltway", you likely talked to an agent that my workbook scheduled to be there. Took me about a week of solid work, and i gave it to them for free (mostly because the call center director was someone I had known for awhile).
I think that you trying to win points by employing empathy has its limitations. Especially among those that do what they do because they love doing it.