this is gay that they are starting to enforce it. locally, there will be about 28 raids today the news said. you can get charged up to 15,000$ im pretty sure. this is rediculous, i bet half the money goes to the government, not the record companies. if you ask me, bush just found another hole to screw us with
but brody, I dont see why they wouldnt want a freely available music source. The more songs they can get out there, there better, right? If I were an artist I would want as many people listening to my music as a could.
Its just the greedy bastards at the record companies that dont see it this way. All they see is money, and they fail to see the main point here. Without file sharing a lot of groups wouldnt be known, and thats NO sales, so there just hurting themselves in the long run
exactly dude. what if i heard about a band and was kind of interested in there music maybe. id download a few songs to see if i like it. that way i wouldnt spend 17$ w/o tax and have a shit cd. also, they shouldnt be able to prosicute you for music nby artist who dont care like many punk bands
you arent stealing it...lots of bands put thier stuff on the internet themselves. and you are supporting the bands...i mean cds arent the only way they get money...most of the bands i listen to you would never find in a music store, so they dont make their money on cds. i go to tons of shows to support the bands i like. then i may buy some merch at the show. thats some good supporting.
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There was an interesting article on slashdot the other day proposing a new way to file share. The idea is that a corporation is started who purchases loads upon loads of CD's. And then you become a shareholder in the company so you are also an owner of the CD. And then they can freely distribute the music among the owners of the company (shareholders, aka you).
^huh, that is really interesting... Anyways, yeah i dont BUSH is responsible for this at all. Republicans are all about Big Buisness and not havign the government regulate stuff. And Bush is a VERY conservative republican, i obviously dont know him personally but i bet he would side with the consumer(or downloader) on this one..
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the thing people do not realize is that the copyright laws are a two way street. The RIAA is trying to (and succeeding) manipulate the legal system to their benefit, all while not following the same laws themselves. I am not saying people don't break the law, but there are plenty of people that are well within the law using these services too.
i agree with icecream sandwich completely...go to a band's website and odds are that they have posted songs for you to download directly from the site. if the bands themselves encourage it, and its their music, then screw the greedy record companies.
yeah i agree completely with icecream too. there's still music we hear and like that we can't find using programs like kazaa. but yeah who does this thing include. for example i use kazaa and have around 500 songs, but i don't share any. what kind of chance do i have of getting a stupid warrant or whatever?
that would suck ass if they raided my house. Before Napster I purchased 3 cds. After Napster I've purchased 5. I dont buy much music. But i guess filesharing has made me spend more. Studies have show that record sales have gone up since napster too. I think thats what I heard anyway.