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Kyu I agree. That is why I try the artists web sites first, and try to buy and download from there. Hoping more of the money goes to them.
If the music is public domain, a bit trickier,but still try to find a way. Sometimes not possible. But it is public domain, so it is fair game.
Once paid about $15.00 more for a cd from Lighthouse, and that is a group from Canada, but I think it was worth it. Thanks, man. Just my thouhgts. Have a good one.
Tony, that argument would work if you were actually paying the artist, and not the artist's management company. In fact, the artist has a contract with a major record label, they would be better served by you dropping them a $5 and downloading the music on a torrent site. They'd get more money out of it that way. While it's possible the numbers have changed, I doubt they've changed drastically. In the past, an artist would generally see about $.25 in profit for every CD sold. Artists make money on tours, primarily, not on CDs. Digital distribution models are changing how the industry does business and in many ways, the copyright infringement issue (piracy being a misnomer, as is theft) is because these management companies (RIAA/MPAA) failed to adapt to the changing digital environment.
The "downloading is bad" argument also ignores a lot of legitimate use - out of print or otherwise unavailable music that is still tied up in copyright yet not able to be obtained. Orphaned works, foreign projects with no distribution in your area (as an example: importing a single CD of a band I favor can run me $60 because it is not released here in the states), and of course there are scads of things that are now in the public domain. Just my two cents, though :)
Maybe it's a generational thing. My son and daughter-in-law think nothing about it, and neither do their friends, while my sisters and most of my friends buy their music, books, art.
I very much agree with you Tony. I buy all my music. I have a huge iTunes collection of music.
I also am not a big fan of pirating copyrighted material. I believe you should pay the artist for their contribution to society. Just my take.
Sounds like a Sci-fi movie --- shooting drones and pirates!
am not a fan of pirating copyrighted songs, movies, art, etc. but i guess if your gonna do it... makes sense to fly the drones... until they get shot out of the air LOL
Pirate Bay Plans Flying Drones To Host Servers Above International Waters
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