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I've always wanted to hear what the artists think. You know, since they've still been rock stars for however many years, reaping the benefits of their added fan base, selling physical goods like t-shirts, pins, stickers, and sold out concerts.

Forget what the RIAA is saying, what do the artists ACTUALLY think?
    
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I've always wanted to hear what the artists think. You know, since they've still been rock stars for however many years, reaping the benefits of their added fan base, selling physical goods like t-shirts, pins, stickers, and sold out concerts.

Forget what the RIAA is saying, what do the artists ACTUALLY think?
Artists comprise a vast ocean of opinions.

Well, it wouldn't affect the money they make unless the rely on the label, in which case they chose their business partner poorly. The label may be levying bad contracts on them, in which case they should just self promote, unless they suck and rely on commercial assistance. Artists see money from shows and merchandise, which arguably would be helped and not hurt by exposure.

There are many artists that run net labels that digitally distro everything they release free.

Gene Simmons is probably mad, because he is a greedy douche. Unknown artists X, Y and Z are probably happy that they went from bedroom to international underground in a year via P2P.
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i think the main reason hes being sued so much is the fact that he had a version of limewire that you had to pay for which then puts him in the region of making a profit from pirating software or making it able to pirate software. that i believe is why outfits like utorrent have not been sued yet.
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i think the main reason hes being sued so much is the fact that he had a version of limewire that you had to pay for which then puts him in the region of making a profit from pirating software or making it able to pirate software. that i believe is why outfits like utorrent have not been sued yet.
Possibly. They could be prioritizing the clients who get Net profit
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I don't like either party. Never liked the RIAA for lots of reasons, but on the other hand, people should be accountable for their actions, and it was clear that he knew--and even encouraged--illegal file-sharing, and supported such things with his service, so to that end, I believe he is responsible for something. Not anything like one billion dollars. Maybe something more along the lines of...community service or something like that. But as much as people *hate* the recording industry, the RIAA, and other such bodies, it doesn't mean that we're still not personally responsible for our actions, and the things our actions facilitate. That cones with being a responsible adult rather than a temper-tantrum spoiled brat.

I wouldn't really say that his lawyer's rebuttal argument was good. It only says that the recording industry was already losing money, not that he is still not responsible for his actions.

On the other hand, defending this guy for not being responsible for the consequences of his actions is like gun/ammunition manufacturers not being responsible for people dying of gunshot wounds.
    
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post #26 of 47
1.4 billion... That's disgusting.
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People can't afford, so they steal.

1.4 Billion is not the price they should take from this guy. Fact of the matter is that the music industry has not invested enough intelligence in countering the pirates. Instead of fining them what they potentially lost, they should invest in maker the music protected.

So sick and tired of these people who think that because they are on the internet and know a thing or two on how to click a link or run a script that they can control what happens online. The free music was just a start to how horrific the online community has become. Frankly.
post #28 of 47
Piracy... Ah yes piracy...

Imagine your car is stolen in the night, but in the morning it's still there.

That's piracy for ya.
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They should start to sue who ever invented the computer as the copy feature is at the core of how computer works ...
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Artists comprise a vast ocean of opinions.

Well, it wouldn't affect the money they make unless the rely on the label, in which case they chose their business partner poorly. The label may be levying bad contracts on them, in which case they should just self promote, unless they suck and rely on commercial assistance. Artists see money from shows and merchandise, which arguably would be helped and not hurt by exposure.

There are many artists that run net labels that digitally distro everything they release free.

Gene Simmons is probably mad, because he is a greedy douche. Unknown artists X, Y and Z are probably happy that they went from bedroom to international underground in a year via P2P.

My point exactly. Not saying piracy is ok or anything like that, but the fact of the matter is of the thousands of songs downloaded per day, how many of them are actually from artists who care?
    
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