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I see that a word was used here, and i don't see it often in this kind of article:
POTENTIAL.
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Radio isn't a fair analogy. You don't intentionally decide to go and listen to a song on the radio instead of buying it. You normally listen to it on the radio simply because it was played while you were listening.
How is that any different than hearing the song played on an online DJ stream or suggested in the next youtube video playlist? You realize people call up radio stations to request songs to be played for free right?
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How is that any different than hearing the song played on an online DJ stream or suggested in the next youtube video playlist? You realize people call up radio stations to request songs to be played for free right?
Radio station paid for them.
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Copying isn't stealing. Sharing is caring. Something you weren't going to buy anyways isn't affecting anything. You didn't buy that album but you listened to the song on the radio for free. You should be put in prison for making someone a mix tape. No one will ever buy records again. Let's ban VHS recorders because no one will ever go to the movies.
You can't prove that they weren't going to buy it just as much as the next person can't prove that they were

Perhaps if there wasn't a demand for a product, I would be more willing to believe that they wouldn't likely buy it...or else why not pirate the competition.

Better yet, why not pirate the open-source/free alternative that's as good?
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Radio station paid for them.
Your friend that made you a mix-tape paid for the albums as well. But apparently that's not legal either... Artists promote their latest albums for free on radio stations to get playtime. Radio stations don't pay a penny for those.
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Seeing the sensitive nature of the topic at hand and OCN members who can't restrain themselves by condoning piracy, this thread will remain locked
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