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Makes me glad I live in Canada. At least here I don't feel like someone is constantly breathing down my neck; there probably is someone, they just hold their breath.
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That is ****ing ridiculous, get the old people with no sense of technology or morality out of there. They most likely get bribed and then they make a decision on something they know nothing about. Hundreds of thousands of dollars for one song? These aren't people, they're corpses that eat,breath,**** and try to make more money in shady ways. I've already deleted all of my songs that I didnt buy and supported my favorite bands because It's starting to actually hit me what I'm doing is wrong. Although this is just as wrong because the punishment doesn't fit the crime.

To clarify, it says each individual track but not FOR each one. Does this mean it isnt 360k a song, but if you were to download all songs individually? So downloading the album through a torrent but not something like limewire would warrant different penalties?
Edited by Opeth07 - 6/11/08 at 7:15pm
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The obvious solution to this is to stop downloading music and start shoplifting CD's.
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Originally Posted by Boris4ka View Post
The obvious solution to this is to stop downloading music and start shoplifting CD's.
This sounds like a legitimate response that dissatisfied music downloaders might turn to. Think about it, if it is your first offense, you what... spend the afternoon in mall jail?
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Originally Posted by Ragnarok View Post
Makes me glad I live in Canada. At least here I don't feel like someone is constantly breathing down my neck; there probably is someone, they just hold their breath.

I pretty much LOL'd hard right thar.

Lucky for you though

I REALLY REALLY want to move to Canada right now.

Maybe Obama will get it fixed.

>.< I do not like living here right now
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Originally Posted by logo199 View Post
This sounds like a legitimate response that dissatisfied music downloaders might turn to. Think about it, if it is your first offense, you what... spend the afternoon in mall jail?
And you can be completely certain of the quality.

But what this does do is get the foot of DC further into the door. At the bottom of that slope they are sliding down lay the finish line of total bureaucratic regulation - not just taxes, but speech codes, and even operators licenses in addition to the omnipresent AI's scanning every last nook, cranny and FTP for any sign of unauthorized IP theft or worse, discontent , critical thought, or even insurrection. This is slow compared to where the feds want to go with this; they may be sliding now but they will be skiing soon enough.

Enough preaching, this is more fun:
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The EFF guy seems to be pro-pirating.
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The EFF guy seems to be pro-pirating.
Anti-RIAA != pro-piracy. This is just another useless measure that the RIAA wants simply to amplify its terror campaign. If you are willing to commit piracy at $3000/album you're willing to commit piracy at $3000/song. If they showed the slightest bit of concern over suing innocent people (rather than dropping the suit in such a way that the innocent party cannot collect attorney's fees), or actually represented the artists (whose royalties they recently attempted to cut) things may be different.
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Anti-RIAA != pro-piracy. This is just another useless measure that the RIAA wants simply to amplify its terror campaign. If you are willing to commit piracy at $3000/album you're willing to commit piracy at $3000/song. If they showed the slightest bit of concern over suing innocent people (rather than dropping the suit in such a way that the innocent party cannot collect attorney's fees), or actually represented the artists (whose royalties they recently attempted to cut) things may be different.
Except that's not how I come to that conclusion. The way he words things and his opinions on punishment and the severity of said punishments is to what I am referring.
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
Except that's not how I come to that conclusion. The way he words things and his opinions on punishment and the severity of said punishments is to what I am referring.
Maybe an example or two would clear things up
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