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I don't think anybody would care about me pirating the music I listen to.

"STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM, I SEE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PIRATING OVER 12GB OF MERZBOW, OFF TO JAIL WITH YOU".
Lol not jail! give 'em sheriff's work project! Can always use a new guy to poke fun at when I find out his offense!

"Damn! 60 days?! What did you do?!" "Umm...downloaded too many movies..." lol
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This is still not the best option, but better than what they have been doing. Think about it like this...people are constantly complaining about the lack of competition in the ISP business. Say you're on Comcast for example, and they cut you off for repeated piracy. It's not like you can just sign up for another service in most areas unless you want to go back to dial up. This should give the pirates something to think about, and it is much more fair than trying to sue a single mom for $10k or more because her kids downloaded a CD while she wasn't home.
 
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it's just pathetic really.

i remember in the old days when D.J.'s on the radio would tell everyone to get their tape recorders ready so they could record the latest hit single.

the way i see it is if they play the songs for free over the internet or radio or television, then i can listen to it for free anytime, anywhere.

if musicians and their money grubbing record execs want to make money, they need to get out on tour and play for the live audiences and stop being little douche-bags when someone didn't pay for a copy of their song that can be heard for free (legally) by millions elsewhere.
    
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it's just pathetic really.

i remember in the old days when D.J.'s on the radio would tell everyone to get their tape recorders ready so they could record the latest hit single.

the way i see it is if they play the songs for free over the internet or radio or television, then i can listen to it for free anytime, anywhere.

if musicians and their money grubbing record execs want to make money, they need to get out on tour and play for the live audiences and stop being little douche-bags when someone didn't pay for a copy of their song that can be heard for free (legally) by millions elsewhere.
Like it or not, the days of free music are over. Even though the RIAA complained back in the cassette days too, there wasn't much of a problem. Yes, people would record music off the stereo and share it out with friends, but internet piracy is a much bigger issue. You're comparing sharing a song with maybe 5 or 6 people, to potentially sharing it with millions. They have every right to complain and fight this. Remember, they aren't complaining about people recording music off the stereo, and they've all but given up on trying to prevent ripping. It's the people putting this music up on torrent trackers that they take issue with.
 
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Well, if the seeders aren't making money, how is it worse than the days of cassette piracy in which people would sell those things for the same price or slightly lower than the legal store(this is not a justification for the act just an observation). And its quite funny to see how some bands that got initial followings through P2P and torrents are now trying to double back and say that they don't support the medium that helped spread them? This has created a huge gray area to me. I understand the artist wanting the money for their work but I really don't know who's making the money off of my purchased CD's or downloads anymore(both the artists and the companies claim they're losing money to the other the last time I cared about this topic). I'd like the artist to get at least 98% per song and then the distributer gets what's left. If that's how its working right now(Idk) then I am probably going to be buying CD's/downloads a lot more, the creator of the work should get the majority of the money not the distributer.
     
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it's just pathetic really.

i remember in the old days when D.J.'s on the radio would tell everyone to get their tape recorders ready so they could record the latest hit single.

the way i see it is if they play the songs for free over the internet or radio or television, then i can listen to it for free anytime, anywhere.

if musicians and their money grubbing record execs want to make money, they need to get out on tour and play for the live audiences and stop being little douche-bags when someone didn't pay for a copy of their song that can be heard for free (legally) by millions elsewhere.
Amen to that. Get out there and earn your money like the rest of us!
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Exactly. They're going after the result of the problem, and forgetting about the cause. Without the seeders, there would be no P2P sharing of this scale.
shush

Who here has not used torrents... come on, not one of us is a virgin.

Warez will always find its way!
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Damn MAFIAA!
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Damn MAFIAA!
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I can't imagine what a bill would look like. At $15-20 a movie and $1 a track one could rack up a few grand in a month on today's connection speeds.
This is the best solution I've seen so far. It is much better than being sued for more than your worth or put in jail.

Being an audiophile, this won't bother me much. Most of the stuff on the internet is a digital tragedy. Ripped, burned, reripped, further compressed, resampled, hiccups intentionaly added?... is there any of the original source left? I'd rather rip things from my own (brand new) discs so that I know the source is good and the process is good.
    
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