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People hate on Limewire, but they keep so many Anti-Virus suites and small computer shops alive that without them our economy might fall flat on its face.
Hahaha, if i had room i'd quote that. I 'fix' PCs part time on a very un-professional basis. But youtube popups + lime-wire have earnt me plenty of cash over the years.
post #32 of 88
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People hate on Limewire, but they keep so many Anti-Virus suites and small computer shops alive that without them our economy might fall flat on its face.
What? Anti-Virus suites and small computer shops and economy? WTH?
     
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I could shoplift a few CD's and the punishment wouldn't be as bad as downloading music.
    
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post #34 of 88
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What? Anti-Virus suites and small computer shops and economy? WTH?
Person downloads Limewire, Person gets a virus, person takes PC to local repair shop, Person gets PC fixed, Shop gets money, more money = good business, good business = +economy.

Simple enough for you?
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haha wow......this should be posted outside of the courtroom
    
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haha wow......this should be posted outside of the courtroom
Email it to the RIAA.
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No he's saying Musicians have a right to charge for their service.
Musicians make no more then $.10 off a single cd.
Musicians make most money off preformences.
 
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post #38 of 88
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Musicians make no more then $.10 off a single cd.
Musicians make most money off preformences.
Exactly, that's you get some artists saying they don't care. Indeed, Maynard said at the end of his gig in 2006 that we should get 10,000 Days any way we wanted to if I recall correctly.
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This is stupid, trying to downplay internet piracy with financial comparisons to the oil spill. That's like saying since Bob owes Jim $100, but Ray burned Bill's $200,000 house down that Jim should forget the money owed him.

I'm gonna use comparisons like this in the future to get outta paying people money.
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Actually, it's not stupid, you just have a problem seeing the connection!
Yeah, I guess I do. On the one hand, you have people who intentionally broke copyright law. On the other hand you have an accidental occurrence that might have broken safety regulatory laws. In either case there are a group of people who have been financially hit by the circumstances, but to say that the justice system has it's priorities wrong because one number is bigger than the other, or because you're sympathetic to those committing the crime of piracy is stupid.
    
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