Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [Wired]Wrong priorities: Limewire owes $1 billion+, BP owes $69 million...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Wired]Wrong priorities: Limewire owes $1 billion+, BP owes $69 million... - Page 9

post #81 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
Lol, you really dont' get it do you. Artists make almost NOTHING off CD sales. The record companies take the majority of the profit. Artists make almost pure profit off concerts - you need publicity in order to have a sellout concert. A musician friend of mine openly gives out his music, even though that is what he does for a living. However, from that, he is gaining fame locally, and hopefully nationally in the future. He's made a ton of money off his concerts because, well, people can't pirate concerts.

yeah, and it doesn't even need to be a big concert, a classmate of mine was paid 1000 euros to play as an opener at some random concert. His band is very small and only known locally, but very talented. 1000 euros is alot for a 16 year old
Webcrawler
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k ASRock Z75 Pro3 Sapphire 7870 XT Boost Corsair Vengeance, DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SpinPoint F1 1TB 64GB M4 SSD Windows 8.1 SyncMaster P2050 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Dell U2312HM Sidewinder X4 Be Quiet! Pure Power CM L8 430w Zowie FK 
AudioAudio
Xonar DG Sennheiser HD 555 
  hide details  
Reply
Webcrawler
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k ASRock Z75 Pro3 Sapphire 7870 XT Boost Corsair Vengeance, DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SpinPoint F1 1TB 64GB M4 SSD Windows 8.1 SyncMaster P2050 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Dell U2312HM Sidewinder X4 Be Quiet! Pure Power CM L8 430w Zowie FK 
AudioAudio
Xonar DG Sennheiser HD 555 
  hide details  
Reply
post #82 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limes View Post
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?
that's not really logical.
GreenPimpStar
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|Intel Core i7 2600k @4.5GHz| |Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3| |EVGA GTX 980 SC| |G.skill DDR3 1600mhz CL8, 2x4GB| 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
|Samsung EVO 250GB SSD +2x 1TB WD Black| LG Dvd Multi |Noctua DH-14| |Windows 8| 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
|Asus 144hz 24" hotness| |Apple Aluminum Wired| |ABS SL-1050, 1.05kw, 87a| |CoolerMaster 690 NV Edition| 
MouseMouse Pad
|Logitech G9x| Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
GreenPimpStar
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|Intel Core i7 2600k @4.5GHz| |Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3| |EVGA GTX 980 SC| |G.skill DDR3 1600mhz CL8, 2x4GB| 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
|Samsung EVO 250GB SSD +2x 1TB WD Black| LG Dvd Multi |Noctua DH-14| |Windows 8| 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
|Asus 144hz 24" hotness| |Apple Aluminum Wired| |ABS SL-1050, 1.05kw, 87a| |CoolerMaster 690 NV Edition| 
MouseMouse Pad
|Logitech G9x| Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
post #83 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyNikel View Post
Should the pizza be 40 dollars? Over charging is my problem, a cd should not be 15-20 dollars....thats outrageous. A prime example of how pizza places over charge is: Dominos Large Sausage is like 13-17 dollars? Little Caesars is 5 bucks.....

Over charging= me finding cheaper methods.

And where the heck do you get the idea that the musicians get all this money? BWUAHAHAHA they hardly get anything from cd sales... They make there money from live performances silly goose.

I did not specify how much money they made nor was I speaking of cd sales in my post. You brought it up not me silly goose
GreenPimpStar
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|Intel Core i7 2600k @4.5GHz| |Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3| |EVGA GTX 980 SC| |G.skill DDR3 1600mhz CL8, 2x4GB| 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
|Samsung EVO 250GB SSD +2x 1TB WD Black| LG Dvd Multi |Noctua DH-14| |Windows 8| 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
|Asus 144hz 24" hotness| |Apple Aluminum Wired| |ABS SL-1050, 1.05kw, 87a| |CoolerMaster 690 NV Edition| 
MouseMouse Pad
|Logitech G9x| Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
GreenPimpStar
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|Intel Core i7 2600k @4.5GHz| |Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3| |EVGA GTX 980 SC| |G.skill DDR3 1600mhz CL8, 2x4GB| 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
|Samsung EVO 250GB SSD +2x 1TB WD Black| LG Dvd Multi |Noctua DH-14| |Windows 8| 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
|Asus 144hz 24" hotness| |Apple Aluminum Wired| |ABS SL-1050, 1.05kw, 87a| |CoolerMaster 690 NV Edition| 
MouseMouse Pad
|Logitech G9x| Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
post #84 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by br3nd064 View Post
RIAA vs PETA - Go
I wonder if anybody ever informed PETA that the RIAA has been sacrificing animals to determine who commits piracy? Or has anybody told the RIAA that PETA is the main user of LimeWire. Somebody PLEASE convince them of this. Then give them guns. Then film it. Emmy.

Edit:

Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
Lol, you really dont' get it do you. Artists make almost NOTHING off CD sales. The record companies take the majority of the profit. Artists make almost pure profit off concerts - you need publicity in order to have a sellout concert. A musician friend of mine openly gives out his music, even though that is what he does for a living. However, from that, he is gaining fame locally, and hopefully nationally in the future. He's made a ton of money off his concerts because, well, people can't pirate concerts.
Yet...
My giant
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 lapped Asus P5n32-E 680i GeForce 9800GT 512MB 2x1GB (unused ATM) & 2x2Gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDJS SATA-II 160GB + WD80GB + WDAAKS Raid0 320GB Aperature FSII 19" LCD Apevia DarkSide 600W 
Case
NZXT Zero 
  hide details  
Reply
My giant
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 lapped Asus P5n32-E 680i GeForce 9800GT 512MB 2x1GB (unused ATM) & 2x2Gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDJS SATA-II 160GB + WD80GB + WDAAKS Raid0 320GB Aperature FSII 19" LCD Apevia DarkSide 600W 
Case
NZXT Zero 
  hide details  
Reply
post #85 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Is that all true?
Icingdeath
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Lapped]Q6600 G0 @ 3.7Ghz (410x9 w/1.475v) Asus P5E X38 (RF 0803) GTX460 768MB @ 880/1760/2000 2x2GB OCZ Reapers 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 128GB for OS 2x WD Black 1TB LightScribe Dvd-Rw Win7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" LG LCD Logitech G11 Xion 800W Aurora 570 
MouseMouse Pad
razer diamondback 3g Steel Series Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Icingdeath
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Lapped]Q6600 G0 @ 3.7Ghz (410x9 w/1.475v) Asus P5E X38 (RF 0803) GTX460 768MB @ 880/1760/2000 2x2GB OCZ Reapers 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 128GB for OS 2x WD Black 1TB LightScribe Dvd-Rw Win7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" LG LCD Logitech G11 Xion 800W Aurora 570 
MouseMouse Pad
razer diamondback 3g Steel Series Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #86 of 88
The RIAA seeks to punish a few to make up for the many it can't punish. They can't sue everyone who downloads illegally so the poor saps who do get sued are sued to make up for the ones who aren't sued. That's why the lawsuits are ridiculously high. In my opinion the lawsuits are frivolous and the RIAA themselves should be sued.

If person X robs a jewelry store and gives said jewelry to person Y, could person Y be charged with robbing the store especially if they didn't know it was stolen jewelry? Wait...that's not a REALISTIC argument. A more realistic argument would be person X buys the jewelery, invents a "cloning device" and gives the exact replica of the jewelry to person Y and then person Y is charged with robbing the jewelry store. That's essentially what's happening here! Oh WAIT...THAT'S not even right. The "replicated" jewelery would only be a representation of the REAL jewelry. Now were on to something here!!

Case in point; if person X buys a CD, rips it, and gives a copy to person Y, did person Y steal it? How would this be any different than if person X gave the original cd to person Y who in turn gives the CD to person Z??? I mean after all, persons Y and Z must be guilty of stealing since they didn't actually buy the cd themselves. When you buy a CD, you are not buying the actual CD, you are only buying the right to be the only one who can listen to it. Can that even be legal?

Do you understand how insane these lawsuits are?
Edited by aweir - 6/10/10 at 9:47pm
post #87 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by aweir View Post
The RIAA seeks to punish a few to make up for the many it can't punish. They can't sue everyone who downloads illegally so the poor saps who do get sued are sued to make up for the ones who aren't sued. That's why the lawsuits are ridiculously high. In my opinion the lawsuits are frivolous and the RIAA themselves should be sued.

If person X robs a jewelry store and gives said jewelry to person Y, could person Y be charged with robbing the store especially if they didn't know it was stolen jewelry? Wait...that's not a REALISTIC argument. A more realistic argument would be person X buys the jewelery, invents a "cloning device" and gives the exact replica of the jewelry to person Y and then person Y is charged with robbing the jewelry store. That's essentially what's happening here! Oh WAIT...THAT'S not even right. The "replicated" jewelery would only be a representation of the REAL jewelry. Now were on to something here!!

Case in point; if person X buys a CD, rips it, and gives a copy to person Y, did person Y steal it? How would this be any different than if person X gave the original cd to person Y who in turn gives the CD to person Z??? I mean after all, persons Y and Z must be guilty of stealing since they didn't actually buy the cd themselves. When you buy a CD, you are not buying the actual CD, you are only buying the right to be the only one who can listen to it. Can that even be legal?

Do you understand how insane these lawsuits are?
Yea, there are just too many technicalities for these lawsuits to actually be fair. But, you know, money speaks.
Needs More Red
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte Windforce 290X OC 4GB Samsung DDR3-1600 Low Voltage 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4GB Samsung DDR3-1600 Low Voltage 1TB Samsung F3 2TB Samsung F4 OCZ Agility 3 256GB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 24x DVD+-RW Lite-On 12x Bluray Burner Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Yamakasi Catleap Q270 Antec TruePower 850W Thermaltake V4 Black Logitech G400s 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK Ultrasone Pro 900 Fiio E17 
  hide details  
Reply
Needs More Red
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte Windforce 290X OC 4GB Samsung DDR3-1600 Low Voltage 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4GB Samsung DDR3-1600 Low Voltage 1TB Samsung F3 2TB Samsung F4 OCZ Agility 3 256GB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 24x DVD+-RW Lite-On 12x Bluray Burner Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Yamakasi Catleap Q270 Antec TruePower 850W Thermaltake V4 Black Logitech G400s 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK Ultrasone Pro 900 Fiio E17 
  hide details  
Reply
post #88 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twinnuke View Post
Retardedly Ignorant Arrogant Arseholes

vs

Pain En The Arse
I've always been told that 'PETA' stands for 'People Eating Tasty Animals'...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [Wired]Wrong priorities: Limewire owes $1 billion+, BP owes $69 million...