quote: something has to be done to let people know that sharing copyrighted songs, games etc., is wrong and harmful
quote: 2. iTunes. In 2000 you HAD to buy the album to get the songs you wanted. Now you can just cherry pick the ones you like.
quote: If they're so poor why is everyone lining up in droves to steal them? That argument makes no sense. But then it's not supposed to is it? It's just a (rather poor) excuse for piracy
quote: good movies did well in theatre attendance and DVD/BluRay sales as well as good music sells also.
quote: I'm not sure I have the answer, but something has to be done to let people know that sharing copyrighted songs, games etc., is wrong and harmful--especially to those who are just starting out.
quote: Steal: to take the property of another wrongfully
quote: Actually it is called copyright infringement and it falls under civil law rather than criminal law unless you make a profit from the infringement.
quote: Correct terminology does not make the act less wrong.
quote: You can call it excuses or whatever you want. Just because there's a law in the books doesn't mean it is right.
quote: A single pirated copy does not equal one lost sale.
quote: As for the claim it has hurt music sales, perhaps. However not nearly as much as the labels give it credit for. It is a convenience for them if anything. Sales down?
quote: Did you know due to my friends sharing albums with me I have found artists that I may not have bothered with previously and have gone on to buy other works of theirs. That would not have happened if my friends didn't loan my their CD's. Maybe without piracy sales would have fallen even further, ever stopped to consider that?
quote: My comments were entirely relevant. After all, this article is about filesharing is it not? And the points I raised were about, dum - dum - dum, filesharing on peer 2 peer via bitorrent. No idea where you got the straw man argument from given that my points were entirely relevant. Is that something that you accuse someone of when you cannot come up with a decent reply?
quote: You have not answered my questions, would you think it fair for the media industry to come round and cut off my electricity if they catch me more than 3 times lending or borrowing DVD/CDs to my friends? Please answer this question.
quote: Loaning a DVD to your friend is ok. Giving him a duplicate copy of that DVD is not ok.
quote: My claim was that at some point sales are lost because people can get duplicated copies of music for free on the internet. The method of delivery online has nothing to do with that claim. Hence, you created a 'straw man' to knock down.
quote: Electricity is a great example. If you are allowing other people to use electricity from your home and then don't pay the electric company guess what happens? The electric company will shut off your electricity!
quote: With regards to the "some sales are lost", I ask you to prove it. Of course, you are totally unable to. You assume, incorrectly, that because overall sales are down then it MUST be down to piracy. Nothing to do with the quality of the product itself, nothing to do with the fact that actual retail value of the product has dropped and nothing to do with the fact that people cherry pick tracks rather than purchase full albums.
quote: Be very wary of the left. I believe you have a lefty for a president. Give him enough time and he will do the same as what Blair has done to this country.
quote: People claim the UK is like 1984. I dispute that, it is more like Animal Farm.
quote: But the totalitarianism of the left is far more insidious.
quote: Communism is illegal in America, no?
quote: With regards to Animal Farm, the point was about communism and totalitarianism. Where everyone is equal, just some more than others. So you have governments basically saying do I as say, not as I do. Take a look the Labour party in the UK and how the run the country, it isn't 1984, its Animal Farm.
quote: Be very wary of the left. I believe you have a lefty for a president. Give him enough time and he will do the same as what Blair has done to this country. You guys made communism illegal for a very good reason in my opinion.
quote: Whereas I loan out one of my DVD's usually up to 20 or more different friends.
quote: Our politicians listen hard to what the US wants and fully obey, much like obedient dogs
quote: “It’s a bleeping valuable thing! You just don’t give it away for nothing…you gotta pay to play. It’s bleeping mahogany.”
quote: If this happens for real then my view is that we (UK) are the testbed for what will no doubt end up over in the US.
quote: if you think that there is honestly any commercially available encryption that cant be cracked by a governmental entity within hours(possibly minutes or seconds) you are seriously deluded
quote: It's the fuc***g law morons. Follow it