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81399672
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Re: I don't like France's proposed policy

said by FFH5:

said by dadkins:

*NO* ISP should be a cop!
Well then who should be the cop, in your opinion?

Because god knows one is needed, given all the criminals on the internet.
We don't need cops on the internet. When music industry start releasing music that is worth to buy, people will start buying. Till then pirating will continue and regardless of what you try it will not stop it.

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Re: I don't like France's proposed policy

said by 81399672 See ProfileWhen music industry start releasing music that is worth to buy, people will start buying. Till then pirating will continue and regardless of what you try it will not stop it.


That's the lamest excuse, I've never understood it. If it's not worth buying or having, why steal it? It's good enough to obtain freely in whatever means, but not if you have to spend money on it? If it's 'shitty' music, why have it in your music library at all?

Furthermore, regardless of the quality or how much people like it, people are going to steal it anyway.

edited for screwing up the quote.

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Re: I don't like France's proposed policy

said by bassjunky:

said by 81399672 See ProfileWhen music industry start releasing music that is worth to buy, people will start buying. Till then pirating will continue and regardless of what you try it will not stop it.


That's the lamest excuse, I've never understood it. If it's not worth buying or having, why steal it? It's good enough to obtain freely in whatever means, but not if you have to spend money on it? If it's 'shitty' music, why have it in your music library at all?

Furthermore, regardless of the quality or how much people like it, people are going to steal it anyway.

edited for screwing up the quote.
Let me clarify my statement. Most cd's that are released contain one good song out of all of them. People are not willing to pay $20 or $30 just to listen to that one good song. RIAA seems not to understand that and soon they will be out of business as their lawsuit will stop nothing.
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said by bassjunky:

said by 81399672 See ProfileWhen music industry start releasing music that is worth to buy, people will start buying. Till then pirating will continue and regardless of what you try it will not stop it.


That's the lamest excuse, I've never understood it. If it's not worth buying or having, why steal it? It's good enough to obtain freely in whatever means, but not if you have to spend money on it? If it's 'shitty' music, why have it in your music library at all?
I won't have it in my library. If it isn't worth paying for, I don't download it. I have downloaded exactly 46 .mp3 tracks; all of them using HTTP. None of them were available in retail shops (I looked; I was willing to buy them at the inflated prices charged for imports from Japan). Other than that, and some AMVs (Anime Music Videos), which I got for the animation as much as the music, I have not grabbed any RIAA stuff from the Internet.

I don't know how to measure what percentage of "lost" sales the RIAA claims is actually due to piracy, and what percentage is due to consumer resistance to a trashy product. I am not buying nearly as much as I used to buy; but I am not "stealing" it (downloading .mp3s), either. As you said, if it isn't worth paying for, it isn't worth stealing.
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Jason Levine
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Re: I don't like France's proposed policy

I hate to make an "I Agree" post, but... well, I Agree.

I've never understood the rationale of the file sharers who claimed that the music was garbage, but somehow it was worth pirating.

Then there's the constantly moving goal post of what the music is worth. Back in the Napster days, I heard that $1 per song would be worth it. Then, when iTunes came about, some folks suddenly decided that $1 was too much money and it should be $0.50 - $0.75.

I don't buy those arguments. Especially now that the $0.99 songs are coming DRM-free (via Amazon.com, for example). Even if the price was reduced to a dime per song for CD quality, non-DRM-ed MP3 files, there would be a group of people claiming that it was too pricey.
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Re: I don't like France's proposed policy

It seems that I forgot the tunes I grabbed on a free trial product. 99 tunes? Anyway, I give the company a credit card number, and had 30 days to grab the tunes. The problem I had with that scheme was that it was a kind of book club deal; you authorized a monthly charge. Whether you found anything worth grabbing from one month to the next, or not, you had to pay. I think it was $5 a month, or so. So after I grabbed the authorized tunes, I quit the service.

Actually, I do think $1 per tune is a fair price for many that I have collected over the years; on vinyl and CD.

Toward the end of the 90's I fell in with a weird crowd; fans of Japanese animation and comics. They have wonderful music with their animated shows. I wound up preferring to spend $32 a pop for CD anime soundtracks instead of $17 a pop for what passes for music in the U.S. So the RIAA has missed out on a thousand dollars, or so, not because I have pirated their stuff, but because I found a competing (if more expensive) product I liked better.

They whine so hard about not making sales; but, in my case, the money was theirs for the taking, if only they offered a product I wanted.

So I have no sympathy for them.
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Re: I don't like France's proposed policy

OMG i love listening to OST from Japanese anime , it either makes me happy, sad , or just energetic especially when i am driving. Its not often you find music that just grabs you and affects you on such a level. yes it can be expensive but i find that its worth it.

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Re: I don't like France's proposed policy

OST and Image. If the RIAA wants my money, they need to give me comparable tunes. Else let them whine their way into bankruptcy. As they are, now, they don't even produce anything worth stealing.

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