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Old 9th Sep 2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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RIAA goes after major threat to sales

In an effort to push up sales by cracking down on piracy, the RIAA has gone after some of the most hardened thieves in the States.

Glad to see justice finally being carried out.
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Old 9th Sep 2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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Heh
$150k per song. BS

Anyone here still fileswap songs?
Me either. Just TV episodes.
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Old 9th Sep 2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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Old 9th Sep 2003, 04:40 PM   #4
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On the one hand, I'm all for copyrights. People have a right to protect their intellectual property and be compensated for it use by others.

On the other hand, if file swapping did not exist, there would be no way of knowing if those file swappers would have actually bought the music in question or just done without.

Then there is the issue of CD's being overpriced, the slow economy up to now, not wanting to buy a whole CD for one or two good songs (I think this is a lame excuse, myself).

Ah, well. I'll just sit back and continue to watch.
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Old 9th Sep 2003, 07:51 PM   #5
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My solution to overpriced CD's with only one or two good songs is to not buy any new CD's or fileshare. I just put the ones that I really, really want on a birthday or christmas list and wait.

Edit: I'm also for the protection of copyright, but not at the expense of (legitimate) fair use or the heavy-handed (and apparently blind) method of the RIAA.

The RIAA claims a loss of sales due to file-sharing, but I wonder if they ever even bothered to check their losses against the decline in the economy? I bet their numbers would be significantly less impressive if they did.

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Old 9th Sep 2003, 08:20 PM   #6
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Do radio staions ask for permission to broadcast music over the airways?
If a song sticks in your head can you be sued the artist?
Funny a girl being sued for sharing music who is most likely named after a Fleetwood Mac song, there's got to be some irony here.
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Radio stations don't ask for premission, they pay dues for the right.. and take kickbacks to make people like Justin Timberlake and other famous
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Old 9th Sep 2003, 09:44 PM   #8
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not wanting to buy a whole CD for one or two good songs (I think this is a lame excuse, myself).
It's the other way around for me, any CD I've bought, I've only disliked 1 or 2 songs on it, if any.

And I agree that it's a lame excuse. If people only like one song, than they're not giving the rest of the album a chance, especially if it's from their "favorite" band, or at least one they "like."
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The RIAA claims a loss of sales due to file-sharing, but I wonder if they ever even bothered to check their losses against the painfully obvious poverty of Soul in contemporary music? I bet their numbers would be significantly less impressive if they did.
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Old 9th Sep 2003, 09:53 PM   #10
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I wonder how the disenfranchised artists feel about the RIAA suing a 12 year old girl for
stealing their music.
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Old 9th Sep 2003, 11:50 PM   #12
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the slow economy up to now

The economy is up? Did I miss something?
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But when your product is being regularly stolen, there comes a time when you have to take appropriate action.
I think Cary is missing the irony in his statement.
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The economy is up? Did I miss something?

Yep, the economy is showing signs of an up-swing.
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I currently have 10 to my name, and that's not likely to increase till the end of this month or when I get my student loan. So I can hardly go out and buy a 15 album right now
Oh and ya, sueing me would really help this situation a great deal and make me run out to buy cds after I'm in 30,000 worth of debt
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omg nos bot40 joo fool!!!111 teh best way to make ppl buy from joo si to sue them!!!1111 O_O
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Im sick of this topic. I am sick of the government. I am sick of the RIAA. I am sick of everything. They need to F U C K Off and die.
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Aren't we a bit testy?
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I am sick of everything.
I am sick of everything too.

i'm sick of this stupid new Unreal game. I'm sick of making maps. I'm sick of the stupid guy who sits next to me who drums on the desk and relates his sleazy 70s sex stories to me whether I want to hear them or not (I don't) I'm sick of hearing about 10gajillion kerbillion megaHERTZ fagshafter processers that run at -24342 degrees celcius and uisn't it like a cure for ****ing caner? (No) I'm sick of disgusting machine coffee. I'm sick of the headache I get if I don't drink it. I'm sick of religion and war and people who keep blowing other peoples brains out for no reason. I'm sick of pointless forum bickering about who has the largest coy carp collection. I'm sick of max snapping the wrong ****ing vertices to things and UVW maps and in fact 3D computer programsperiod. I'm sick of this crappy internet connection, and I'm sick of this country to which I pay taxes whcih they then use to do gawd knows what. I'm sick of being well qualified and badly paid. I'm sick of biting my tongue to keep the peace and I'm sick of this headache. I'm sick of the stale alcohol I can taste in the back of my mouth and I'm sick of this MP3 that has now looped about 10 times. I'm sick of not being able to see my family. I'm sick of the mentality in this country and I'm sick of footall. I'm sick of being given URLs to crappy art and bieng asked if I can you just do this for me no I CAN'T GO AWAY I'M BUSY. I'm sick of people passing me and asking me if I'm ok but only asking out of politeness and not because they really want to know YES I'M FINE THANKYOU (I always reply) I'm sick of not being able to have a private conversation with people I want to have private conversations with. I'm sick of having 'private' conversations that people are listening to. I'm sick of being polite. I'm sick of growing old. I'm sick of the implicatison of dating someone at work. I'm sick of older relatives telling sex jokes to me in front of my parents. I'm sick of sifting through 30 crappy American shows on 538 channels to find one good one. I'm sick of computer games and aliens and guns and anything with MP5s or REEKING CHEESE. I'm sick of m0tard hour in IRC which seems to have run straight for about 4326 hours now NO NOT LOL YOU FOUCKER. And animated gifs and other people's holiday photos and pictures of kittens (Oh how cute!) argh, no please go away with your wwacky kitten photos. And I'm sick of just general idiocy and people with a complete lack of common sense who can't seem to comprehend that you can't print to a laserjet with sheer force of will alone but I'M FINE I'M FINE and I'm staying calm and I'm dealing with it and then I'm putting down the phone, and I'm like DIE YOU ****ER and then it's all over and I get some more nasty coffee and try and do what I was suppossed to be doing which will involve like variables and arrays and **** but by then my train of thought is broken and I can't concentrate and hten It's time to go home but I don't go home because it's been such a ****ty day so I go down the pub and prop up the bar and then I nedd a TAXI because I'm had too much and I get the guy to stop at the supermarjket so I can get another SIX and I go home and I try and chill and relax and forget the SHEER FORCE OF WILL LASERJET PROBLEMS and othe rmore devious and cunning nasty little issues that people really just seem to conjure out of thin air to piss me off but I'm always polite and I'm asnwering the phone and I'm like asking how they are even though I don't really care and I don't have time beacsue there is like real work to do but I feel sorry for them I'll ask about the weather or their mood of how such and such is until they piss me off and then I'm like NO JUST NO and then I recall that I'm at home and i'm trying to relax so I have some more to drink and put on some music and smoke some inducing less and less coherency then it's like 1 am yes its illegal but what can you do and yo uhave to et up in the morning and my head will hurt again and it's a bit of a vicious circle really, and it just goes round and round and round unitl it's saturday and on saturday my brain finally stops going round and I can relax but it's like a shock and I'm like in bed until 2 or 4 or 5 pm from sheer exhaustion and then I'll go out and see some friends for just once in the week and i'm fine and I'm happy and I'm having a good time and i'm laughign and I'm charming and then it's sunday and I have a hangover and I'm in bed and then it's MONDAY ****ING MONDAY and I need to SHAVE and I cut myself with this stupid bluint razor and it starts again only maybe it will be a good week and I'll get things done and I'll be fine and chilled and on the ball and the third verse is the same as the first

but i still have my piano. I liek my piano, i'm not sick of my piano And it saves me and i feel better for having said all that becuase it's jus tthere and I've said it and it's released and it's good and tommorrow is a new day

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Old 10th Sep 2003, 08:26 PM   #20
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oh my I read all that

Maybe you should stop drinking coffee and other caffeinated things; you're addicted. You may also want to find something else to do with friends rather than drink. You'll feel much better. Perhaps with all of the free time that you'll have, you can be well rested throughout the week and actually enjoy life. Try it, I dare you.
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