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(Apologies if this has been posted before)
"Run to the hills, run for your lives"
Well, there you go?
Well I suspose they have to get back some money some how, which company paid robbie williams £80 million quid for 5 albums if I remember rightly.
But what I really want to know is, what ever happened to a groups/singer individuality? It seem the days are gone by, when you turned the radio on, you knew one group from another. I know what deep purple sound like I can tell this from a ELO song, and I know the difference beteen stranglers and the Dammed. But now it al sounds the same, and you need to be of set hight with set figure with set style or they don't sign you up?
The lack of decent music is properly the cause of lower cd sales, who really wants to actualy pay for the dosh that they think is music?
P.S I have no need to have any sleepless nights over this, as if a peice of music happens to be a copy in my house, I have the ordiginal, has well.
so I'll move it there now.
My personal concern regarding p2p networks is the availability of material unsuitable for much of the target audience. A lot of downloading is done by children and there is no control as to what they download. Do we want our children watching snuff and porn movies at any age?
As for the RIAA and their partners, they are being unnecessarily heavy handed. I download some music but I bought the majority of what I own. I believe that people still want to own the original anyway.The issue with especially the music industry is there is not a lot of quality work being released on the major labels. Another issue is that it is not easy to buy the older stuff anyway. I converted my cassette collection over to cd many years ago (showing my age now) but a lot of what I had was not available on cd.
I usually download music for nostalgic reasons and then decide that I didn't like it then and dont like it now either so I delete it.
For the music industry to survive it needs to sign real talent and not just children who look right so I say to the entire music industry start looking in local pubs, listen out at garages or garden sheds at two in the morning and you may actually find some real TALENT.
Older albums are avalible on CD you just have to go to the right places. The lawsuits will not effect the majority of Kazaa users, who will most likly be ignored by the record industry, or sign the waver. At the end of the day theft is theft, and all I can say is if you cant do the time, dont do the crime.
This can be nothing other than a token, cosmetic exercise. To bring all users of P2P programs to justice would bequire a courthouse on almost every street corner.
"I download some music but I bought the majority of what I own....Another issue is that it is not easy to buy the older stuff anyway"
So that's all right then, you just steal a little bit... Sorry to be blunt, but why steal something just because you want it and can't find it (and if you can find it on the Net, then it must be available somewhere, surely)? If you don't like the sound of your old cassettes, then pay up for a CD or live with it.
Mind you, I'm probably the only person in the world who only has original discs - a coupla months ago, I spoke to one of the most senior guys in one of the Big Four record companies (I worked for the same company, which is probably why I don't like to steal music) - and he was quite open, proud even, in replacing his old vinyl with files from Kazaa or suchlike, and more worringly, couldn't actually see anything wrong with it. Maybe it's me that has the wrong attitude?
"The issue with especially the music industry is there is not a lot of quality work being released on the major labels" True :-(
The music industry's hypocrisy is breathtaking.
Sony, for instance, one of the big record companies, is also quite happy to sell you CD-RW/DVD-RW rewriters and the media they use...:-)
Case of having your cake and eating it or the right hand not knowing what the left is doing?
This whole thing rests on the music industry claiming that were it not for file sharing they'd have made a sale - the same as they used to say about home recording on cassette decks - and the law agreeing to this absurd assumtion.
This is an enormous supposition and were it not for Bush and his "business/industry friendly" types etc in the positions of political power it'd probably have been laughed out of court in another time - assuming people didn't have the sense to stop it getting there in the first place! One only hopes the technology moves on some (some sort of anonymiser?) and that in our country these guys run into a version of law that tells them where to get off.
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