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beacuse i got piratebay no money living in a country you cant even buy original stuff like games ,music ,movies its all pirated lol

and my town finally got a better internet connection and everyone can download as much as they can so all dvd stores are closed except one ...:))



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I download lots, but if I find an artist I really like I buy their album to support them. I think I easily have over 100 CD's now. But I also have probably 2,000+ songs that I "file shared".

And also because I use the CD player in my car a decent amount. I have an Aux cable for my iPod but sometimes I forget my iPod at home then it's either CD's or the radio and I would much rather use CD's. 



kljesta64 said:

beacuse i got piratebay no money living in a country you cant even buy original stuff like games ,music ,movies its all pirated lol

and my town finally got a better internet connection and everyone can download as much as they can so all dvd stores are closed except one ...:))



well I suppose in certain situations like yours, there is no choice, because literally everything is pirated anyway, even physical copies of DVDs are pirated

....but I'm not so sure that I would still call it "right" though.....



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It supports the artist, it doesn't matter if they "deserve it" or not. You aren't entitled to just take whatever you want without paying because YOU don't think you should have to.

If you think $0.99 for a song or $12 for the album is too much, your first reaction shouldn't be "oh I'll just steal it", it should be "well I guess I won't buy it, maybe wait for a price drop".



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i like to support artist that i care to listen to and actually wait for their next album....
they already have millions? well i bet 99% of the stuff you bought is owned by millionaires anways....



 

JOKA_ said:
It supports the artist, it doesn't matter if they "deserve it" or not. You aren't entitled to just take whatever you want without paying because YOU don't think you should have to.

If you think $0.99 for a song or $12 for the album is too much, your first reaction shouldn't be "oh I'll just steal it", it should be "well I guess I won't buy it, maybe wait for a price drop".

Maybe you should get off your high horse and start thinking realistically. 

Music don't have price drops anymore. And technically it's considered file sharing, not stealing. 



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Just because a person is rich doesn't make it morally ok to steal from them. That would be like saying a particular store is making big profits, so it's ok to walk in and shoplift from them.

And the term 'file sharing' does not make it better than stealing. You own something that somebody worked to produce, and you didn't pay for it. Pirating games - stealing, pirating movies - stealing, pirating software - stealing, pirating music - stealing.



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JOKA_ said:
It supports the artist, it doesn't matter if they "deserve it" or not. You aren't entitled to just take whatever you want without paying because YOU don't think you should have to.

If you think $0.99 for a song or $12 for the album is too much, your first reaction shouldn't be "oh I'll just steal it", it should be "well I guess I won't buy it, maybe wait for a price drop".

Maybe you should get off your high horse and start thinking realistically. 

Music don't have price drops anymore. And technically it's considered file sharing, not stealing. 


High horse?  I think its called being a decent human by giving people who worked on a product some compensation (read: money) for their effort.

I am being realistic.  When I cannot afford something/think the price of something is too high....I don't buy it.  When I walk into a convenience store and see a $2 candy bar but I only have a $1... I don't buy it.  When I look on Steam and I see a game for $60 that I don't think is worth $60...I don't buy it.  When I see an album on iTunes for $12 that I don't want to pay $12 for...I don't buy it.

Fine, music doesn't have price drops.  That doesn't mean pirate it, it means....wait for it.....don't buy it!

And I'm sorry, but it is stealing. 



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I only buy music from artists who aren't well known such as Uppermost or Mitis (Yeah you guys don't know them lol). Reason being because famous artists such as Justin Bieber make most of their money from merchandise sales and concerts/touring. When you buy a well known artists music online most of your money goes to the record label not the artist.

This is why I support smaller musicians because they don't depend on merchandise sales (cause they have no merchandise) and they don't earn a lot of money from touring because not many people know who they are therefore they don't sell many tickets.