Skip to comments.Can't stop the (free) music (Downloading)
Posted on 08/24/2009 8:07:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81
Can't stop the (free) music Why last month's $675,000 judgment against a BU student won't stop people from downloading songs illegally By Joseph P. Kahn Globe Staff / August 25, 2009
iTunes wasnt around yet, and David Tanklefsky was in the eighth grade when Napster, the now defunct music file-sharing website, became the must-go destination for computer-savvy music fans.
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Good. Anything that deprives the Hollywood Left of cash is by definition good for the USA.
Can’t Stop the Globe’s Tanking.
However, I found a lot of folk her have little are no understanding of what is creative rights.
If the music companies want to really put a dent in the illegal downloading, then start selling their individual songs for around 25-cents...
Well I hereby donate all the money I would have given U2 to...global warming.
If I record a song off the radio, am I stealing?
People have been copying songs from each other since the cassette recorder came out in the early 70s. It’s just part of the price paid for putting music out in the open. The internet and the CD burner have just made it all easier.
You can copy, cut and paste etc, anything you want as long as it is considered to be in the area of general knowledge. However, that is different from a one of a kind creative works are writings and art. But you really will not get in much trouble unless you try and claim the work of others as your own.
Thieves are thieves. If they could steal clothing and shoes with the same small chance of discovery, they’d steal those, or slip into the movies without paying.
The preposterous rationalizations thieves come up with to justify their theft and demonize those they steal from can be pretty amazing.
Wonder what percentage of illegal downloaders have ever shoplifted?
I don’t see why downloading a song for free from the internet to put on my ipod is different from recording it off the radio.
I’ve always thought that radio waves are a public good and when you put something on the radio you are placing it in the public domain. I understand that I can’t use somebody’s music, art, etc. for profit, but I don’t really see why taking a song for my ipod is different from taking it from the radio. I can hear it all I want for free on the radio, why not get it free from the internet? Internet radio has basically the same function as p2p sharing. I could even choose to play one song over and over for free.
If I choose to video my neighbor shooting his fireworks that he bought, he can’t restrict me. As soon as he launches fireworks into the air, everyone around can see them, and he has no way to control that. I feel the same way about music. You release it on the radio waves and people can consume it for free (well, except the price of having to listen to commercials).
My wife is a musician and we benefit handsomely from CD sales. We can’t keep someone from ripping her CD and sharing it with friends after we have sold the CD. The problem with music companies is that 1. The product is obviously more expensive than what the market will bear and 2. The product is often sub-par with the exception of one or two songs on a CD.
If they really want to recapture the market, they would lower the price of a retail CD. I don’t think 99 cents is unreasonable for a single song, but they would sell more songs if they lowered their price.
Many of the pontificators are in businesses that got their own beginnings through stealing.
I steal to protect my nation from fools like you!
Got a problem with that?
I would bet you can copy all the music you want from the radio. Try editing out all the back ground and over lapping. It is not the same music!
There is many a low-commercial FM station playing modern numbers that does not do babble overs and fade ins/outs. If you put a recording mike in front of a consumer grade radio the results are not going to be good, but with proper tuner and equalization and a direct feed, the amount of distortion introduced is well below what is introduced by loudspeakers. Back in “the day,” American manufacturers put out console AM radios that sounded as good as today’s Chinese made FM radios.
BTW, there is an express legal loophole for home radio recording, just to increase your indignancy.
Actually, you can go straight from radio to your computer with the proper hookup. Probably easier if you have digital radio. I have gotten a USB turntable, and can put my LP’s on computer. Plus, the software has editing function to remove hiss. I have some LPs almost 50 years old which can be edited to sound almost new.
Is it right? Was it right to tell us CDs would last forever and then after we buy a gazillion, they start getting winky in a few years?
Probably not, but it ain’t going to stop. I figure that is why they push “net books”. Yeah they would like nothing better than to have all our content on line.
parsy, who thinks music companies need to get used to it.
Those are words that make artists and music executives around the globe cringe.
But mostly music executives since artists rarely made squat from CD sales.
The days of paying for recorded music, like paying for porn, are over. Lawsuits don't deter downloading. An entire generation is growing up not knowing what it is like to fork out $12.99 for a 12 song, 50 minute compact disc.
Right or wrong, good or bad, that's just the way it is. The music industry is an anachronism. In the future, acts will enjoy regional popularity, earning money from touring. Big name artists will license out their music for commercial use.
The whole industry has been turned upside-down. The downloading genie is out of the bottle and it isn't going back in.
Lol, you reveal a lot about yourself.
A brilliant idea, if you ask me.