Downloading free music...

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Ediction421, May 18, 2004.

  1. Ediction421

    Ediction421 Member

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    Does anybody else still do this?

    And am I really putting myself at risk to prosecution?

    Cuz im downloading music right now...:)
     
  2. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    i'm in canada, it's legal to download here. :D my problem is that i can hardly ever find the music that i ~want~ to dl
     
  3. missfontella

    missfontella Mama of Da Assassins

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    yes, my friend is getting sued for about 250,000 dollars

    and the bad part is that she doesn't even known how to download...it was her Mom
     
  4. Faerie

    Faerie Peachy

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    I pay for mine now... :( i miss free music
     
  5. HerbuhLovuh

    HerbuhLovuh raa

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    wow u gotta downloads uber loads of music, like music downloadzzzz 24/7 for months, to get tagged for a fine like that insane shizzit
     
  6. Lodui

    Lodui One Man Orgy

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    Yes!!!! If you wanna avoid prosecution, DONT SHARE!!!

    It's not illegal to download any music you have the rights to, and you have the rights to download if you own the cd. They're not going to find everyone who downloads the file and question if they own the cd or not.

    But under the DMCA its illegal to share that data, that means you an download whatever you want, cause you're not breaking the law (well you are if you don't have the rights to it, but they're not going to check that out... It'd take to many resources, they'd have to prove that you don't own it, which is very hard to do.) But you are breaking the law if you're sharing.

    Turn file sharing off... kinda basterdly, but its true.
     
  7. missfontella

    missfontella Mama of Da Assassins

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    my friend's mom had 923 songs, mainly old shit and its not a fine. She is actually being sued for the amount in the share folder....by a record company I think. They said at LEAST 750 per song maybe more
     
  8. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

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    I'll probably get flamed for saying this, but I feel sooooo guilty about downloading free music. I just feel like it's a form of stealing, just my opinion. My conscious doesn't allow me to do it.
     
  9. missfontella

    missfontella Mama of Da Assassins

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    me too *wink* the artists work so hard *wink, looks around*
     
  10. Lodui

    Lodui One Man Orgy

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    All the music I download is free anyway.

    Listening to obscure music has some advantages. :D
     
  11. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    there's a lot of music out there that's free to download... that the artists want people to have.

    music should be free, but we all have to eat, so, yeah...
     
  12. pink floyd

    pink floyd carousing&ransacking

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    lets all steal from the RIAA
     
  13. Eagle Rose

    Eagle Rose Member

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    I download all the time man, I guess I might get caught, haven't yet though. ..lol
     
  14. pink floyd

    pink floyd carousing&ransacking

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    i download music, but that's not where artists get most of their money anyway.. i go to a lot of shows. if i download a song and like it, ill go see them live. that's giving them money/support..
     
  15. HerbuhLovuh

    HerbuhLovuh raa

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    hey lodui hook me with a link to some of ur favorite obscured music
    you can get my favoreite free obscure music from www.johnfrusciante.com in one of the categories there's a free album internet release and there's a live transcription of a studio released album
    I think all music should be free
    and that if you pay for music
    your being scammed on your very spirit
     
  16. HerbuhLovuh

    HerbuhLovuh raa

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    i mean honestly
    money is covered with pagan symbols by a government that does not rule with religion and of whoms originators burned anyone anyway who woulda used those symbols spiritually
    wtf is going on?
    LoL
     
  17. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

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    I don't know...it just occured to me, though...

    I technically do get my music for free. I'm a dance instructor and if I want any certain song or any certain album, my boss pays to get it downloaded and because it's used for a business they deduct it from their taxes. It's a win-win situation.
     
  18. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    121 Senior Member

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    So thats why there are so many leechers.. Downloading tunes is the only way. When I buy an album there are usually 1 or 2 decent tunes on there and the rest suck!

    You should DL want you want, store it on a decent MP3 player and delete the rest from your harddrive.
     
  20. HerbuhLovuh

    HerbuhLovuh raa

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    ive only bought certain ways of albums for the past years
    Recently I bought a whole series of John Frusciante CD's
    He released one of them every month for 6 months
    And everyone was totally badass and every single song was ripping watery burning etc
    I also bought a meditation CD designed to enduce meditative brain waves
    Turns out I like to meditate along to John's music alot more and have long ago misplaced the meditation cd ;););)
    Again, the way of music is free spirits!
     

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