Posted by Roman_Maronie at pcp01110683pcs.flint01.mi.comcast.net on October 09, 2003 at 01:24:50:
In Reply to: exaggeration like a mother fucker! posted by MasterdeBater774 on October 09, 2003 at 01:14:51:
first of all there's a difference between physically taking things, then technologically copying/using/viewing them... to take something physically is to decrease it's quantity.... to copy something off the internet is simply making more of it... for private use... if someone walks into a store looks at a CD player, and then goes home and makes one for personal use then whats the problem with that? I'm not making profit on anything here... and let it be known that 99% of the albums/ movies i download i have either a copy of them already or intend to buy them at some time. I cannot afford to buy certian things right now.
Ok, so we've decided that copying music isn't so bad. Ok, your favorite artist just came out with a new CD. Everyone in the world knows it's going to be on Kazaa, so they don't buy it. One person, who just likes the cover art, buys it and shares it on Kazaa. Everyone downloads it from that one person, and share it as well. Now Mr. Matthews (or whoever) has sold one cd to 2,000,000,000 people. According to your post, even that damn one person shouldn't have bought it, because if they had bothered to download it from some crooked record exec then they could have had it free, and not decreased the quantity!
I'm not saying it's a horrible thing to do, I do it every damn day. I just realize that it is wrong, illegal, and probably bad for me in the long run!
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