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Started by LegendarySandwich, January 02, 2011, 11:10:21 PM
Quote from: "terranus"The reason internet sharing is mostly considered "wrong" and illegal is because sharing violates core principles of greedy capitalism. In a true Communist state, internet sharing would never be challenged as an illegal or immoral practice. It wouldn't even be a controversial issue at all. Why do you think internet "piracy" is so much higher in countries like China?
Quote from: "TheWilliam"I'm on the fence for just one reason. I love underground mid 90s hip hop and most........ well all of those albums have been out of print since they were released. and I already paid for all the stuff I had to download but my first apt got robbed,and i could either download them for free. or go on ebay and pay an average of 50 dollars an album.
Quote from: "LegendarySandwich"I don't think that's fair. I bought it; I get to decide what to do with it.
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
Quote from: "Asmodean"Quote from: "LegendarySandwich"I don't think that's fair. I bought it; I get to decide what to do with it.You bought the rights to use it, not necessarilly to distribute or modify it.
QuoteBuying a bus ticket is not the same as buying the bus, you know
QuoteAt best you are rationalizing theft.
Quote from: "terranus"QuoteAt best you are rationalizing theft.Theft? How is this theft? Last time I checked, internet sharing doesn't involve breaking into some artist's music library and stealing all their music. Internet sharing involves people willing to let other people listen to/watch items that they have already paid for. I'm not seeing how this counts as theft, sorry. I mean, if I buy an apple, and decide to share some of that apple with you, does that mean the owners of the apple orchard get to sue me for copyright infringement/piracy? Not hardly. It's my right to share it because I bought it.
Quote from: "TheJackel"http://www.computerworld.com/comments/node/9202961?page=1I blame the pirates for this kind of crap! Now it' going into Hardware DRM, and worst of all, that crap won't even work!
Quote from: "LegendarySandwich"Quote from: "TheJackel"http://www.computerworld.com/comments/node/9202961?page=1I blame the pirates for this kind of crap! Now it' going into Hardware DRM, and worst of all, that crap won't even work!I'd rather blame the companies.As of right now, I am officially undecided on the whole piracy issue.
Quote from: "Whitney"What about copyrighted material existing prevents the free exchange of ideas any more than it does in the "real world" and what about the internet entitles it to supersede established law?