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Discuss about illegal downloading!31st Mar 2009, 20:39 #1
I read in the thread "Recently viewed movies", were some guys discussed a bit about illegal downloading, so I thought it would be fun to hear what all you guy's think about this?
First of all, I dont know the different prices in your countries, but here in Sweden, they are way to high, both for music and movies, but even games.
So, I think that downloading "illegaly" as it is, is a way for us to tell the music/movie/game business to but a lower price on there products.
But now someone sais:
- Dont you think they shall get paid for what they are doing?
Yes I think so, and they are still.
And why should all the music/movie/game business get so much payed as they are today, and now they complain about how much they lose when they have millions in there accounts.
I dont see any other business complain about getting to low salery.
Yes, not everyone is a big actor, artist or game producer, but today is a hole different way of getting big.
You have the internet.
It's a new way of getting new fans/viewers and so on.
People say that "illegal" downloading is stealing, but it isn't.
I'm sick of people telling that the music/movie/"game" business are losing money if you download one of there products.
This is all wrong.
Not to mention the high prices on everything, when you watch a movie that you have downloaded, doesn't mean you would have bought it in a shop.
So you cant say they lose money, because they wouldn't get the money even if you wouldn't dowload that movie.
This is kinda how it looks like (in my view of point):
- You find something new, a song, a movie or a game
- You look it up on for example youtube.
- You download it.
- You listen/watch/play it.
- If you like it, you buy it.
- And then you go back to the first point, and around and around.
This got way longer then I thought if would, Im sure I have forgott something but this is what I can come up to right now. :P
Now let me hear your point of view.
31st Mar 2009, 20:43 #2
I'll only fileshare if A) I'm broke or B) I can't find the track anywhere else, and even then I'll use blogs rather than Limewire or The Pirate Bay. Of course though, once I find it somewhere, I'll buy it.
31st Mar 2009, 20:51 #4
hmm. normally, im not a big fan of illegal downloading. if i really like an artist or a band or whatever, then i feel whoever is responsible for the material should be supported (by paying the price of the material).
but sometimes, i find that if you really can't find what youre looking for ANYWHERE (and i mean anywhere...) then you really might not have a choice. lets say a new album just came out. and its not on itunes or amazon or anywhere else that would allow you to download it legally. you dont see any way that it WOULD get onto those places in the near future and the album isnt in any local stores or overseas stores that would be able to ship it to you. there's not much you can do- especially if you're one of those people who HAS to have whatever theyre looking for and soon.
THEN i could see where illegal downloading would be okay.
but im also not a big fan of it because sometimes the quality is really bad..."I love the sound of my speakers dying for the sake of my music."
31st Mar 2009, 20:57 #5
but im also not a big fan of it because sometimes the quality is really bad...
Maybe your looking in the wrong places.
Haha, no but as you said, of course they should get paid, and as you do, I buy the things I like, and from the people I support.
31st Mar 2009, 21:06 #6
I pirate a lot, but I have no job, I do school all the time. Its my main focus actually. Most often, I buy what I pirate when I actually can, but unfortunately, I can't afford to buy often
31st Mar 2009, 21:11 #7
todays our last day with internet privacy. ****ing hell.
31st Mar 2009, 21:21 #8
I think illegal downloading can be a bit useful for stuff like getting rare tracks for music or game demos that aren't released any more but I prefer to actually go out and buy CDs/ DVDs/ games so that I actually have an original copy rather than having to back up everything to save storage space.