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uk Music stars attack Google over piracy


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piracy is a must for me, not to rip off artists but to find new tracks. I am in to EDM, many tracks are released everyday across a bunch of sites and each site has its "exclusive" tracks so i would have to spend quite a long time going through each site checking all the new and exclusive tracks. Using piracy all the new tracks are added to torrent sites for example which is nice and convenient central point, download them, scan through, add the ones i like to the shopping list delete the rubbish. This is a much more productive way of doing things.

That's excuse to pirate content like that. I understand that music is really hard to know what you're getting before you've heard it and then.. well you've played the music and pirated it, lol.

What you describing is more a requirement for a dedicated site or service that combines all the exclusive tracks and oranises them for you so you don't have to trawl each site all the time. You might be on to a winner there :)

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You have a good point there.

Its already happening. Point in case.

I got world rally championship 2010 from the indiegala site (paid for and 100% legit).

Today, I tried to search how to get the xbox 360 control pad working in the game. While I have a legit version, there are links to the pirate bay with other users asking how to get the xbox control pad working as well... of course, I am banned from checking that site even though it has the answer I'm looking for. I've been affected by censored and information that would have helped me has been removed from my access.

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Argh... the pain......

Must release the headaches of witnessing common stupidity... >_<

Where's my bowl of acid to rest my head in?

Glassed Silver:mac

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Surprise, a bunch of old people trying to push draconian laws.

Tinie Tempah ain't exactly old.

Then again, UK is pretty much becoming the definition of censorship. Cameron tried twice so far to ban porn. Third's a charm, then this Google thing...

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Isn't this kind of like attacking the construction companies who built roads because people can go rob banks and other places using them?

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I think I can easily pick out the downloaders in this thread.

Oh ho ho ho really?

I think the comments made were ridiculous, but yours also. "Downloaders"? Yes I do download music. And other data. LEGALLY. And in the past illegally. So what? My stance that Google should not be censored has no relation to that!

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I dont want to live in this country anymore........

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I dont want to live in this country anymore........

Come to Germany.

As far as such things are concerned we are still rather sensible amongst our European neighbours. :)

Glassed Silver:ios

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And their women are smashing. ;)

Also, sensible is somewhat of a relative term here >.>

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I think I can easily pick out the downloaders in this thread.

One of the burdens of copyright is it's simple too long, I cannot think of another job where half a days work can reward you for life and then still reward others after your death.

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Years ago, they blamed someone else for piracy..

Anyway, produce better music/movies and maybe people will start paying for things.

The movie/music industry is not what it used to be. It has gone really down hill.

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Google usually comply with DMCA requests pretty effectively. Google indexes billions of different websites they cannot be expected to catch everything

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One of the burdens of copyright is it's simple too long, I cannot think of another job where half a days work can reward you for life and then still reward others after your death.

Oh, I agree, the system is all screwed up.

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That's excuse to pirate content like that. I understand that music is really hard to know what you're getting before you've heard it and then.. well you've played the music and pirated it, lol.

What you describing is more a requirement for a dedicated site or service that combines all the exclusive tracks and oranises them for you so you don't have to trawl each site all the time. You might be on to a winner there :)

The problem is that the music industry refuses to accept this type of new business model. It may be an excuse to pirate, but the fact is when the industry doesn't provide a service people want than people will turn to piracy. Of course there will always be people that just want free stuff, but really the industry is slowly choking itself and lashing out at "piracy" so they have a scapegoat.

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