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#31 +Nik L

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:11

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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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:21

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

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:24

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. :)

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:28

And their women are smashing. ;)

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

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:30

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.

#36 +techbeck

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 13:14

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.

#37 Javik

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 13:16

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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Posted 27 July 2012 - 00:26

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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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:26

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.