Have you ever illegally downloaded a song file?

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Have you ever illegally downloaded a song file?

  1. yes

    21 vote(s)
    67.7%
  2. no

    10 vote(s)
    32.3%
  1. Mem

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    Anonymous poll.

    MINNEAPOLIS – A replay of the nation's only file-sharing case to go to trial has ended with the same result — a Minnesota woman was found to have violated music copyrights and must pay huge damages to the recording industry.

    A federal jury ruled Thursday that Jammie Thomas-Rasset willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs, and awarded recording companies $1.92 million, or $80,000 per song.







     
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    Another stupid and extreme case. I think the amount should be closer to the cost of a CD, and avoid the scare tactics this case is providing.

    I don't download. I have plenty of CD's.
     
  4. got_lost

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    Bloody good job too!

    No I haven't and never will.
    I know and respect too many musicians and would rather purchase their records and support them than steal from them, thank you!

    Let's hope this result will put a lot of others off doing it too!
     
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    Musicians actually get a very small cut of actual album/CD sales. Musicians make most of their money from live shows and concerts. So if you want to give the artists money and not the company executives then you'd be better off going to live shows.

    If you get caught downloading music then you are stupid and should be punished. Stupidity is its own punishment. $1.92M is a laughable scare tactic.
     
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    Oh, believe me.
    I go to a LOT of live shows! :biggrin1:
     
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    And what about illegally downloading copyrighted porn? I wish there were more "live" shows.:biggrin1:
     
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    Yes Kate we are aware of your addiction to live shows. Just how is that 12 step program working dear? :chairfall:
     
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    I never have done this myself but I have accepted CDs from people who have and I see very little wrong with it considering the gouging the industry has done in pricing, regardless of who gets the money.
     
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    It's not illegal in Canada; BMG Canada Inc. v. John Doe: Federal Courts Reports
     
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    i used to. now i buy many more CDs. and because a small record store opened up close i can get my obscure bands too!
     
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    I have people for that.
     
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    Hahahah!!!

    Well.... I was going to drive 5 hours back and forth for one last week but didn't!!!
    That's progress!
    Or was it laziness?!!? :rolleyes:
    Or was it cos I thought I was too old to go listen to them on my own? :redface:
     
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    We gave up buying cd's long ago,If not our house would be wall to wall covered in them!iTunes is where we get most of our music since all four of us have iphones or ipodsAny and all other sources are legal and paid for.
     
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    I vote laziness cause the way you drive you could have made it in 3 hours. :drive:
     
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    sure I have, and not just songs
    but I'm not in USA :p
     
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