scottyhotty wrote:Or hell, I'll go to Tower Records and steal a CD. Then I go out and play it outside on my portable stereo. I'm "Promoting the CD" and helping Tower Records sell more by showing people on the street that good music is sold there. Then I get arrested and ask why. Hmmmmmmmm.
Are you actually foolish enough to think that piracy somehome equates to physical theft? That your analogy isn't fundamentally flawed? If so, then you have larger issues to work out.
I was just trying to make a point. Piracy is theft. Stealing a CD is theft. Get the picture?
While giving credit where credit is due is one thing, you are still using someone else's copyrighted property in full. You still need permission to do that. Maybe I can try to use another example. I'm gonna make a movie. It's not for my profit, but I use, say 60 minutes of Star Wars Eps. 3 film in it. Then I share it publicly. I'm sure George Lucas would have a fit if someone took his media property and used it without permission in a public fashion. The legal grounds on this are not something I'm aware of, but I'm sure as hell I would get in trouble.
Oh, one more thing, sure you can go to Limewire to D/L. Who doesn't? But if you can't find a good song there, you have other options. But from what I heard from that was you are trying to defend illegal activity with the stated fact that I'm stupid (ps - it's spelled YOU'RE, not YOUR... but don't worry, I make stoopid mistakes two) and can't use the internet efficiently? I am sorry if I made it sound like I was an internet Noob and couldn't steal copyrighted materials more efficiently like you x_rex30. FYI - Before Limewire and even Napster, there was a little something called MIRC.
I was trying to help everyone understand the other side of the fence. The point of view from the people who own the songs. There are so many people out there trying to defend piracy. And I use the term piracy VERY loose. We aren't trading music files here, but it's still unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted materials that's made available free of charge.
Like I said... other companies might follow Wind Up Records and ask that their music is pulled as well. We can only hope that doesn't happen.