Re: downloading music
Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Downloading music illegally has resulted in me being many more CDs and LPs. As a matter of fact, I bought six CDs at Shake-It today, and I have nearly 3,000 CDs in my collection right now. Without illegal downloads, I wouldn't have heard of half the bands I currently listen to.
But hey, if you want to say downloading 80GB of music is the same as breaking and entering, go ahead and report me to the cops even though the music industry has practically robbed me with their ridiculous prices and ****ty product.
Just a couple of quick points:
1) while it may be true that illegal downloading has motivated you to buy some cds that you may not have purchased otherwise, through using torrents etc you have also enabled many others to steal music and it's not a given that they ever intend to buy anything.
2) I don't think you can have it both ways. The notion that you're just "borrowing" the music rings a little hollow given your characterization of the music industry above. The above statement implies you illegally download music because you feel it's overpriced and of low quality. Seriously music would be the first product in the world where people who steal it feel obligated to then go buy a copy of what they already have. I just have a really hard time believing that if someone likes a cd they've illegally downloaded, their first inclination is to run to the music store with money in hand rather than simply adding the word "discography" to their next torrent search.
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