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  • #68650

    malcom
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    My .o2.

    My dad and I were talking about Mp3 downloading the other day. The upshot to it is that while musicians are losing money out of it, ANYTHING is getting released. Combine this with increasingly better and more affordable home studios, and you have good art. In short, This is terrible for business, but great for art. No longer will people have to make their work "comercially accessable " It’ll be out there for people to find if they want. And boy bands will be nonexistant.

    #68651

    AGAP
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    Jaron reducing the above far reaching bill to an arguement about mp3’s just seems silly…no matter who caused this type of legislation to come up.

    Oh yeah, did you manage to d/l those GBV songs you were looking for <img>

    Allison

    #68652

    everyonelovesjaron
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    </font><blockquote><font>quote:</font><table><tr><td><table><tr><td>Originally posted by Another Girl Another Planet:
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    Oh yeah, did you manage to d/l those GBV songs you were looking for <img>

    </strong></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></blockquote>No, but I found a lovely legal band operated real audio radio station to listen to.

    If people want to preview music, that’s what real audio is for! <img>

    #68653

    AGAP
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    Yeah Right <img> <img> <img>

    Allison

    #68654

    everyonelovesjaron
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    </font><blockquote><font>quote:</font><table><tr><td><table><tr><td>Originally posted by Another Girl Another Planet:
    <strong>Yeah Right <img> <img> <img>

    Allison</strong></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></blockquote>http://www.gbv.com … real audio…

    #68655

    AGAP
    Participant

    Nope, not buying it <img> But I still am buying loads of cd’s, altho they are not as cheap as you stated , the music I like can’t be found at walmart in the cheap bins…except of course the rasberries best of I got for five bucks:p I pay upwards of 35 bucks for some imports, online it can be more with shipping, duty & tax. I think a lot of us here always want the hard copy in our hands if at all possible. BLAH to this arguement <img>

    Allison <img>

    #68656

    Mattman
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    GBV.com has those horrible mp3’s too, Jaron. Quite a few in fact… Nice, legal, horrible mp3’s. <img>

    #68657

    SG
    Participant

    I`m still buying alot of cd`s too,and like Allison said they`re not cheap,I paid close to $60 for the 2 cd`s I bought the other day <img>

    #68658

    malcom
    Participant

    Even after I started bootlegging, I never stopped buying cd’s. But oddly enough, most of the Dinosaur jr Cd’s, and other cd’s, I bought I got used for $7.99

    #68659

    SG
    Participant

    I did the used cd thing for a long time,got some cool stuff but alot of junk as well,used cd`s here cost as much as $14.

    #68660

    everyonelovesjaron
    Participant

    Yeah, they do Matt. In fact, because they do, I think that somehow proves your point… oh, wait, it doesn’t.

    Have something relative to say?

    #68661

    Mattman
    Participant

    My point, Jaron, is that, from what I can tell, you’re trying to bastardize a form of technology, because some people mis-use it.

    Some people use cars as getaway vehicles from bank-robberies. Shall we outlaw cars, as well?

    What about knives, sure they’re useful for cutting food, as well as a whole lot of other uses. But some people use them to kill. Maybe we should get rid of them too…

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    <small>[ 03-25-2002, 04:34 PM: Message edited by: Mattman ]</small>

    #68662

    jeremiah
    Keymaster

    ya know, the record companies are breaking all time highs in sales. This shows that not all people are waiving a finger in the air at the labels. I fully show my support and purchase albums of many artists. In most cases I have already downloaded mp3’s from these albums but purchase the album to help support them. Also helps me keep from waisting money on crap.

    True there are some ‘rotten apples’ but it is definatly not sending the labels to skid row. <img> In fact, many are using them to their advantage!

    To rip the whole format is wrong. Many bands are getting their music heard by people that would have never known they existed.

    that is all I have for now – back to the muscle relaxers!

    #68663

    rosa
    Participant

    Courtney Love is quite nutty, but I’m beginning to like her idea of forming a musicians’ union.

    I personally would not say that I feel MY rights are at risk, but I do contemplate the rights of the artists regarding this new software proposal. If this law went into effect, record companies would have to set an ultimatum for artists: "Sign with us and surrender your artistic rights, or don’t sign with us and see how far your career goes." But if there were some kind of union (optional membership, of course), it might be heavy enough to balance out this corporate threat.

    Just thought I’d throw that out there; I know it’s a little bit random.

    Rosa

    p.s. does anyone know if ALL record companies are part of the RIAA?

    p.p.s. and how is it that record labels can claim copyrights to songs that are copyrighted to their respective authors?

    #68664

    malcom
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    </font><blockquote><font>quote:</font><table><tr><td><table><tr><td> p.s. does anyone know if ALL record companies are part of the RIAA?

    p.p.s. and how is it that record labels can claim copyrights to songs that are copyrighted to their respective authors </td></tr></table></td></tr></table></blockquote>NO, and, to my knowledge, no

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