I'm not sure what to think. On one hand, I don't like to see anyone stealing music, software and movies but I also would hate to see the RIAA (who are basically the scum of the planet) win. Just from the picture, it looks like this software makes pirating pathetically easy.
People are willing to pay for that which they like.
They are not all stupid... many of us have figured out that if we like something and want more of it, we need to support the people making it.
Does not matter the medium, we gotta show our love for it and reward the artists / movie makers bringing us such great feelings.
One day I still think the industry will stop worrying about downloads like they did with :
every new Free media medium caused panic - "my God, why will people buy when they can get it free!!!???"
and every time we keep buying.
Yet they feel the need to sue some granny $XKK ???? for some mp3 downloads and ruin peoples live to proove the point that they cannot see the historical trend that People Buy music / film Even when it IS Freely available.
They need to have more faith in the people they are part of
There will always be a few who say "why would I pay for it when I can get it for free?"
but those people are still learning to love those around them and help the world grow and shine for us all
A Great new future is slowly unfolding for all of us willing to partake in it
Er, so whats the news here? Header says Grooveshark.com was in trouble with the RIAA in the past. Then a paragraph advertises an unofficial tool to download from that website and the two about Napster. (Btw, this tool is the first google result for "grooveshark downloader" and has been around since 2009). So is the RIAA after this or what?
People like me are willing to Pay for the music that we want. I got my wallet out, trying to pay for services such as spotify, rdio or even grooveshark. I want to use itunes, I want to buy the CDs but what? Not open to my country? /sad face. RIAA and copyright issues prevent us from using all these services! So what do we have to do then to listen to our music? Pirate it..
RIAA would sue impoverished handicapped children if they could figure out a way to squeeze money out of them.
however tools that facilitate piracy should be stopped.
imo grooveshark isn't at fault here, the downloader tool is the one to blame.
A band will make more money off spreading the word of their band through illegal downloads and getting more turning up at a concert/festival. Just the record companies that are getting irate. IMO, just ignore them and they'll go away eventually.
Why would you want to download something that is already readily available? If there was a MovShark for movies, I'd be in heaven. I could care less about downloading at that point. Everything is there already.
[citation][nom]srgess[/nom]Artist need to stop crying its simple making a website and download album from their site so all the profit goes really to the artist. The thief is not people downloading illegal is the label[/citation]
Totally agree, if the music was cheaper and more went to the artists, i would certainly pay for more. But paying full price for an album then needing to download it. Nope.
i feel this entire argument is irrelevant as you can get this music from radio and in much better quality then most mp3 purchase sites sell songs at.
apparently somebody born after the 70's 80's and 90's does not know this moot point.
the music and movie industry did nothing about it unless you sold the material for over 30 years.
the fact that we have loaned friends and family our books records and videos for over hundreds of years sets precedent.
for you snot nosed egotistical rude teenagers aka the infamous S.N.E.R.T.'s no videos and records have no existed for hundreds of years, they are approaching their first century soon enough and books have been loaned and borrowed for well over a thousand years around the world, and since the day this nation was created so you can shove that pay per use argument up that creek you have no paddles for.
as far as i am concerned this matter was settled before laws were made regarding this.
when something is worthy of being paid for i buy it to show my support.other wise the broadcast system would never have taken off in the first place.
how many of you have ever paid to see the wizard of oz?
would you have paid to see gone with the wind also?
do you own copies of these two movies?
they were some of the first color movies every produced and shown on television every year for decades and were paid for by advertising royalties.
point settled , move on and get over it!