TPB: The Delusional Recording Industry Must Be Stopped

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spoonless_eddie

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[citation][nom]danielravennest[/nom]The problem is their business model is based on scarcity, and music files are just no longer scarce.[/citation]

Their business model is certainly an issue. Another issue is that they have plenty of money, and our technoklutz lawmakers all are for sale. Also keep in mind that their lawyers have been all over EU trying to manipulate the laws.

The only thing necessary to enforce laws like this is the ability to examine your HD. They do it to your eBook. They do it to your cell phone. Why not your PC? It isn't that far fetched.

After looking for IP it will be terrorism. Then child porn. It's easy to see exactly where this could lead. They is not just a bunch of greedy pigs with an obsolete business model. They are children who have been given a package to carry into the enemy camp.
 

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"However, the loss of human jobs due to piracy is real, yet no one is bashing robots for doing the same thing."

Maybe, but if so what jobs? And if you say it's the artists or content creators that are losing their jobs I'd like to sea a link to a real study or journal.

the MAFIAA hasn't been able to show that the entertainment industry has ever suffered any significant damages due to piracy and the internet. If anything it goes the opposite way, with the internet helping artists connect with their fans.

The major labels/studios have been able to compete by keeping up their gatekeeper status through litigation and lobbying. Let's see how long everyone puts up with being treated like criminals.
 

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I dislike MAFIAA in all its forms at great intensity.

Isnt there a law in the US against mafiaa and organized crime? Shouldn't they be arresting mafiaa and its affiliates? Crack those down and give the money seized to the rightful artists. Might not solve everything, but it sure does look like a step in the right direction.
 

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"Foreign rogue sites that steal American jobs"? Oh please! He should blame on those US companies who outsourced jobs to foreign countries! The RIAA is clearly delusional!
 

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Since the introduction of digital music and supposed rampant piracy the number of sales has been at a historical highest point ever, more money flows into the studios than at any point in history.

Torrents are no different than putting together a mixtape from a friends vinyl record, just deal with it.
 
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"one of the most clear and obvious examples of why meaningful tools are needed to target foreign rogue sites that steal American jobs."

Wow, I didn't know that downloading a song, movie, or game was a way to steal jobs. Perhaps then the unemployed US citizens should download all the pirated material from China that way they can literally take those jobs back.

/sarcasm
 

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We already paid for all that crap (ok, some titles are good). It's unffair buy a CD for 1 or 2 songs while the record companies repeat zillion songs on every CD. Its SUMMER HIT here, WINTER HIT there, BEST OF and so on... The pay-per-track was a jump up in this scene, but we just can't pay more for 1 downloadable song then the same song on an CD with 8-12 songs.
We pay for internet, the spped we pay lead the quality we use. Ripped games and low quality movies are a reflect of our internet bill. We pay for 24x7 access, but we don't use it. So it's very fair that we download some content to use meanwhile.
 

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I think MTV losing its way has caused more damage then any amount of piracy. Honestly a great music video creates a ton of interest in a band or a new album and that marketing has given way to "I'm a 13 year old slut who let my boy friend's daddy knock me up" programming.

As far as piracy being bad for the industry just ask Metallica how bad piracy is for an up and coming bad. They will tell you how people in the '80s would create copies of their demo albums and pass them out to their friends, and when they would play in clubs where that happened a lot people would go nuts when they went on stage. Yep allowing people to pirate their music almost cost Metallica everything, it also made them the most recognized band in their genre but they weren't making money from the tapes and that's all that matters.
 
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Those jackasses have the nerve to say 'they are stealing American jobs' as part of their 'defense'...? PUH-lease! American companies are lining up to THROW American jobs away. If they can make 23% profit instead of 20% profit by sending our jobs to China, they will in a microsecond. The ONLY reason the RIAA still has American jobs is because they can't convince the American singers to go to China to make their albums in Chinese studios. But wait, I am sure they'll start bullying them into doing just that soon enough. Then who will they berate for taking those American jobs away?
 

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[citation][nom]buzzkillington[/nom]If the RIAA is going to say jobs are being lost, then they have to say TPB is making jobs too. From all the countless anti-piracy protection to the unlimited amount of lawyers and cops going after them, TPB is is creating plenty of jobs and the people losing money are mostly the rich guys who already have millions who have an unquenchable greed.[/citation]

That's called "broken window fallacy."
 

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[citation][nom]fyasko[/nom].99$ for a song on itunes is too much. artists should be competitive with their prices instead of shelling out trash for a buck.[/citation]
You can't pay less than a dollar for a song? Really? Artist only get a very small portion of that $1.00 if you took out their portion you could hardly tell it was less.
 

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great!
Perhaps after TPB,we could do the same with the ridiculous amounts of money we have to cough up for internet providers, insurance, food and groceries, and water and electricity!
 

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[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]There hasn't been any music or movies worth pirating in the past 10 some odd years.....[/citation]

I'd say the opposite. There hasn't been any music or movies worth buying. It's worth pirating. If something is worth owning I buy it for everything else there's a torrent.
 

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I love how the RIAA has the audacity to accuse anyone of theft they stole the radio years ago and have been stealing musicians profits for years.

RIAA is worried about stealing American jobs, but yet I don't see their highly overpaid CEO's and other high positions taking a cut in their pay to create more jobs so who's the one stealing jobs?
 

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Im currious about these so called jobs that are being lost.
The RIAA claimes american jobs are being taken because of online piracy?
Show me 1 Job lost because of Piracy, and I"ll buy a 99cent song as a pitty purchase.
 
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