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    New Musical Download Fine

    Well it has happened again:

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/n...download_N.htm

    Jury decided this kid needs to pay 675,000 for illegally and willfully downloading and sharing 30 songs. Maybe a few more judgments like this and people will stop breaking the law!

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    I doubt it.

    The death penalty doesn't deter crime as much as we'd like. And that's the ultimate price.

    As long as people have computers, and music is being made, someone will steal it.

    It's just a shame the record companies like to "make examples" of people. Like that won't just piss people off...

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    Good riddance
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    Interesting comments

    If they don't want this to happen it's up to the recording industry to start creating blockages like other hacker free companies do. Leave the kids alone.
    Order the idiot to do 200 hours community service at a soup kitchen or cleaning up a freeway. No way this kid will ever pay a nickel.
    Oh, please! How exactly do they intend to collect? I for one will never buy another cd - as I haven't in a long time - I'll get it off the internet like everybody else does. The high cost of cds is what makes millionaires out of the likes of 50 Cent. I read once that a cd costs 4 cents to produce
    I know it is an illegal practice, but why does the record companies go after the user and not the dealer? Why does not the record company go after the file sharing websites?

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    These are all the dying throes of a now-broken business model.

    Pretty soon, hopefully, musicians will start direct-selling to their fan-bases more, via the 'net, and all of these legal machinations will be rendered moot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetMedic View Post
    These are all the dying throes of a now-broken business model.

    Pretty soon, hopefully, musicians will start direct-selling to their fan-bases more, via the 'net, and all of these legal machinations will be rendered moot.
    Couldn't have said it better.

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    It will be ironic if the music companies accelerate their collapse by these actions. Now, if there were a good way to allow authors to get around publishing houses...
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    Re: New Musical Download Fine

    Quote Originally Posted by RickD View Post
    Jury decided this kid needs to pay 675,000 for illegally and willfully downloading and sharing 30 songs. Maybe a few more judgments like this and people will stop breaking the law!
    Don't hold your breath.

    Quote Originally Posted by StreetMedic View Post
    These are all the dying throes of a now-broken business model.

    Pretty soon, hopefully, musicians will start direct-selling to their fan-bases more, via the 'net, and all of these legal machinations will be rendered moot.
    *high five*

    Quote Originally Posted by SirKodiak View Post
    It will be ironic if the music companies accelerate their collapse by these actions.
    Yeah, that's already been set in motion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetMedic View Post
    These are all the dying throes of a now-broken business model.

    Pretty soon, hopefully, musicians will start direct-selling to their fan-bases more, via the 'net, and all of these legal machinations will be rendered moot.
    God I hope not. Record labels give so many artists chances to be famous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metsguy234 View Post
    God I hope not. Record labels give so many artists chances to be famous.
    So, you'd rather record companies get paid the majority of the money for the work of the artists rather than the artists getting paid directly and completely for their product?

    What is with you?

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    Hmm, there won't be any videos for MTV to not play
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    Re: New Musical Download Fine

    I love the justification for breaking the law:

    First of all the artists sign a contract. No one breaks their arm and makes them do this. They agree to let the record labels sell, distribute and market their music as they see fit. The LEGAL way to do this is purchasing CD's.

    So the artist doesn't make as much as the record label. Sad but they agreed to it. So ton use this as justification to break the law is wrong. ILLEGALLY downloading and sharing music is just that...ILLEGAL!

    For the record I buy my music the legal way. From a store where they sell CD's. Try it some time.

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    The notion expressed was this:
    Quote Originally Posted by SirKodiak
    Pretty soon, hopefully, musicians will start direct-selling to their fan-bases more, via the 'net, and all of these legal machinations will be rendered moot.
    which metsguy, for some weird reason, disagreed with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metsguy234 View Post
    God I hope not. Record labels give so many artists chances to be famous.
    And also ruined so many artists chances to be famous. Including many black artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDuck1989 View Post
    And also ruined so many artists chances to be famous. Including many black artists.
    Yeah record labels are racist, they were the only business that discriminated against blacks in the 50s.
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