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Old 05-11-2014, 05:24 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Myk267 View Post
Open Source/Free Software can do some neat things, but it's certainly not going to subvert the state's regulations. At least not that directly: there's already plenty of ways to get songs from The Cloud, though.

It's a hard problem because: A. you want music without jumping through horrible bureaucratic hoops and B. you also want to actually pay the musicians you listen to so they can continue to create more music. Slapping everyone's album into The Cloud solves one of those problems.

I agree. That's why I like websites such as where artists sell their music directly to end users (listeners). I have bought a lot of music from there. In some cases it's the only place I can buy it from as I listen to some rather niche music genres (eg. djent) and I want to support those talented musicians.

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You're equating sharing of electronic data, an infinitely duplicable resource, with the theft of a finite resource.
That's a very common argument against the current piracy laws - theft takes place when you take away something from the original/rightful owner. In case of digital content very often it's not the case. This just shows that the laws are out-dated and need to be revisited to fit better the 21st century models.
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and B. you also want to actually pay the musicians you listen to so they can continue to create more music.
this sounds too right, they deserve it. Let's not speak of this evil thing again

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ondoho seems to have a short memory or is very young. Believe it or not, back in the old days, it was commonplace to bring a bunch of records, cassettes, cds to a party for the enjoyment of all. Equally commonplace was the act of handing them over to friends. Nobody seemed troubled by that at the time.



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