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Is file sharing stealing?

Discussion in 'Let's Jam!' started by Christian24, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Idicious

    Idicious Senior Member

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    About downloading, besides the fact that the bands don't get the money the largest problem in the long run will be with the record companies and lable's. Most people think big deal, but if they have less money they can take on less bands, and the bands they do take will have to meet stricter and stricter criterea, so less bands will be able to put out cd's and the type of music that comes out will be smaller and smaller, and smaller lables will die off because they don't get enough income thus can't support the underground anymore etc. Think a bit broader than only the bands not getting any money, if lables don't get enough money bands will no longer be able to keep making music.
     
  2. TheWarWithin

    TheWarWithin New Member

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    Don't know if anyone said this. Too many posts to read....

    A copyright simply means that no one can reproduce your music and call it their own and mak e a profit off of it. It does not mean that I can't buy a friend a CD for his birthday. Or even in a broader spectrum, it doesn't mean that I can't buy a CD, put the music on my computer and then share it with the whole world. It simply means that I cannot say that I am the one who originally created this music.

    Not that I am for or against pirating, simply stating what I know about a copyright.
     
  3. eyeballdub

    eyeballdub Member

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    Musicians nowadays are becoming too worldly, selfish, not realizing that their talent
    are meant to be used for free. But they also have the right to live, so if you are rich,
    go buy their album, but if you're not rich like me, I don't think it would be stealing
    at all. I got a free song on my site that I recorded and wrote, it makes me happy when
    people listen to it.

    http://eyeballdub.multiply.com/
     
  4. Blackmarch

    Blackmarch Legend

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    If the author of the file says its free to copy and distribute then it's not stealing. I fthey say it is not, then it is stealing.
     
  5. eyeballdub

    eyeballdub Member

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    "And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with
    the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts."
    2 Corinthians 3:3 (ESV)

    "The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law."
    1 Corinthians 15:56 (ESV)

    http://eyeballdub.multiply.com/
     
  6. Nhat Le

    Nhat Le Follow your bliss.

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    Basically ANYTHING is copyrighted is illegal, you NEED company's approve to share.. otherwise it's personal use only.
     
  7. tbag

    tbag Guest

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    Copyright is the law of man seeking profit. Christ would never charge for his word.
     
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