|12-06-2005, 08:58 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Well I haven't been around here even remotely as much as I'd like to be... hope everyone is well! The reason I have been MIA is mainly due to a ridiculous amount of uni work for my final year. My main piece of work is a dissertation on illegal music downloading, and as I'm scouring the net for articles I figured there might well some people on banter with some opinions, figures, sources, or ideas that I haven't thought of.
There's a lot more going on in the US than here in Scotland so anything you guys know is appreciated.
The broad view of the work is on the legal side. Mainly:
1. are the laws against downloading too difficult to enforce since the growth of downloading;
2. Is treatment of downloaders unfair?;
3. and Comparing the response to illegal downloading in the US and UK
If there's anything you think is worth mentioning or any good sites/contacts I might find useful, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Calvin: "Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man?"
Hobbes: "I'm not sure that man needs the help."
|12-07-2005, 08:08 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where the buffalo roam.
Well to answer your questions.
1.Yes, but its a pointless law anyway.
3.I know little about the UK situation, all i know is that this whole legal matter in the states is a bunch of BS.
Its idiotic to make a big deal about file sharing, is it such a horrible thing?... Whats the worst that could happen?... A bunch of rich rock stars being reduced to semi-luxury?... The fact of the matter is, 99% of all music played on the radio and MTV is dog****, and thats the same kind of music they sell at record stores and the only kind of music they sell at record stores, try buying a flaming lips CD at wall mart, like trying to find a hay in a needle stack, they have all the puddle of mudd you could ever want though.
If the big corperations and the record industry lose money, good, they brought it on to themselves, for favoring image and ratings over talent and quality.
If you want to hear new music thats worth a damn, you probably will have to download it illegaly.