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Old 04-12-2007, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey! I just wanted to ask some questions on what you think about downloading music for a research project.

1. Do you download legally or illegally? Why is this?

2. Do you feel that illegally downloading music takes away the artists rights? Is it stealing from the artist?

3. What are your opinions on the legality of downloading music?

4. If you do download music, why download rather than buy from the shops?

5.Which downlaoding software do you use and why?

Thanks. Anything you can give me would be a great help!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Right.

And by "Research project" you mean "Covert law operation intending to track and rape anyone that says anything about downloading music"

am I right?
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Right.

And by "Research project" you mean "Covert law operation intending to track and rape anyone that says anything about downloading music"

am I right?
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't download albums. I've found out that if I just walk into my local music shop with a balaclava & sawn off shotgun & they're only too happy to let me have what I want free.
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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1. Do you download legally or illegally? Why is this?
Illegally, because I can...(plus it doesn't cost anything).

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2. Do you feel that illegally downloading music takes away the artists rights? Is it stealing from the artist?
No, making music shouldn't be about money.
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3. What are your opinions on the legality of downloading music?
Huh? Can you rephrase that question so it makes sense?

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4. If you do download music, why download rather than buy from the shops?
Em, again, it's free, and I don't like buying something without trying it out first.

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Soulseek and utorrent.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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1. Do you download legally or illegally? Why is this?
Both. Sometimes I'll use iTunes to purchase music if I know I will never buy the CD. For lesser known artists, I will buy their CDs out of respect and to genuinely support them.

2. Do you feel that illegally downloading music takes away the artists rights? Is it stealing from the artist?
No, in fact, I think that in most cases it helps artists. In terms of accessiblity, lots of artists (especially local and indie) can't reach their audience or don't have an audience with CDs alone. When I get a recommendation from someone, I don't immediately run out to buy that CD because music is so subjective. I don't know whether I'll like that particular artist or not but being able to download opens a plethora of music opportunities. Also, there are rarities that you simply can't get without downloading.

As for stealing, CD sales are consistently on the rise so I hardly think that's really an issue anymore.

3. What are your opinions on the legality of downloading music?
Err, see question two.

4. If you do download music, why download rather than buy from the shops?
I download so that I know what I'm buying. I'm a big fan of being able to "try before you buy," so to speak. I prefer CDs, I like the linear notes and CD art, etc. But I have no problem downloading. Why buy an entire album for one or two songs?

5.Which downlaoding software do you use and why?
uTorrent and a few P2Ps
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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1. Do you download legally
I have never understood why people would want to download legally. I don't fancy losing a load of money next time my hard drive crashes.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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1. I download illegally because I don't see anything wrong with it. Music, as we all know, is a form of art. Downloading a Nirvana song for free is no different than going on Google Images and looking at M.C. Escher's work for free. If anything, bands/artists should be happy that free downloading has allowed their art to reach such a wide audience. I would be. It's not like they're making very much from album sales anyway.

2. It's not stealing from the artist at all. I guess you could say it's stealing from the record company, but I couldn't care less, honestly. They don't realize/acknowledge that art is above money.

3. I don't think anybody should be punished for it. What's wrong with sharing art? Isn't that what most artists/groups are trying to do anyway? Twenty years ago, people would buy CDs and record them onto blank tapes for their friends. Were they punished? No, and sharing music online is the same thing, really. Are they going to start arresting people for taping TV shows rather than buying each season's DVD, too? Fack off.

4. Well, first of all, I live in a fairly small town in which there are no record stores. So I couldn't exactly buy any CDs even if I wanted to. Secondly, CDs cost way too much these days. And, again, most of that money doesn't even go to the artist. So, really, when I buy a CD from a shop, it just feels like both the artist and myself are being screwed.

5. I use torrents because I usually download full albums and it's too much of a hassle to find individual songs on programs like Limewire. Also, with torrents, the quality/volume of each song is usually the same, whereas with Limewire, some songs are louder/clearer than others. It's just more convenient.
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