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Old 02-06-2004, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Link: http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/interne...d.ap/index.htm

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Investigators from the Australian recording industry raided the Sydney offices of Internet file-swapping network Kazaa on Friday in search of evidence to support allegations of copyright infringements.

The raid was conducted under a rarely used law, known as Anton Pillar, which allows litigants in civil copyright cases to gather evidence.
I was shocked when I read this article. I couldn't believe what I was reading. I don't support the sharing of illegal music, but this is ridiculous.
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Old 02-06-2004, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the record companies weren't so greedy in the first place then people wouldn't feel the need to file share in the first place.They have maintained an inflated price on their products for years.We all know how cheap it is to produce millions of CD's but still we are paying top dollar for them.

Record companies,drop your prices,cut your proffits,sell more CD's! Simple.

I say good luck to Kazaa i hope they get away with it.
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Old 02-06-2004, 10:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If the CD prices dropped, I wouldnt want to see artists get less...but that could very well happen. If the artist got the same amount, i'd love to see prices drop.
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Old 02-07-2004, 06:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well my point was that the RECORD COMPANIES are the ones making all the cash.They should take a cut in their proffits
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Old 02-07-2004, 09:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If the CD prices dropped, I wouldnt want to see artists get less...but that could very well happen. If the artist got the same amount, i'd love to see prices drop.
Artists typically see $.25 to $1.00 for every CD sold. Their money is not made from CD sales, but from concerts and appearences at events.
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Old 02-07-2004, 04:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is really ****ty, because the record is where a lot of them make the hugest efforts.
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Old 02-08-2004, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Who's getting protected here? Not the artists - the greedy 'man in the middle'!
I'm all for music sharing, I have no wish for an artist to lose out on their profits from sales, but shop bought CDs are way overpriced.
Good job my taste is so old I can get all mine from a market for a fiver, lmao!!
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Old 02-08-2004, 02:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Actually today most bands create their own record labels if they have the money to, so only the bands that are signed with major corporation record companies are getting ripped off. But yeah it's really ***, but then again people downloading their music free from Peer to Peer networks is a worse offense than anything. The time and effort most artist put into their CDs is worth the money charged for a song, $0.99 cents for a single song. Think about if you went to work for 6 months and then your work just said, "Oh were not going to pay you, you were a peer to peer network employee"... I'm sure you would be pissed and upset
So people that are complaining about paying a small buck to get songs, SHUTUP please thank you
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