why piracy is such a menace?

January 28, 2007 1:55am CST
we all, at one time, download music from the internet. isn't it piracy? and if it is, aren't we indulging in an economic crime? what are we going to do about piracy? any suggestion?
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@imrajesh (1968)
• India
28 Jan 07
downloading music from the sites which offer free music downloads is not piracy. but if they offer the softwares such as torrent sites then it is a piracy and this is bad as the softwares are made after so much hardwork and the works involved by the companies. they copyright their softwares so that no one can use it illegally but they r posted on torrent sites and we use them and that is a way that hampers their research and hard work. the amount they can earn by selling it is lost somewhere due to the piracy so they suffer loss. piracy should be stopped and this should begin by the microsft windows that we are using on our system. windows is used most widely and it is pirated in most of the cases.
• India
28 Jan 07
when a site offers music for free, the site doesn't posses the rights to offer music which is not its property. the point is, aren't we promoting piracy when we download music from sites? and what can be done to curb piracy?
• United States
7 Feb 07
the mpaa does more piracy than all the songlifters 20 times over. they stole entire collections of music from the blacks during the 40's, 50's, 60's & 70's, and now get their just deserts. and as for piracy slowing down the digital revolution...don't think so. linux manages to make money dispite handing out free cds by the truck full and cd images by the torrent full. it's the brains that cost the $$. people who know the linux distros sell their time and know how.