Piracy - Copyright theft

Singapore
October 16, 2006 8:59am CST
Downloaders of free and illegal music have been prosecuted. Does it stop one from sharing/downloading music? Music can also be traded through mobile phones. Can this problem ever be stemed? Do you share/download music online illegally? Do share your thoughts.
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@Force_Fed (748)
• United States
21 Oct 06
Just as people used to make copies of albums onto cassettes for their friends, people will always dot he same with digital media. The difference is now it is so much easier to hit up Limewire and get 100 songs you always wanted and not pay a dime. The only way to prevent it is for companies to violate our privacy and our computers with tracking software. And it's been shown they can't get away with it. Remmber the Sony fiasco? And I heard Microsoft was having the same issue with their Genuine Advantage scheme. It's wrong but I think at this point unstoppable. Is it enough to say the musicians should be in it for the art and not the money? It's still stealing. Force
• United States
23 Oct 06
anyone who is afraid of being sued or areested are just cowwards the fact that no one government or corperate body owns the internet proves that people can do just about anything online and get away with it aslong as they dont harm anyone. if anything i can sit at my computer and download stuff without worrying about it becaus the best things online are free the best way not to get sued is to know a little about copyright law if you look hard enough you can find alot of loopholes mostly in the international copyrights. it helps if you use programs like torrent downloaders rather then kazaa becuse they are harder to trace as users are not connected to a central point on the internet. so my anwser is it is not a crime to download!
• United States
24 Oct 06
Well you just said a whole lot of nothing. I mean all those words and nore of it made any sense. Amazing! "anyone who is afraid of being sued or areested are just cowwards " or they don 't want to break the law. "no one government or corperate body owns the internet proves that people can do just about anything online and get away with it aslong as they dont harm anyone." And you think stealing people's intilectual property doesn't hurt them somehow? "f anything i can sit at my computer and download stuff without worrying about it becaus the best things online are free the best way not to get sued is to know a little about copyright law if you look hard enough you can find alot of loopholes mostly in the international copyrights." That was a very long contradictary sentance. So, you can download anything you want because it's free anyway but you look for loopholes in international copyright law?? If it's free why the need for a loophole? "it helps if you use programs like torrent downloaders rather then kazaa becuse they are harder to trace as users are not connected to a central point on the internet." Like I said, if it's free why worry about being traced? I mean, it's not illegal right? Why be a coward? "so my anwser is it is not a crime to download! " Talk about a convoluted answer. You made a lot of false assumptions then turned them into your answer on the legality of piracy. You should be a lawyer. If you want to steal, steal, but don't pretend you're not breaking the law just because you might not get caught. At least be honest with yourself. Force
@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
24 Oct 06
it's wrong to do it the musicians are losing out on lots of money
• India
24 Oct 06
piracy is reall yvery bad because it is really harming those people who are wotking from long time in making that music or song and finally what they get is nothing. all money goes to those theft and the desirving persons just remain empty hand. its just like you are working on some project and finally when you complete it some other people scome and take it away and takes away all the credits. so every people should think on its own that by sharing and by piracy he is doing harm to the originator. then only we can stop piracy.