Tuesday, September 09, 2003

FOXNews.com - Top Stories - 12-Year-Old Sued for Music Downloading

This is a big pile of crap. The kid's 12, first of all. Second of all, they live in a housing authority apartment, re:the projects. How much money do they really think they're going to get? And lastly, I think the suits are crap anyways. If they were making it about right and wrong... I still think it's debateable... as to whether it's illegal to trade songs with people in a manner that's the technological equivolent of taping songs of the radio and passing cassettes around with friends. But every time RIAA makes an argument as to why they're suing, or why they're cracking down on university students, they ALWAYS mention lost revenues. A) arn't they all rich enough?? They're hardly starving, and their business is hardly going under. B) It's stuff I'd never have bought otherwise, becuase it's impossible to sample anything on an album besides the hit, and thats usually the only good song, and C) most of us hear that the album is good, and not just the one track, and we go out and buy the whole thing. I think they're afraid of the oposite happening. I think they're afraid that instead of buying an album based on one decent single, folks are going to listen to the other songs on the album, REALIZE it's crap, and not buy it. The truth is, i dont waste my money on most albums that just look snazzy, becuase i know i'm going to get it home and it's going to be crap. It's not our fault they're putting out crappy products.

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