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Thu, Apr. 6th, 2006 10:37 am
Pirates have a proverb: if your boat is sinking, don't sue the water

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badspelling
badspelling
Thu, Apr. 6th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)

Exactly Momus, exactly. I am with you on the whole CD thing. The more I muse on downloading (or P2P piracy) the more I think that paying money (at today’s prices) for an mp3 file is ridiculous folly. I mean, these files barely exist at all. One loose surge from your mains supply and they’re gone. When was the last time a CD you bought spontaneously combusted in your hand?

I'll continue to buy the CDs and then I can burn them into whatever format I want. I think that's the question really: Do we have to pay money for each format that we use to digest this music? Surely, after the initial purchase of the music, on your favoured format, it should be yours to do with what you will. I think this should include sharing it with friends, via what is an inferior quality format. I know, intellectual copyrights blur this next point a bit, but imagine buying food and only being able to eat it yourself.


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lordrich
lordrich
Fri, Apr. 7th, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)

When was the last time a CD you bought spontaneously combusted in your hand?

You obviously haven't had a bad Microsoft CD-Rom. Man is it scary when they explode in the drive of your server. Luckily we'd made backup copies, and funnily enough those copies haven't exploded.


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