Poll: illegal music downloading?
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Arrrrgh!
416 76%
nay >:(!!!!
130 24%
Voters: 548.
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#1
I dunno if i'm allowed to talk about torrents but i'm interested to see whether ultimate-guitar likes to download music illegally or legally.

So if your a scurvy intertube pirate raise your right wooden leg and say Arrrgh and if your a self-righteous nay sayer say nay
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#2
I buy almost all of my music.

I've torrented no more then 10 albums.

I still buy albums [unlike many others]. I buy physical CDs FTW.

I have torrented lots of games, and downloaded practically all... "images" on my computer.
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#3
I download music illegally purely because it is unethical.

Also, if I hate a particular artist, I download all their music illegally just so they lose money. Take that you stupid fucking Jonas Brothers!
#5
Quote by Trefellin
I download music illegally purely because it is unethical.

Also, if I hate a particular artist, I download all their music illegally just so they lose money. Take that you stupid fucking Jonas Brothers!

They're not losing money if you weren't going to buy it in the first place...
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#6
Quote by Trefellin
Also, if I hate a particular artist, I download all their music illegally just so they lose money. Take that you stupid fucking Jonas Brothers!

I'm sorry, but you really must be simple.
#7
torrents aren't illegal. downloading copyrighted material is.
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#8
Quote by Trefellin
I download music illegally purely because it is unethical.

Also, if I hate a particular artist, I download all their music illegally just so they lose money. Take that you stupid fucking Jonas Brothers!

Thats just your excuse for downloading the Joe Bros. *Goes and deletes Jonas Brothers Albums*
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#9
I torrent pretty much everything, as of now.

I'll start buying stuff once I get a job.

EDIT: And even then, I'll still probably torrent a ton. There's too much damn music I want to listen to, I can't afford it all.
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#10
I download and really don't care that people think it's wrong.

If I paid for everything I listened to then I would literally never be able to buy anything else.
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#11
No. I like buying CDs.


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#12
I rarely torrent music.
I prefer to have the physical album.
But whenever I do use torrents, most of the time I still go out and buy the album.
#14
I download. I no longer have a CD player worth listening to, so I listen to everything once it has been ripped anyway.
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#15
we recieved cease and desist letters and threatened with vourt action. my sister downlaods torrents and limewires every day.
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#16
I'm an avid user of Waffles and What as well as a slew of other private trackers. If I had the money I'd prefer to buy more albums but that's just the way it goes.
#17
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I have torrented lots of games, and downloaded practically all... "images" on my computer.


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#19
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I buy physical CDs FTW.

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#20
I often download music, but only to check new bands and new albums. I don't want to waste money in albums that I don't like, so I download just to have a listen first. Then if I really like it I will buy it.
#22
I buy CDs, but I have started downloading stuff that I wouldn't buy on CD. The band don't lose any money, because I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, I get a free CD and the band get the possibility that I become a fan, buy more of their albums and go to gigs.

Also, I can't download on my uni network so I have to buy albums at uni.
#23
I can't lie and say I'm a pure angel and don't download anything, in fact I download relatively a lot of music, but even though I still go to school ergo don't earn any money, I try to much of the music I downloaded in CD for as I can. F.ex. I just paid out of my ass to get Fortress ordered (they don't sell it in Poland) but I love the CD, that I just bare having the torrented copy any longer.
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#24
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#26
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They're not losing money if you weren't going to buy it in the first place...


This.
Unless he plans to distriubute it?

Anyway, on topic. If I want to discover a new artist, get songs that are hard to find, or I just don't care, I download it.

If I really like an artist/album, I'll buy their music. I buy loads of tees and stuff anyway, so I replace what's lost, kinda.

You need an "inbetween" option in the poll.
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#27
because im usually low on money i torrent albums. but when a cd im looking forward too comes out, like the new offspring cd, i buy it.

i also torrent albums from bands ive never heard before so i dont waste like 15-20 bucks on a cd, which is just bull**** pricing.
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#28
i do both. if i just want a song or two off a album i download but if i want the whole album ill either buy off of itunes or get the physical copy. im not going to pay $15 when all i want is two songs and im not putting .99 cent charges on my card to buy them off of itunes either
#30
Since most of the music I listen to isn't available in Indian record stores, I have no option but to download music. Also, there arent any laws that prevent it either.
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#31
Quote by Trefellin
I download music illegally purely because it is unethical.

Also, if I hate a particular artist, I download all their music illegally just so they lose money. Take that you stupid fucking Jonas Brothers!


your an idiot you realize that them "losing money" is due to people not buying their cd's but downloading them...so all you have to do is not buy their album and its the same thing idiot
#32
Honestly, hypothetically if I do torrent (take that, feds) I get albums that I wouldn't have anyway. This makes me more likely to buy their other albums, and opens me up to music I would not have been exposed to otherwise. Hypothetically if this is what I do, I still would buy albums.
#33
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I often download music, but only to check new bands and new albums. I don't want to waste money in albums that I don't like, so I download just to have a listen first. Then if I really like it I will buy it.

This.
Except I don't have a job so I usually just download the albums cause I'm always broke.
#34
i do abit of both i mean
i wanted dragonforces inhuman rampage and it was £16
so i downloaded it yeah
but ive bought four albums 2day
but i like buying albums more it just gives me a special feel that downloading can't
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#35
I torrent most of my music purely because I wouldn't have enough money to buy all of it, and so much of what I listen to is very obscure and hard to get hold of on a physical medium, and having no credit card of my own I can't buy **** over the internet easily
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#36
Quote by Trefellin
I download music illegally purely because it is unethical.

Also, if I hate a particular artist, I download all their music illegally just so they lose money. Take that you stupid fucking Jonas Brothers!

Please explain how an artist loses money by you downloading their stuff and then deleting it, or how it really makes a difference in anything at all.

EDIT: there was someone else who said the same thing. You are a retard my friend.

On topic, no I do not download music. I ask for a ton of itunes giftcards for xmas and birthday from mi madre y padre.
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#37
I listen to music, don't look at me like if ur a secret cop on the internet seeing who does illegal internet downloads.
#38
I'm 13 and buy all my music. I'm the only one I know who is my age that does that. For some reason I take a lot of heat for it
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#39
I don't illegally download music. Mainly because I'm an artist and I realise how insulting it would be to think that people didn't consider my music worth the money, and annoying it would be to not have any control over it.
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#40
I download most of my music and only buy CDs from my favourite bands(the ones that are well known atleast, they didn't even have Cynic's traced in air when it came out)
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