#1
I want your guys and gals opinions. Should you feel bad for downloading full albums from limewire if you plan to buy the albums if you like them. I just recently downloaded 4 Doors albums (L.A. Woman, The Doors, Waiting For The Sun, Morrison Hotel) and 2 Boston albums (Boston, Don't Look Back). Should I feel bad about doing it. I downloaded them to see if they were good and so far they are so I do plan to buy them. idk, what do you people think.
#2
This thrread belongs in the pit really.

Also, you dont need to feel bad if you are going to buy them, but you may feel bad if you get caught and fined
#3
As long as you dont get caught, stfu
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#4
limewire=virus junkyard. I'd stay out of there if you value your computer's security.

thepiratebay.org is a lot better for that kind of stuff. Usually what I do is if im interested in a band, ill get an album, listen to it for awhile and if I like them Ill buy their other albums or their next ones. I think its a pretty just plan
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#5
I used to do the same thing, except I never got around to buying the albums. Now I don't do that anymore though.
#7
Its legal in Canada lol. We dont have to worry about getting caught!!!!!!
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#8
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As long as you dont get caught, stfu


ive never heard of anyone getting caught and getting a fine
does this actually happen?

oh

and i accidentally your music

EDIT: oh yeah its legal in canada :P
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ive never heard of anyone getting caught and getting a fine
does this actually happen?

oh

and i accidentally your music

EDIT: oh yeah its legal in canada :P


it rarely happens if ever, but technically if you get caught in certain countries you can be find like $200,000; but don't quote me on the exact fine.
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#10
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ive never heard of anyone getting caught and getting a fine
does this actually happen?

Paramount caught me when I downloaded Team America (the movie.) All they did was shut off my internet and send me a letter notifying me why. Just had to call my cable company and have it turned back on. After this, I learned how to avoid getting caught
#11
You should feel bad for using a horrible program like Limewire.
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You should feel bad for using a horrible program like Limewire.

+1
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#13
I will admit that I download a vast amount of my music (way more than I purchase) but I'm not going to sit here and try to justify my actions. I shouldn't do it, but music is expensive and I'm a college student without much income. If artists want people to buy their albums they need to think of more creative ways to market themselves and give added incentives. It's clearly been successful for artists like Radiohead, NIN, and Umphrey's McGee. The band Lotus also has a few upcoming shows on the west coast which they are allowing fans to "pay what they want."
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#14
^ What he said.
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limewire=virus junkyard. I'd stay out of there if you value your computer's security.

thepiratebay.org is a lot better for that kind of stuff. Usually what I do is if im interested in a band, ill get an album, listen to it for awhile and if I like them Ill buy their other albums or their next ones. I think its a pretty just plan


Listen to everything this guy said.

Especially the stuff about Limewire. If you care for your computer, do NOT use Limewire.
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#16
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what about if the artist is dead?
You know what, I think that should be OK.

I hate limewire. I absolutely loathe it, and anyone who uses it should be shot (except some of my friends use it...epic stalemate)
#17
Quote by Shpongled
I will admit that I download a vast amount of my music (way more than I purchase) but I'm not going to sit here and try to justify my actions. I shouldn't do it, but music is expensive and I'm a college student without much income. If artists want people to buy their albums they need to think of more creative ways to market themselves and give added incentives. It's clearly been successful for artists like Radiohead, NIN, and Umphrey's McGee. The band Lotus also has a few upcoming shows on the west coast which they are allowing fans to "pay what they want."
$10-$20 an album shouldn't be too far out of your reach. As long as you only buy new music occasionally.

Here's a (makeshift) solution. Enjoy the music you have, and only get new music if you have enough money.
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$10-$20 an album shouldn't be too far out of your reach. As long as you only buy new music occasionally.

Here's a (makeshift) solution. Enjoy the music you have, and only get new music if you have enough money.

The thing is, I listen to several bands who release every live show they play so I am always trying to check out recent shows with setlists that catch my eye and/or get good reviews from fans. I like to compliment my illegal downloading of sbds with audience recordings from archive.org and bt.etree when they are available though.