Guess you don't even know the reality of the music industry... Nevermind, that would not change anything to the problem...Edward Fox wrote:Stop spewing platitudes like this.Thomas Fredson wrote: They live, they breathe, they eat, they sleep only for money and getting richer. This always was, is still, and forever will be...
P.S. If it forever will be why bother fighting?
Still, things are that the loss for Movie industry is really negligible, same as software studios (Really man, Do Adobe went bankrupt because of people crackin' Photoshop or After Effects?)
I know a bunch of artist who almost give their music for free and then do a lot of gigs to promote their art and get a bit of money (still more than labels will pay you).
I, as a musician, know well this fact. I have "sold" with my band 1000 CDs, and we got nothing! No promotion (exactly, the label doesn't care a gently caress about us, as hundreds or thousands of other bands), no money, nor even a single coin for the recording of our next album! Thing is that it's the case for each "administration" who deals with both money and artits' creation. So I can surely say that they don't care about who give them money, as long as they have it.
Next thing, for sure I want money, I need to pay my bills, buy food, pay my internet connection, and my music stuff. But I don't care about gettin motherf*ckin' rich. This thing is for single-minded rockstars who live for fame and money.
For sure I "save" money when I acquire a pirated good, but hey! I think we're in states of freedom, you and I, and correct if I'm wrong, but we have the freedom of choice, and this goes into testing things before buying them. This why I use some pirated softwares, I want to know if it's exactly what I'm searching for, before paying $500+ for it. I know that one day or another, if I really use them, I'll pay for them because I need it and in my opinion, using a pirated soft WHEN you have the money to afford it, is pure THIEVERING. If you have the financial means to afford whatever you want, I'm happy for you, but this is not my case, and I have to use "alternative" ways to get things that I need (and not that I want, this where is the difference). If you still do not understand my point of view after this explanation, I will understand. You'll not be the first not to understand it...