Too funny laszlo2000! Girlz rule and boyz drool.
I agree that all laws are not perfect. But laws are made to protect people, and the majority of laws do help in protecting people. When people were first forced to wear seat belts many felt that the government/law had no right to have such control. Just an example... I think one day we will all feel the same way about smoking by-laws, wondering why people where ever allowed to smoke in restaurants, stores and even hospitals in the first place.
My point is that our selfish desires are like a blindfold. We all know that taking something without paying for it (especially when we're told not to) is wrong, but for some reason, because we are in our homes, because it is there, because it is very easy to do and because we won't get caught... for some reason we think it's OK.
how can someone take ownership of a tune or a word or a color?
by creating it, putting their name on it, copyrighting it. I get what you mean though, but it's the way it has to be or else no one would create anything, if they new it would just be stolen, except for those who want to share. I say give them what they ask for in return... money.
poverty stricken african boys and girls should not listen to the Beatles or Pavarotti...
Tha't sad. I hope someone gives them some music to listen to, and a walkman to listen to it, and power, and a house for that matter, and a computer to play games on... and oh, SOME FOOD would be nice.
I think record companies are more focused on the millions and millions of people who do have computers and those who are "sharing" files without purchasing them. Sharing is nice, aren't those people so nice?! How generous, buying something then copying it to share with millions even though they have been asked not to.
Since I am not poor I have a personal decision to make, do I take whatever I can just because it's there?
For me listening to a song or a poem will never be a crime, even if I didn't pay for it. Not everything in life should have a money value...
I agree, companies don't have the rights to "sound" or "words" or "colors" but you can listen to a song on the radio or listen to parts of it on "legal" web sites. Then you can choose to buy or not.
Also, I think that the arguement that a cd that only has 1 or 2 good songs on it and therefore is not worth paying for is just ridiculous. Regardless of what YOU (whoever
) thinks about the "other" songs, that artist still worked to create them, and also ALL of the songs are copyrighted, whether we like them or not. Besides it can take months for some songs to hit the charts after the album is out, no one can predict which are the good and bad songs.
I'm saying... when you buy a cd you are paying for they whole cd, not just a few songs. You are paying for the project that the artist put months of their life into, it's a reflection of them, that time in their life, their talent, whatever. There are probably some people who DO like all of those songs... well likely not lol
Got a date with Billy Blanks, peace out