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Re: Piracy
« Reply #80 on: May 13, 2014, 10:01:32 AM »
Well good.

Re: Piracy
« Reply #81 on: May 13, 2014, 07:44:55 PM »
They could always display their art in such a way that digital copies are not really possible with such high fidelity, then there would be no concern.
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Re: Piracy
« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2014, 02:42:26 AM »
A month or two ago, I bought a pay-what-you-like model album on the Internet for about the same price I'd expect to pay in a record store, and got a personal e-mail thanking me for my generosity. That, to me, is very telling; it indicates that without threats of retribution and propaganda reinforcing the idea that people who don't pay for music are bad, the commonly agreed value of an album drops drastically, even in the view of the artist.
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Re: Piracy
« Reply #83 on: May 14, 2014, 09:54:53 AM »
A month or two ago, I bought a pay-what-you-like model album on the Internet for about the same price I'd expect to pay in a record store, and got a personal e-mail thanking me for my generosity. That, to me, is very telling; it indicates that without threats of retribution and propaganda reinforcing the idea that people who don't pay for music are bad, the commonly agreed value of an album drops drastically, even in the view of the artist.
Or his e-mail server is setup to send that e-mail to everyone regardless of payment amount.  You'd have to have someone else buy it for the minimum amount above $0 and see if they get the same e-mail.
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Re: Piracy
« Reply #84 on: May 14, 2014, 10:22:51 AM »
Jonathan Coulton does the same thing. Doesn't mind if you pirate his music, he even gives some away for free. Everything is easily accessible in FLAC and MP3 format in his store, if you want to pay. I wish more artists used this model to distribute their music.

Re: Piracy
« Reply #85 on: May 14, 2014, 08:03:34 PM »
I always buy.

Saying that I think I would probably download pirated media if I couldn't afford it.

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Re: Piracy
« Reply #86 on: May 15, 2014, 08:17:22 PM »
Is it really stealing if you download it but never listen to it?
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Re: Piracy
« Reply #87 on: May 17, 2014, 05:17:02 AM »
Is it really stealing if you download it but never listen to it?
If we argue that piracy in general is stealing, then I see no reason why this case wouldn't be. It could be seen as "equivalent" to stealing an album from a store and never listening to it.
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