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Old 23rd September 2011
Originally Posted by unitymusic View Post
No, I think you are right that you can't educate pirates, which I would define as people with a grudge or otherwise deliberately entitled behavior.
Simply defined, 'pirates' are people (anyone) who downloads music against the wishes of the artist and without paying for it.
I just don't think you can get into gradations of illegality.
People should know there's something fishy about something free.
If iTunes has an album for $10.99, but you download the same from * for $0, don't tell me you don't know it's wrong.
The education aspect is to show people how damaging their actions are..... to ordinary musicians. But people have cheated on their insurance claims and social security for decades, so I don't think the main effort should be in education.
The main effort should be in effective deterrent.