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Old 11th July 2012 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by emilision View Post
I don't agree with companies like Rapidshare (Megaupload and all that stuff), or YouTube making money out of stolen goods; but I don't like when some student or individual is prosecuted for sharing a few dozen MP3s.
two people... TWO have been prosecuted for "sharing." and BOTH could have settled.

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Originally Posted by emilision View Post
Yeah of course, but it's kinda complicated, because, for example, you have small local shops/craftmakers etc. that have been wiped out by the internet; that's the same (worse in some cases) as how the independent labels/bands have been hit etc.

I totally agree with your whole stance on Tunecore and all that. Parasites.

I think the big labels have been hit the least, and they're blaming it on this and that, and using it as an excuse to pay their artists less, who in turn go on to moan about it because they have to tour more now to support their lifestyle...Jimi spent most of his life on the road...
respectfully, I'd like to know what you base these opinions on... you don't lose 50% of an industry in a decade and have it not effecting everyone...