RE: Gimme a f@*#ing break!
Posted by: F.O.R.D. ()
Date: August 09, 2000 10:41AM

Eric wrote:
According to some people's logic, the Journey album is up for grabs at Napster because it isn't released yet - that that somehow makes it not stealing.

I guess then if somebody that worked for say Microsoft stole a new OS they were working on, and began distributing it on Ebay it would be okay because the product isn't for sale yet?

Without incriminating myself, I'll say that I have seen every OS from Microsoft since Windows 95 far in advance of it's official release date, both in beta and the full release form. If I did happen to try it out, I always got the official CD later on anyway if for no other reasons than 1) Hard drives weren't always as big as they are now and 2) CD burners weren't always as inexpensive.

In anyevent, Eric, you are putting words into my mouth that I never said. When did I say one word about Ebay, or about making money off of Napster at all? The CD's I will burn from my own Napster downloads are for my personal use. As I said in a previous post, they are 99% material that is not at all available commercially, nor likely will ever be. And if Van Halen, The Stones, U2, or whomever decide to release a "Beatles Anthology" type of product that has some of this bootleg material on it, I'll be the first one to buy it because it's guaranteed to sound better than the bootleg versions. If anyone IS selling the new Journey or new Van Halen album on E-Bay, then yes they WOULD be stealing, because they are making money off of someone elses work.

It comes down to this.. Since the invention of MP3's (and especially since Napster) I haven't bought one bootleg CD. I DO continue to buy the commercially released CD's, although there haven't been many worth buying lately. Do I feel guilty that the bootleggers are losing money? Not in the least. Do I support free trading of non-commercial music files. Damn right I do!


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Journey - Arrival up on Napster 376 Ingmar 08/06/2000 01:46AM
RE: Journey - Arrival up on Napster 252 Jeff 08/06/2000 04:13AM
Thou shall not STEAL!! 199Preacherman08/06/2000 04:19AM
RE: Thou shall not STEAL!! 243Kris08/06/2000 04:57AM
You are WRONG!!! 244John Q08/06/2000 05:55AM
RE: You are WRONG!!! 259Rockin' Rev08/06/2000 07:50AM
Damn... 271 Andrew 08/06/2000 10:48AM
RE: The difference between Napster and 271Markus08/08/2000 07:56AM
RE: You are WRONG!!! 212Kris08/06/2000 11:59AM
RE: Thou shall not STEAL!! 263 Ingmar 08/06/2000 09:39AM
RE: Journey - Arrival up on Napster 263 F.O.R.D. 08/07/2000 01:44PM
Gimme a f@*#ing break! 253John Q08/07/2000 03:24PM
RE: Gimme a f@*#ing break! 201 F.O.R.D. 08/08/2000 04:17PM
RE: Gimme a f@*#ing break! 236 Eric 08/09/2000 02:14AM
RE: Gimme a f@*#ing break!245 F.O.R.D. 08/09/2000 10:41AM
RE: Gimme a f@*#ing break! 245 KISSaholic 08/10/2000 05:39PM
RE: Journey - Arrival up on Napster 265 Eric 08/07/2000 11:07PM
RE: Journey - Arrival up on Napster 272Surfpunk08/08/2000 04:48AM
oh, thanks for telling EVERYBODY now............ 656 Kevin 08/06/2000 06:34AM

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