RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco.
Posted by: Bighair ()
Date: May 10, 2000 04:53AM

Robert is more realistic here.

By the way, some DVD players can now play mp3 disks which can contain upwards of 120 tracks to a disk. The quality is cd quality if the recording is done right. I was at a party a couple of weeks ago where we listened to a single mp3 disk in the dvd player the whole night.

As well, Canada happens to be light years ahead in terms of internet access speeds. Cable modem access is common with speeds up to 100* that of your standard dial up modem. Even ADSL is coming down in price to affordable annual costs.

Technology is not the barrier here but the culprit. And for those of you who do have portable mp3 players, they plug into any standard stereo, boom box etc. Besides, tons of people do have their computer plugged into their stereo.

What we are facing here is comparable to travel. In the old days you couldn't just pop over to Europe or Asia overnight, hang out for a weekend and then come home. Well nowadays you can. The same with digital media. You can email hundreds if not thousands of people, each forwarding on to others yeilding massive global coverage in a few short hours. The l Love You virus is a prime example to the time of propogation.

And as far as burning CD's, how many writers do you think are out there? Definitely enough to impact the market. If you want to bust people, bust those selling home burnt cd's on ebay and other places.

Again this comes down to as much an ethical issue as it does technological. You either support it or you don't. If you don't agree with it, just don't do it. Any of these so called law suits that start to infringe on regulating the internet takes us one step close to big brother whatching everything we do 24hours a day.

I just hope I'm not around before that becomes reality.

At this point I can't say I'm in favour of Metallica, because the issue here is really the impact to record companies and the artists' dependencies on them. Times are changing.

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SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 273 Copious K9 05/05/2000 03:22AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 144 Mr. Smiley 05/05/2000 07:36AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 144 Rob 05/05/2000 02:00PM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 137Richie05/05/2000 03:14PM
RE: Metallica and integrity... 106 Don 05/05/2000 05:07PM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 126 Robert 05/05/2000 09:26PM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 119 Rob 05/05/2000 11:49PM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 142Surfpunk05/06/2000 07:32AM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 131 Danny Danzi 05/06/2000 07:57AM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 133 Mike 05/06/2000 12:58PM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 122 Danny Danzi 05/06/2000 04:57PM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 161 Mike 05/06/2000 11:44PM
Bonus Track 119 Susumu 05/07/2000 08:16PM
RE: Bonus Track 137 Mike 05/07/2000 11:30PM
RE: Bonus Track 107 Susumu 05/08/2000 12:17AM
RE: Waitasec... 127 Don 05/07/2000 08:56AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 142Surfpunk05/06/2000 03:49AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 122Bighair05/06/2000 05:00AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 136 Copious K9 05/06/2000 07:37AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 137Surfpunk05/06/2000 07:50AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 172 Copious K9 05/06/2000 08:30AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 118 Robert 05/08/2000 10:46AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco.125Bighair05/10/2000 04:53AM


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