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Date: 04/25/10 01:00 PM

47 Responses to 7 Crimes Less Incriminating Than File Sharing

  1. Profile photo of Tominatrix
    Tominatrix Male 13-17
    152 posts
    April 20, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Link: 7 Crimes Less Incriminating Than File Sharing - Thinking about file-sharing? Don`t. It could cost you $2 million for downloading 24 songs...
  2. Profile photo of steve17
    steve17 Male 13-17
    155 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    the behaviour of record companies makes me want to download music to deprive them of money
  3. Profile photo of BirdOfHermes
    BirdOfHermes Male 13-17
    294 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    thats absolutely rediculous
  4. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    If you steal the actual CD, the RIAA doesn`t care since the store has already paid them for it.
    Better idea: Break into place they make the CDs and steal one from there (probably in China).
  5. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Too big a fine but I still hate people who illegally download music.

    I saw a program about it where a guy who was arguing for file sharing said:
    "If you stop file-sharing, people will stop SUPPORTING artists." You aren`t supporting them anyway! Pay the £5 or whatever for the album.
  6. Profile photo of ze_pilot
    ze_pilot Male 13-17
    127 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Where the hell is the maximum murder penalty 15 years?

    Or are those triple-life sentences just myths?
  7. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    I`m gonna go ahead and drop the BS flag on the field.
    No way murder only gets you 15 years and $25k.
  8. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    but trying to get away with murder is one thing, getting away with file sharing is the easiest thing in the world besides stealing candy from babies.
  9. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    The RIAA & MPAA are outdated and grasping at straws. They can`t stop it so they punish a few unfortunates to try and set an example. It`s pathetic.
  10. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I think the 15 years comes from the fact that many people do get out on parole depending on what class of murder they are convicted of. There are different degrees of murder remember. Manslaughter is murder but much different than first degree.
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    @APJ311: Artists make very little off actual record sales. They make their money off of tours/concerts and sponsors.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    yeah! dont forget the possible jail time!
  13. Profile photo of ze_pilot
    ze_pilot Male 13-17
    127 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    Alright, there`s a comment on that site that clarifies it:

    "I should have specified--that`s for second degree murder, which is what`s noted at the link. 2nd degree is 15 years in most states. If you make 40,000 a year, that`s only like 600,000 dollars you`re missing out on. "

    So I guess it`s not all bullpoo.
  14. Profile photo of Fleh
    Fleh Male 18-29
    231 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    Good luck catching me douches!!! I live in a third world country....so...HA!!
  15. Profile photo of Krenmu
    Krenmu Male 18-29
    17 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    I see Filesharing as basically advertising for their concerts..if you like them you will go see them live..if they can`t perform live and make money that way (Which they get a much larger cut from anyway) Then they don`t deserve to be doing it in the first place.
  16. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    I have 11,000 songs. How much do I owe? Trillions?
  17. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    fileshare...and stop looking a gifthorse in the mouth for because of fear...they`re using your fear against you with these asrtonomical fines...if you cant see that,then youre nieve...stand up and be counted...FILESHARE!!!
  18. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    It`s second-degree murder, not first-degree.
  19. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    908 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    "I have 11,000 songs. How much do I owe? Trillions?"

    You owe: $916,666,666
  20. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    @CmdrBittles

    It`d still be better than nothing though. I bet a lot of people download illegally because they think that the artist loses very little. If lots of people do it, it adds up.

    I have very little money to spend compared with some other people, but I still pay for my music. It`s the right thing to do.
  21. Profile photo of Krenmu
    Krenmu Male 18-29
    17 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    What if you record the songs off the radio then put them on your computer?..is that the same as ilegally downloading in their eyes?...where is the line exactly?
  22. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    One important thing to note: nobody has ever been charged for downloading songs.

    They`ve been charged for distribution in violation of copyright.

    I`ll agree that the fines are ridiculous, but it should be kept in mind that it`s the difference between stealing a CD and handing out burned copies of it.
  23. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    $2 million? wtf? I`d just declare bankruptcy. Problem solved.
  24. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    The problem isn`t file sharing but the millions of lemmings who pay for free music on sites like iTunes, yes you are a moron!
  25. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    The FBI is coming to your house now StarDagger.
  26. Profile photo of strivejaylen
    strivejaylen Male 18-29
    196 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    wonder if the artist gets any of that money, probably not, it all goes to the record companies lol
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    strivejaylen
    I doubt even they see a penny. It probably all goes to the higher ups who sued, and the layers of course.
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    Nerdfighter0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    I never really planned to abduct a child, steal, commit arsony, become a voyeur, start a dogfighting ring or kill anyone. But now...!
  29. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    I joined a site years ago called legalsounds.com because I wanted to do the right thing as far as buying music goes. They say they pay ALL royalties required by law. I got suspicious that whole albums were 99c, so I read their small print carefully. Turns out, they`re a Russian site, and they pay all the Royalties required by Russian Law... which is probably `none`.
  30. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    "7. Murder someone: The maximum penalty is only $25,000 and 15 years in jail, and depending on your yearly salary, would probably be far slighter a penalty that $2 million."

    this is retarded for that reason. That is so false.
  31. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    drat the RIAA. And greedy musicians.
  32. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    I just torrent games not music, but thats cause i hate DRM.
  33. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm
    So is lending a CD/DVD to a friend wrong? Shouldn`t they have to pay for it to listen to it? The whole thing is ridiculous and is just people being greedy.
  34. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    @APJ311: So why are bands like Radiohead giving away free albums on Itunes and pissing the other artists off? Probably because they know where their money comes from. Concerts. They are one of the few big bands to admit it though.
  35. Profile photo of derf87
    derf87 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 11:45 pm
    @CmdrBittles
    Gotta love CAPITALSIM!
  36. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 12:49 am
    @apj311: I was like you once, then I started getting into foreign music that wasn`t offered on Itunes and had a huge import cost (over $50 for a single cd) so I said drat this poo and downloaded ares. I haven`t looked back since.
  37. Profile photo of ProXLaw
    ProXLaw Male 30-39
    122 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 7:22 am
    Art is tainted by money. True art and music is driven by the soul and a need to express oneself..not out of pursuit for the almighty dollar. This is why there`s so much nonsense cluttering the airwaves. It`s bubblegum, white noise garbage catering to the lowest common denominator. There`s nothing wrong with a band "making it." Music should be free and the people making it should take pride in the desire to share it.
  38. Profile photo of shneeblefish
    shneeblefish Male 18-29
    509 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 7:28 am
    @hdfj
    why bother with pointless spam that nobody will click on and that will only get you banned? actually is it possible to IP ban her?
  39. Profile photo of Peveo4589
    Peveo4589 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 8:05 am
    They don`t call `em pirates for nothing. They be risking their booty.
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    sirrix Male 18-29
    210 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 10:04 am
    @LazyMe484: Bankruptcy doesn`t solve the problem. The government would get a lien on any property you own (so you couldn`t sell your car or house without all of the cash going to the government) and they would also garnish your paychecks through statute. So for the rest of your life you`d be giving a good chunk of all money you made to satisfy the judgment, even though you`d never pay it off... Fun stuff. Bankruptcy will only clear away debts that you owe in a credit sense - it won`t eliminate things like criminal judgments or child support, which are docked from your pay by law.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 11:59 am
    >krenmu
    The funny thing is, what you described is completely legal. Well, here at least. So you COULD argue that you didn`t actually download those songs, you just recorded them off the radio waves. With a superb radio + recording equipment. ^^
  42. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    I will not pretend to even be able to comment on this matter. *strokes discman in jacket pocket*
  43. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Don`t share files without using moblock (or PeerGuardian if you use Windows- I don`t know what the equivalent is for Mac). It`s not foolproof, but there are so many people sharing files without any kind of IP blocker enabled that it`s not worth the RIAA`s time to try to go the extra mile to get around it.
  44. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    @Peveo4589- Is that pic supposed to be an answer to the question "what would Dr. Zoidberg look like IRL?" Awesome!
  45. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    April 27, 2010 at 11:40 am
    ok i`ll stop downloading songs and start a fire at my ex`s house, deal.
  46. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    April 27, 2010 at 11:49 am
    btw doesn`t this list give you the idea that if you`re a rich b-tard you can do whatever you want to do.

    "hey daddy, i want to burn down a poor guy`s house with my friends tonight, can i go out?"

    "ok little fellow. but don`t make your shirt dirty please. you know it would be bad for our reputation if you were seen with a stained shirt in public"

    "ok daddy, bye, love ya!"

    *daddy smiles and continues on groping his maid*
  47. Profile photo of trailleadr
    trailleadr Male 40-49
    715 posts
    April 27, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    VVV Strangely specific example VVV

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