How about some context? What’s Oink?
Think about that… a free website, which gives fast downloads of music at equivalent or higher quality than the paid music sites. And this free site has an incredibly deep collection of both new and old releases, usually in a variety of file formats and bit-rates. It’s overwhelming! First thought: wow, Oink is an amazing library. Second thought: wow, I really need to start selling DJ Rupture t-shirts, CD sales will only continue to drop & I gotta make money somehow!
Here's a thought--maybe adding money to the system makes you part of the problem. What have you personally done to correct things?
This is a TERRIBLE argument to make, IMO, and it aggravates me to no end that otherwise intelligent people continually make it. EVERY INDUSTRY IS COMPROMISED. By this logic, should I assume that you never do things like go to the movies, eat out at restaurants, purchase pharmaceutical drugs or even pay taxes?
The most important thing about BOiNK is perhaps the message it sends out to the IFPI and the BPI: It shows that that if you stop one tracker, others will pop up days after.
"People's Daily Online:
The Chinese government has passed a new regulation to ban the uploading and downloading of Internet material without the copyright holder's permission.
Under the regulation, effective from July 1, anyone uploading texts, and performance, sound and video recordings to the Internet for downloading, copying or other use, must acquire the permission of the copyright owners and pay the required fee.
The production, import and supply of devices that are capable of evading or breaching technical measures of copyright protection and technical services are prohibited under the regulation."
"Intellectual Property is the oil of the 21st century" - this quote by Mark Getty, chairman of Getty Images, one of the world's largest Intellectual Proprietors, offers a unique perspective on the current conflicts around copyrights, patents and trademarks. Not only does it open up the complete panorama of conceptual confusion that surrounds this relatively new and rather hallucinatory form of property - it must also be understood as a direct declaration of war.
paulsc: But you couldn't have told me squat at 22, either. [...] In a lot of ways, like our young acquaintance, quoted above, I was still a self-centered being, who could get away with being a dullard and a lout [...]
The right thing for society to do with me, then, was to be merciful, and pay me no attention. And mainly, they didn't, and so I didn't go to jail, much, and got smarter with time, and here I am, today. So, as a recipient of such great kindness long ago, I'm trying to extend the same courtesy, and a little more, now, to those who've shown up in this thread
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