Simbosan wrote:Haha, what an amazing statement.
Basically you are a thief and will say pret-ty much anything, no matter how stupid, to make you feel better about stealing money from artists, who are one of the few groups of people dedicated to bring beauty in this world. Way to go mate!
But actually Macmurphy said it better
with as many outlets to get free music i really dont "steal" music as much as you may think. the last album i "stole" from the internet was 65daysofstatic's newest sometime last year. i am glad i did and did not waste my money on the vinyl because i feel the album is garbage.
you may think i am the type of person who will say anything to make myself feel better based on my postings but that is not me.if i need to feel better about something i produce actions to clear my conscience.
this is the internet so i could make up any lie about myself which i chose. i could come on here like many others and claim that i am innocent of what is considered piracy but i am not.
why am i posting a response even, well you have hit a nerve. i dont like being called a thief and i also feel musicians are the few people who do bring beauty to the world.
here is what i will do since it IS bothering me being called a thief, i am making a promise to use self control by not downloading music for free that if it is intended on being sold by the artist. if the artist provides it for free then i will download it if i like it. i will however still listen to it if someone places it on youtube. and i will still search for new releases on you tube to preview the album if it is not available for preview through the artist website or i tunes.
like i said though i will not download music that is intended to be sold. if the album is out of print (wich is almost never the case with music i like) then i will download it because i am not flying to another country just to pick up an album.
now if some one wants to tell me that i am still a thief because i preview an album or listen to an album on youtube
then my punk rock ethics will kick in and i will give you a swift "fuck off".