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  • Nov 2nd, 2012 @ 1:21pm

    Re: Re: Luxury Basics

    Awesome, haha.

    And fish? Luxury @fish? WTH?



    Today's Menu

    @fish and @chips, @fries, and a side of @unbelievable.

  • Nov 18th, 2011 @ 6:59pm

    Re: And if widely pirated, then that system will collapse too!

    No, piracy doesn't remove the possibility of rewards for your work. In many cases the people that download, for example an MP3, would not otherwise pay for that work. In a lot of cases they wouldn't have even known about the artist/work in the first place.

    I used to download music, but now usually listen to music on YouTube, or some other streaming service, since that is easier than downloading music in a lot of cases. A lot of the times I would just go to Napster or something like that and just search for, and download, maybe 100 or so songs at a time just by searching for 'remix' or something general.

    Sure in many cases it would be a song by an artist I have already heard of, but a lot of those songs would be by people I have never heard of, and a lot of those artists were very good. It wouldn't be fair for anyone to say my download took anything away from them, because up until I downloaded that song they were unknown to me. But now I probably visit their website, facebook page, YouTube videos, or follow them on Twitter. So while they didn't lose anything from my download, they did gain something.... Another fan.