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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
I was just curious as to how the users of this website felt about file sharing. We all like to save a few £ here and there, i know i do! Being a student is very difficult financially so being able to download the software and ebooks is very helpful. Dont get me wrong im not the type of person to rip off the artists completely, I dont agree with the prices develpopers charge but if its worth the money i will make the effort to save and buy the item i.e. text book, software or music
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
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#1
If it can be leeched, leach it :thumbsup:

Seriously though. I use www.allofmp3.com I know people dont agree with it, but itunes is often more expensive than going and buying the thing with packaging! Until prices go down for downloading a track, they aint getting my money.
#2
Hmm... Allofmp3 is just as illegal as using a P2P file sharing service you know.

Personally, I like people who offer services, such as software, free of charge. I'll happily donate a lot of money to these guys, but those who ask me for huge amounts of money only ever get it begrudgingly.

Fair enough, films cost a lot to make, but how much does a single or album really cost to make?? Especially compilations. I'ts ridiculous.

I don't want to condone file sharing, but when they start saying you could get in just as much trouble as file-sharers simply copying your BOUGHT CDs onto your own iPod you really do begin to think "sod it then, if you can't play by the law no matter how hard you try just give in".
suspended#3
Many use the P2P sites as its easier and free maybe not legal but free.I spent £1000s on singles,albums with the prices that were going around at the time.I wish internet was around in my youth.Now can have the same sounds but free.Until prices are reduced then P2P and others will continue and many will continue to using it.
#4
I think a lot of it has to do with how much money you have. When I was a poor student I couldn't afford to spend £15 on a CD when I didn't know if there were going to be 3 good songs and 12 filler tracks. Especially when i knew the money would be going to pay for a rapper's new bling-bling or a diva's new boob job.

Now that I'm earning a decent wage, I like to support artists by paying for music. Maybe it's a sign of maturity, but my tastes have changed from mainstream to smaller underground acts. iTunes makes it much easier to support these bands buy buying their tracks. I convert all the downloads to DRM-free mp3 using MyFairTunes so I can play them on my mp3 player.
#5
Just to clarify, no links to file sharing sites or names of file sharing sites/software in the HUKD forums please. :) Thanks.

By all means though, carry on the conversation of morality and legality and what-not. :-D
#6
Allofmp3 is still a grey area. It cannot be proved legal or illegal because of the big loophole. They tried to stop it in the UK but couldn't.

Maybe a bit too cheap. But...Way I see it, we can't import, this is our very last opportunity to import.

When I was in Dubai Airport, duty free albums cost £0.89p and these were chart ones and they listen to a lot of our music. Bear in mind that the artists are still making money as are the record companies, as are the shops selling them.

We just get fleeced because were british, whereas the rest of the world (bar afew places) get it 10x cheaper, just because they won't buy it if it isn't.

Same as Pepsi over there. 1 UAE, that equated to, at the time, 14p for a 500ml bottle. Here....89p.

So shows that pepsi can do the same and sell it to Dubai dirt cheap, but not to us. Why, because of the government again.
#7
duckmagicuk2
Just to clarify, no links to file sharing sites or names of file sharing sites/software in the HUKD forums please. :) Thanks.

By all means though, carry on the conversation of morality and legality and what-not. :-D



Yeh, tried to avoid that.

Thing is, in my works (Cash Generator) we buy items and sell them as second hand. I bought the most recent Sugarcult album the other day for £1.99 with the most expensive cd's being £2.99. People dont mind spending that amount of money and we sell a hell of a lot of CD's because of it. The same goes for DVD's, we have a set price of £2.99 and i would rather wait untill someone brings them in than download them or go somewhere like HMV and pay £10.

I think the music industry really need to take a look at their system because its really not working and their loosing people all the type to p2p filesharing!!
#8
Must put my hand up and say I was a Napster monster when it was P2P..and on dial up so you can imagine how long it took to download tracks.

Then you couldn't get CDs at such reasonable prices ..well not the £6.99 you pay at bang ...so what's the point of downloading illegally unless you are really stretched for cash...and of course you can always borrow from the public library...say no more!
#9
my friend pays downloads music from itunes. then it asked to update itunes and she says she lost all her paid for music.

and cash generator. i wonder how many are stolen dvds. where do u stand morally?
#10
mrplay
my friend pays downloads music from itunes. then it asked to update itunes and she says she lost all her paid for music.

and cash generator. i wonder how many are stolen dvds. where do u stand morally?


I get this all the time, cash generator buys second hand goods and in doing so they take 2 types of ID and a photo!! Would you sell a stolen item knowing you could be traced? That would be thick!! Yes we have on occasions bought stolen goods but we have a good communication with the police and them criminals get dealt with!! How do you know an item on ebay or the local papers aren't stolen? you dont!!
suspended#11
poppy10
I think a lot of it has to do with how much money you have. When I was a poor student I couldn't afford to spend £15 on a CD when I didn't know if there were going to be 3 good songs and 12 filler tracks. Especially when i knew the money would be going to pay for a rapper's new bling-bling or a diva's new boob job.

Now that I'm earning a decent wage, I like to support artists by paying for music. Maybe it's a sign of maturity, but my tastes have changed from mainstream to smaller underground acts. iTunes makes it much easier to support these bands buy buying their tracks. I convert all the downloads to DRM-free mp3 using MyFairTunes so I can play them on my mp3 player.


I use to have have the same problem.Buy a very expensive record/cd,go home and find that only a couple are good and the rest rubbish.You feel that you have been had :-( and you have just wasted money you could have saved up.It was the same for imported records/cd,very expensive and sometimes if not most not worth the money.Now atleast you can listen to all of them first and then buy it.:)

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