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User avatar #4 - hashtronaut (07/21/2014) [+] (18 replies)
I'm in favor of downloading what you need, but this is a bad comparison.

Libraries buy the books, then lend them to you with the premise of bring it back by a determined time so others can enjoy it - or pay a fee
User avatar #9 - midnighteyes (07/22/2014) [+] (3 replies)
The music industry is run by a handful of record moguls that own a very, very large portion of everything in music distribution. When someone downloads one album, that company loses out on however much it costs to produce one copy of that album (minus the 2-5 cents that goes to the band whose album is being purchased/downloaded). Therefore, you will hear the record labels complaining about the illegal downloading of music whereas the artist finds it to be a handy tool in getting heads in the door of a show where they can sell the merch that is their entire livelihood on the road. When it boils down to it, if the artist owns the rights to the music, it should be up to them if the downloading of their music really is "illegal" or not. Being a touring musician, I've learned a few things along the way about the industry. Labels get away with so much, it's sickening.

Libraries buy the books, but other people might buy an album and put it on a file sharing site, so the concept is pretty much the same.
#29 - krikk (07/22/2014) [-]
I mostly torrent games, but don't keep them for long since most of latest releases simply bore me.
But Lord Almighty if I ever think about torrenting an Indie game I will chop my balls off with rusty razor, although this might be a bit of exaggeration but in most cases people who create Indies deserve all the money they get, Dust an Elysian Tail, Guacamelee or Giana Sisters are good examples.
#28 - alexanderh (07/22/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Actually, piracy has been proven to HELP the music industry. Rolling Stone did some research on the subject and found it very helpful.
If you download something and like it, you're more likely to buy something else than not. You could, of course, have bought the first album, but this is not always common, especially if it's a band you don't know. You're also more likely to attend live events when you know you like their songs. So, overall, piracy is helping the music industry.
#26 - monsterderp (07/22/2014) [+] (2 replies)
ill never feel bad about downloading movies, music, books, games or 						*****************					 for free. 						****					 it.
ill never feel bad about downloading movies, music, books, games or ***************** for free. **** it.
#14 - doktorwhat (07/22/2014) [+] (1 reply)
the largest portion of books in libraries are non-fiction and the government purchases them so people can have access to that information. Now that you can purchase any book online and even read most books for free on the internet, the government saves money and can use it for other things.

Fiction books usually have a run on the market and have several editions published before they would end up in a library. So it might take 15-30 years for, say, a Steven King novel to make it to the library shelves. This guarantees that the public pay for these works of art/entertainment for as long as possible before that art becomes public domain and is made freely available.

Similarly, when a record comes out, the publishers sell it as much as possible. They might initially produce 100,000 records. If that sells well in, say, North America, then they produce another few million for North America, Europe and Asia. Music becomes public domain after 25 years, I think, so the publishers/record companies try to squeeze as much as they can out of them until then. People downloading and sharing albums loses them money. That's why spotify/iTunes/amazon-music/cdbaby are ways for the publishers to continue making money by offering music at reduced prices because they no longer have to pay for physical CD manufacture and shipping/warehousing.

The big loser is the artist. A traditional '90s contract was for the band to take 6% of record sales (less the production costs). Plus they usually have to pay back the recording and sometimes even marketing costs. CD prices go down or are nonexistent, meaning markup is nonexistent. CDs used to sell for 20 credits each, and manufacture costs were maybe 25% of that. These days people just download a song for 1 credit. Even if they have 1 million plays, that's only 60,000 credits - enough to pay one band member's salary or for 30 days of studio time with an a-list producer.
User avatar #13 - Draigor (07/22/2014) [-]
I download what I want for free and if I really enjoy it I'll buy the band's merch, go to their shows, etc.
#11 - anonymous (07/22/2014) [-]
Because in this case it would be spotify and not piracy, if we are compairing it to labaries
User avatar #3 - felicidefangfan (07/21/2014) [-]
because the libraries have to buy the books...
User avatar #2 - voltkills (07/21/2014) [+] (2 replies)
a lot more people pirate than go to libraries
User avatar #1 - srhkid (07/21/2014) [-]
Thats a pretty good point
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