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#30 - gharshi (06/21/2013) [-]
I don't get why artists have such huge problems with piracy. they are greedy ***** , they earn what casual people earn in their lifetime by making one single album, then they bitch about the money they are losing in piracy

pic related, do I look like I want to pay this cunt?
#303 to #30 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/21/2013) [-]
Because it's not the artists who are losing the money, **** head; it's the people who work for the music industry, the ones who distribute the music.

It kills me to see retards like you who attempt to look smart and argue about a topic that they don't know ********* about.
User avatar #225 to #30 - zorororonoa (06/21/2013) [-]
It still is wrong whether you are hurting the artist or not. Say your neighbor is a super rich, and he has 50 really nice cars in his garage. If you steal one, it doesn't hurt him, but it is still wrong. I'm not anti-piracy, but don't try and justify theft with "oh, he doesn't get hurt, it must be ok."
#263 to #225 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/21/2013) [-]
>implying you wouldn't steal a Lamborghini from a rich guy who didn't care if you knew you would get away with if
User avatar #267 to #263 - zorororonoa (06/21/2013) [-]
I'm not saying I wouldn't, hell I probably would. But I wouldn't say that what I didn't wasn't theft just because I didn't hurt the guy.
#155 to #30 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/21/2013) [-]
Its the big artists who make a big deal out of it though, often the smaller ones who need the money don't shout as loud because they won't get heard, yet they need the money more. I'm not gonna pretend to be one of these "pirate to try it, buy if I like it" ************ , but for the most part I support smaller artists and buy their **** . With money.
#383 to #155 - rdobet ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
This was the point I was going to make. The big artists don't care, several have parodied it. Like "don't download this song" by Yankovic.

As for the try it then buy it ******** , I actually do that. I pirate a lot and dont actually buy much. Generally it's cause I get bored of most of the things I pirated anyway. If I really do like it, I stop playing anyway just so I don't get tempted to go against myself. Like right now I pirated Game Dev Tycoon. Buying it once my new debit card comes in the mail.


So while I can say a lot of people are ************ on that last point, some still do, I know im not the only one


Hooray for unnecessary rants.
User avatar #143 to #30 - arancium (06/21/2013) [-]
you listen to lil wayne?
#99 to #30 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/21/2013) [-]
actually man very few artist see anything of there profits there usually stolen away by the companys. In fact most artists are in debt and if they wanted to quit would have to spend the rest of there life's paying off the company the made billions for.

Pity the artists hate the guys in ties who just sit on there asses and come up with ways to screw people.
User avatar #115 to #99 - rieskimo (06/21/2013) [-]
They're not stolen you ******* nitwit. If the funds were stolen the artists would be able to sue the **** out of the companies, something that lawyers are more than happy to sink their teeth into in that industry.

No the issue that a lot of artists have had signing on is that they don't gain property rights to the things that they created. This happens a lot because a lot of artists were so psyched to get signed in the first place they didn't read or have a lawyer read all the clauses in their contract. Often artists get milked for merchandise and don't get paid that well because they don't spend enough time hashing out the terms of a record deal.
This is a HUGE problem in the rap/hip hop industry and is another reason why artists are moving towards either setting up their own record company or signing on with smaller record companies. Also why digital distribution has exploded in the last 10 years.

Though the business practices of the large record companies are questionable, I wouldn't call it "stealing".
#88 to #30 - rieskimo (06/21/2013) [-]
...the only people who have consistently bitched about piracy are the people who are really losing money, the distributors. A very small minority of artists actually complain about piracy. Because of the way that the entertainment industry is set up, the artist pretty much gets paid the same no matter what. Record deals guarantee the artist so much money for so many albums. The distributors are the ones getting ****** out of money. The artists really only get to see I think it was determined about 5c for every $17 album(this is of course assuming they're not releasing it through their own label).

There have even been cases of artists letting their albums go and releasing them on the internet for free or for what the audience felt like paying(Radiohead being the most well known). Artists have found that they can gain a larger audience if they let their album go for free or very cheap online without going through a distributor. They do this so freely because they make most of their money on tour.

tl;dr distributors are butthurt not the artists.
#68 to #30 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/21/2013) [-]
"They"? I think you confuse a very small portion of artists with the vast majority who do not earn with one album what casual people earn in their lifetime.
#39 to #30 - herecomesjohnny (06/21/2013) [-]
what about the guy making minimum wage packaging the product and driving all night to ship it, or cd production employee who got laid off because of poor sales? It's never the big people that suffer
what about the guy making minimum wage packaging the product and driving all night to ship it, or cd production employee who got laid off because of poor sales? It's never the big people that suffer
User avatar #40 to #39 - gharshi (06/21/2013) [-]
I'm sure the artist wouldn't starve if he used like 1/10 of his ******* suitcase of dollars to pay them.
User avatar #42 to #41 - gharshi (06/21/2013) [-]
so when we are not really "hurting" the artist by pirating music. they are rich as **** .
User avatar #43 to #42 - herecomesjohnny (06/21/2013) [-]
no, but you're hurting the industry. And a successful artist's, what, 50 million a year definitely won't save the business
#47 to #43 - prtstick ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
would i be hurting the industry by borrowing a CD from a friend and ripping it to my laptop cus i am not paying for the music but getting it for free.
#59 to #47 - flyslasher ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
It's everyone that has the same mindset and does it. One person doesn't make a difference, but it's a million+ who see it like that and they make that difference.

I used to take little things from parks and the nature as something to remember them and my grandpa( badass dude ) told me not to because then everyone else does it and eventually we'd have no more parks or forests.
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