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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defensor View Post
    It's not asking is it, its asking should it...
    Of course it should be, why do you think there are copyright laws?

    People who produce music and films expect to get paid just like the rest of us when we go to work every day. Which is why there are laws to protect their material.
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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Of course it should be, why do you think there are copyright laws?

    People who produce music and films expect to get paid just like the rest of us when we go to work every day. Which is why there are laws to protect their material.
    Except these laws were meant to be temporary control over a work after which expired after time, not a gaurenteed revenue stream for over a century easy.
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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Except these laws were meant to be temporary control over a work after which expired after time, not a gaurenteed revenue stream for over a century easy.
    "50 to 100 years after the authors death" is the international standard for the purpose of copyright laws as I understand it.

    So to expand the point - Edgar Allen Poe, his stuff is probably safe to download. Lars Ulrich and Metallica's - different story.
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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Of course it should be, why do you think there are copyright laws?

    People who produce music and films expect to get paid just like the rest of us when we go to work every day. Which is why there are laws to protect their material.
    Well some people are capable of free thought and asking questions rather than just accepting whatever the government dictates as right. That seems to bother you for some reason.

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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defensor View Post
    Well some people are capable of free thought and asking questions rather than just accepting whatever the government dictates as right. That seems to bother you for some reason.
    What is the government dictating?

    What do you do for a living? Let's say you're a CPA for arguments sake. I hire you to do my taxes. You do them competently. I refuse to pay you. How is that any different from refusing to pay a musician for his or her song?

    I don't have a problem with logical issues, but your point makes no sense.
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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    What is the government dictating?

    What do you do for a living? Let's say you're a CPA for arguments sake. I hire you to do my taxes. You do them competently. I refuse to pay you. How is that any different from refusing to pay a musician for his or her song?
    How is that similar?
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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Here's another poll that doesn't make sense or isn't clearly explained.

    Downloading movies or other content by no means should be illegal - hell, just make internet access and participation illegal.

    I think the pollster is asking "should downloading unauthorized (ie: unpaid) copyrighted material be illegal" - and answer is: it already is.

    Is that the thing on this board - to put up illogical or incoherent polls and debate the non-issue for 50 pages?
    I realize I wasn't exactly clear when I made the poll.

    Something I can't change now please try to respond to the thread in the best manner possible.
    I'm sure you understand what I meant and after all it is my first poll.
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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    What is the government dictating?

    What do you do for a living? Let's say you're a CPA for arguments sake. I hire you to do my taxes. You do them competently. I refuse to pay you. How is that any different from refusing to pay a musician for his or her song?

    I don't have a problem with logical issues, but your point makes no sense.
    That's an incredibly lame attempt at analogy. It doesn't have any logical connection to this topic at all.

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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    How is that similar?
    I understand why you're being argumentative now.

    Alright, I'm patient - let's put it another way. You're a musician. You eat, pay bills, mortgage, feed your family off of your music. You have a hit song and earn a nickle off of every sale. You sell a million copies of that song - $50k, right? But alas, someone copied and distributed your song so the actual, legal sales (based on what you collected) were half.

    So your $50k that you "earned" is now $25k because half of it was stolen from you.

    Not sure if I can put it any simpler.
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    Re: Do you think downloading movies or other content should be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I realize I wasn't exactly clear when I made the poll.

    Something I can't change now please try to respond to the thread in the best manner possible.
    I'm sure you understand what I meant and after all it is my first poll.
    No problem, I'm just in a dicky mood so forgive me.
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