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    INFP - The Idealists


    How do you feel about internet piracy? Is it "good" for exposure? Will it destroy the career's of many artists? WHAT??????!?!?!??!!
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    INFP - The Idealists

    It's funny, but I get my blog posts copied a lot. It doesn't matter because the community built around the blog is more important than the content.

    I read Techdirt.com everyday and all my thoughts about copyright infringement comes from their stance. Here are some comics that get posted on Techdirt that illustrate some major points.

    Price vs. Value « Mimi and Eunice
    Stealing Labor « Mimi and Eunice
    So Much Potential « Mimi and Eunice
    You Can’t Eat Prestige « Mimi and Eunice

    For me, obscurity is a bigger problem than copyright infringement.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I think pirating gives artists a great chance to be known. Of course, buying is better for the artist, but that doesn't make pirating bad. Here's what Neil Gaiman says on it:

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I love Fleet Foxes!

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    Piracy led to the innovation of internet gaming / music / videos. If it wasn't for that original niche market, MMO's like World of Warcraft, music services like iTunes, and video services like Netflix, would likely have taken much longer to be accepted into the mainstream. Naturally, all 3 of those companies responsible for those products are major billion dollar companies.

    In terms of the 'little' guy, it enabled amateur artists (music / images / writers, programmers etc) to have essentially free access to billions of people.

    In the end, I've basically pirated since I was 12. Even then, there's no real way to truly defend it without opening more holes, it's wrong, but I still do it.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    well i do believe that one should support the artist if they can. but im on a tight budget (very tight) and cant affort very much. but im just wondering, is downloading YouTube videos pirating? also is watching anime online (or any show) for free a form of pirating? im just wondering cause if it is then i do do this from time to time, but i cant afford the DvDs. i definitely would support the artist if i could though, in fact i plan to save up some money so i CAN buy it. the thing is if i couldnt watch it for free i would never even had thought about buying it to begin with. and im thinking someone had to pirate it in order to put it online like that for free. i dont think its bad, i think maybe it helps make the artists work more known. like for instance, im going to use anime as an example. im sure the fansubs were pirated in order for people here in the US to watch the anime, but that only made anime more popular here, and encouraged them to do official subs and dubs (but still correct me if im wrong here i just heard this from someone else). so i guess in certain situations it can help the artist. just if you really like the artists work, then do support them when you get the chance.

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    How do you feel about internet piracy?...
    • It's wrong. I feel for the artists.
    • ...Yes, I am a Pirate... two hundred years too late. The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin to plunder, I'm an over-forty victim of fate.

    (I didn't take that pic)

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I support artists when I can afford to. I don't understand why some artists sign onto anti-piracy campaigns considering it limits their exposure. Fans need something to take them to the water. At Baskin-Robbins they let you taste the ice-cream before you buy something.

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    How is piracy of music/films any different from setting a pretty picture of a unicorn you found with Google Image as your desktop background?

    To say something relevant, I almost feel like there are two kinds of artists, and all of them struggle a little under the advent of illegal file sharing. There are undiscovered/independent/"starving" artists who noticeably take a hit when their music doesn't sell, but if it weren't for illegal file sharing, you probably would have never started listening to their music, anyway. Then, there are artists who have already made it in the industry, and I believe they usually make most of their money off of live performances, public appearances, merchandise/product endorsements, etc., and I don't understand why these people need more money, anyway. Even though some of their "fans" are illegally downloading their music, the popularity they get from it allows them to make money in other ways. (I know there are holes in this argument. For one, poor album sells can cause an artist to get dropped from a label. But, still.)

    I'm not defending it or anything, because I still think it's technically wrong. It's illegal and, frankly, unfair on a very basic level to the people responsible for making the music. (And, you know, if anything, I might feel sorry for the songwriters, maybe; they make more money off of music than the "artists" do, anyway.)
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    INFP - The Idealists

    It is the absolute last bad thing I will stop doing in my life.

    The last.
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