Originally Posted by SuchFriendsAreDangerous
Yes but the music industry robs artists WAY more than downloading ever could
Originally Posted by evollove
Book publishers suck as much demon-dick as record companies. Sorry, but true.
two big differences:
one, artists enter deals with publishers voluntarily. hence, it may be a bad hookup, but it isn't rape.
two, what you guys are saying is like claiming that because women are raped "in the congo," it's okay for you to just smack them around a little. "hey, at least it's not rape like those guys do!" (which is false in the first place, as publishing deals are voluntary agreements).
three, and last, a digital economy allows authors (i say this in general for music, books, etc) to self-publish. piracy actually encourages the triumph of big business-- "sign with us and we'll take care of everything, lawyers, chinese pirates, plagiarists, etc."
really, there is no good in what you do. it's not the 90s anymore. go get your books from jenthebenn and your music from slavo or mbv.