Originally Posted by sarramkrop
Ok, so what if everyone uses that lame logic, and musicians find themsleves feeling the pinch, so putting out records or even playing live in other parts of the world becomes much more difficult for them, or just plain impossible? Does that make you a lame thief? Yes, it does.
It doesn't make me
a thief, cause I'm still buying.
Don't get me wrong, I get what you're saying, but there's a difference between downloading and buying, and downloading to avoid buying. If the latter is not being dealt with, then I take advantage of the former, and the bands don't get less money from me personally.
I wouldn't complain at all if downloading was stopped, but only because other people abuse it.
I spend the majority of my non-essential money on music (and books, I guess).