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    Big deal, what an over hyped waste of time. It's like Apple are trying to unveil them to the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraam View Post
    Big deal, what an over hyped waste of time. It's like Apple are trying to unveil them to the world!
    A splash screen for 24 hours is over hyped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    A splash screen for 24 hours is over hyped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    The two of you do understand that music piracy (not software, that's an entirely different topic) is one of the most overblown and fictitious problems that exists today, right?
    I suppose that is true, considering the music artists that get ripped off are always the wealthiest ones. Thanks for opening my mind to that. I just still don't get why people think it's ok to steal $15,000 worth of music and not look back. I used to pirate music until a few months ago though.

  5. #125
    Peh... Disappointing. Great news or beatles fans tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
    I suppose that is true, considering the music artists that get ripped off are always the wealthiest ones. Thanks for opening my mind to that. I just still don't get why people think it's ok to steal $15,000 worth of music and not look back. I used to pirate music until a few months ago though.
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    What a waste of publicity! The Beatles for crying out loud - nothing the whole planet have not already heard of already! Apple needs to get out more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazyfool88 View Post
    Lemme eshplain. Someone produces something. They have every right to it. They decide to only share it with others for a price. Someone takes it without paying that price. They violate that person's inherent right to what they make. Think. Nothing morally sound can cause problems when everyone does it. This is a condition of a morally sound act. If everyone committed the act of piracy, noone would be able to make money digitally. Since we live in a digital age, music and software and such are easily convertible to a digital file that can be distributed through file sharing sites all over the internet. Programmers and musicians would no longer be able to make money through their talents. Is this morally acceptable? Piracy is as bad as theft, if not worse. This is why I stopped pirating files. I used to pirate everything. Now I don't. I actually believed piracy was ok for the same reason you do.
    I'm sorry this had to turn into an anti-piracy preach fest, guys. Not that it was anything other than a bunch of people whining anyway.

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    I'm sadly disappointed, I thought Apple was going unveil 4.2


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
    Well they are the only digital music source to have licenses to sell Beatles music.
    ''License'' is a big word. They pretty much sued them until they had no choice.

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    This was a day we would not forget? Puhleeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linkisbest View Post
    ''License'' is a big word. They pretty much sued them until they had no choice.
    Lol, that's true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
    I suppose that is true, considering the music artists that get ripped off are always the wealthiest ones. Thanks for opening my mind to that. I just still don't get why people think it's ok to steal $15,000 worth of music and not look back. I used to pirate music until a few months ago though.
    Pirate music all day long. Mixtapes are a form of piracy and they've been around for ages; same principle, smaller scale.

    They're more than welcome to tour as much as they possibly want. I'll gladly pay top dollar to see a great band live. In the past year i've probably spent $800 at the least on tickets, souvenirs, etc. for live shows, and aside from Blues Traveler (had their CDs for years), all of the bands I saw were ones I grew a liking to through downloading a torrent of their album(s). I still purchase albums of newer groups that I enjoy to support them.

    $13 for a 256kbps(?) digital version when a CD with much better quality is a dollar more? Get real. Apple could at least offer FLAC files for the LP...

    Regardless of the compression, I'm to pay the same price today that it cost 15 years ago? Technology has come a long way and it doesn't cost near as much to produce an album as it once did (yes I'm including studio time and everything in that cost too). Hell, this week we had an article on here about the new Gorillaz album being made on the freaking iPad.

    Two of the band members are dead and the other two are still making an damn fortune touring (Paul's short list of 10 concerts still grossed $33 million last year). Not to mention Yoko already has enough apartments in the Dakota.

    Who in the music industry suffers from filesharing? The untalented corporate pigs. The artists are doing just as fine and a number of them are perfectly fine with with music piracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Pirate music all day long. Mixtapes are a form of piracy and they've been around for ages; same principle, smaller scale.

    They're more than welcome to tour as much as they possibly want. I'll gladly pay top dollar to see a great band live. In the past year i've probably spent $800 at the least on tickets, souvenirs, etc. for live shows, and aside from Blues Traveler (had their CDs for years), all of the bands I saw were ones I grew a liking to through downloading a torrent of their album(s). I still purchase albums of newer groups that I enjoy to support them.

    $13 for a 256kbps(?) digital version when a CD with much better quality is a dollar more? Get real. Apple could at least offer FLAC files for the LP...

    Regardless of the compression, I'm to pay the same price today that it cost 15 years ago? Technology has come a long way and it doesn't cost near as much to produce an album as it once did (yes I'm including studio time and everything in that cost too). Hell, this week we had an article on here about the new Gorillaz album being made on the freaking iPad.

    Two of the band members are dead and the other two are still making an damn fortune touring (Paul's short list of 10 concerts still grossed $33 million last year). Not to mention Yoko already has enough apartments in the Dakota.

    Who in the music industry suffers from filesharing? The untalented corporate pigs. The artists are doing just as fine and a number of them are perfectly fine with with music piracy.
    I'm not arguing it's an issue for money's sake. I'm arguing that it's morally wrong to pirate your whole damn music library like that. I'm also not saying that the corporate world is perfect, or that the artists NEEDS everyone to not pirate their songs. I'm simply stating what I believe to be a condition of a moral act (what one can you think of that if everyone practiced it would cause problems?), and how I believe piracy violates that condition. You're not telling me you pirate all your songs, are you?

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    Pirate all of them? Not at all. I've got a box of probably 200 cds in my closet. Most of those I've had for ages, but I still buy the occasional cd or two. I typically buy used ones at record stores.

    That being said, I'm not so sure problems would arrise from pirating music worldwide. Record companies would drastically reduce in size, more people would hear more new bands since there would no longer be a threat regarding filesharing, and there would be more opportunity for the cream to rise to the top rather than being force-fed garbage such as Lady Gaga.

    Radiohead released their In Rainbows album online with a "you name the price" policy that allowed customers to even choose $0.00 for the price and download the album for free. They ran that special for about two months and then still went on to sell 122k CDs in it's first week and debut at #1 on Billboard.

    All over the country restaurants are testing out the same concept with their menus. The patrons are simply asked to pay what they feel the meal was worth. So far the restaurants are averaging out close to what their old fixed prices would yield.

    File-sharing has a lot of misinformation surrounding it to try and scare people away. Hell, the term "piracy" itself has a negative and scary connotation to it.




    They sure got that one right
    Last edited by mortopher; 2010-11-17 at 01:52 AM.

  16. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
    Totally agree! It's sad that people actually schedule their sleep around an Apple announcement.



    Have fun in your liberal school, learning more ways to rip society off. Please find time to also learn that books don't teach you everything, and professors teach you what they want you to learn instead of what you should learn.

    A college education is a great thing, but most people use it for nothing other than how you just used it. Just because you have the intelligence to read a book and pass a test, or get drunk for a fraternity, doesn't mean that you are "smart."

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    Not everyone is as closed minded as you. I'm 28, and I like the Beatles. Also, my grandfather knows his way around a computer better than my mom! It's not age, it's mentality.

    Having the Beatles on iTunes will open doors for other groups finally joining the ranks, like AC/DC.
    I'm happy for you and the other ten people like you, making a big thing over your bugs oh I mean beetles or whatever was a waist of time. But you enjoy. NOT

  17. #137
    Wow! This is a bummer! Expected way more!

  18. #138
    Well that was extremely disappointing.
    Internet killed the video star.

  19. #139
    Quote Originally Posted by ozzymonstar View Post
    I'm happy for you and the other ten people like you, making a big thing over your bugs oh I mean beetles or whatever was a waist of time. But you enjoy. NOT
    Really, grow up. It was a splash-screen for 24 hours. No commercial, no live event, no blimps, just a graphic.

    People like you made it a big deal.. "ZOMG! I hope it's streaming 1337|\|3$$!!" or "Yippeee! 4.2!!"

    Really? Streaming hasn't happened yet because it's not as profitable as selling the songs individually. Also, there's NO WAY that 4.2 is as big a deal to Apple/Steve Jobs, as it is to you.

    Is it a day "I'll never forget?" Not by a long shot, but it is pretty big news anyway.

    You should know that the Beatles were responsible for the groundwork that made Michael Jackson, Madonna, Backstreet Girls, and pretty much every "pop" genre today even possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Pirate all of them? Not at all. I've got a box of probably 200 cds in my closet. Most of those I've had for ages, but I still buy the occasional cd or two. I typically buy used ones at record stores.

    That being said, I'm not so sure problems would arrise from pirating music worldwide. Record companies would drastically reduce in size, more people would hear more new bands since there would no longer be a threat regarding filesharing, and there would be more opportunity for the cream to rise to the top rather than being force-fed garbage such as Lady Gaga.

    Radiohead released their In Rainbows album online with a "you name the price" policy that allowed customers to even choose $0.00 for the price and download the album for free. They ran that special for about two months and then still went on to sell 122k CDs in it's first week and debut at #1 on Billboard.

    All over the country restaurants are testing out the same concept with their menus. The patrons are simply asked to pay what they feel the meal was worth. So far the restaurants are averaging out close to what their old fixed prices would yield.

    File-sharing has a lot of misinformation surrounding it to try and scare people away. Hell, the term "piracy" itself has a negative and scary connotation to it.




    They sure got that one right
    You're missing the point. Most bands DON'T release their music for "name the price". You're "Steal: v. To take without the owner's consent"ing from them with the system that is currently widely used. That's cool if they let you name the price, but almost no band does. Artists have an inherent right of ownership to their artwork. To take their art in a way that is not permitted by them is violating that right.

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