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if I download albums (not randomly, only when I get a tip from somewhere else), test listen to them max 3 times and after that erase them
The means cannot be "wrong". Therefore there is nothing wrong with Bittorent, nor with eMule, nor with Rapidshare nor with Usenet. Those who don't know enough and have only heard about it from the media might connect all of those to piracy...
I'd replace torrent words with piracy since that's what your topic is about..
piracy • noun 1 the practice of attacking and robbing ships at sea. 2 the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work.
I can't vote in that poll...I say yes to torrents, but only for things that are not available commercially.For example I download lots of live concerts via torrents (Dime).But I say strictly no to torrents of official CDs/LPs etc etc.
It seems the only way artists are able to get compensated for their work these days is to spend all their time on the road touring. I don't think this is necessarily a good thing for them.
Piracy, in the traditional sense, involves forcefully removing property of others.
I do agree I should replace torrent to somehow include P2P, etc. And so I will do that.
I don't buy into the "since they always have they always will" argument. It must fall into some category of logical fallacy.
By your/OED definition, fair use is also piracy, as it is unauthorized. Playing a CD at a coffee-shop is piracy.
Using the OED here for definitions is not necessarily valid.
You miss the point, Akkurat. By your/OED definition, fair use is also piracy, as it is unauthorized. Playing a CD at a coffee-shop is piracy. Using the OED here for definitions is not necessarily valid.