My daughter (18) and a lot of her friends listen to music on Youtube, very few of them download albums or songs from pirate sites, even though they can and are able to do that. The reason is simple - a simple google-like search gives them song they want. They even don't use sites like G**********, where the quality of some music uploads is better.
mzil - and why is mentioning Youtube all right, in light of TOS#9 & 2-day banning of one member?... (a lot of copyright infringement going on YT...)
I think the difference is that Youtube at least attempts to remove offending material when pointed out to them.
... I don't know that I should be saying this ...
Considering this company, I've never even heard of 'til now, has been sued according to wikipedia's entry on them:"... has been sued for copyright infringement by all the major music companies, and the suits were active in January 2012. The major companies are EMI Music Publishing, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group. Concerns about copyright usage have prompted Google, Apple and Facebook to remove G**********'s applications from Google Play, the App Store (iOS) and Facebook platform respectively"
In July of 2012, New York State Supreme Court Judge Barbara Kapnick upheld that the service of Grooveshark was protected under the "safe harbor" provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
As for funding, don't be shy to set up some paypal donation button, with monthly goals, like many other sites do. Once the goal is reached you stop accepting funds until the next month (any excess gets added to the next month automatically).
Quote from: Artemis3 on 13 December, 2012, 11:53:18 PMAs for funding, don't be shy to set up some paypal donation button, with monthly goals, like many other sites do. Once the goal is reached you stop accepting funds until the next month (any excess gets added to the next month automatically).Fuck PayPal...http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=77427