View Full Version : i woke up to my parents telling me that the RIAA are going to sue us


Djed
07-30-2003, 03:10 PM
they've never DLed a song in their life. They dont' use the computer. They dont' know what's going on. My mom saw her doctor this morning and he told her how the record companies are suing everyone aaaaaaaaaHH fire fir fire! so i wake up to being yelled at that i can't DL anymore because my dad could get sued. (i'm 17) Did i mention that my mom's doctor invested in a program that will "share" music online for a fee, and then he tells her this stuff. Silly parents. :rolleyes:

i had to sit down and give them a good old talk about how the internet gives musicians a chance that otherwise wouldn't have one to be heard and to utimately make more money.

Ihaman
07-30-2003, 03:22 PM
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Netphorian Gadabout
07-30-2003, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by Djed

i had to sit down and give them a good old talk about how the internet gives musicians a chance that otherwise wouldn't have one to be heard and to utimately make more money.

There's truly nothing more pathetic then people who think this way. "I'm stealing all your stuff, but it might make we want to buy more stuff later, so really, you should thank me."

Just keep trying to justify.

crescentfresh
07-30-2003, 04:04 PM
Well, i have heard music from the internet that made me inspired to buy albums. That's 100% true. i'm not a typical case, though.

I thought the RIAA was targeting large-quantity uploaders/downloaders first?

Ghetto_Squirrel
07-30-2003, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by crescentfresh
I thought the RIAA was targeting large-quantity uploaders/downloaders first?

They are. If you don't have half a million songs on your computer, they dont' really care about you right now.

D.
07-30-2003, 08:28 PM
my friend's mom made her uninstall imesh and, i think, get rid of all 30 of her mp3's.

just another example of the media hyping things to obscene levels.

Starchildren
07-30-2003, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by crescentfresh
Well, i have heard music from the internet that made me inspired to buy albums. That's 100% true. i'm not a typical case, though.

I thought the RIAA was targeting large-quantity uploaders/downloaders first?


now, granted i did read just another "article", but i heard as low as 11 files.


now that guy, i bet, was shocked. hahahhahaha

Thoughtless
07-30-2003, 08:57 PM
i don't share any files

Blank
07-30-2003, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by Pumpkins23836


There's truly nothing more pathetic then people who think this way. "I'm stealing all your stuff, but it might make we want to buy more stuff later, so really, you should thank me."

Just keep trying to justify.
Music Industry's fault. You might as well pity any other industry that didn't stay on top of technology. I do feel really bad for 8 track manufacturers.

They had their opportunities.

Djed
07-31-2003, 01:11 AM
i've spent more money on concerts for bands that otherwise i wouldn't had known about if i wouldn't had DL their albums. It's sort of impossible to get "indie" cds here and since i dont' have a credit card i can't order online. So i have to DL to hear much of anything. And it's a fact that bands make their money from touring, not cds. I'm not going to drop $20 for a concert if i haven't heard the bands cd(s)

ZackZ
07-31-2003, 01:38 AM
The only thing I have been downloading lately are obscure Genesis studio outtakes and unreleased live performances.

I'm not costing anyone a goddamn dime except bootleggers.

Boycott Graceland
07-31-2003, 04:15 AM
the RIAA's shitting themselves.

they have no idea what to do, so they think that slapping a few college kids with lawsuits is going to solve the problem. right.

there was a guy on the news the other day - a grandpa - who has a 45 million dollar case from the RIAA against him because one of his grandkids downloaded about 30 songs on his computer one night while he was at his house.

re-fucking-diculous.

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