Of course, but really is it morally reprehensible to steal something you pay for but missed because of draconian access issues?
DING DING DING
the lines are so blurred here its ridiculous.
you've hit the nail on the head. 'draconian access issues' is simply a new way to describe planned obselescene..album to 8track to cassette to CD to crippled 128k iTune songs....its all the same fricking game to get you to pay over and over and over for the same fricking song you've now bought 10x.
i literally have 3 albums, 3 cassette tapes, 3 CDs..and a '3 CD collectible' of the same 3 disks
as we speak. WTF i was a stupid a-hole
and now i should feel bad because i'm torrenting files someone else with a much better PC and ripping tools took the time to rip those same songs in a FLAC format with GORGEOUS hi-res rips of the artwork and detailed metadata?
frick YOU RIAA
who's the crook again?
all we're talking about is *QUALITY*. spotify gives you access to any song any time for free more or less..but if i want a copy in the format of MY choosing..that's wrong. SO AS LONG AS I HAVE A GOOD DATA CONNECTION OR LIVE IN A BIG CITY I CAN ENJOY MUSIC BUT IF I LIVE IN A RURAL AREA WITH SPOTTY DATA I CAN'T??? WTF BIZARO WORLD IS THIS?
same goes for DISH/Direct/Comcast TV's shitty DVR product. they promise the ability to record your favorite shows..yet due to a combination of rain fade or incorrect guides or football games that run long, many times you fail to get the product YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR.
why is it wrong to grab a copy of a tv show you've already paid for from somewhere on the web and watch it?
if the whole DRM shite wasn't such..well.. shite..then we wouldn't be having this discussion.
frick ITUNES. transcopymanager lets me drag mp3s on and off my kids' ipods without any DRM bull shite interference.
again, you fix your fricking product..let me move files around on my damn mp3 player or phone like i should be able to without jumping through hoops that either degrade the sound quality or flat out frick my PC up having to install your BLOATWARE and i'll be legal.
btw, i fricking pay for dish, cellphone data, comcast internet, netflix and lots of redbox movies so its not like hollywood doesn't have their fricking claws into me already...so they're going to make me feel like a crimminal because AMC and DISH are having a pissy party and they've yanked the channel from me so i went somewhere else to get the BREAKING BAD EPISODES i already paid for???
who's the crook here?
This post was edited on 11/27 at 9:47 am