copywriter31 profile image 86

What do you think of the recent music file sharing case where a jury ordered a man to pay $625,000?


This person could have simply paid .99/song. Instead, he illegally stole the music from the Internet and shared the songs online.

 

sort by best latest

copywriter31 profile image86

James Ranka (copywriter31) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
FatFreddysCat profile image95

Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
Bob Ferreira profile image78

Bob Ferreira says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • copywriter31 profile image

    James Ranka (copywriter31) 4 years ago

    Some good thoughts, Bob. You are correct in saying signed artists make a laughable % on CD sales. But there are 1000s of independent artists (like myself) who can't afford to tour. We indies are taking the brunt of file sharing, aka stealing.

John Sarkis profile image74

John Sarkis says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • copywriter31 profile image

    James Ranka (copywriter31) 4 years ago

    The amount is excessive for this reason: ANYONE now thinking of bypassing the 99 cents at iTunes, will think long and hard about file sharing (stealing) music for sale on the Internet!

Cobrafan profile image83

Cobrafan says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • copywriter31 profile image

    James Ranka (copywriter31) 4 years ago

    Interesting take ...

Georgie Lowery profile image95

Georgianna Lowery (Georgie Lowery) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • copywriter31 profile image

    James Ranka (copywriter31) 4 years ago

    Not sure where the money goes. I would bet half goes to the publishers and half to the record companies. The excessive amount is enough to scare most people from even thinking about file sharing in the future.

Kiss andTales profile image26

Kiss andTales says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • copywriter31 profile image

    James Ranka (copywriter31) 4 years ago

    Yep! A huge lesson!

profile image0

Larry Wall says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • copywriter31 profile image

    James Ranka (copywriter31) 4 years ago

    Very well said, Larry. I am a recording artist and I could not have worded your contribution any better! I remember walking into a record store, choosing a vinyl 33 1/3 album, walking to the checkout stand AND PAYING FOR IT...Imagine that!

1 answer hidden due to negative feedback. Show