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    http://money.cnn.com/2004/04/22/technology...dex.htm?cnn=yes

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

  • #2
    All I download from Kazaa is porn, so I'm safe.

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    • #3
      I don't download anything illegal.


      Unless I download something illegal.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by GloveSaveandaBeauty@Apr 22 2004, 06:14 PM
        All I download from Kazaa is porn, so I'm safe.
        If youre 17, then wouldn't that be illegal?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by no1cardfan+Apr 22 2004, 07:21 PM-->
          QUOTE (no1cardfan @ Apr 22 2004, 07:21 PM)

        • #6
          This may be the only action Ashcroft has taken that I honestly appreciate...
          The Dude abides.

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          • #7
            I'm glad he has his priorities straight. Record piracy is obviously something he should focus on.
            " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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            • #8
              Originally posted by _STLfan_in_DFW@Apr 22 2004, 07:18 PM
              I'm glad he has his priorities straight. Record piracy is obviously something he should focus on.
              Stealing is illegal and piracy is stealing, pure and simple. These targets are examples of organized crime.

              I am much more troubled by his attacks on constitutional protections.

              Moe
              The Dude abides.

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              • #9
                Besides, how do the elites make their wads of cash with file sharing going on?
                And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

                -The Artist formerly known as King in KC

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Damtoft@Apr 22 2004, 07:46 PM
                  Besides, how do the elites make their wads of cash with file sharing going on?
                  You condone piracy/lawlessness, JD? And mock legitimate, profitable businesses?
                  What is the world coming to?

                  Moe
                  The Dude abides.

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                  • #11
                    The market is telling the music producers something.

                    Let's see if they listen.

                    (AAPL is clearly listening)
                    And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

                    -The Artist formerly known as King in KC

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Damtoft@Apr 22 2004, 08:35 PM
                      The market is telling the music producers something.

                      Let's see if they listen.

                      (AAPL is clearly listening)
                      The people who populate the "market" you refer to are lawbreakers.

                      It is tangential whether or not the music industry decides to package and distribute their offerings differently in response to the theft.

                      Do you feel the same about software? Does the technology enabling theft make it acceptible? Do investors and creators have the right to reap benefit from their work, or, are they out of luck because they are so stupid as to invest and create in a work that can be stolen so easily? Should law enforcement ignore piracy because other, more serious crimes are still being committed?

                      Really surprised you are on that side of the argument, JD. The thieves are great at rationalizing and defending what is clearly indefensible - doesn't seem like your style...

                      Moe
                      The Dude abides.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by _STLfan_in_DFW@Apr 22 2004, 08:18 PM
                        I'm glad he has his priorities straight. Record piracy is obviously something he should focus on.
                        ...Well...that...AND making sure the titties on statues are covered up...those 2 should definately be priorites 1 & 2...
                        . . . and to tell you this: I work with gays, have friends who are gay, go to church with gays. Most of them are aware that I believe that homosexual behavior is sin. Some of them actually agree. Most don't. It's OK . . . because they also know or at least have been made aware of my multitude of sins: adulterous heart, lustful and covetous behavior, wicked pride, angry spirit . . . do I need to go on?
                        -mike
                        mike smith, post-dispatch online sports editor

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                        • #14
                          JD hypocrisy..front and center


                          he ignores the market when it comes to perscription drugs

                          you read it here first
                          Are you on the list?

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                          • #15
                            I for one am glad that the highest law enforcement agency in the land has their priorities in order...by all means we should spend thousands of man-hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars on an operation such as this to ensure that the general population cannot be corrupted by those un-American bastards who dare to offer the public a cheaper alternative to the official, patriotic method by which the consumer is "served" by the multi-national media corporations...and pay lip-service to back-burner, trivial matters like national security by dismissing such concerns with a flippant "this is a hard country to defend" remark and pleading poverty when the government's well-intentioned plans to protect their citizens run into the hard brick wall of fiscal reality...

                            The next time a terrorist attack occurs in the US, be sure to thank Viacom, Disney, and Time-Warner (and their servants in Congress) for helping you, the naive consumer, understand what is REALLY important...

                            Their money.

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