Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Feb 2009 14:53 UTC
Legal Practically before the trial is up and running, The Pirate Bay has achieved a major victory over the entertainment industry. On day two, the prosecutor has dropped half of the charges against the bittorrent website. The remaining charges are much lighter than the ones that have been dropped.
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Comment by satan666
by satan666 on Tue 17th Feb 2009 18:00 UTC
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There is a very simple solution. Sell those damn CDs or DVDs at 5 dollars or less. A CD with cover costs roughly 50 cents. Sell it for 5 dollars and people will use torrents less. When one buys it from the store one gets a nice cover, good quality tracks and no viruses. The same goes for movies or software (except for the price, of course).

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RE: Comment by satan666
by wanker90210 on Tue 17th Feb 2009 18:55 in reply to "Comment by satan666"
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Yeah, let's create some 21th century Al Capones.

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RE: Comment by satan666
by Al2001 on Wed 18th Feb 2009 06:19 in reply to "Comment by satan666"
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I agree with this "Added Value" is the key to selling more CD's. Being the middle aged fella that I am I still remember with great fondness opening up gatefold sleeve LP's, CD's today are packaged in such a sterile manor and the compression used when mastering is so bad you may as well just stick with your MP3's.

Bring the price down make the product worth buying and your back in business!

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by l3v1 on Wed 18th Feb 2009 12:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
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I agree with this "Added Value" is the key

I can also agree with "added value", what I can't agree with is "added price".

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RE: Comment by satan666
by gustl on Thu 19th Feb 2009 13:34 in reply to "Comment by satan666"
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Much easier:

Stream the songs for a flatrate, with a button "buy this album as CD/DVD" always available.

That's what the Monty Python's are doing regarding YouTube. And it generating a huge stream of sales on Amazon for them.

People will buy it, if they appreciate it enough. Those who don't, would never have bought it. But they pirate it, because pirating it costs them nothing.
So the question is: How do I get more money? Making myself known to an audience of 1 billion, which generates maybe 1 Million sales, or do I make myself known to an Audience of 1000000, where I get 100000 sales from.

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