Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 17:39 UTC, submitted by Tom Curtis
Legal As regular readers on OSNews will know, I'm quite opposed to the concept of post-sale restrictions, but also the insane countermeasures undertaken by the film and music industry against individuals who illegally download content. The reason I'm so opposed to these things is not because I approve of the act of illegal downloading - no, it's all about the slippery slope effect.
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Funny that to stop this behaviour
by soulrebel123 on Fri 13th Nov 2009 18:39 UTC
soulrebel123
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2009-05-13

you have to stop buying music and movies, illegally downloading 100% of what you listen to and watch.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

No, that will only strengthen the position of these tightfisted, greedy conglomerates. Illegal downloading strengthens them, buying content affirms their current position. The way to get the message through is to buy songs from independent artists and labels who have nothing to do with the current industries at all. There's some really good music there too, too bad most seem content with the repetitive crap the industry tries to shovel down our throats. Don't consume their content, at all. That's the only way you're not helping them.

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