Hey, whats the deal he said that hes gonna get a cheap copy from somone he knows.
I have many friends that use limewire and other stuff, and most of the time they DONT PAY FOR WHAtEVER THEY DOWNLOAD. He said CHEAP, that DOESN'T mean FREE!
dont even bring that stuff in here because there is a lot of defense for illegaldownloads, which by the way there is no incriminating evidence in yoyo's post.
go ahead let em download:
A)most "programs" on those sharware **** are not anything to do with what you want. Most of it is spam, adult content, & viruses. (different story for music)
B)the use of illegal sharing services does not affect the price fluctuations
Wrong on all counts dude.
Regardless of what you might believe an illegal download is exactly that.
Nuendo is high end software - a cheap copy is, by definition an illegal copy - Nuendo is NOT like Cubase, it doesn't come in different flavours, it comes in the one, expensive, Nuendo flavoured package.
Most people here on JEMsite are musicians - musicians earn their money from selling their music, either direct, or in the form of royalties. Every time you download a song from Limewire, you are cheating a musician on money they have a right to earn.
Lastly, how the hell do you work out that illegal downloading has no effect on a legal product price? All software costs a lot of money to develop, every time a copy is downloaded illegaly rather than paid for, the R&D costs get spread over a thinner number of sold copies - hence the price gets higher. Besides, who do you think foots the bill for (totally justifiably) attempting to shut down P2Ps which let this sort of thing go on?
Geeze, grow up. Intellectual property is still someone's property, it's all the harder to protect it in the digital domain. Maybe at some stage in the future when your own music is being illegally downloaded instead of being purchased in a way that you, the author get some benefit, and it's you that's hurting, you'll start to understand.