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    RIAA and MP3 hashes

    Anyone seen this? http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/7816

    I can't believe the RIAA is going to all this trouble....

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    F*** the RIAA. Seriously. Maybe if they lowered the cost of CDs to a reasonable amount, people would buy them, but as long as they want to steal from me, I will continue to steal from them. I am the proud owner of a 26.5GB mp3 collection, and it grows more and more every day.

    CDs cost what? $.01 a piece these days? Less? You mean to tell me that they have to charge $20 a piece to make money off a CD? Please. If they lowered the cost of a CD to around $5 (or less) then a LOT more people would actually want to buy them. Christ your average DVD costs about the same as a CD and you get WAY more from that ... hmm.

    F*** the crybaby RIAA. People like that should all die. Greedy F***s.

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    I actually agree with you, but you leave out the expenses of creating the music, the pay for the artists, the pay for the workers involved. Many other expenses. the pay for the robber barons that run the recording companies. Wouldn't it be cool if we could just get everyone to stop buying music cd's? I stoppped buying them long before I found out about downloading and have stopped downloading as well. Not fun for me, but thats the way it goes. Alot of music retail businesses would go out of business. Alot of artists would loose a hell of a lot money. Eventually the RIAA would have to cave and lower prices. Now, how do we get the whole world to stop buying music cd's?



    Quote Originally Posted by Robb@E.P.E
    F*** the RIAA. Seriously. Maybe if they lowered the cost of CDs to a reasonable amount, people would buy them, but as long as they want to steal from me, I will continue to steal from them. I am the proud owner of a 26.5GB mp3 collection, and it grows more and more every day.

    CDs cost what? $.01 a piece these days? Less? You mean to tell me that they have to charge $20 a piece to make money off a CD? Please. If they lowered the cost of a CD to around $5 (or less) then a LOT more people would actually want to buy them. Christ your average DVD costs about the same as a CD and you get WAY more from that ... hmm.

    F*** the crybaby RIAA. People like that should all die. Greedy F***s.

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    the funny thing about the RIAA and cd prices is this

    I remember back 10 years ago when I got my first cd player and tapes were around $8 i think. CD's there around 18ish i think. Maybe 15. All I remember hearing is that cd's cost so much less to produce then tapes. Then they said as soon as cd's got popular prices would drop below CDs

    Well cds are popular.. no one buys tapes anymore. I still see cd's around 15 bucks. RIAA will never get another cent out of me will they drop prices or get with it and let people make their own copies and end all the watermark crap thats happening now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chut
    A lot of artists would loose a hell of a lot money.
    Oh how my heart bleeds....
    One less mansion by the beach then

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenominous
    Oh how my heart bleeds....
    One less mansion by the beach then
    Its sad that a woman wiith only 900 songs got hit for sharing I dont share with any if the download programs on my computer except for imesh which makes me share with a min of 1 person I stopped sharing when all this started happening back then I had 200+ dvix and 4000 odd mp3 which to me was a small collection

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    Record companies (much like telephone and postal companies) need to realize that they are about to be put of business because of the internet. They NEED to change, or they will get left behind. This is why the RIAA is making such a fuss. They are clawing for that root to keep from falling over the cliff. It's kind of sad really.

    What they SHOULD do is get on board the mp3 bandwagon. Instead of selling CDs, they should set up a website and sell mp3s. If I could go to a website and buy the new Hanson album in mp3 format for a couple bucks, I would. More people would buy albums that way, thus, they would make more money. Instead, they want to turn in to whiney Lars Ulrichs and make complete jackass's outta themselves. Some people just don't have a brain in their collective heads.

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    yep!

    that would be the best way to go for us. However, most full albums are crap. If the RIAA were to go for this, then music "artists" would have to produce and record well written, interesting music. That way people would buy more than "the two songs on the album I like" It's easier to just employ the laywers they have on retainer, than to insist on quality tunes from their artists. After all, it is now the american way to rip all you can and retire, rather than produce a quality product that people will want to buy. I agree with you, they could do just that, but I think that first they will attempt to intimidate their customers first. (it's cheaper) There is a website that I am aware of called buymusic.com. you can buy single songs there, but they are "security" encoded, it is not just a straight forward deal. When the RIAA gets hungry enough, we will see more "consumer oriented" selling strategies. But not until then, I'm afraid.

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    Eventually, the artists will realize that they can just eliminate the record companies from the mix, and simply release their material on the net, and charge a small fee. Perhaps a yearly subscription fee? Then that would entitle you to DL all the stuff they put out in that year ... and then they could release songs as they are done, not in a rush to get 10-15 tracks on a CD. *shrugs* I think something like that would be cool. Instead of waiting two years for 10-15 new songs from an artist, we get 1 or 2 new songs a month ... I'd pay for that.

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    That sounds like a great idea. I might buy into that also.

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