NeXus 6: With the cost of CDs these days, it's no surprise that people are downloading mp3 files. Something is definitely wrong when something that costs roughly $.50 to make is priced at around $18.00.
Oh that's brilliant...
The problem with your half-truth is that when people go into music stores, they aren't there to buy commodity CDs, they're buying the content
on those CDs. And then there's the work it takes to get those CDs to the warehouses, and then to the stores, and then to the display racks etc. How would you like it if you worked hard all day on a number of things, but your boss only noticed one thing that you did, and then paid you for the time it took to do that single task? Would that be OK with you? Because that's what you're saying is OK for other working people...
VooBass: On the contrary, Safeway will indeed cheerfully give me a refund each and every time I have the misfortune of buying an unacceptable product.
Not if you've already consumed it, which is
the analogy you're making. And the excuse that you don't care for it is totally different from a legitimate reason, like it's not cooked. If you decide you don't like a song, that's your tough luck.
As far as Black Sabbath goes, as much as I love them dearly, I've gladly paid my share for their creative efforts.
First I'd like to find out what dollar amount you say your share is. If you really were an investor who gave Black Sabbath cash when they went into the studio to record Paranoid, then you have a legitimate point. But if all you did was take a trip to the record store, then you're being pompous. Buying a record, tape or CD is a transaction between you and the retailer. You have no involvement in the recording process, and no right to say you have any special rights.
From here on I'm mostly padding the pockets of one of the most corrupt, wasteful and moronic industries in existence - the music publishing monopoly. @#$% them.
So let me get this straight -- you're passing judgement on "the music industry" for doing more or less what you do yourself? And your way to "@#$% them" is to participate in a process that validates their calls for more draconian protective measures?
I got news for you, bub. The only people who you're @#$%ing is honest people like me, who get to pay for the overhead that thieves like you cause. And I for one don't take kindly to it. You're no different than a shoplifter, except you don't have the balls to try it face-to-face.
Thanks technophile, for addressing my point.
You are false data.