Prometheus von Cornsilk (kingnixon) wrote,
Prometheus von Cornsilk
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legal eagle

other than how long you're allowed to keep the product, are libraries and mp3-trading programs different in any fundamental way? did book publishers ever sue the govt to stop libraries? (or do libraries need the publisher's permission to stock their books?) in fact, libraries are better, because mp3s are rarely cd quality. and due to the way the businesses work, book publishers run more risk than music companies when a book/cd doesn't sell (publishers buy back copies of books that aren't selling, but a record store is stuck with all the cds they order until they get rid of them)
what would you think of a napster where all the songs only played for a few weeks after you downloaded them?

also.. for those of you who have mp3s of bands you don't own the cd for.. how do you justify that? is that particularly different than stealing the cd itself?
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