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Old 01-02-2014, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Maideneer View Post
Are you saying someone who pirates an album is on the same level as someone trekking out to the store to buy a used copy of an album?
Can't possibly ever be the case. That second-hand copy was at some stage sold as a new copy, so the band got their royalties from it.

Pirate copies rarely come from a paid-for CD, and even if they do, only the very first copy downloaded is akin to the selling of a CD second-hand in so far as the artist is concerned (and doesn't benefit anyone from a seller perspective, obviously). All other downloads of it after that are just standard theft, same as before.

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