Andrew Trembley (bovil) wrote,
Andrew Trembley

Stolen Music...

About half the music on iPods is music obtained illegitimately either from an illegal peer-to-peer networks or from ripping friends' CDs, which is illegal. But it's the only way to get non-copy protected, portable, interoperable music. --Rob Glaser, CEO, RealNetworks, interviewed in The Guardian

Gotta love a whiny loser, particularly a rich whiny loser.

I probably have only bought 25 tracks from iTunes Music Store. I've got a few tracks on my iPod where there isn't a corresponding CD on the shelves in the hallway. Maybe 2-3 dozen songs. Out of nearly 7,000 tracks. So there is a way to get music legally; it's called ripping your own CD's.

And I just downloaded a pair of albums from one of those "illegal peer-to-peer networks."

The funny thing? There's nothing wrong with what I did. I've owned those albums since I was 8 years old. I've still got them. If someone wants to come after me for having the Muppet Show Albums (1 and 2) as MP3 files, I've got the vinyl sitting in the living room. Somebody just saved me the trouble of setting up my turntable and converting them myself.

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