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iTMS and me
Authored by: russellh on May 09, '06 07:16:52PM

ok. someone tell me why allofmp3.com isn't organized piracy? I wouldn't buy from them. Buy CDs at a used CD store, or buy on iTMS and back it up. Exercise your natural rights to preserve your purchases and strip the -d-r-m-. you can always do that later though... if you back them up. I think it is a certainty that anyone who spends thousands on music will want to keep that music, and how likely is it that the iTMS survives you? So eventually you will have to break DRM.



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iTMS and me
Authored by: sjk on May 09, '06 09:19:11PM
someone tell me why allofmp3.com isn't organized piracy?
I agree.
I wouldn't buy from them.
Me neither. I can't justify supporting a piracy racket in good conscience regardless of how negatively I feel about the RIAA, etc. Heck, I'd rather pirate directly without the middleman if I wanted to be "rebellious" that way.

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iTMS and me
Authored by: dave1212 on May 10, '06 04:22:51PM

I'm dying to see something that says 'allofmp3 has mafia ties' that isn't a comment on some forum like this or slashdot.
All real-life investigations have shown they're not violating anything.



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iTMS and me
Authored by: dave1212 on May 10, '06 04:20:32PM

Because they paid the RIAA what it asked for. The RIAA/major labels sold their music at 'bulk' prices to be 'rebroadcast' by Russian companies.
It may be a loophole, but the site hasn't been any closer to being shut down for at least three years now.
Major label artists really don't have any choice but to go indie and release new music that does well. They've already signed all their previous recordings' ownership away to companies like Sony. We all know how their 'creative accounting' works. Labels and middlemen get paid, artists and fans get screwed.



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