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STTCT
07-23-2003, 09:46 AM
He's defending the downloaders. The answer cannot be jail. here, here! Read - thoughts?

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/07/22/jackson.fileshare.ap/index.html

Neko Lain
07-23-2003, 11:00 AM
Well, i do not think they deserve to go to jail for downloading music.

But yes, it is not right.

El Sitherino
07-23-2003, 11:00 AM
well he is the thriller after all :).

*puts MJ rules sign on his lawn*

HertogJan
07-23-2003, 12:24 PM
Hehe, I bet Michail downloads music too!! Come on ppl, who DOESN't download music??!!

BawBag™
07-23-2003, 12:37 PM
Me. But I am obviously mental.
But seen as Michael Jackson's music is still popular globally, and he owns the rights to all of the Beatles songs, why should he be worried about music downloads? He's rolling in it. Even though he's 2 beers short of a six-pack. :D

pbguy1211
07-23-2003, 02:06 PM
Oh please... in the U.S. MJ is the LAST person we need defending us!!! He's viewed as a freak by the media and won't help our cause!

Kain
07-23-2003, 02:29 PM
He makes a valid point atleast. A federal offense? I think someones just mad becase they couldn't afford the 10 person jacuzzi and had to get the 8 seater...greedy bastards.

Lord Siraious
07-23-2003, 02:39 PM
There is nothing wrong with d/l music. Usually after I do d/l music I feel the need to purchase the album the song came off of. *Looks at the 3000 plus song on the laptop next to the family PC* D/L music is good :D

ZBomber
07-24-2003, 01:09 AM
You can get put into jail.... jail?! :(

Darklighter
07-24-2003, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by pbguy1211
Oh please... in the U.S. MJ is the LAST person we need defending us!!! He's viewed as a freak by the media and won't help our cause!

Well excuse me, but he is a person, and deserves the right to an opinion, just like every other person in this world. He has got a very good point though: the fact that even though the music is being downloaded illegally by fans, it is those same fans who buy the music in shops - "It is the fans that drive the success of the music business; I wish this would not be forgotten. - An important quote, why should people be thrown into jail for downloading music they are encouraged to buy/listen to? Even if it is illegal, the penalty should not be so harsh.

Oh, and be careful what you mention in this thread, it's quite a controversial subject.

El Sitherino
07-24-2003, 04:44 AM
technically they aren't incouraged to buy it they are incouraged to listen to them.

STTCT
07-24-2003, 04:54 AM
I just thought it was a riot because the man who hung his baby from a balcony is defending the little people....

pbguy1211
07-24-2003, 05:25 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
I just thought it was a riot because the man who hung his baby from a balcony is defending the little people....
Now he's defending midgets too!?! Midgets and chimps RULE! :thmbup1: hehe

STTCT
07-24-2003, 05:58 AM
actually...I think he does...defend monkeys and chimps because of BUBBLES...the chimp he used to have but mysteriously dissapeared.........:eek:

Lil Killa
07-24-2003, 06:13 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
actually...I think he does...defend monkeys and chimps because of BUBBLES...the chimp he used to have but mysteriously dissapeared.........:eek:


No offince(sp/) but I think MJ could go oonto a set for planet of the apes and not need a makeup job..........

Anyway back on subject here. I am glad atleast 1 music artist is suporting thed/l of music on the web :D and I like that quote about the fans and stuff.... yeah:D

RoguePhotonic
07-24-2003, 06:30 AM
I think it's ****ed up making it a felony....I mean **** get caught downloading a song so never be able to own a gun "legally" and all..

STTCT
07-24-2003, 06:35 AM
i'm sorry but there are people out there getting killed in the world, why do they need to waste our time and money catching cd stealers. These people need to get off there bandwagons and start making a difference in the world.

Lord Siraious
07-24-2003, 06:35 AM
All I can say is that I love my Country (Australia) and its laws.

El Sitherino
07-24-2003, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
i'm sorry but there are people out there getting killed in the world, why do they need to waste our time and money catching cd stealers. These people need to get off there bandwagons and start making a difference in the world. hell yeah. spend the money on all those millions of missing kid cases.

Redwing
07-24-2003, 10:11 AM
Sheer idiocy.

Jail? For downloading music? Firstly this just screams invasion of privacy waiting to happen. Secondly why don't they spend tax money on something more valuable than stopping the evil file-sharers? Like...education? Stopping hard drugs? Finding abducted children?

Lastly MJ may be crazy, but he has a point.

El Sitherino
07-24-2003, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by Redwing

Lastly MJ may be crazy, but he has a point. like me and you red he's sane in a crazy world. :)