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#61 SmashySmashy

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

It's already over, there are far too many grey areas surrounding the SOPA bill and how many varying opinions there are on it between politicians.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:26 PM

Seems like they are put on hold for now.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:03 AM

What is clear is that neither the music nor the movie industry is in any real financial problems.


There is one crisis that's the reason why the industry demands draconian laws like this one. It's true that they don't sell billions of CDs like they used to. Look at the major record companies they're going out of business. However I don't think file sharing is the only cause of this decline. It seems to me that people buy less CDs than before because nowaday's mainstream music is shit.

And since most people who still buy CDs they buy them online the music stores are disappearing rather fast. Small stores were the first to go there are not many left. Now it's the big ones turn they close or they change owners who will sell DVD Blu-Ray videogames but no CDs. CD is dying.

Regarding the film industry millions of people are still going to cinema... at least that's not dead yet.


People also have other options of buying music these days rather then CD's. With the price differences between digital media and hard copies, many music stores have been forced to try and compete with iTunes by dropping CD prices to 10 bucks a pop, which around here also include tax so it still winds up being 12 or 13 bucks, meanwhile you pay zero tax on iTunes and everything you buy is in your own currency. Cutting out the middle men makes things more affordable, and in an age where a high capacity audio player is a rather affordable purchase, there is no need to have CD's unless who are an audiophile (better off with vinyl in that case).

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

FileSonic disables file sharing in wake of MegaUpload arrests

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:03 AM

Seems like they are put on hold for now.

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Yep... for now.

FileSonic disables file sharing in wake of MegaUpload arrests


From where I am rapidshare is half dead. Now I wonder how long Hotfile, MediaFire, YouSendit, Wupload, and the others will stay up!

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:13 AM

Seems like they are put on hold for now.

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Yep... for now.

FileSonic disables file sharing in wake of MegaUpload arrests


From where I am rapidshare is half dead. Now I wonder how long Hotfile, MediaFire, YouSendit, Wupload, and the others will stay up!

They'll be back but with servers outside the US.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:38 AM

They'll be back but with servers outside the US.

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We'll see. But right now there seems to be a panic... When they killed the big one it scared the small ones... Now it's Fileserve's turn: they deleted all their files legal and illegal they terminated accounts and suspended their ‘Make Money’ feature: http://musicfeeds.co...-money-feature/

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:03 AM

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

http://maddox.xmission.com/

Dude got a point.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:05 PM

http://maddox.xmission.com/

Dude got a point.

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wow...he finally updated his page

Follow @McWoggie to the gates of Hell. We're gonna ding-dong ditch them!


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:53 AM

Now we have ACTA and TPP to worry about

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