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Postby Let's_dance » Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:05 pm

I have a UGC card as well, Handy little things. I spend on average 90p per cinema trip.
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Postby mariamaria » Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:07 am

We don't have a UGC in where I live... :cry: I wish we did...I could get one of those "handy little things" (cards...get ya minds out of the gutter!) and just pay £9.99 a month. I'd be visiting the cinema a lot more often then.
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Postby smile » Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:03 am

I download quite a few songs. I haven't bought a single in who knows how long. I don't see why I should pay £15 for an album when I can download it for free on Kazaa. Although now a lot of artists have placed codes of somesort in some songs so that when it gets to a certain place in a song all you hear is a load of crackling. I can't blame them though.
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Postby mariamaria » Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:26 pm

Yer but there are dozens of songs out there that you can download and if on one song, you hear crackling, then you can download the same song from somebody else and eventually, you will get the song without the crackling. :D
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Postby Enigma » Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:00 pm

I am strongly against illegal copying of creative works. I appreciate the benefits of file sharing, and in fact several of the artists I support now I found about through file sharing at the height of Napster and audiogalaxy. The distribution of audio files through file sharing exposes listeners to a larger and more ranging selection of artists and their music. If I have liked the music of an artist I've heard through the Internet I have often gone to HMV and purchased albums and singles.

The significant aspect of this process is that I was usually only exposed to the music and not the commercial branding of the artist. So, although sharing copyrighted works is illegal, it does have positive effects. We are now seeing an evolution in the way publishers make music available to the audience. Several companies are providing audio files to be purchased through the Internet, either through their own Web sites or in agreement with those hosting audio files, such as MSN for example.
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Postby smile » Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:47 pm

I agree, it is wrong to breach the copyright laws but I don't see how record companies can expect people to pay stupid amounts for only three songs. I know prices are dropping but all the same they are still too expensive. £3.99 is a lot of money for a child to pay for if they only recieve say £5 a week pocket money. It's alright if you have a job or have a bank account with money in, but a lot of younger kids spend their money near enough as soon as they got it. I used to get about £8 a week in pocket money when I was a kid, that's enough to buy 20 minutes of music at the most. I think it's a rip off. Music company directors can go home to their mansions with their nice big cars outside, while many kids save all week to buy ONE single. lol I'm getting bitter.
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Postby Deadman001 » Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:20 am

Well a lot of people said that should the music become a fair price to buy they wouldn't use Peer-to-Peer programs to download music, and quite a few of these services are begining to appear (I believe napster has been trying to set up a pay to download service for a few years now) so i guess we'll see if thats gonna be the case.

As for my view on filesharing, i'm all for it. i've been using it since the old days of napster and just find it normal now. I do use some websites to buy cd's however most have now been forced to increase their prices which is ridiculous. generally if i buy a cd i've downloaded some of the tracks before actually buying it.
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Postby Fidel » Mon Feb 23, 2004 7:38 pm

CD singles are overpriced garb......the real good stuff isn't realeased now anyway
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Postby mariamaria » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:25 pm

Overpriced garb?? it just depends on what kind of music it is that you listen to.
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Postby Fidel » Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:05 pm

what music do you like?
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Postby smile » Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:43 pm

There are several topics on music and the different types of tastes that people have. Please stay on the track of 'Downloading Music'.

Please look here: http://www.problempages.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2484
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