Nuno: the problem is the price of the cds... if they charge 40. centes per music ( the artist) the major ones a litle more with the art woork and that stuff 8 dollars is enough to cover the damage that the record conpany had whend louch a cd....but do they realy care about us ? no way 20,21,24,25 dollars a cd is too much ...
the Copyright law is very complicate because has too many ways to look at her.... i´m not for the pirate thing but hey i´m not rich and if they put the prices a litle smaller damm they had arguments
I agree that the prices are too high, and because of that the record companies created an environment where people look for alternative ways to acquire the music. In fact, a class action lawsuit in my country was filed against record companies and retail outlets alleging anti-trust and consumer protection violations. Instead of fighting it, the lawsuit was settled by the defendants. Some details regarding this can be found here: http://www.musiccdsettlement.com/english/default.htm
I’ll bet almost everyone on this forum that has purchased a CD in the USA between Jan. 1 1995 to Dec. 22, 2000 is eligible to make a claim.
I think the record companies and certain stores were out to gouge the public. It came back and bit them on the ass in more ways than one. I understand why people would say screw them and look to the “Black Market”. You know, I was going to say that high prices are not a justification for stealing, but after further thought, it looks like they were trying to steal from us. I know two wrongs don’t make a right, but I’m not sure it is wrong when the only legal choice results in you being a victim of their greed and thievery.