Music copying/sharing - is it illegal and/or immoral to ...

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  1. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I wanted to take some music in to my work computer this past week when I realized most of my stuff isn't edited, and thus not work appropriate.

    Which led me to wonder, is it illegal and/or immoral to download EDITED copies of non-edited music you already own?
     
  2. Streck

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    If you don't mean an authorized source like iTunes, then the downloading itself is what the RIAA would have legal issues with, regardless of what you already owned. Besides, the edited version is technically a different product anyway, so they would expect you to pay separately for it.

    As for morals, man, whatever.
     
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    I dont think its legal to download the music (they want to to pay for the same thing multiple times if they can). But I wouldnt consider it as immoral as downloading music that you dont already own. What I would suggest is editing the music youself if you have the right programs to edit music in.
     
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    It's not illegal to download anything. It's the sharing that all the lawsuits and such have been about.
     
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    That and the legality of it is still in question, it comes down to what one judge says one time and what another judge says another time. Unless there is a concrete law it's open to judicial interpretation.
     
  6. Seth Buzzard

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    Are you trying to summon up Drippy or something?
     
  7. Mike

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    unless you have permission to copy the songs you own, no.

    music these days.. you aint allowed to do shit with it, but listen to it, and it seems like you're limited to that anymore...
     
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    Don't get caught dancing to it.
     
  9. Dalarsco

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    I see no problem with it. Alternatively you could use headphones.
     
  10. KidDynamite

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    That's a really good question. Legally I think it would be shaky, since I think the edited versions of albums are different SKUs and thus a different album in the eyes of the record company.
     
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    Good question. That being said, I let no international conglomerate the size of Enron tell me what's right and what's wrong.

    I say listen to the unedited stuff. It's immoral to edit a musician's work.
     
  12. McBradders

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    A-frikken-men to that last part.
     
  13. Jux

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    As much as I agree with you, my boss doesn't give me that option at work.
     
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    What the hell is a moral ?

    Just kidding, I would just bring headphones and listen to them uneditted. But if that's not an option.. Go for the download !
     
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    Forget morals. Earphones are your friend, listen to them uncut.
     
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    Kill your boss and rewrite the policy in his name....
     
  17. BigPrime3000

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    I agree with this, if you're gonna do something illegal you might as well go all the way and still be able to listen to music unedited.
     

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