Originally Posted by js12
In my opinion, piracy for entertainment purposes (music, movies) should not be a crime. Generally, musicians and actors/directing staff earn much more money than they deserve. Why should they earn more than arguably more important professions, such as surgeons and medical researchers? As a result, I don't feel it's morally wrong to buy/download pirated material.
Totally against this bill.
who's to say actor1 deserves X amount of dollars and another deserves another amount. Its a free market.
plus, musicians make a lot more money on live shows, endorsements and their own products than they do on selling their songs. I've always argued from a marketing perspective that songs should be free to capture the biggest audience possible so they come to your shows and buy they stuff you sell.