[ale] OT: music sites?
esoteric at 3times25.net
Sat Mar 25 11:03:18 EST 2006
Pat Regan wrote:
> Geoffrey wrote:
>>> a better than good point; the source is irrelevant in this case, since
>>> you've already paid for your license.
>> Is it though? I mean, I really don't know how the law looks at this.
>> Seems to me the RIAA (and MPAA) are more likely to have you in chains
>> and ask questions later.
> At this point, I am pretty sure it is a legal grey area. Fair use lets
> you make personal copies, I don't believe it is terribly specific about
> where they come from. From your point of view, I don't think it has
> gone to court either way.
Yeah, and as noted, I'm not interested in going there. :(
>> I don't know of any sites that provide free music by way of verifying
>> you've already purchased it. IANALTG, but I don't even want to approach
>> the line of illegality, much less tip toe across and back for the sake
>> of philosophical principles.
> There used to be a service that made you put the CD in the drive to
> verify that you owned the title. I believe it would then let you access
> the tracks any time. I forget who the company was, and I believe they
> were forced to shut down.
> That is the wrong side of this, though. On the receiving end, there
> shouldn't be any reason to have to prove that you aren't breaking the
> law. If someone really wants to try, they should have to prove that you
Agreed. That's the way it USED to be...
>> From that perspective, anyone know where one might take an older (say
>> 20+ years) turntable for maintenance? It paid around $400 back then, so
>> I'd expect it's worth the effort.
> I'm too young for this, I just used to use cassette tapes :p.
Gee thanks, I suddenly feel old. :) I don't even dare note that it was
45's before I started purchasing lps...
Until later, Geoffrey
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security will deserve neither and lose both. - Benjamin Franklin
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