Please take the time to understand the technologies you complain about
There seems to be awash of people that remind me of the woman who sues mc Donald’s because the coffee was hot and it was not written on the cup. DOH!
Why do people think that buying a cd gives then the right to do what they want with the music on it?
Its like a homer comments like this
“I bought a television why do I have to pay for certain channels”
So many People are the real life homer Simpson being so very ignorant with their comments
Homers SUPER Dumb comment.
“I bough a cd so I can do what I want with it?”
Answer (for homer Simpson) Music is not a cd; a cd is a piece of material that holds data the data is the music (if it’s a music cd).
Music is separate from the cd as a “different product” which has its own rights and limitation and it is put on the cd to create an enjoyable format experience for the user. Its sold at a price determined by the owner of the music cd, and that price YOU PAY to buy the CD is not the price to OWN the MUISC, YOU ONLY OWN THE CD with specific rights on using the MUSIC on it (THEY ARE DIFFERENT THINGS with Different rights and use)
You never BUY and OWN the songs because if you did OWN the song, then no one else could OWN it also could they?
When you buy a car you only own the car you buy not everyone else’s exact same cars on the road, imagine that all the different people that travel in the car like your friend are the media (songs) you don’t own them because they are in your car? a car can carry all types of passengers (music) but you don’t own those passengers you maybe have an understanding to drop them off somewhere (AGREEMENT) but you don’t ever own them.
Music is just the passenger and the cd is the car.
So for the cd we actually call it a ‘FORMAT’ (cd) but there are many FORMATS music can travel in and you only bought one format (your car/the CD) you don’t have a right to take others cars because they are newer (like a Ferrari might be a newer format but if you want a farer you have to buy it).
If you want a new car you have to buy a new car and the same is for the many different formats that hold music it might be the same music but it’s a new upgrade and like the new car you upgrade also “your new format will still play the same music but now its a different and hopefully improved way to enjoy it ”
Your new car will still have four wheels and you music might still be the same but they are actually totally different to your old car and music format.
And why do you want to change your CAR or FORMAT. You want a better more convenient experience
I know this is still too much for the homers Simpsons to understand but maybe something will get though
You have ALWAYS had the enjoyment of the songs on the FORMAT you choose to buy it on
You don’t have to buy a new improved format unless you want to upgrade to more connivence and hopefully better sound.
ANY FORMAT You have not bought you do not own! … and you never own the music on any format it comes in.
Nor do you have the automatic right to automatically upgrade to any new format
Just like the new upgrade or the model of car you only just bought, you don’t have an automatic right to upgrade your car for free because you had the older model.
If you “FORMAT convert” any music without buying the new format that would be like going into the car garage and just taking the new car model because you bought the old model. STEALING!!!
When you change the ‘format’ you have changed the product into a new product and you DO NOT had the right to do this BY LAW since THE BEGINNING OF TIME
You might think the music is unchanged but it is changed its a new more convent format if you want to buy it, as its now an MP3 and it might have gone though tons of UPGRADES and re-mastering in the processing thats beyond your comprehension because you can just click a button to change its format and so you think it’s not changed at all.
But it is CHANGED and its DIFFERENT I personally know how hard changing music to mp3 can be while still make it sound amazing
i’m spending thousands re-mastering my music for digital and I know the song might be the same song but the format and work has been costly for me to implement and i’m doing it to make the experience better. And people who want to upgrade do so to make their experience better also otherwise just stick with what you bought on CD.
The only thing that never changes are those ignorant homer Simpsons people who actually think when they by a cd they OWN the songs BUT YOU DON’T and now with so many ways to change the format with a click of the button they assume WRONGLY that if they own the songs then they can do what they want with it.
These people’s brains work like homer Simpson (simplistic to stupidity)
People now days don’t understand how things work they just turn them on and try to act like they understand all that’s involved in making that image appear on their television or that music come out of their computer, but most people just stand on the shoulders of greatness and then spewing out trot with no real understanding of these things (thats homer for sure)
Too many people assume too much then try to make logic out of the little they think they know.
So to recap for the homer Simpsons out there
A cd is a format like an LP or an mp3 they are all different they are made of different materials and they actually have nothing in common with each other apart from that they can contain MUSIC.
If you buy any FORMAT you’re paying for that FORMAT and what ever is on it is not owned exclusively by you but forms part of the FORMAT you bought and you can enjoy it in the format you bought it
Just like that square television you know you want the new widescreen high def version but you’re going to have to buy that new television to get that quality and yes you will be watching the exact same re run shows but now in high definition, yes it’s the same programmes just a different format to experience it on but you don’t have to buy you can stay with the square box.
You must understand that the law is against you on this! So you cannot be right no matter how stupid you are.
You cannot change the product into a different product /format (FORMAT CONVERTION) because you don’t have the legal rights to the music BUT you CAN make the cd in to drinks coaster and the vinyl into a Mexican hat. Or that old square TV into a fish tank those things you can do (if you have any knowledge on how)
The music is never yours to do anything you can dream of its there to be enjoyed it the FORMAT you paid to enjoy it on
If your cd gets damaged you have to buy another just the same as if you want to upgrade your enjoyment to a new format you have to buy that new format
This has been the LAW since pretty much the beginning of music making its nothing new its just there are too many ignorant homer Simpsons out there that cannot work it all out, they just see music and think all the other media somehow makes it all one thing and they think that once bought that they own the music. DOH!
Nothing has changed only new FORMATS have arrived and more ignorant Homer types don’t understand the different parts involved that goes into creating the one product they buy to enjoy.
For those other homers who say they bough the cd so then they claim have fair use to convert it you should know
If you buy a cd, covert it to an mp3 (its actually still illegalbut there has to be some degree of fairness hence the ‘fair use argument)but after you convert your paid format you throw away the cd what then? You no longer have any means to defend your fair use rights
How can you claim ‘Fair Use’ because you never purchased the mp3 (new format) and you don’t even own the original CD (DIFFERENT FORMAT)?You have simply converted copy write music into a new format (without the owners permission) their cannot be a fair use because you don’t OWN the CD anymore and claiming you used to own the cd just means you had a CD once (different format) it has no defence to why you now have an MP3!
You never purchased the music in this mp3 format and you don’t have the music in another purchased format so now all you have is a stolen copy of the music you never legally bough and you don’t own in any other legally purchased format
You cannot trade up without the fee just like you cannot trade up VHS video to DVD for free but you can decide to stick with the format you choose to buy weather it be VHS video or Vinyl record because those are yours if you bought them, but new formats are not your god give right to own for free.
One final way to look at it (for you homer Simpson types).
You might have bough something from a shop left the shop driven down the road and lost the item then you go back to the shop and take another because you bought the last one from that shop so you think you have a right to another.
Once you leave the shop that item is yours and if you lose it destroy it or anything else you don’t have a right to a replacement you have to buy it again
If you rip music from a cd while keeping the cd to some people that might be seen as fair use but if you then sell destroy lose the cd then you just have a pirated copy of the cd which is clearly now defined as stolen as any claim to fair use can only be applied if you can prove you still own the original format (vinyl cd ect) otherwise you could by a cd rip it (steal the music on it) then sell the cd again you are only left with the stolen (ripped) copies but they ARE now Clearly STOLEN as you don’t own the legal version in any format.
How do you explain to the woman who sued mc Donald’s over the spilt coffee they should understand that hot coffee is hot? Sadly most music buying and stealing public must be genetically connected to this lady.
People please just educate yourselves on the subject of music and what is legal and what is not and stop winging like a dumb homer Simpsons who have no idea what you’re going on about..
I’m 20 years as an artist i’m totally independent and always have been and I own my music which I have been making since I was 15 years old and I have a right to not have it stolen by ignorant dumb nuts that spew out so much uneducated garbage claiming the high moral ground over record companies and excusing they’re thieving ways anyway they possibly can.
Its time to think about things in a non-homer S way..if you want new media then buy it because you don’t have to but stealing it and pretending you have a right, does not excuse you’re thieving ways..