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July 14, 2006
Five Reasons Why Music Piracy is Justified...
Every time we get a new CD we think about writing this list... and we just got back from shopping.
Note, we don't really advocate music piracy, but for obvious reasons we hate the fuckers who run the industry and don't mind suggesting they feel some pain. Artists are another matter. We only want them to feel pain when they dish out a platter for $14 and then fill it full of crap. So here's the list.
Music Piracy is Justified Because:
You spend too
much of your valuable time "unwrapping" and
degunking the packaging from the CD case.
Cellophane that can't be ripped off except in
shreds. Then a layer of adhesive labels,
whose removal reminds us of peeling frozen
shrimp. And of course, there's that
occasional second adhesive label that helps
you crack the case when you try to open it...
Even without damage due to the
paranoid packaging, half the time the CD case
is already broken, the spindle that fails to
holds the CD in place, the "Hinge" that
doesn't, or just a crack in the case.
And its a fucking pain in the ass taking it
back and talking to the counter zombie about
how no, you didn't break it and yes they
should replace it. (Grab their nose ring
and run some adhesive through it, they like
If you do take it back, and get
a replacement, you have the joy of going
through #1 again!
And if you scratch it, you get
to buy it all over again! Hey, even
though the parts cost pennies, they make like
you're actually buying all that plastic; as if
there weren't any music on it at all.
You should be able to return the CD, pay them
for the plastic (probably a buck, or two if
you're generous) and get a new copy.
SONY is probably the biggest reason. They don't respect you, why should you respect them?
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