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Ani Difranco On Illegal File-sharing

Written By: RSmaster on December 15, 2009 10 Comments

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Grammy Award-winning musician Ani DiFranco gives her thoughts on illegal file-sharing.


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10 Responses to “Ani Difranco On Illegal File-sharing”

  1. XionXXXX says on: 15 December 2009 at 1:17 am

    Technically atm, any kind of sharing is illegal over the internet except for music from like Jamendo which the artists themselves create intentionally for file sharing and communities.

  2. astridkitty1212 says on: 15 December 2009 at 1:56 am

    Thanks. I know of a few free downloads available from permission of the artists on sites like LastFM and Epitonic. Those are there because the artists are okay sharing them. Also, I think it is cool to get all the free stuff on this site. I use Youtube as my beloved free entertainment source. If you can fave lots of videos here without actually burning them, why desire more? I actually think that through Youtube you CAN have some free filesharing. You just can’t take more than you need.

  3. astridkitty1212 says on: 15 December 2009 at 2:18 am

    I had just heard from my best friend that Youtube has links to all kinds of music to download for free. I hear a lot of talk about free music online that is legal and won’t get you caught. Exactly which of this is true? Ani, are YOU at all on Youtube and could YOU tell me if those free sites are legal. I mean, they used to sell blank VHS and casette tapes to record stuff on, so exactly WHAT free music is legal and what isn’t?

  4. astridkitty1212 says on: 15 December 2009 at 2:40 am

    I think the site we are on right now provides a wonderful compromise between free stuff and respecting copyrights. Youtube is my means of getting lots of free online entertainment without stealing. Yes, it stays on the computer, but in some ways I think a movie is more fun to watch if seen once in an art theater than bought on DVD. There ARE some legal free downloads, but those are obtained by permission of the artist. The rest of your stufff should be paid for. I love you, Ani!=)

  5. VelveetaBoy says on: 15 December 2009 at 3:08 am

    There is a common misunderstanding that just because people aren’t willing to pay for something that they do not value it. This fallacy stems from people putting money above all other things, as the one thing which seems so able to place a numerical value on something.We spread our love by word of mouth and providing exposure for our favorite artists, “Hey! Listen to this!” and place value by dedicating our memory to their words and images.

  6. jessicafischerqueen says on: 15 December 2009 at 3:11 am

    Will you quit nodding your head in that insipid manner?You look like a fucking bobble head puppet.

  7. si1entscorn says on: 15 December 2009 at 3:13 am

    lol she does

  8. queerchitect says on: 15 December 2009 at 3:27 am

    I’m a performance artist and my performances thrive off of friends sharing the images and the music that I create, or work with. However, it does become a major issue when you’re trying to make a living as an artist, how do you get people to buy something that they can find a way to get for “free”, even if illegally. It becomes a conscious effort on you, the audience, to support the artists you enjoy and actually buy something from them, concert tickets, CDs, mp3s, merch, etc.

  9. macgum says on: 15 December 2009 at 3:50 am

    I will sometimes download an independent release to see if I like it. If I like it, I buy it. But I don’t pay for music released by major labels.

  10. TheHerbalPhilosopher says on: 15 December 2009 at 4:44 am

    So awesome that she is not hating on people who share music! God bless her!!

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