Anyway ,as i guess you really try to keep your ideals and make a better world
let me explain my problem and you may show me the way.
in my country people can't listen to MUSIC.it's banned by religious government.
if they find CDs or tapes or any other material like that in your place ,you are in a big trouble. not only listening to music is ILLEGAL(you see, we mean this word differently) but also watching satellite programs ,going to DISCOs,... and even having fun in
marriage celebration is ILLEGAL.
Access to the internet is possible but it's limited.
all connections are DIAL-UP 33.6 kbs and real connection speed is lower.
you have to get through PROXIES ,FILTERS,... to finally check your mailbox!
the government is the great hacker.it's hunting you,monitoring your activities
and because of these activities in some cases you find yourself in a cell, nobody
knows about you.
but with all difficulties internet is a window to the world and freedom.
Political activist use it as a loudspeaker and ofcourse they pay for that. like
bloggers who are updating their weblog in their mind! ( in jail you can't access
to internet)you can't imagine this restriction and pressure .
in a case government tried to send noise on the satellite programs.even US &USSR during cold war didn't do that.
Here comes KAZAA to the scene,for you it's a place for pirates,for people like me the only place to go to the free world. as you know it now,nobody sings,nobody plays,nobody produces a pop song in this country. but for a people with a history more than 3000 years living without culture and
music means :death
singers in exile and compatriots put their songs in "MY SHARED FOLDER"
and people inside the country can listen to the voice of their popular artists.
people share these files inside the country ofcourse for free,not via internet
...manually with cds or tapes. WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL iTUNE!
Downloading from internet and especially from KAZAA is not so easily as you may think ,it takes a long time. even a 3.5MB MP3 file need more than one hour ,let me guess how longtime do you need? less than 2 minutes?
plese note that most of our folkloric songs are long ,about 5 or 6 minutes.
and they need even more time to download.
what do you feel when you can't play the file after downloading?
ok,let me consider the situation from your side.i think the most important thing in copyright struggling in Audio industry is :people can listen to the music but pay nothing.it's not fair and i agree with you. now please help me.
although a minority of people have access to the internet and most of them are looking for songs in our language,some people like me (a minority of minority) also like to listen to : Celine Dion,Eminem,...
How can i purchase Celine Dion's Album?
please make no mistake ,i'm not a rich man,in fact with an income less than 250$ per month, i have to ignore manythings to buy her new album.
but i must do that it's fair and LEGAL.
how can i pay for it?
purchasing online is impossible!,e-business in my country is a joke.(in addition
government doesn't allow to pay for something like MUSIC!!!) you may go to the music shop ,there are not such places in this country. and finally i'm not a potential customer who doesn't pay because of KAZAA, i would pay but how?
nobody in my country is a potential customer because there is no target market here . using KAZAA or not, SONY COLUMBIA PICTURES AND Celine receive 0.00$. we can hardly access to the p2p servers.when i'm trying to visit KAZAA website, i get this message:"Smart filter ,access to this webpage is denied by .... authorities & justice ...."
i don't know how ,it seems like a miracle but it works.
Although i'm a DUDE and PLEB person, i can read newspapers and magazines on internet and i knew about COPYRIGHT struggle about kazza and other p2p programs , but i had no idea what are people thinking about it?
you were the first people that explained it to me i was trying to explain, i'm not going to invite people to crack the files or do something illegal,but the problem came from somewhere else, i had no idea that you are against me because of KAZAA.i don't deny that visiting this page was the worst experience that i have ever had on the web.anyway i can understand that from your side i'm a pirate,thief,dude,pleb,..and i'm sure you never accept that some singers in exile are singing for their people ,and only a minority out of country can pay for that.
i'm not proud of using KAZAA,and i owe Celine Dion for 12 songs.
(with this connection speed i couldn't suck more!)
i mean i never wanted to make an explanation for me.
ok,i couldn't find a solution here but i hope this last post and last visit can