just out of curiosity here - how much of your digital music collection was obtained legally (ie from legal downloads, or ripped from physical media that you own) and how much was obtained illegally? is anyone here 100% legal or 100% illegal?
30% Of my collection might be legal.
I only buy if I can't find it on the internets (Old CD's, Vinyls, Underground artists)
everything's from cd media unless it's not in that form.
I'd say 40% of my music was ripped from my personal CDs, and maybe another 10% from others' CDs. The rest of my songs were illegally downloaded.
I am a bad person.
98% illegal, I guess. But I'll buy a lot of what I have right now when I have a job, and the monies that come with it.
Also there's way too much of the stuff I listen that I can't find in regular disc stores (underground, foreign, or just way too old).
I'm about 50/50 at the moment.
Probably about 10%.
However, probably only about 10% of my 90% of illegal stuff would even be possible for me to obtain legally - I listen mostly to doujin arrange music, much of which was only ever offered for sale at a single Comiket or other convention in Japan, long since past.
Hm, I've downloaded tons of music from torrent sites, but I rarely listen to most of it. By number of listens, probably 30% or less is pirated OR bought. I love netlabel music and self-releasing artists.
I'm about 70% illegal. OTL
My excuse is that I'm poor, but I know that doesn't clear me morally.
What clears you morally is that there is absolutely nothing morally wrong about copying. Copying is how all culture spreads and develops, how new inventions and discoveries are made. Without copying, there would be no progress. Besides, every living organism is literally a copying machine... Think about it.
Same here, but I guess it's more like 1% legal albums for me. Fuck it's hard to buy doujin music.
probably about 5% legal :S I'm not proud of it, but since my games are 100% legal I don't have much money to spend on music...
About 3/4 of it was obtained illegally, but about half of that is stuff that I can't actually get this side of the world. Stuff that's obscure even in Japan, let alone America.
100% illegal if it's not under a CC license.
If I were to get my music illegally, I'd rip it from streaming audio, so no recording industry could trace it (or would bother to look into a not-widespread method of piracy they're probably totally ignorant about).
I've only ever downloaded and listened to one album illegally. Nearly everything I own is either old instrumental songs free to download to age which I listen to when I have to concentrate on games or work, or from bands that are confident enough in their manhood to release their work freely.
Mostly legal here. I mainly listen to remix stuff, and the stuff I download is mostly foreign and old stuff that would be too costly to import on a regular basis.
I'd say about 60-65% of my own music, but out of all the music in my household it's around 90% or so.
About 5% of my music is legally obtained.
i'd have to say about 10% of my collection is legal. I only buy music if i cant find it online or if i NEED the high quality version... or, if it's just one of those albums you need to buy, that it would be a disgrace to the album if you downloaded it (By The Way, Californication, H.A.A.R.P, and Black Holes and Revelations)
I would say nearly 100% of mine. Except for a VERY few albums. (Metallica Black Album, Some red hot chili peppers, and Nada Surf) I would also say the average retention time for most music is about 2 weeks. Net radio is where I get most of my stuff nowadays.
I'm probably 80% illegal. The 20% that's legal was downloaded from free artists.
ofc i'm not fucking legal. I'm 110% illegal, i hardly buy anything..if is free..i'm getting it free. Save tons of money and fight the evil consumer society by not buying anything but pissing it off on drugs
>I'm with >20. If it is an album that needs to be bought, then I'll try to buy it.
Otherwise, download ftw!