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  • Anyway, I am SOOOOOOOOOO glad that I didn't pay even a penny for this steaming pile of crap!

    That sentiment is pretty common. Not about the new Metallica album in particular, but about the state of the entertainment industry in general.

    The New York Times wrote about that [nytimes.com] this weekend. For all of the hew and cry that people are killing the music industry with p2p because no one wants to pay for "entertainment" anymore, the new Harry Potter book sells 5M copies in the US its first day on sale.

    Why?

    • Why? Because people are still willing to buy music (and books, and movie tickets and ....) if it's worth paying for!

      So true. If only record labels and movie makers in particular would wake up to that fact.

      I actually bought the Metallica CD, mainly because of the limited edition DVD accompanyment. Anyone even thinking the same as I, please don't bother. You are setting yourself up for extreme disappointment. The Linkin Park CD&DVD edition of Meteora on the hand is well worth the extra £3 i

      • Why? Because people are still willing to buy music (and books, and movie tickets and ....) if it's worth paying for!

        This is the classic justification.. usually sounds something like this -- "I download it, and if I like it then I go buy it."; let's face it, for the majority of downloaders this is a crock and not what happens. They download and keep on listening, never buying.

        The other lame justification I detest is, "Well I couldn't afford it -- so I never would have bought whether I could download it or not. So my downloading it didn't cost them anything.". It boggles my mind how this makes sense to anybody. Does your personally inability to afford something you want somehow grant you the right to thereby take it? I want my 745i fully loaded -- can't afford it; does that mean I can just go take it?

        Admission -- I have at one time or the other over the past 20 odd years pirated music, movies, computer games, and even books. I just don't believe in lieing to oneself.

        its theft, plain-and-simple.