At 1 hour ago, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 7 minutes ago, WallofYawn wrote:
I have no issue with people pirating music to be honest, you can't stop that, but pirating music and PASSING IT OFF AS YOUR OWN?Just curious as to why you think people will only try stealing stuff from NG... ?
I never said that. Point out where I said that. Nowhere, that's where. I said I have no issue with people pirating, so long as they don't pass it off as their own. I never said this was an occurance unique to newgrounds. It is very obvious I was talking generally. I don't post my music on youtube either unless it is A)not something I'm going to commercially release or B)has my vocals in it.(seeing as my voice is my voice, it's very hard for someone to claim that's them, no?)
I've seen people try pass off famous bands music as their own, it happens everywhere, it doesn't matter where you upload your music, it runs the same risk of being stolen anywhere on the internet. Hell, if you were to never upload your music online but sold a few hard copy albums... you'd still run a risk of someone claiming it as their own on the internet.
Oh, I'm aware of that. The difference in that is that A)because it is copywrite material you can sue B)because it is commercial, most people would know that it's not that person's music.
I mean, if people posted Lil Wayne's music or say, the Beatles, saying shit like, "check out this new track I made. My name is "insert generic name" here) Somebody would definitely know. I am not going to say it doesn't happen though. I guess people do it because they like the attention or want to be special. I don't think they really think it through all that much, though.
It's not difficult to find SOMETHING creative you're good at, that people will enjoy, so WHY steal and pass it off as your own? That's why I was saying, I understand pirating, or sampling even(I've sampled Thelonious Monk, and other jazz/funk bands), so you can listen to the shit, or remix it into something unique and cool, put your own spin on it, but taking the complete original and passing it off as your own I don't get.
People like that deserve to be sat on by a fat person.