Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I want to rant... but I'm actually too angry to do it!

Okay so maybe you're more aware of this than me... but I had no idea that this even existed!

Everyone knows about Kazaa and every other online free music provider. I use Napster. I use it because I can count on downloading what I want without a virus or any extra crap that will load itself onto my laptop... I also use it because I have to pay for it. That's right. I prefer paying for it, although most people don't understand this. They always ask me why I would pay 1.19 per song, when I can download it for free from Kazaa or some other place. I always tell them that anyone who wants others to respect their work in terms of copyright laws, originality and all the hard work that went into it need to respect other peoples as well. To me, it's as simple as that.

So yesterday I got an e-mail from Clues-N-News, one of the Kiss of Death Chapter Yahoo groups. Anyways they sent out an e-mail letting us know that well... actually I don't even know if I'm allowed to say. But holy cow! Did you guys know about http://www.esnips.com/ ? Maybe I'm just a little behind... or maybe I'm a lot, but I can't believe that this place exists! If you have ever been able to buy a book online, you can steal it here. WTF! I can't even tell you how pissed I am.

I know I'm wasting my breath, but I can't help myself. In my perfect world everyone is honest and sincere. I saddens me that I'm even talking about this, I just can't believe it. I don't know why, it shouldn't surprise me. I mean, you can pretty much steal anything online now a days. I'm just soooo incredibly disappointed by the people that take part in supporting this that I can't even rant about it. It's just so sad! :( Is it such an inconvenience to go to the library? This just makes me so sad. :(

There's a great article about this at IPcentral Weblog if you want to read about it with less emotion and more factual information. :)

8 comments:

Wylie Kinson said...

I hear you! I have a friend who 'accepts' pirated DVD movies from another 'friend' without a second thought. She doesn't see anything wrong with it! It always gives me pause since she's and ultra-good, never-misses-a-service, Catholic girl!

Vicky said...

Wylie - LMAO! Those are the one's that are usually trouble! :) I can say that because I used to be one of them.

Wylie Kinson said...

btw -- I'm sorry, Vicky, that I keep spelling your name incorrectly. It's completely unconscious. I had a good school chum who spelled it with an 'i' and my fingers are on autopilot when I type... too bad my mind isn't quick enough to catch it!

Robyn Mills said...

Makes me mad too. Having lived in Asia for some years pirated goods are a way of life... a friend had a movie done by hand held video camera in the actual movie theatre - I hope they can stamp it out but I doubt it...

Vicky said...

Wylie - I didn't even notice! I don't know of many people who spell my name correctly so I just kind of overlook it. :)

Robyn - it is sad, isn't it. I've seen 5 minutes of a copy cat... I don't understand why people pay $10 or $15 for that garbage when they can get the legal and much better quality work for $5-10 more! I just don't get it.

Christine said...

Ellora's cave actually sent a "if you don't stop we'll sue your ass" email. So did RWA. I think they are stopping.

Vicky said...

Christine - we all missed you today! I heard they have been sending information as well, but I also heard it's not going to stop anyone, someone else will just post it.

Amy Ruttan said...

I heard about that too. That's so crazy. I feel way too guilty that I don't bother with pirated stuff.

My uncle told me that in Markham at the flea market you can buy every pirated copy known to man. 5 for $10 or something like that. Too crazy!