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Righteous MP3 collection

After a debate with a co-worker (to remain unnamed) over the purity of my MP3 collection, he claimed I had some illegal copies of music in there, and I claimed very few, I cleaned up my mp3 collection. Now, at least as far as I know, I have no illegal copies of music in my mp3 collection, and the files I did delete were only about 10% of all the music I had.

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chidorho
Nov. 29th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
Ethical questions
Hm. If you rip MP3s from your brother-in-law's CD collection, is that wrong? What if a family grows up sharing a musical collection, and then the children go their separate ways, and each takes a copy of the collection with them? Or what if you buy a used CD, and you suspect the seller previously ripped the music and is still enjoying it? (I haven't formed an ethical theory about this yet, but I'm curious about how you define MP3 righteousness.)
grieve
Dec. 1st, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
Re: Ethical questions
Hm. If you rip MP3s from your brother-in-law's CD collection, is that wrong?
Yes.

What if a family grows up sharing a musical collection, and then the children go their separate ways, and each takes a copy of the collection with them?
The children should only have copies of the mp3s they purchased themselves, or mp3s of the CDs they took with them.

Or what if you buy a used CD, and you suspect the seller previously ripped the music and is still enjoying it?
The onus is on the seller.

Of course this is just my view on it. I am sure the RIAA has their own view of the morality of it.
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