Do you agree with U2?

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Do you agree with U2's manger on stealing music?

  1. I agree, stealing is stealing.

    13 vote(s)
    16.0%
  2. U2 is rich enough and my free downloads won't hurt them.

    23 vote(s)
    28.4%
  3. I agree, but he needs to relax!

    18 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. I haven't listened to Bono since he split with Cher.

    27 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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  2. OllyW Moderator

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    Would that include the U2 iPod? :rolleyes:
     
  3. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Apparently, he didn't broker that deal. Hehe.
     
  4. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Another silver spoon who can't appreciate what he has and just wants more.
     
  5. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    Another bad poll. :(

    The only option out of the four where I can "disagree," you force me to say that stealing is OK?

    How about if I think he is dead wrong about it being the fault of the ISP's but I don't agree with stealing in general? Or did you not get any of the nuances of the article?
     
  6. megfilmworks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't think Paul McGuinness is about nuance. He is about brute force.
    He mentions Apple and the ISPs because they have the deep pockets.
    He is more in the mold of Peter Grant. Shrewd and ruthless.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I don't remember U2's manager recording any of their hits.:rolleyes: He just makes money off the band like everyone else.
     
  8. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Stealing is stealing, and I'm not into it. In any form.

    But, I think this guy is off on a serious bender.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but if I go to Wally World and buy a U2 CD, I can then take that CD home, rip the music into my comp, and upload to the net.

    If I buy the same Album from iTunes, I would have to burn the music to a CD, then Rip it back into the comp to remove the DRM, then upload to the net.

    Seems to me CD's are the easiest way to steal music, if you wanted to do such a thing.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    U2 sells 4 million albums and then plays in front of 2 million paying fans in a single year, making them $400 million per tour. Yep, 2 million people who pay to see them play their newest songs, along with some classic hits. Does U2 truly believe that 50% of the fans that bought their latest album went out to their concert? Surely that's a bit overoptimistic.

    Or maybe.....juuuuuust maybe.....82.7 million people around the world have their album, purchased or pirated, and this creates demand for their concerts and drives up ticket prices.

    If U2 really only sell 4 or 5 million copies of their latest album, and 5% of these people end up going to their concert, there's no way they'd earn as much as they do now. Little demand for their concerts, lower prices.


    Piracy is definitely not hurting U2. It is probably hurting some bands out there, but the best way to make yourself big, valuable, and in demand is to get massive numbers of people to listen to your music and become fans.
     
  10. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe he should convince the band to go independent and rely solely on talent to make money. If the record companies weren't thieves to begin with, consumers wouldn't have been driven to do the same. I do agree that stealing is stealing, I know it's wrong and I don't feel the need to justify my actions.

    I guess this means I can quit waiting on the release of an iPod Touch U2 Special Edition...
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Maybe just maybe if Bono would shut his yap about political issues and just sing he would make more money.
     
  12. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I think Bono should stick to his advocacy for global development and healthcare...
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Then what would The Edge do.
     
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    I appreciate the 4th option in your poll. Srsly. It should be a rule that all polls should include a comedy option.
     
  15. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    So it was a joke then? ...You never know sometimes. :p
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Well to explain the joke, Sunny Bono an Cher were married, but not the U2 Bono.
     
  17. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    Don't Mess with U2

    U2 is the greatest band of all-time.
    I just wish they would complete the new album so all the loyal and faithful fans like myself can enjoy it. :apple:
     
  18. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    So I guess he was profiting off illegal downloading too!
     
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    On the topic of jokes...

    ...now that's funny!
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    wow, this guy is off his rocker. i see no reason for such a thing to be put in place. i surely won't be buying anything from U2.
     
  21. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Well, while Bono gets malaria meds for dying children in Africa, The Edge can continue to provide snare drums to Katrina victims. I guess we all have our priorities.
     
  22. megfilmworks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think he gets more press with his "Bono the savior of the world" routine than with a new album release.:)
     
  23. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    Unspeaked, what band is the greatest of all time then? As stated before, U2 is hands down the greatest band of all-time in my opinion.
     
  24. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You know, that's what I never understood about record companies who are against DRM free online music. I can buy a CD from a store, rip, and upload it just as easily as I can buy it from an online store and upload it. At least now the labels are coming to their senses.


    As far as this guy, he's nuts.
     
  25. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Ah, the full quote was:

     

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