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Study Names Manchester UK's Piracy Capital

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September 18, 2012 10:14:50 AM

Again, I still think these record companies are just hyping things up.

The companies and artist still make millions even with the amount of "pirates" , they're just sad that not every record release can match last seasons sales when the artist these days are popping out more and more crap (Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj....etc ).

They're kinda like Apple once you think about it,
they're done competing and will just settle with blaming other sources even though it's their inability to release a good product that has cost them profit.
September 18, 2012 10:31:11 AM

And in later news the police state of England will tap all communications and install a camera in every wc!
September 18, 2012 10:48:29 AM

and now Rihana can only afford 4 mansions not 5... o poor Rihana... you're broke due to piracy....
September 18, 2012 11:38:46 AM

Manchester is also one of the European centers of Muslim dominance and unrest.

September 18, 2012 12:01:05 PM

I could swear that the Chinese were the proud owners of the "piracy title".
September 18, 2012 12:12:22 PM

And I thought that all they have is the 2 soccer teams... :) 
September 18, 2012 2:39:53 PM

Good for you, UK peeps. Way to tell the UK government to stick it where the sun don't shine for what they did to The Pirate Bay.
September 18, 2012 4:18:21 PM

randomderpherpand now Rihana can only afford 4 mansions not 5... o poor Rihana... you're broke due to piracy....

Yeah 4 instead of 5 mansions a month
September 18, 2012 4:46:09 PM

JohnMD1022Manchester is also one of the European centers of Muslim dominance and unrest.Coincidence?

As someone who is from Manchester, I can say you are talking shite
September 18, 2012 4:46:44 PM

It doesn't matter that the companies are over-hyping things (the numbers and overall situation)...
We still live in a monetary system, and their primary concern are profits.

Not that it would matter either way... because those who pirated the songs and everything else probably would never waste their time on 'buying' it even if pirating wasn't an option.

Besides, as it was already mentioned, studios and artists still rake in millions... but it doesn't matter.
They operate within the monetary system, and in such a system, greed is promoted and applauded (even though its nothing more than learned behavior that twists peoples perceptions and values).
September 18, 2012 4:47:44 PM

Funny how piracy is up, but also sales and profits are at an all-time high, they are just so greedy
September 18, 2012 5:02:03 PM

" A lot of people are getting very rich from stealing other people's things."

Really? How exactly are pirates getting rich for downloading some albums? AFAIK, they're not selling the darn things, are they? Even those that sell fake CDs are copying them from an original they bought earlier.
Just because the greedy record companies lose a sale does not mean someone somewhere makes that sale. They're just saving some money they already have, not making extra, hence not becoming rich.

I am not making the case for pirates, just outlining the faulty logic that record companies employ in order to justify their greed.