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(Complex)   The US leads the world in illegal downloads, and the most illegally downloaded artist is Drake   (complex.com) divider line 110
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2012-09-18 10:07:22 AM
Therefore, according to the transitive property, Drake leads the world?
 
2012-09-18 10:20:30 AM
Who?
 
2012-09-18 10:29:11 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-18 10:53:16 AM

Joelogon: Therefore, according to the transitive property, Drake leads the world?


False.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-18 10:54:47 AM
I'll just leave this here.
 
2012-09-18 11:00:11 AM
Speaking of downloads, can anyone suggest a replacement for Demonoid?
 
2012-09-18 11:07:10 AM
 
2012-09-18 11:09:26 AM
How embarrassing. Why couldn't be the Stones, or Led Zeppelin, or Pink Floyd.....you know, talented artists. You know, instead of some tweener shiathead whose sole claim to fame was starring in the reboot of Degrassi Jr. High.
 
2012-09-18 11:18:00 AM
Few things...I'm guessing they are not taking PRON in to account for the most illegally downloaded, and im guessing this is just a snapshot cause I can think alot of other artist to d/l.

Joelogon: Therefore, according to the transitive property, Drake leads the world?


www.blog-city.info
 
2012-09-18 11:36:23 AM
How can people smart enough to pirate have THAT terrible taste in music?

/When I was a lad, pop music was good and it peaked at exactly the same time I listened to it
 
2012-09-18 11:40:57 AM

eas81: Few things...I'm guessing they are not taking PRON in to account for the most illegally downloaded, and im guessing this is just a snapshot cause I can think alot of other artist to d/l.


I really don't think porn is being downloaded nearly as much as it was in the past, mainly because so many streaming sites have popped up.
 
2012-09-18 12:10:42 PM
Clearly those asked about the most downloaded artist were just ducking the question.
 
2012-09-18 12:43:41 PM

bdub77: dahmers love zombie: Who?


seriously.. I try to keep up, at least so I know someone who is popular exists, but to my knowledge I've never heard of this guy and he's supposedly the "most illegally downloaded artist."
 
2012-09-18 12:46:30 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Clearly those asked about the most downloaded artist were just ducking the question.


www.majhost.com
 
2012-09-18 12:50:06 PM

dahmers love zombie: Who?


A 16th century English admiral- second person to circumnavigate the globe, knighted by Elizabeth I, pooped himself to death off the coast of Panama.

HTH
 
2012-09-18 12:52:33 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Clearly those asked about the most downloaded artist were just ducking the question.


People shouldn'ts teal music.
 
mjg
2012-09-18 02:06:30 PM
www.pophunter.com

I'm assuming the downloaders in question still use myspace
 
2012-09-18 02:07:09 PM
So basically nothing of value is being stolen
 
2012-09-18 02:07:21 PM

dahmers love zombie: Who?


Some artist that's uncharted.
 
2012-09-18 02:08:38 PM
Notes want to be free
 
2012-09-18 02:10:08 PM
Like anyone in their right mind would PAY for Drake music
 
2012-09-18 02:10:10 PM
cdn.eurweb.com 

/hot like a dirty tattoo needle
 
2012-09-18 02:11:21 PM
Stop downloading what I don't download!
 
2012-09-18 02:14:13 PM

LewDux: Stop downloading what I don't download!


I can't believe people are actually paying the artists I like for their music, and ripping off the talentless artist by downloading it so they can casually listen to it once! The outrage!
 
2012-09-18 02:15:12 PM

scottydoesntknow: eas81: Few things...I'm guessing they are not taking PRON in to account for the most illegally downloaded, and im guessing this is just a snapshot cause I can think alot of other artist to d/l.

I really don't think porn is being downloaded nearly as much as it was in the past, mainly because so many streaming sites have popped up.


People are still downloading the streaming stuff, granted that's not going to show up in a Bittorrent rating.
 
2012-09-18 02:20:18 PM
You can download these now?

www.retroland.com

Yum!
 
2012-09-18 02:20:30 PM

12349876: People are still downloading the streaming stuff


Why? For off-line viewing on airplanes?
 
2012-09-18 02:20:39 PM
downloading isn't stealing.
 
2012-09-18 02:21:06 PM

ZMugg: You can download these now?

[www.retroland.com image 650x300]

Yum!


You wouldn't download a cupcake.
 
2012-09-18 02:21:13 PM
Of course the USA is going to have the most. It's got by far the most people in the 1st world. What's really fun is breaking it down per capita.

The USA has 5x as many people as the UK, but only 2x the downloads.

The USA has 9x as many people as Canada, but only 4x the downloads.

The USA has 14x as many people as Australia, but only 5x the downloads.

The USA has 5x as many people as Italy, but only 3x the downloads.
 
2012-09-18 02:23:00 PM

Girion47: downloading isn't stealing.


Within the colloquial definition of "stealing", illegal downloading is stealing. If you're referring to a legal definition, and how it should be called "infringement," that's fine... but then you should also note that "stealing" doesn't actually have a legal definition. The relevant torts and crimes are theft, larceny, conversion, misappropriation, and infringement - "stealing" is a non-legal umbrella term that captures all of those.
 
2012-09-18 02:23:21 PM

dahmers love zombie: Who?


This exactly. I don't think I'm missing much by not knowing who this is.
 
2012-09-18 02:25:02 PM
I thought Canada was #1.
Of course, once TPB ended its run there was nothing left to download.
 
2012-09-18 02:26:14 PM

Theaetetus: 12349876: People are still downloading the streaming stuff

Why? For off-line viewing on airplanes?


Because today's video on a streaming site becomes tomorrow's "This video is no longer available"
 
2012-09-18 02:26:43 PM

Theaetetus: You wouldn't download a cupcake.


You wouldn't shoot a cop.
And then steal his helmet.
And then use it as a toilet.
And then send it to his grieving widow.

And then steal it back!
 
2012-09-18 02:27:25 PM

12349876: Theaetetus: 12349876: People are still downloading the streaming stuff

Why? For off-line viewing on airplanes?

Because today's video on a streaming site becomes tomorrow's "This video is no longer available"


And if that video is "Iron Man" or "Lord of the Rings," then I can certainly understand wanting to re-watch it in the future. But if that video is "Assblasters 42," why not just move on to number 43?
 
2012-09-18 02:33:00 PM

Theaetetus: 12349876: Theaetetus: 12349876: People are still downloading the streaming stuff

Why? For off-line viewing on airplanes?

Because today's video on a streaming site becomes tomorrow's "This video is no longer available"

And if that video is "Iron Man" or "Lord of the Rings," then I can certainly understand wanting to re-watch it in the future. But if that video is "Assblasters 42," why not just move on to number 43?


I find Assblasters 43 shallow and pedantic
 
2012-09-18 02:35:58 PM

LewDux: I find Assblasters 43 shallow and pedantic


I honestly left the series after Assblasters 37. I tried to watch 38, but I found it too intellectual for my tastes.
 
2012-09-18 02:37:19 PM
So, in all the time that people have been illegally downloading songs, this nutsack, that has been around for what, a couple of years?, has the most. Um....... NO.
 
2012-09-18 02:37:43 PM
Never even heard of this guy... going to go home and pira..I mean vote for Led Zeppelin...
 
2012-09-18 02:38:10 PM

Theaetetus: Girion47: downloading isn't stealing.

Within the colloquial definition of "stealing", illegal downloading is stealing. If you're referring to a legal definition, and how it should be called "infringement," that's fine... but then you should also note that "stealing" doesn't actually have a legal definition. The relevant torts and crimes are theft, larceny, conversion, misappropriation, and infringement - "stealing" is a non-legal umbrella term that captures all of those.


If I download an album I otherwise wouldn't purchase, who am I depriving of what? There's no lost sale, no lost physical merchandise. All I've done is copy some 1's and 0's that are arranged in a certain order.
 
2012-09-18 02:38:38 PM
You people are missing the point here. Read the article again. In Canada, the #1 downloaded artist?

Kanye West.

It's all Canada's fault!
 
2012-09-18 02:43:54 PM

Theaetetus: 12349876: Theaetetus: 12349876: People are still downloading the streaming stuff

Why? For off-line viewing on airplanes?

Because today's video on a streaming site becomes tomorrow's "This video is no longer available"

And if that video is "Iron Man" or "Lord of the Rings," then I can certainly understand wanting to re-watch it in the future. But if that video is "Assblasters 42," why not just move on to number 43?


Maybe I'm picky, but some porn is worth rewatching. And I also find it much easier to watch porn on the computer where I can go wherever I want instantly with no buffering.
 
2012-09-18 02:45:38 PM
Jeez, people still remember that Jetta commercial? I mean, it was a good song and all...
 
2012-09-18 02:47:24 PM

Killer Cars: honestly left the series after Assblasters 37. I tried to watch 38, but I found it too intellectual for my tastes


So it was preachy and up its own ass? That's quite remarkable
 
2012-09-18 02:54:42 PM

LewDux: I find Assblasters 43 shallow and pedantic



Agreed.  It insists upon itself.
 
2012-09-18 02:56:27 PM

turdfergusonn: You people are missing the point here. Read the article again. In Canada, the #1 downloaded artist?

Kanye West.

It's all Canada's fault!


It's funny 'coz Drake is Canadian and Kanye is American.
 
2012-09-18 03:01:36 PM

Theaetetus: Girion47: downloading isn't stealing.

Within the colloquial definition of "stealing", illegal downloading is stealing. If you're referring to a legal definition, and how it should be called "infringement," that's fine... but then you should also note that "stealing" doesn't actually have a legal definition. The relevant torts and crimes are theft, larceny, conversion, misappropriation, and infringement - "stealing" is a non-legal umbrella term that captures all of those.


False.

Stealing implies gain of material goods for the perpetrator and the loss of said goods by the victim.

_____________________________

But for everyone's benefit I'll make an announcement.

Theateteatus is a shameless troll/zealot, much like SteveB. Argue with it at your own peril.
 
2012-09-18 03:02:38 PM
i.imgur.com

That's your big boy.
 
2012-09-18 03:03:21 PM

FloydA: I_Am_Weasel: Clearly those asked about the most downloaded artist were just ducking the question.

People shouldn'ts teal music.


It's ok, Drake doesn't make music
 
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