Originally Posted by monolith
As I've said many times now, once you pay for music in some form, you have the right to download it. Find a "traditionally illegal" torrent site that has everything in lossless, purchase your music in whatever quality you can find for the least money, then download the lossless.
You don't need to find places that sell the lossless files.
Indeed, you have said this many times recently, and it's about time someone called you on it. I very much doubt that any court would agree with your assertion.
authority or analysis can you point to that supports your conclusion? When you say someone has a "right" to download a file, you appear to be suggesting that such a right is guaranteed by law and that no other law restricts or prohibits that activity. Head-fiers live in many different countries, however, and I notice that your profile says you are in Canada. Are you opining on the Canadian legal system, or some other? In order to avoid misleading readers, it would be useful to clarify.
More generally, are you purporting to offer legal advice? What are your qualifications for doing so? Are you a member of the bar? Of what jurisdiction? If so, I suspect that you know that offering legal advice offered over a medium such as the internet is asking for trouble. If not, why should we believe your bare assertion concerning a legal conclusion?