Ok, I'm not trying to justify piracy, this question is simply for discussion. I was looking for music downloads on the internet, specifically lossless. Found a site call allflac. Prices were too low so I searched it here. According to the few threads posted, seems the site is legit as in it's not a scam, but it is most likely a piracy site and that artists are not paid when songs/albums are purchased. For the record, I moved on.
I then came on here to started looking for threads that might point me in a direction on finding decently priced lossless files to download. Of course there a few threads with people asking others where they get their music free or cheap. One popular response is used CD's, which I do buy when I can. I much prefer having a CD in hand that I can rip when/if I need rather than relying on files stored on a computer staying safe. Not to say that something can't happen to a CD, but short of fire or something in my home, it's much less likely.
So, what is the difference if I were to buy files from someplace like I mentioned or buy used CD's? Either way, 0% of the money I just spent on the music goes to the artist that created it.
Edited by ArmAndHammer - 9/30/12 at 9:39pm