Simon Crees <(Address removed)> said:
Thinking about random stuff as i was at work today, this topic came into
my thoughts and another angle to Christophers argumant that there's no
point of a record collection came to mind.
By suggesting this Christopher , you are also saying that there's no
point in buying any music - either as downloads or hard copies.
After all , you buy music to keep don't you - that's what buying things
is all about. You buy things you like , so you can keep them. So by
owning some music , you are also 'collecting' it by default.
Just a thought.
Well, in a greater sense, yes, there is no point in buying any music, especially when it's legally free.
Maybe we traditionally bought 'music to keep' because there wasn't another option to get to be able to play a specific 'thing' on demand. Nowadays the 'need' to buy music to keep in order to be able to play a specific thing on demand has been surpassed by 'the internet' supplying said specific thing to us on demand as required.
(BTW, you never 'own' the music even when you've paid for it, and there are copyright laws stopping you re-selling or even 'giving' the music to others!)
Where music isn't legally free to stream, then it seems fair to pay a premium in order to stream it. Otherwise, I guess, the music industry will completely collapse.
And, finally, as I said originally, my music 'collection' is just out there without me needing to covet actual copes of it locally.
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