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Old 2012-02-27, 08:26 PM
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Re: Are concert bootlegs legal?

While technically recording and sharing concert recordings for free as we do here is at most questionable, it's much more illegal to buy and sell them. Even that is far less in question than illegally pirating music that the artists are trying to sell. Concert recordings aren't taking any money away from the artists, as they aren't trying to make money off of them. What we do is far removed from pirating CD's like they used to do on Napster...

As for the beard thing, it hides the wires to my microphones better!
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