MP3's are where I'm most guilty, I think. I have some MP3's of songs on albums I would never buy, and that's my only rationalization. Perhaps I'll get rid of them soon, so I won't be keeping a double standard.
I also have some live songs and/or covers and/or "team products" that, as far as I know, aren't available anywhere. Technically, these are probably songs that No One should have, because they are from bootlegs or something. But (and I hate to say this when I've been boasting my moral superiority) no one's getting money for them now anyway, and I believe I own virtually all the albums by the bands in question, so I've paid my dues.
Or have I? I buy all my CD's used. The bands aren't getting any money from me anyway. But is there anything immoral about stores that sell used merchandise, really? I'd like to know people's opinions on that.
Anyway, I also have some MP3's that are just plain stealing and that I should dispose of instantly. I think I will get rid of some of them, right now, since they're on albums that I want to get anyway, and if I get rid of the songs I have on them I'll have more incentive to buy them. Used, of course.
Caught me out on that one, but I mentioned it before. Don't try to catch the anti-piracy people doing something illegal to solidify your own stance. It's a classic logical fallacy, an ad hominem argument.
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