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Recently, I fulfilled a promise I made to myself when I was a college student — that one day, I would start buying original music CDs. And through the next decade, I kept saying that one day, when I had money, I would actually pay back the artists that I'd stolen borrowed from.
It was then, with some sense of excitement, that I finally decided to start going legal in October 2011. Truth be told, I could have done it long back — I started earning my own money almost 5 years ago — but like the old saying goes, better late than never. Close to three quarters of a terabyte and torrents of torrents (heh) of FLACs and MP3s later, I finally hit the 'confirm order' button for two CDs that I'd heard in and out on my Cowon.
I can guarantee you one thing. The respective artists wouldn't have benefited from that 'confirm order' click if it weren't for those illegal downloads in the first place. Oh, no. If a friend of mine hadn't discovered that AustralianRead More »from Why Piracy is Important to Music