Hey guys… music ethics: how do they work?
I never really questioned it until recently (derp), but I’m starting to think that downloading every song I want from Youtube is seriously Wrong. I deleted them, and I’m going to talk to my dad about it as well, but what are your thoughts? Mostly, I’m confused about the gray areas – like if my sister has a CD, is it “bad” to borrow it and download a song that I like from it? That seems to be a pretty reasonable action to me, but I don’t know… or if there’s a version of a song for sale on the Internet, but I like a different version that’s only posted on Youtube (with just a few differences) better, is it “bad” to download that one for free instead? Or if I like one song, on an album of about 60 tracks, but all that’s available to buy is the whole thing for a rather large amount of money? It’s not worth it to spend $15 on a single song that I actually wish to buy, so do I suck it up and just not get it at all? Or what if a song is only available for purchase on a shady site that I’m worried will give my computer a virus or something? Then am I “allowed” to get it for free?
I think this will be an interesting discussion, and you all probably know more about it than I do. :3 I’d like to figure out both what the socially acceptable “norm” is, and what is actually right/wrong to do by my own ethical standards.
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Hey guys! Thinking about getting a blog up in August as a supplement to a program I’m running at the local library. I’m thinking about having some book reviews/news/author interviews sort of thing, as well as articles that focus on concepts taught in the program. If any of you are interested in blogging about books/writing for kids let me know! :mrgreen:
Hey guys! Time to jump on the Massive Update bandwagon here.
This has been my summer:
~I took a trip up to Oregon and Washington with my dad to look at colleges and visit Crater Lake and stuff. Although I’ve got about 11 colleges on the table, I absolutely love Western Washington University and it’s my first choice. :3
~Once we got home, I had one week free and then left with my mom and my sister to drive up into the mountains for a music camp. I now officially call myself a Percussionist. And, of course, I love it there because TREES! I also made a few friends there, although the one I got along with the very best left the second day. :/ But anyways, I had fun, and then we stayed at a friend’s house and visited more colleges. I made friends with Mom’s friend’s daughter, also, who is a supercool nerd. (She also made me start reading Homestuck… now I’m almost to Act 6 and why am I even doing this it’s such a waste of time blargh.)
~Now I’m home from both those things, and I have done the following:
*read Homestuck, as I mentioned (with commentary from two of my friends – one gives really cryptic hints and foreshadows, and the other one does the same thing in pun form, although he’s actually actively helpful in explaining things once in a while)
*CLEANED MY ENTIRE ROOM. I finished last night and I’m so proud because the last time I did that I was like ten or something ridiculously young. And now it’s perfect. Well, it will be once I get stuff back up on my walls.
*procrastinated on beginning driving lessons/community service/summer assignments (I’ll start all those things this week prob’ly)
*Online roleplay! :D At the moment, I’m busy on the RPG Collective and the Omniverse. Anyone want to join me? ^-^
*started learning how to read people’s auras. Yeah, I know it sounds weird. It kind of is. I’m being mentored by one of the aforementioned friends, who was born with the ability to do so (I never actually knew that about him until a couple weeks ago). But I *think* it’s working, in a fuzzy vague slippery half-imaginary way. I’m still just beginning. ^^”
*enjoyed the lovely thunderstorm this morning which is incredibly uncommon where I live, but awesome.
*updated on the Terces society! :3
oh, also, guess what? a certain governor *grips desk* of a certain *closes eyes* state is announcing his *grinds teeth together* presidential campaign *slams head against aforementioned desk* this sunday. and so he will no longer be mine and jenny’s and angst’s problem, but rather the whole country’s. great.
Hello, and welcome to…… WHAT’S UP WITH LEMON(!!!!)
I have no internet!!
Primarily because my parents want to control who I can contact!
Because they think that if I don’t talk to anyone queer for a summer, I’ll magically turn heterostraightual!
+I work approx. every other week at this rad tiny art camp called the ArtLab and also every Thursday afternoon at the summer camp at the place my robotics team meets, and take pictures of the kids. You can see those pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/badgerbots
+On Thursdays after work I go to the library so I have internet access then
+here is my tumblr, which is (obviously) only updated on Thursdays: http://artgender.tumblr.com/
+I have read so many good books recently! I will probably post some book reviews (eventually), but for now, here are the ones you absolutely have to read: I’ll Give You the Sun (YA), The Goldfinch (Adult), Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (YA), The World to Come (Adult).
+I have a flickr, here: http://flickr.com/photos/okspacekid
+tomorrow i get the cast list for the play at the local university!
+gym class for two hours every day so i don’t have to do it in the school year. currently we’re swimming and that makes me uncomfy bc i SUCK at it but what can you do
+I’M FREAKING OUT ABOUT THE SCOTUS THING it’s super important to me
+my little cousins are coming home, one is four and the other is seven months and super squishable
+it’s finally nice outside so it’s kayaking time!
+i might be having a star wars marathon w/ some friends this week which promises to be hilarious
i’m not the most terribly busy person at the moment.
*cringe cringe cringe cringe cringe* It’s not a good idea to look back on old comments. Did I really type like that when I was younger with horrible punctuation, grammar, and spelling? (And, like, a thousand exclamation marks and question marks? *headdesk*) This is worse than looking back on old blog posts.
I apologize that you guys had to go through that. :P