December 23, 2011
Norma Jean public rant justified, or not?
I’ve been a fan of Norma Jean since they were the Luti-Kriss and had a DJ. In 2001 I had the band play my church in support of Living Sacrifice and it was a ridiculous show. I’ll never forget my pastor covering his eyes and going home the moment he saw Josh walking across the ledge in front of the baptistry. Anyways, great band then, great band now. Recently Cory had some words to share through his twitter regarding illegal downloading. Take a gander:
Anyone that has ever downloaded a Norma Jean record. You owe me money. I hope you had enough money today to buy your family groceries…I mean ‘for free’ of course. Ya know… illegally. Stolen. Theft. Don’t get your feeling hurt. It’s ok if you steal from me. Anything else I can do for free for you? Spoiled brats! It’s about time someone got pissed about this! I hope you guys know what it feels like to have thousands of dollars stolen from you only to be told you have a an attitude about it. BTW! I appreciate and LOVE all of you that have supported us over the years. I hope you are all blessed!
I am not a proponent of illegal downloading. I think we do quite a bit to try to make up for illegal downloading and the whole world finds ways to justify it. But lets call a spade, a spade. If you download something without getting permission or paying for it, you’re stealing. So i’m curious, what do you think? Whether you are a photographer, a software developer, musician, artists, etc. Or if you are not a creator, just a downloader. How do you feel about unauthorized downloading of intellectual property?