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the questions are towards joyrex as i don't really understand what he's trying to achieve. assure watmm doesn't affect sales/assist in the spread of the leak or simply cover his ass legally ? if latter - of course i'll understand that he will not want to talk about it.

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Cut from the same sexy cloth - From 1.30 onwards it's all oiled up and writhing away ...  

Where the heck is the 'Mark as solved' button?!

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ok, but by allowing people shout LEEEAKED and posting their reviews 3 months prior to release he's just not doing the best job he could be doing in preventing the spread, do you realize this ? if you mods are cool with that then fine, just don't portray yourself as fighters for autechre well being.

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you don't get it joyrex, the moment i, or anyone else for that matter, post a review/thoughts on the album, it will indicate that the album had leaked, i'm pretty sure 99% of watmm knows where to get the leaks already. so this way even our discussion of the album is helping its illegal and harmful spread (according to your philosophy).

Nope, you're wrong - what about people who work for trade magazines - you don't think they get stuff months before release and discuss them? Of course they do. You're confusing discussing that it leaked with facilitating the ability to get the leaked release by providing information to allow them to do that.

 

alright, i was simply not sure of what joyrex was trying to achieve, and he made it even more confusing by bringing some moral arguments.

if you want to cover watmm morally and block it from being a link in a chain of acquiring the album illegally you must at least ban all discussion of the album before its release.

if you want to cover watmm legally then i guess what you're doing is enough.

There's no moral argument here - downloading copyrighted material is illegal, and the only reason people still do it is there hasn't been an effective way to catch and punish the violators.

 

the questions are towards joyrex as i don't really understand what he's trying to achieve. assure watmm doesn't affect sales/assist in the spread of the leak or simply cover his ass legally ? if latter - of course i'll understand that he will not want to talk about it.

What we're trying to achieve here is twofold - prevent this site being a source of leaked releases, and respecting the artists and labels that make the music we're so passionate about. And yes, there's a legal aspect to it as well - as owner of the site, I could be held responsible for the actions of the forum members, despite disclaimers and the like. That was one of the driving reasons I changed the rules to get rid of the porn/explicit material on this site as well.

 

ok, but by allowing people shout LEEEAKED and posting their reviews 3 months prior to release he's just not doing the best job he could be doing in preventing the spread, do you realize this ? if you mods are cool with that then fine, just don't portray yourself as fighters for autechre well being.

Nothing is going to change the fact it's leaked - and saying it's leaked is also fine, just don't provide means by which people can more easily get the leak, and damage potential record sales for Autechre (or any artist for that matter). Discussing how cool it is and your opinions of the tracks if you have heard it is actually beneficial in my book, since that will increase hype for the release, and hopefully everyone that cannot resist temptation and finds out how to download it will also make an effort to actually buy the release when it comes out.

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Has it leaked? No.

 

<-- NOT a link to copyright material. Just an information link informing that it has not linked yet. (Joyrex)

Sorry, but that site in itself is a piracy facilitator, so no posting such links.

 

My bad. I get it. I thought the part on the site that basically said "we don't post download links" made it cool. Anyways, I dont want to get into it, but as an extension of this logic, google is a piracy facilitator and any links to it should be deleted too.

 

Anyways, carry on with your debate guys and please dont ban me.

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Has it leaked? No.

 

Sorry, but that site in itself is a piracy facilitator, so no posting such links.

 

My bad. I get it. I thought the part on the site that basically said "we don't post download links" made it cool. Anyways, I dont want to get into it, but as an extension of this logic, google is a piracy facilitator and any links to it should be deleted too.

 

Anyways, carry on with your debate guys and please dont ban me.

LOL - "extension of logic" always leads to illogical results. Providing a link to a site whose main purpose is to inform people that something has leaked ahead of an official release is CLEARLY a piracy facilitator, whereas Google, unless someone purposely searches for a leak, isn't cluing you in on anything.

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i can't seem to convince you that the fact that you allow watmm to be the site that shouts LEAKED !!11 is assisting in the spread of the leak. i mean the first thing you need to know in order to get it is that it had indeed leaked.

it is possible that there are people that use watmm as a primary info source about all things idm and with you allowing people to inform others that the album is leaked you're potentially making those people who rely primarily on watmm to go and look for that leak.

 

im pretty sure that the hype with the actual release 3 months away will only make people to go look for the leak.

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saying it's leaked is also fine

 

Providing a link to a site whose main purpose is to inform people that something has leaked ahead of an official release is CLEARLY a piracy facilitator

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What about the "amusing text" I posted which had no links whatsoever? Why was that a violation? All it had was a stupid piece of generic text about a "hot" upcoming album into which they had pasted "Autechre" and "Exai". Just a piece of text is a violation?

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Nothing is going to change the fact it's leaked - and saying it's leaked is also fine, just don't provide means by which people can more easily get the leak, and damage potential record sales for Autechre (or any artist for that matter). Discussing how cool it is and your opinions of the tracks if you have heard it is actually beneficial in my book, since that will increase hype for the release, and hopefully everyone that cannot resist temptation and finds out how to download it will also make an effort to actually buy the release when it comes out.

lol hello new enhanced quoting system :O

anyway, this is why i asked about links to youtube and such before... because i think that full songs on youtube, for instance, also can serve as promo material.. if warp would really loathe full tracks on youtube, they would put an intern in front of a computer to have them taken down, imho. can you imagine someone watching the album on YT instead of buying it? also if, say, another unreleased track was played on radio, which might happen, would posting a recording of that radio show, or an edit that includes just that track, facilitate "means by which people can more easily get the leak"?

 

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Discussing how cool it is and your opinions of the tracks if you have heard it is actually beneficial in my book, since that will increase hype for the release, and hopefully everyone that cannot resist temptation and finds out how to download it will also make an effort to actually buy the release when it comes out.

 

*prepares review*

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You know, it's funny, the first thing I thought when I saw that announcement at the top of the page was, "HOLY SHIT EXAI LEAKED!"

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warp would really need to change their release strategy if a new aphex twin or boc album ever turned up. Those guys are much higher on the commercial radar and would be leached to hell and back, much more so than autechre.

 

My 2 cents, for what its worth: do not care for leaks, would never download one. Not even listened to that podcast yet. Vinyl and CD pre-ordered, but will listen to the digital when it turns up through bleep. Autechre have a solid prolific release schedule and i am happy to wait.

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saying it's leaked is also fine

 

Providing a link to a site whose main purpose is to inform people that something has leaked ahead of an official release is CLEARLY a piracy facilitator

 

 

If you can't understand the difference between "saying something has leaked" and "publicly providing a link that allows people to download the album" then you might want to consult a neurosurgeon, as your brain has clearly ceased to function.

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saying it's leaked is also fine

 

Providing a link to a site whose main purpose is to inform people that something has leaked ahead of an official release is CLEARLY a piracy facilitator

If you can't understand the difference between "saying something has leaked" and "publicly providing a link that allows people to download the album" then you might want to consult a neurosurgeon, as your brain has clearly ceased to function.

 

 

did you read what i quoted from joyrex ?

the site joyrex censored doesn't provide (or even allow) any download links, only information whether a particular record had leaked or not, exactly the same thing which he claims is allowed on watmm, if this is not a contradiction then i don't know what is.

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Yep, I have to admit I also check here knowing that the info on whether it's leaked or not will reach here earlier than other places... Here and xlt is typically good. That said, I have always paid for ae releases and pre-ordered on day one so I don't feel bad about checking the leaks.

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