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Posted: 14 November 2017 at 5:50pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 14 November 2017 at 10:05pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I know I tend to buy more based on what I see at libraries than I would
otherwise. I'm basing this on my spending habits in cities w/o good library
systems vs my time with good ones.

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Mike Murray
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Posted: 14 November 2017 at 10:55pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Piracy is a horrible crime, still happening around the world, which involves not just robbery but often rape and/or murder as well.  The idea that the term has been co-opted to refer to copyright infringement is a disturbing application of newspeak that completely disgusts me.  I don't support copyright infringement, it's unfair and illegal.  But to call it "piracy"...
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 15 November 2017 at 2:25am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Any time I've gotten a book from the library that I've absolutely loved, I eventually wind up purchasing it for my own library. Unlike the piracy method of trying something out before buying it, you don't have a copy of it when you borrow it from the library as it has to go back. If you've pirated a comic or  music or movie or whatever online, you still have a copy you can read, watch, listen to, just not a physical copy (unless of course you burn a copy of the movie or music).

You know most book stores these days have chairs where you can sit and read as long as you wish without ever actually buying anything so it's not just libraries that allow free reading anymore. 

And as far as royalties go, with the used market absolutely no royalties are paid out for the second, third, etc time something is sold, which is why game companies hate places like Gamestop.  
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marios ksidonas
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@Peter Martin
Peter of course you can buy a reprint!I said that as an example to express the easiness of acquiring  it for free, not only no1, but the whole run of action comics up to the most current issue!And as i said I DONT BELIEVE IT IS RIGHT!
The transition to the digital era brought those problems!Personally i prefer the physical copy of a comic book.The fact that a property is tranformed in bits and bites is giving access to the chaos of internet to be distributed without control!And i repeat again ...IT IS NOT RIGHT!
As for the effort to create something i know first hand since i also draw (not proffesionally) , It consumes a lot of time no matter how fast you are, physically and mentally!
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