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Return it to the band 23 8.78%
Listen to it once, and then do A 82 31.30%
Take it and keep it, but only for yourself 76 29.01%
Do nothing. Just leave it where it is. 3 1.15%
Take it, keep it, and share it with a small group of friends 53 20.23%
F. Take it, keep it, and leak the hell out of it 25 9.54%
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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What Would You Do?: An Ethical Hypothetical Concerning NLOTH...

Imagine this highly unlikely hypothetical scenario:

You have somehow ended up working at one of these places U2 have been having their listening parties at. The morning after one of these listening parties, you are about to use the same soundsystem for something else. You open the CD player, and see that the band forgot to take the disc - the finished new record - with them. NLOTH lies before you, and no one knows it(yet) but you.

What would you do? (And in the interests of full disclosure, I've set the poll to show who voted for what )

A. Figure out how to get in contact with the appropriate people, and return the disc to the band through the proper channels without ever having listened to it.

B. Listen to it once, and then do A.

C. Take it and keep it, but only for yourself - listen to it to your heart's content but don't share it with anyone.

D. Do nothing. Just leave it where it is and let it become someone else's ethical dilemma(although by knowing it's there and not doing anything its already your ethical dilemma).

E. Take it, keep it, physically share it(read: no internet transfer) with a small group of friends that you trust not to give it to anyone else.

F. Take it, keep it, and leak the hell out of it(read: Torrents, limewire, youtube, etc).
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Depending on my mood, either A or F. I'd like to think I'd do A, and there's a good chance that I would, but F would be very tempting. Anything in-between is pointless.
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E. I would never actually fully leak it. That would be silly.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:09 PM   #5
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I would HAVE to listen, but I couldnt leak it
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:09 PM   #6
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Most likely B. Curiosity would make me listen to it once, but chances are the person who forgot it is going to remember where he/she left it so I'd always worry I would be found out and fired. And if I was working for someone else, I'd need the job and not be willing to be fired just for a cd I'd be able to hear as much as I'd want in a month or so anyway. I would still probably take the risk of listening to it once though.
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E. I would never actually fully leak it. That would be silly.
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if I leaked it U2 might kill me, but they're not gonna care really if I let a couple friends listen to it (and therefore get über-hyped up about it)
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B. It would be too tempting not to listen to it. However, I could never leak it or distribute it, so I'd give it back right away. It wouldn't be worth losing my job over.
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I think a lot of people would combine B and F... take the CD, copy it (a few times for security), rip to FLAC, return the original... and leak the hell out of the FLACs.
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I think a lot of people would combine B and F... take the CD, copy it (a few times for security), rip to FLAC, return the original... and leak the hell out of the FLACs.
If you do F, you've done F. A leak is a leak. What's the ethical strength in returning a CD that you're about to leak a copy of anyway?
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Imagine this highly unlikely hypothetical scenario:

You have somehow ended up working at one of these places U2 have been having their listening parties at. The morning after one of these listening parties, you are about to use the same soundsystem for something else. You open the CD player, and see that the band forgot to take the disc - the finished new record - with them. NLOTH lies before you, and no one knows it(yet) but you.

What would you do? (And in the interests of full disclosure, I've set the poll to show who voted for what )

A. Figure out how to get in contact with the appropriate people, and return the disc to the band through the proper channels without ever having listened to it.

B. Listen to it once, and then do A.

C. Take it and keep it, but only for yourself - listen to it to your heart's content but don't share it with anyone.

D. Do nothing. Just leave it where it is and let it become someone else's ethical dilemma(although by knowing it's there and not doing anything its already your ethical dilemma).

E. Take it, keep it, physically share it(read: no internet transfer) with a small group of friends that you trust not to give it to anyone else.

F. Take it, keep it, and leak the hell out of it(read: Torrents, limewire, youtube, etc).
I pick G. Take it listen to it and rip it into my computer and then return it to the band but not share the songs with anyone. :-)
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I would take it and keep it for myself
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I would take it to the South of France, hire a car and blast it 24/7 outside Bono’s house. His neighbours will think that's hilarious. And then some freak who has been on the beach stalking his house for the past month will assume it is coming from the house, record it, leak it, and the assumption will be it was Bono. So you will all hear it, but it will be Bono’s fault, not mine.
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