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Old 11-12-2004, 09:54 AM   #16
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nah, he could still afford it
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Old 11-12-2004, 09:57 AM   #17
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All bands do this, it's standard operating procedure. Don't take it personally.
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Yes, you're right, it is standard procedure. But its fair play to call them out on it.
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:43 AM   #19
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Re: Re: U2.com -- fabricating stories?

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i think you're running out of ideas.

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the message is not directed at the lot of you.

we are more than well aware that you have the album but you still plan on buying it.

the message is for the 99.9% of the music listening to public that arent massive U2 fans who may have heard about the online availability of the album (the story has been reported in entertainment as well as business news, in concert with the leaked eminem album and the earnings expectations of universal).

the message is meant to convince these individuals not to search for the album online.

and it does tell the truth-a little twisted but most truth is.
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It's a little farther from the truth than I am comfortable with. The reality is, right or wrong, a person can download this album right now and it will be the same thing they would buy on the 23rd. This statement would make you beLIEve otherwise. This statement lies, misleads, manipulates. I agree that people should buy the album, but the record company should not resort to telling lies.
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they are resorting to a variation on the truth to protect their investment. id do it too.
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they are resorting to a variation on the truth to protect their investment. id do it too.
Yep. This is just to ensure people BUY the album. Nothing to rip your stitches over.
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Anything goes i guess...

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the message is for the 99.9% of the music listening to public that arent massive U2 fans who may have heard about the online availability of the album (the story has been reported in entertainment as well as business news, in concert with the leaked eminem album and the earnings expectations of universal).
And those people are actually going to visit U2.com?
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Let me get this straight, people here are upset that U2.com is releasing a statement with the intent of curtailing piracy of the new album?

So what's the problem exactly?

You feel lied to? The only ones affected by this misleading statement from U2.com are those who have either illegally downloaded the album, or those who would consider it. It's not like they are trying to trick anyone into buying the album. If, because of U2.com's statement, someone buys the album instead of stealing it off the net, how is that a bad thing?

They have a right to protect their investment, even if it means telling a white lie. After all, the only people who will know that they were misled are those who have illegally downloaded the album!

Cut 'em some slack.
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The universe exploding 'cos-a one man's lie...

Anything goes... unfortunately...
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I don't agree. It is not ok to lie to save a buck. If there really is differences in the official release then that's fine, but don't make up stories. It's leaked! Find some less shady ways to deal with it.
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And those people are actually going to visit U2.com?
as a primary source of information for the media to access the band, yes, U2.com is a logical place to plant such a story.
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as a primary source of information for the media to access the band, yes, U2.com is a logical place to plant such a story.
Well, if that's the case they should really be more careful in writing their stories.

This particular one is poorly written and a terrible reflection on U2.

Maybe it was written by a 12 year old girl from Chicago.
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