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namkcuR 02-02-2009 07:00 PM

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).

MMP 02-02-2009 07:02 PM

C
I'm a selfish bastard and I would never do something to fuck up U2's sales. :wink:

digitize 02-02-2009 07:03 PM

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. :wink:

popacrobat 02-02-2009 07:03 PM

E. I would never actually fully leak it. That would be silly.

dan_smee 02-02-2009 07:09 PM

B

I would HAVE to listen, but I couldnt leak it

indra 02-02-2009 07:09 PM

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. :wink:

AtomicBono 02-02-2009 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by popacrobat (Post 5813869)
E. I would never actually fully leak it. That would be silly.

same :)

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)

Thora 02-02-2009 07:14 PM

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.

digitize 02-02-2009 07:15 PM

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.

namkcuR 02-02-2009 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by digitize (Post 5813890)
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? :wink:

dabiggestu2fan 02-02-2009 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by namkcuR (Post 5813862)
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. :-)

Gonna Run 2 U 02-02-2009 07:18 PM

I would take it and keep it for myself

popacrobat 02-02-2009 07:22 PM

Where's Z? taunt interference? :wink: I kid. maybe.

Earnie Shavers 02-02-2009 07:27 PM

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.

GirlsAloudFan 02-02-2009 07:27 PM

F.


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