|Approximately three weeks ago, I couldn't download videos from YouTude to RealPlayer---the stupid little blue 'thingie' wouldn't appear (DCM anti-piratcy?). Now you can't download ANYthing--even stupid cute kitty videos with no musical content. I facebooked hundreds of people and it appears to be a global problem (USA, Europe, SW Asia). Is it me or do I smell a conspiracy?!!!|
I reloaded XP, internet explorer 8 and real player. The same problem occurred with my Lenova G560 core i5 laptop. Is downloading a thing of the past? I'm sorry, but I feel 'dirty' buying music in a store or on line---I feel like I'm paying for sex because I have no friends with benefits!!!
We are not stealing music/content; its just that digital has rendered the traditional music business model obsolete. I hate RAP else the blue eye'd soul PAP that passes itself off as Rock & Roll. I am entitled to my opinion. Accordingly, I only download music videos from the 80s-60s---content that is more than 25 years old and that was 'given away' to TV stations/etc as promotional items. If it were once given away as free---it is wrong to now try to charge for it.
OK, people, what is my work around?