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You are stealing from the little guy

Those of you that are downloading to ?protest? big record companies aren?t even hurting the executives. Upper management of large corporations enjoy as perk know as a ?Golden Parachute?. This golden parachute means that they get paid regardless of how well their company is doing. It also includes that they get paid even if they get fired! So when you steal from the record companies you are not taking ONE PENNY from upper management!
I?ve read a lot of replies here saying that their little theft doesn?t add up to much. Well there are tens of millions of people stealing and that adds up to tens of millions of dollars. Since the upper management isn?t losing a dime, how do you think the losses in revenue are handled at the record companies? I?ve worked for big corporations before, chances are so have a lot of you. When a big corporation is losing money they don?t give raises to their workers that deserve it. They cut healthcare. They stop adding to retirement accounts. They stop hiring. They also cut back on the expenses associated with new artists. That means fewer choices for everyone.
In the end you are not stealing not from the rich and powerful but you are stealing from the little guy. You are also minimizing the number of new artists and the number of new releases.

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