Last updated on February 18th, 2017
I’ve an idea…
I’ll get a Madonna CD, then upload the tracks on-line for paid download and claim the copyright for myself.
Q. What do you think would happen?
Q. Far-fetched idea?
Try here for an instance of such activities: http://apps.facebook.com/ilike/artist/Crawling+Chaos/track/Arabesque?apv=1 for instance… (If it’s changed, it used to look like the screen-dump at left.)
In my impecunious state I find it financially hard to challenge such obvious crap, except with the following words…
I’m certain that anyone who harms a Buddha (i.e. a votary of the Lotus Sutra) will have their head split into seven pieces.
It’s all part of doing the right thing, doing one’s best, respecting others and ensuring that the most fortuitous karma awaits one in the future. It’s a demonstrable example of cause and effect at work where good leads to good and bad to bad.
Salvation from the pains and sufferings of existence lies in this lifetime, not some secondary one where all bad deeds are expunged, no matter what you’ve done. Nichiren explains this fully in the link above and elsewhere in his writings because you can only change your karma when you’re awake and sentient.
There are many examples of the above infringement on Facebook, which now has a user-base exceeding that of MySpace, which is the “normal” outlet for band self-promotion. Lesser infringements exist in the rest of cyberspace. Usually the offenders are happy to acknowledge our work when quietly prompted to do so.