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News TalkTalk responds to Bono's "outrage"

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Jan 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    only got one comment

    "BONO STOP STICKING YOUR F*%^&ING NOSE IN STUFF"

    you arent the voice of the people, jesus' second coming, or the savior of the world. your just a guy in a band who knows nothing.
     
  3. !!AA

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    He really is a jerk
     
  4. j_jay4

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    I'm pretty sure he does think protecting his cd sales is more important than the need to protect minors from the evils of child pornography
     
  5. Bursar

    Bursar New Member

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    Bono is the record (for you SouthPark fans)
     
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  6. Dreaming

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    We need to get Andrew Heaney to release a single so we can get that to beat whatever Bono is peddling these days.

    *not actually a massive music lover, but sick to death of being patronised and vilified about stealing music*

    Why is it that in most other markets they try to adapt to the new mediums whereas in the music market they just want to take people to court?
     
  7. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    Lars Ulrich and Napster all over again, just another decade :p
     
  8. bob

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    what a retarded thing to say Bono.

    I reckon the hardcore pirates, who downloads tons and possibly sell it, would be using newsgroups + ssl, which would be pretty hard to crack.

    Plus its not ISPs jobs to police the internet.
     
  9. [ZiiP] NaloaC

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    Bono is a self-righteous twit. For someone who is dodging tax using the "artists concession" or whatever it's called here in Ireland and then complaining about rich vs poor and all that, it's just daft listening to anything he says these days. Add to the fact that they haven't made any decent music in about 15 years.

    I will never forget the time I walked past him in Dublin when he was paying off a motorcyclist whom he had dinged with his mercedes :D
     
  10. shanky887614

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    this dosnt bother me at all the thing i dont like about it they are bassically trying to give everybody i nthat company the right to everything we click on in the internet and this is abusing ower privacy
     
  11. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    **** off #2
     
  12. Denis_iii

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    bono, your a twit.
     
  13. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    "the difference between bono and jesus, jesus doesnt think hes bono"
     
  14. Zurechial

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    Racist much? Cop on.


    Bono is very much the typical rich pop star for whom enough is never enough. He needs to wise up and get lost on a lot of matters.
     
  15. MacWalka

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    Bono does my tits in. He's just a self-righteous w***face of epic proportions.

    I don't like piracy at all, I pay for music off the internet but its not the ISPs job to prevent piracy. The fact is that piracy of music doesn't hurt his pocket. Its the smaller up and coming bands that really get hit by it. Most musicians these days make their money from live gigs and concerts as a lot of the money from album/single sales goes to so many different people.

    Bono talking about piracy just destroys the anti-piracy movement. I'm more likely to listen to guys like Sergeant, Temper Trap or other new bands about it as its those guys that get hurt as they can't sell albums, can't sell gigs at high prices so end up getting dropped from their label if everyone just pirates their material. The fact that bands like Radiohead, Coldplay etc release songs/albums for free shows they don't need the money from CDs, they just need to promote their songs so people go to their concerts.
     
  16. Ape

    Ape Suck my barrel

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    Apparently ... (all this information is second hand from Mark Thomas on iTunes, podcast 'Interview with John Christensen, 02/02/09)

    The tax exemption for the everyday man is roughly £3,500 (?).

    Tax exemption for artists is £1,000,000 (?).

    The tax rate in Ireland is 12.5% (?).

    When the Irish government suggested reducing the tax exemption from £1million to £250,000 for artists, U2 moved their 'affairs' out of Ireland.

    Bob Geldof is also a tax dodger (apparently).

    And yet they all squeal so damn hard about pirates (which incidentally I object to for the right reasons and wasn't going to respond to this thread until I just heard John telling Mark Thomas all about U2's tax dodging). If U2 agreed to pay a proper tax rate, and pirates agreed not to pirate music/games, I still think U2 would end up more financially worse off!
     
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    I can't believe with the entirety of the internet laid out before them the best thing people can pirate is U2 albums. For God's sake!
     
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    Who the F**K is U2 anyways??? Werent they around in the 80's??? YAWN.... He is seriously stupid if he thinks anyone is pirating the crap he calls "music".Tax dodging ******!
     
  19. MacWalka

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    +1 rep for making me laugh in work

    :lol:
     
  20. SteveU

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    I'd buy it!!

    Andrew Heaney for number 1!!!!
     
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