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Question #33127 posted on 02/12/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have an ethical question for you guys. If I were to burn a friend of mine a disc with a compilation of songs in hopes that he would enjoy the songs and eventually buy a CD from the same artist, would that be wrong? It is like free advertising for the band, but it is illegal, what do you guys think?

- Funk Master Fresh

A: Dear FMF,

Yes, it's wrong. But if you hope he enjoys the music enough to buy the CD, why not just let him borrow your music? That way you don't have to worry about doing something you feel is wrong, and it works out about the same anyway. That's free advertising. Burning the compilation to give to him is ripping them off.

-Laser Jock
A: Dear Funk Master Fresh,

For me, "illegal" generally means "wrong" (no matter how much I'd like it to be otherwise).

- Katya