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Sony Music To Sue Man For Leaking Beyonce Album

Posted by: Kelly Doherty (03/05/13)
Sony Music are suing a Swedish BitTorrent user for $233,000 after he leaked Beyonce's latest album, 4, on The Pirate Bay. According to TorrentFreak, the 47 year old man from Gothenburg, who worked in the music industry, shared the album on June 8, 2011, ahead of its June 24 release date. Opinions?
  
 
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12:05 PM on 03/05/13
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Jason Tate
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Stop leaking shit.
12:07 PM on 03/05/13
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why do people feel the need to leak music like that? it's not nice.
12:10 PM on 03/05/13
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Since it was beyonce's, let the leaking continue.
12:12 PM on 03/05/13
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What a dumb move. Did he really think he could leak an album that big and not get caught?
12:13 PM on 03/05/13
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when will the music industry learn that album leaks and downloading will happen regardless of how many people they sue

this industry has too many issues and suing someone who leaked an album isn't going to solve anything.
12:16 PM on 03/05/13
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Idiot move. Deserves to get punished.
12:17 PM on 03/05/13
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when will the music industry learn that album leaks and downloading will happen regardless of how many people they sue

this industry has too many issues and suing someone who leaked an album isn't going to solve anything.
the point isn't to stop music from leaking, the point is to get the guy who did it in trouble
12:19 PM on 03/05/13
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sue him.
12:19 PM on 03/05/13
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Perfectly fair. What's to discuss?
12:19 PM on 03/05/13
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I agree with this.
12:21 PM on 03/05/13
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Since it was beyonce's, let the leaking continue.

This. He has undergone punishment enough having any contact with that garbage.
12:23 PM on 03/05/13
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leaking records early is a shitty move. not to mention insanely stupid in the case of someone like Beyonce. moron.
12:29 PM on 03/05/13
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A better question is, when an album leaks, why not put it up immediately for via legitimate means so that fans who want to support the artist can have it as well as the people who download it illegally (I'm looking at you Thrice).

Oh, and before anyone goes "But they have agreements with retailers!" it's 2013, time to adjust to the digital marketplace.
12:34 PM on 03/05/13
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It's not like I've never enjoyed a leak before, but even I can see that putting the art out illegally before anyone is even getting an option to buy it is a huge pain on album sales. And we've seen several times, with less successful artists, that loss can have a huge impact.
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