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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Joins Forces With Victory Records To Combat Illegal Downloading

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has joined forces with Victory Records and VicTorV to lead the label's current anti-piracy campaign. The first initiative in this partnership comes in the form of this video:

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1. Simon writes:

That's right. I'll go and buy every new album with the little money I earn... meaning I won't be able to afford to see the bands live. Play music because you love music, not for the money. That'll be made from the gigs you do

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 2:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ZMA writes:

HAHA!! I don't even care what he's talking about Gilbert Gottfried is the man.

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 2:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

Hes funny as hell...he was a hoot in problem child...i think hes at his best when he goes on howard stern..holy crap, great stuff

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 3:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

I heard this guy was a comedian. Is that true?

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianMN writes:

I remember his from the old USA up all night movies on the USA channel.
Favorite B movies from that period. Bimbo Cop and 2001 a sex odyssey.
Classic!!!

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 9:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. zMETALlica writes:

i hate when people compare music to other industries especially food! or even in the way that they do it.

how about this one:

keeping it on food: i buy a piece of meat able to feed my family. i'm only buying ONE piece, but i share it with my big family. with copyright laws, this is illegal with movies/music. in the sense of spitting it up and sharing across any borders. you can only have it in one place at a time. I am glad that the movie/tv industry is reconsidering their business models and offering things such as netflix and hulu. wish the music industry would do the same more often.

also the main reason why food comparisons don't work is that you consume food. it's not something you buy once and never need to buy again... i can buy one CD in my entire life and be happy with it and never NEED to buy another CD again. while i'll need to buy some food in my life in order to survive. so yeah filesharing isn't hurting you guys at all, it's the fact that you expect people to pay $10-20 (depending on what artist and where you are buying it) for something that is worthless to most people now.

sorry guys passionate topic of mine...

just remember the customer sets the value of an item, not the seller. in the sense that if a customer doesn't buy it they are forced to either lower prices, come up with new products, or go out of business...

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

I'm surprised that people find him funny. Listening to him makes me want to pirate music and murder kittens.

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 9:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

I agree the analogies are bad, but I understand what the labels are trying to do: re-sensitize people to the fact that file sharing and piracy is WRONG. I do not have a problem with that at all...because I agree that it is a form of theft even though physical property analogies do not hold up well for intellectual property. As long as they're just saying "it's wrong" without going down the road over over-emphasizing the perceived impact on the industry (and preferably the bad analogies), etc. I have no arguments against it.

But what I fear is that labels and the RIAA can start pouring money into these messages and in the end they'll find out that the landscape has changed anyway and stopping piracy wasn't really the entire answer. But we'll never get there I guess because you'll never stop piracy...just like they couldn't stop tape trading.

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 9:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Haha, post 7, nice one...

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. goatlady writes:

hahaha, I'm totally with deathbringer. I turned it off halfway through, couldn't stand it anymore. Offensive!

# Oct 15, 2010 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. vedicardi writes:

No wonder record labels are failing. They spend money on stupid sh** like this, instead of giving money to their artists... They are already taking 90% of their record sales, what more do they want?!

# Oct 16, 2010 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. greyback writes:

This is futile. You won't stop piracy, and the bands make more money by gigging anyway. The only people who get really p***ed is the big labels making money off of other people's talent. People need to get their heads out of their a$$es and start realizing that we don't need to buy music, we need to support the bands, not the labels.

# Oct 17, 2010 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kadmium writes:

What the crap? VICTORY RECORDS are upset that they're getting ripped off? The same Victory Records that screwed Hawthorne Heights, Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu and Hatebreed (among others) out of their rightful royalty payments, is now whining that people aren't giving them their money? Boo hoo, Victory. My heart bleeds for you.

# Oct 17, 2010 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Demise writes:

that was pretty funny to me

# Oct 17, 2010 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. deathbringer writes:

What was the deal with those bands and royalty payments issues (allegedly)? Just curious.

# Oct 17, 2010 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Diamond Oz writes:

"If any of you has a job out there... which is really doubtful!" Thanks for that Victory, I'm off to PirateBay.

# Oct 18, 2010 @ 6:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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