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Gilberto Gil supports CD-burning automats

CraniacPerson was signed in when posted
10:11 AM ET (US)
If I used the Brazilian scale I'd be paying about 80 bucks per cd. Thank heavens for and

Ah, I think I'll go drink a refreshing Dr. Pepper.
Edited 08-23-2003 10:12 AM
Stefan JonesPerson was signed in when posted
06:15 PM ET (US)
Don't forget that there's a range of incomes in Brazil.

The really poor will still buy pirate CDs.

Some of the slightly better off, who previously bought pirate CDs, might now go for legal automat disks because they're of higher quality and/or give a choice of tracks.
Eli the BeardedPerson was signed in when posted
05:46 PM ET (US)
If the pirated versions are just duplicates of real discs, and
this machine makes legal mix-cds, then you can get the ten to
twenty tracks you really want legally at a fraction of the cost.

Of course, I don't know that the pirated versions are not
pop mixes already.
CrashPerson was signed in when posted
11:42 AM ET (US)
How will this cut down on pirated cd's? They will still cost 1/24th the average monthly salary (instead of 1/10th). That's still out of the price range of most consumers. To put it in persepective, if you earn $600/week, imagine paying $100 a CD.
PeganthyrusPerson was signed in when posted
11:16 AM ET (US)
I'm boggling at the eight bucks for the average CD price, never mind the cheaper prices on a burnt-to-order one.

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