SONG: Vetusta Morla - Maldita dulzura
Downloading music and films from the Internet has been a controversial issue these last years as it has many different points of view and, in order to have an opinion about it, we have to consider all of them.
On the one hand, companies are forced to spend millions of dollars catching pirates each year, which cuts into their profit. This makes them raise the prices of their products, whether they are movies or music. In this sense, being a pirate not only hurts you, but all of us.
However, piracy has been the key to some bands' success, as people can discover a band by downloading a few songs and then starting being interested in them.
On the other hand, everyone has the right to access to culture, which of course includes films and music. Moreover, nowadays famous singers earn money not just by selling CDs, but by people going to their concerts and also thanks to the merchandising.
Summing up, we all have to be conscious of the hard work behind a movie or a song, and appreciate it. But, in my opinion, culture should not be a privilege to the rich ones, as we all have the right to it, one way or another.