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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by mark b, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. mark b

    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    Just a question to anybody who might know.

    Are the cds that say (not to be sold out of Russia and the baltic states) Pirated?because they look exactly the same as if i bought it at a music shop,the reason i say this is that i bought some prog cds on ebay that were from finland,yet when they arrived the parcel said it had been sent from Moscow.They were alot cheaper than anywhere else on ebay!!!

    MARK
     
  2. Liquid Tension

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    Nuclearhell cd store sells the Russian versions for a cheap price to anyone...
    I don't think they are "pirated"...
     
  3. mark b

    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    Thanks for the tip!!!
     
  4. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    yeah i doubt it's piracy, i think it probably has something to do with their import / export laws. Which i am completely unfamilliar with. :lol:
     
  5. Burnout

    Burnout Faith Puppeteer

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    I doubt that they're pirated, that's likely just where the license for the CD is limited to.
     
  6. HackerX

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    It will be a licensing issue. There will be other companies that have the license to sell those cds in other countries, so they're limited to only selling from their licensed location so that can't cut into other companies territories (because of exclusivity deals etc).
     
  7. E. Mannerheim

    E. Mannerheim New Metal Member

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    I bought from eBay few years ago some cds that were supposed to be from Finland. Those came fron Russia instead. Well, to cut the story short, the seller isn't a member of eBay anymore.

    I'd advise to be careful with Russian or Baltic sellers, they usually sell pirate copies. Nowadays they are so professionally made that it's extremely difficult to tell if they're genuine or not. Organised crime really works fine in that region.
     
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    Absolutely...and they have their hands into just about everything. I can vouch for the pirated DVDs & CDS...they were even in the major Russian chain stores.
     
  9. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Ascension, your sig rules. Just thought i'd interrupt and say that. Cheers.
     
  10. mark b

    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    I'll take more care when buying as i always like to support the artist! But i must say you would never be able to tell,they are so well done.
     
  11. Ascension

    Ascension New Metal Member

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    It's one of those things that l'm sure you of all people can appreciate. l stuck that there some time ago after a somewhat heated discussion with a bunch of 'ophiles on another forum that will remain nameless . :heh:
     
  12. OfSinsAndShred

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    That is a great quote.

    Zach - Your sig, on the other hand, sucks. You left up your Germany away message. You're back now.
     
  13. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Uh.... well, look at that. Hmm.
     
  14. OfSinsAndShred

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    Thread officially derailed.
     
  15. TuoDrable

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    Indeed they are. Went to an underground music store in Poland with some buddy's. "Are these cd's pirated?" "Nuoow!"... Sure :Smug:

    But you should love Russian laws... that's the reason the Ultimate Guitar tab archive is still up and running :kickass:
     
  16. schenkadere

    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    I got Death's Sounds of Perseverance on eBay and it came from Russia, brand new...certainly doesn't look like a pirated copy.
     
  17. Barbarian lord

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    Avoid that!!!
    I bought on Ebay some cd's and when they finally arrived,I saw that those cd's are made in Russian federation.:OMG:
    At first,I was mad but then I said..ok, it's not so bad..it's their licence('cause I only saw that on cd and on the back cover are Russian language)...then I noticed that "blood" on the cd(Virgin Steele-House of Atreus)is yellow...and then when I hoped that all disapointment is in that,I started to read the lyrics,but guess what?!In whole booklet lyrics were mixed up...letter over letter....but of course that is not the whole story..when I finally put cd in player...my player couldn't read that crappy cd!

    p.s.and booklet was damaged!:yell:

    p.s.s.Now I ordered Symphony X,Paradise lost album from ebay,but it's Brazilian licence..everything is ok but I can't find the picture(that big flame with eye,similar to Sauron's eye)...on the left side(when I opened the box)is some tribal.Is that ok..or I have to kill somebody?
     

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