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Who would like to exhcange language learning memberships?? for example: Mango , Innovative, news in slow... Mondly, etc!! Glossika..   
May 9, 2019 4:59 PM
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Karen, I don't find it possible to respect copyright "in general" in its current form. It is immoral in my view.

And you do not respect it "in general". Most likely you use youtube and songs and videos are uploaded to there without permission.

If I find the situation "immoral", what I can do is rethinking it. Figuring out what a good, moral approach could look like. I respect what many langauge learning websites are doing. But I think Oscar's idea harldy would harm their interests.

You're speaking about the formal side. As for what is written in license agreements, sorry but people do not read license agreements. Have you ever read EULA to your operating system or to your browser? The current situation is collective hypocricy. Hypocricy is not what I respect or find "ethical".

May 10, 2019
So I pay Oscar for 10 lessons and I record them. Then I upload them to my YouTube account to share with several hundred other people who want to learn Spanish. I assume Oscar has no problem with this and won’t care if I’ve violated the TOS of iTalki which is put in place to protect him. Yeah, I guess that’s what he is saying.
May 10, 2019

So, your idea was rather funding the innovative account together? That's an awfully lot of money and I'd be really careful if I were you. There are other ways of learning languages.

What languages are you especially interested in?

May 10, 2019
1499?! Dollar?! Who can afford that?
May 10, 2019
Miriam, yes, I also considered buying such a subscription for a friend for very same reason: it's impossible to get such a card there. 
I wouldn't buy it for myself. I don't learn langaueges this way. Even the friend in question needed it for about the same purpose as what I needed Pimsleur for (research about learnign tools but not using them). 

I just mean, when "money" is involved it doesn't mean that things should get "serious". What's the sum losing which would really disappoint us? $1000 maybe: it is definitely more than monthly income of many people here.  $50? If what you have left after paying you bills and for most basic needs is $50 (or -50) a month you have a reason to worry. But for others it is more like inviting a friend in a cafe or presenting a book. Maybe for Oscar it is so. Maybe there is another guy/gal like Oscar.

Another thing: if I propose this I know for sure if I'm honest. I don't know if others are but if I'm honest (and can afford this) I know that for sure. Others in turn, do not know if I am honest. 
Can we say it is unethical for me to look like a possible scammer while not being one? Not sure.
May 10, 2019
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