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has anyone heard about this? Man, I hate to punch lars ulrich on his nose, the bastard has all the money in the world and assholes wants to get rid of downloads. WTF!!!!!!'
I read something about it.
is it only kazaa users or kazaalite users too?
is mainly in the US?
no idea...does anyone know?
I am worried here, wouldn't be able to pay if I am busted.
US people are gettin' it hard in the butt right now.
Word is that Napster is makin' a comeback
If you don't wanna get busted use an anonymous proxy
sorry but how can u set up or use an anonymous proxy?
Here's what I want to know:
What CAN we download??
Certainly not every mp3 you find is illegal to download.
What are indie labels saying about this? How much of the music in the US does the RIAA deal with?
For people who have downloaded a song that lead to purchasing the album, I'd like to see those stats shown to the greedy snakes, so they could see just how mp3s can contribute to sales. Probably not an overwhelming amount, but probably more so than if mp3 downloading didn't exist at all.
So who are they actually going after? Downloaders or people who make songs available? Because most things I've read seem to slant to those who make songs available on their hard drive and not people who download tons of songs.
After you download songs, can't you just put them in another folder and make the Kazaa folder the only one that's searched?
Or, is whatever method the RIAA using (likely just as illegal as the "theft" of mp3s their trying to stop) scanning entire hard drives, even if all but the Kazaa folder are blocked from being searched by other Kazaa users (or any file sharing for that matter) because you can set it up that way in the preferences.
i kinda thought of the same thing... it seems as long as you arent the one dealing the goods, your chances of getting busted or caught could be remarkably less. so to have 2 folders would seem like a smart precaution to take untill further notice.. or just not use it at all and start saving your money.
and I'd also like to know just how far back they're going...
Back to Napster days? 2000? 1999?
it is only people in the US they are going after?
I think that the RIAA is going about this the wrong way but stupid college kids saying things like this:
'"This is insane, they can't just hack into our systems and track our activities. It's our property," said Lucy Chen, a sociology student who thinks downloading free music is fair because compact discs are overpriced.'
...doesn't help the cause. I mean, come on, factually you are stealing someone else's intellectual property. Let's at least be honest about what we're doing.
The thing is they go after people who share.
so no share no downloads
sharing is the foundation of every P2P network.
I don't think they go after peeps outside the US so rest of the world unite and let your Uncle Sam friends get some tunes haha
Think they're going after everyone everywhere, SportyThief:
Music companies and national trade bodies are pursuing individual lawsuits in Denmark, Germany, Italy and elsewhere.
if I were you guys I would DUMP Kazaa like NOW NOW and pick up something like E-mule.
Think about buying music from now on. End of story.
it kinda sucks to purchase an overpriced album and find out you just wasted your money on
some shit tunes.
Honestly, I buy music all the time. When I was broke for months on end I went 11 months without buying a single cd, when I'd probably never gone a single month without buying one-new or used.
If the Universal plan to lower cd costs to under $13 is followed by other labels, I'm going to be one happy person and buy quite a few I always held back on.
So many jazz cds I'd like to buy, but too many are over $20, or can only be found at Virgin which is the most expensive cd store out there.
this is all hype and bullshit...as soon as u get a nasty letter burn ur music and they got nothing on you.....its all hype....how can u convict wihtout proof......and what if you own the music already how is that illegal..if i have a snoop cd and i want an mp3 copy of it wheres the harm....fk the RIAA
which is why labels need to push making songs available on their site to listen to, but that promote going to actually buy the albums.
You are seeing more and more cds come with a DVD, I'll buy that in a second if it's someone I like, got a great Datsuns live DVD, White Stripes had a good one w/4 videos, Sigur Ros had three videos with their single for song 1 on ( ) , and Zwan had one that was nearly an hour of live stuff and in studio stuff (never bought it though, already had the album)