Originally posted by Travellar
Viruses may be 'easily' screened and eliminated, but that's not the only way one could use mass media distribution for unpleasant purposes.
-oversized files: I cannot recall the ocorrect term for it, but putting out files which deliberately take more than a reasonable amount of esources to fully download. One or two may not seem like much, but seting up a wide array of music to be 'shared' from your computer or server could create more widespread havoc.
-Viruses: Could I get a virus onto your computer using P2P? Probrably not. Anyone posting in a forum like this is probrably just paranoid enough to be difficult to get to. However, I doubt many of us are downloading Whoever the current tean idol is. That's probrably more the domain of a somewhat younger crowd more easily suspeptible to "please disable your firewall to make this application work".
-Subliminal messages: Unfortunately, I cannot go into further detail here, as it might interfere with my plans.
The new version includes a MiniStore feature that recommends tracks to buy similar to those a user is listening to.
MiniStore looks for similar tracks when a user clicks on a tune in a playlist. It even makes recommendations about songs that were not bought via the hugely popular online music store.
Originally posted by SKMDC1
Well, I can't speak for other posters, but you won't see that from me. In fact, I don't know *anybody* who takes the time to download entire albums. 99% of downloading is for "Mix CDs" or iPod lists, not recreating the commercially available album.
Originally posted by SKMDC1
But that's a very extreme example. If the album is good, people will buy it rather than taking the time to download 12 to 15 songs, get them in the right order, burn a CD... It's still easier to just pay the $10. Downloading isn't killing the industry any more than dual tape decks did in the 80s. What's killing it is really crappy music they market and expect people to buy. I mean who honestly thinks the new Lindsay Lohan CD is worth buying?
December 21, 2005
Exactly one year since the popular Suprnova BitTorrent link site went offline, its founder, Andrej Preston (known as "Sloncek" to the Internet community), has spoken out about what happened on his website.
After twelve months of speculation amongst former users and many sites popping up to try and take its place, Preston says "it is time for everybody to know the truth and that it is time for me to stop pretending like nothing ever happened".
According to Preston his nightmare began in November, 2004 when he received a phonecall from his ISP stating that Preston's servers had just been raided. Preston claims that at this time he had no communication from the police.
After reading about himself in various Slovenian newspapers in early December, Preston decided to take his suprnova.org site offline. At the same time another project Preston was involved in eXeem was touted as being the biggest thing to happen to file sharing.
Preston claims that a month or so after his site went offline his home was raided by the police at 6:30 in the morning. Police seized two computers and documents. Preston was then called into the local police unit another month later for a hearing. Preston, on the advice of his lawyer decided he would not answer anything during the interview with the police. At the conclusion of the interview Preston was told that the matter would be handed over to the prosecutor.
Preston recalls that on October 18, 2005 he received a notice to go to the post office and pick up another letter which he must sign for. Upon receiving the notice Preston says that he "became completely depressed and sad". Preston however was greeted with good news at the post office when he opened the letter and discovered that his matter had been dropped. He also received his computers and CDs back.
Originally posted by yanchek
Don't you just love Slovenia?