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posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 03:12 PM
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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.




posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 06:18 PM
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Ok what gets me mad is that people do not know the full effect of downloading stuff. Its not illegal if you download something for your pleasure only. It only becomes illegal when you distribute it, or try to sell it. Even giving them out. The only people that got fined by the RIAA was because they were distributing mass amounts of files over P2P networks. If all you do is download stuff for your own use, then you should not worry. Only worry if you are distributing it in mass amounts. People who say its imorral to download music, have downloaded music in the past for themselves. And most of the time the ones that get pissed off because they could not sucessfully download it for themselves, so they get mad at other people.



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 08:09 AM
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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.


True, and a Corporation that controls those downloads has a lot more resources to implement things for unpleasant purposes. A hacker has to work outside the system and figure out a way to compromise. A computer engineer for Apple already has it compromised and can simply put in whatever they want.


-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.


All of these are a drop in the bucket compared to this:

Snooping Fears Plague New iTunes


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.


Don't you see how that's far more systemically dangerous than a few hackers trying to subvert the system?



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by CaptainIraq

This is only illegal if you intend to sell these CD's under your name for personal profit.


apparently it is illegal to play tracks like this in clubs...

Link BBC News



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 03:09 PM
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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.


Well I guess you dont know that many people? =)
I know tens of my friends who do that.


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?



Well it takes about 2 minutes to download a album up to 20 songs with 8MB xDSL.Then plus the other 2 minutes to burn it to cd. It depends on the user what way is easier.



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 03:18 PM
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sierously the RIAA, had been getting out of hand. But recently, its old news now and the front page on the news is about other govermental problems. So if you didn't notice the RIAA stopped sueing people after awhile because they realized its not worth it, theirs just to many people.

This isnt my specialty so i'm sorry if i say a few wrong things



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 05:21 PM
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This is something you'll find interesting

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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.


And

The truth about SuprNova.org shutdown

Don't you just love Slovenia?



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 06:08 AM
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Everybody Loves Slovenia


Originally posted by yanchek
Don't you just love Slovenia?

Yes, yes I do.


As for the RIAA, at some point their clients will end up being dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world, at which time they will do everything they can to drag it back to the stone age.

Successful businesses adapt to changing times. Unsuccessful businesses attempt to legislate them away.

The future of music is online. Must be present to win.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 06:44 AM
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I am glad music downloading technology exists. I can not find albums by Sasha & John Digweed here. Tower Records only stock up on Tiesto and Paul Van Dyk.

Even the pirates don't stock up on it. Yeah it's rather rampant here, if you wanna get the latest Avril Lavigne album or the latest Hollywood blockbuster DVD all you gotta do is go to the nearest 7-eleven and the pirates should have a stall set up in front of it or somewhere nearby. Very cheap too! Less than USD$2.

I guess not much is being done to curb piracy here because the original albums are like 6 times more expensive. It may not seem much to you, but USD$2 can buy a hearty meal for two in this country.

Anyway, if the artists I like come down to this country for a performance, I will most definitely go to show my support. Entertainers should be up on stage entertaining, not make one highly edited recording and expecting superstar status. Speaking of which, Tiesto is coming in March





 
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