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Originally posted by WhatTheory
Originally posted by danx
Tell that to the people in Guantanamo!
Boy, you just can't stay on the topic at hand.
Yes, I will tell them that since they are not U.S. citizens therefore don't have the rights provided under the Constitution. Geesh!
"A new study from the University of Washington suggests that media industry trade groups are using flawed tactics in their investigations of users who violate copyrights on peer-to-peer file sharing networks.
Those trade groups, including the Motion Picture Association of America (M.P.A.A.) Entertainment Software Association (E.S.A.) and Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.), send universities and other network operators an increasing number of takedown notices each year, asserting that their intellectual property rights have been violated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Many universities pass those letters directly on to students without questioning the veracity of the allegations. The R.I.A.A. in particular follows up some of those notices by threatening legal action and forcing reported file-sharers into a financial settlement.."
"Have you ever wondered what it takes to get 'caught' for copyright infringement on the Internet? Surprisingly, actual infringement is not required. The New York Times reports that researchers from the computer science department at the University of Washington have just released a study that examines how enforcement agencies monitor P2P networks and what it takes to receive a complaint today. Without downloading or sharing a single file, their study attracted more than 400 copyright infringement complaints. Even more disturbing is their discovery that illegal P2P participation can be easily spoofed; the researchers managed to frame innocent desktop machines and even several university printers, all of which received bogus complaints."
Originally posted by Grafilthy
Why should anyone care what the vastly overpriced 'entertainment' industry thinks? Is it because some dum bass can't keep selling $25 cd's ?
I know many musicians and would be more than happy to pay $10 bucks for one of theirs.
What makes these people so special they deserve to have hundreds of millions of dollars, and the people I see everyday working their asses off are losing their houses?
The industry as a whole is garbage.
Listen to any radio station that is not listener paid.
Real musicians don't mind people listening to their music.
Will Smith is doing nothing that warrants a $20M payday.
They should all be paid hourly.
It's all Paris Hilton crap now.
Famous for being famous......and getting paid for it.
As a pirate I will always take what I want from the internet without paying for it.
I pay my ISP, the information comes with it.
So go ahead and tell me I am ruining a industry.....
All I will do is smile and say " Screw you".