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Old 04-06-2005, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy The whole thing about being sued for downloading songs

Recently I heard people are being taken to court because they have downloaded songs when it's banned... now I'm awfully confused about the whole affair... does this mean millions of people are gonna be fined??? I don't get it. I download from Limewire... I haven't heard anyone get into trouble so far... has anyone got the facts on the matter???
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Recently I heard people are being taken to court because they have downloaded songs when it's banned... now I'm awfully confused about the whole affair... does this mean millions of people are gonna be fined??? I don't get it. I download from Limewire... I haven't heard anyone get into trouble so far... has anyone got the facts on the matter???
Idle, idle threats. Considering the majority of browsers now have dynamic I.P addresses or invisible ones completely, i think this is utter B.S, it's true however people have been caught in the past, thats because they used programs that NOTORIOUSLY had spyware and **** in them, the original KaZaA for example, Limewire is the best bet. If you wanna download, download i know i certainly do, **** the RIAA, obnoxious bastards.
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well hav u guys heard any of der otha songs like wait a mnute,i dont need a man and tainted love?

coz der preety gd u no!!!
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Recently I heard people are being taken to court because they have downloaded songs when it's banned... now I'm awfully confused about the whole affair... does this mean millions of people are gonna be fined??? I don't get it. I download from Limewire... I haven't heard anyone get into trouble so far... has anyone got the facts on the matter???
I heard about RIAA doing this a month ago. They sited Grokster, E-Donkey, and Kazaa as the main targets. Also, I think they are primarily concerned with bittorrent sites, to crack down on movie sharing.
But I'm sure you know that they are focused on file sharers with large music libraries. As long as you are not sharing 100s of songs, the chances of a lawsuit are slim.
Usually the lawsuits are within 100s-1000s, not millions. For those who do get one, they're f*cked. You'll either go to jail(not likely) or pay a ridiculous fine.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Alls I know is that you shouldnt be able to get fined for just downloading, its only if youre sharing your files. I only have kazaa (yes yes, Im stuck in the past, I know) so I cant just turn file sharing off... Tis fine by me, it just got on my nerves when someone else was downloading my stuff anyways.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I really really really really hate Kazaa. i had to re-install windows just to get it (and all its spyware) off my computer. But I stopped downloading all together recently. I miss the old days of loitering in front of the record stores.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I hate kazaa too.. Too much spyware, everythings too slow, most of the songs you get off it are f*cked anyway. I should get something else, but meh... Never use it much anyway.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^ well everyone loves Limewire, you might try that, it's better than Kazaa and SUPER DOOPER fast. But I love soulseek, it never gave me problems.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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sue them back for breaching your privacy.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I only download stuff I`m not sure about buying anyway.

If I like it I buy it if I don`t I delete it
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I download all the time! I am a Lime Wire advocate! Like hookers said, it is super fast and it dosen't have too many viruses or nothin'
hey only the artists own the music and i'm sure they don't give a **** either way!
it's these conformist "regulators" that wanna lay down "laws" and be big shots,,,,go for it, it would never stand up in court......could you imagine?
"Anarchy Doll, you are charged with illegally downloading all of the Dead Kennedy's music.....we sentance you to death!" LOL!
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