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Old 12-25-2003, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dealing with fake files on P2P?

Apparently the RIAA is flooding P2P networks with fake files. If you download one it starts off normally then stalls with this annoying bit, bit, bit screeching sound. Kazaa Lite is getting really bad with these things. Has anyone found a P2P or FTP that is more reliable?
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Old 12-25-2003, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's okay to talk about KaZaA, the fake files, etc., but I can't allow anyone to talk about where to download illegal music. That's not the purpose of this forum and I cannot allow it. However, let's talk about the fake files on KaZaA, because that's pretty interesting. I think it's a smart move by them (if it is by them). If they annoy the downloaders enough then they can maybe get them to buy the CD.
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Old 12-25-2003, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AAHHHH!! So thats what that is..I've downloaded many of those. I thought it was just a ten second long demo, then it screeched because there was no song left.
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Old 12-26-2003, 09:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmmm...I haven't really downloaded any of these files. Only when I tried to download the new Thrice CD. Are you sure it's the RIAA or whatever? I think it may be the record companies. Or at least that is what Madonna's record company did. They had a file of her saying over and over "What the F*ck Do you Think You are Doing?" Then some guy hacked her website and made it say "This is What the F*ck I think I'm Doing" and then it had a link to every song on her new album to download. Funny stuff in my opinion.
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Too bad I missed out on those Madonna downloads . Haha

It's just more attempts by the RIAA/whoever, IMHO, to screw their own customers. They're going about it everyway but the right way. Atleast in my opinion they are.
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your right, they're acting like the *******s they really are. Hopefully, they'll be more online services like iTunes and Pressplay in the future and prices per song will come down to the point that legally downloading music online will be a viable alternative to P2P. Apparently, the MPAA now says they have 18 months to get their act together and start offering online downloads of their products at a realistic price before P2P devastates them. All of these industries have to accept the fact that the days of gouging the consumer are over.
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i agree that them scrambling music is annoying, yet it is also ingenuous... but there are tons of ways to get around it...but i dont want to say because, well, if you respect/like the artist enough to take the time to download them, just spend the 12 bucks and buy their cd!
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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how much are they charging per song?
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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for what? on kazaa? everything is free... on itunes its like 99cents pers ong
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i know kazaa is free. I was talking about the whole itunes thing. I guess that's not too bad. I could probably live with that.
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