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Old 02-26-2004, 01:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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they passed a law that banned MP3 sharing, and sending files over IM programs isn't illegal, it's peer-peer network programs that they are trying to stop.

On Napster once you buy a song you can download it 3 more times and also send it to 10 "Napster" friends... I mean if that isn't enough leeway for you then that's just sad =\
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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But that assumes that your have 10 Napster friends share your same interests. If you don't like the same type of music as your online friends than that really doesn't help you. Or even if you do share the interests, still limits you if you want to go outside of that genre that you share. I listen to Alternative as do most my friends but I still listen to some hip hop. I heard Aesop being thrown around in the forums here one time so I downloaded a crap load of their stuff to see what CD I want to buy. If I had to do it the napster or i-tunes way, I'd have to pay 10 bucks just in previewing the songs before I'd buy the CD. I might as well buy a couple of their CDs blindly and just listen to the one I like more.

And as for IM and mIRC, frugal computer geeks will aways find a way. So if P2P is no longer an option, than an IM workaround will be found. An IRC workaround is already there and has been there before Napster was even a dream, but RIAA hasn't figured that out yet.

It's not about the leeway that is given or not given, its that point that they can control the leeway... or are working towards that "power". Now it's just Kazaa or the like... seems like a logical place to start. If things keep going in that direction we'll have to pay for IM transfers and IRC. (OK that point is a little eggarated but you see my point...)
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Old 02-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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.... that's still illegal...lol

I just don't think people understand it .. oh well they will when they get sued lol
Not exactly dude. The area is still kind of grey. RIAA is just trying to convince everyone that it's not, by trying to scare them...
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Old 03-01-2004, 04:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I really don't know any of the legal ****... but I guess it's not too great for the companies, but if I didnt have my music to download i would cry :'( I mean.. if I buy cds i only like about 2 songs or 3, So when i download then I can try out new music and I can listen to their **** and if I like enough of it then i buy the cd... but i see how they dont want people downloading a whole cd worth then burning it or whatever.
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oops no swears... sorry guys
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Old 03-01-2004, 05:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It's RIAA... you should be able to swear about them. Haha.
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Old 03-01-2004, 06:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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thats why they created pay per song services so people cant b-itch about 1 and 2 good songs on a cd
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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thats why they created pay per song services so people cant b-itch about 1 and 2 good songs on a cd
Or people could just buy good ****ing cds

If the majority of mainstream artists werent lazy rich ****s and people werent mindless drones buying the new hot mediocre thing we wouldnt have this problem, it gives me such a headache

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Old 03-13-2004, 05:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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How does the RIAA know where you live, and stuff like that?
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