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RIAA to stop suing alleged MP3-sharers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://online.wSportsJournalists.com/article/SB122966038836021137.html?mod=rss_whats_news_technology
     
  2. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I dabbled in music 'sharing' via Limewire until I received a letter from my internet provider telling me that the RIAA had taken an interest in my activities and would pursue legal action if I didn't stop and immediately erase all files from my computer.

    I was scared straight.
     
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    If I ever get a message like that I'll stop, but until then I'll jump on Limewire once every couple months and grab some new content.

    Nice how the RIAA is basically trying to shift the bad PR to the ISP's. Smart, too.
     
  4. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Using Limewire and the like is no different then you producing a great piece, then having thousands of newspapers use that piece and you don't even get paid for it.
     
  5. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Yes, it's exactly like that. If we were millionaires who made most of our money from touring, not story sales.
     
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    And I shed a tear for Lars Ulrich every time I pull a file off Limewire. I really do.
     
  7. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    I know this is cliche but I use Limewire to grab songs and I'm not ashamed of it. You know why? Because if the artist is good enough, I go out and buy the CD (usually through ITunes). The songs I grab off Limewire are from artists I'm either on the bubble about or don't know well enough to trust buying their CD. If the RIAA wants to come get me, they will see that the number of tracks I've downloaded is much, much smaller than the amount I've purchased on ITunes so they can eat me.

    Also, without Limewire, I'd be less likely to test out new bands. Limewire helped me discover that I liked Slipknot, Within Temptation, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Theory of a Deadman, Nickleback and Lincoln Park and I have purchased CDs/tracks from Itunes for all of those bands and many more.
     
  8. my condolences
     
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    AAAAAAA-men.
     
  10. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    The only thing that Limewire has helped me realize is that viruses do exist.
     
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    If you have a good antivirus program, it catches them before they're a problem.
     
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Use Avast. It scans P2P feeds (and everything else).

    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
     
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