RIAA's New Play Against Digital Downloads
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    Default RIAA's New Play Against Digital Downloads

    Happened across this and thought it could be a handy bit of info to our digital music loving community.

    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/31678

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    I really don't see where they get off peering into someones private life and then attempting to make it so someone can't have a utility they pay for .

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    they are going to employ a 3 strikes & you out of a isp. Then "rumor has it" your IP is going to get blacklisted so no other ISP let you get service with them. AT&T is already filtering P2P IP address, so good luck. I always say us PeerGuardian among other progz for your protection.
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    Is this even legal what they are doing ?

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    the bit about cataloging your usage and charging you based on your downloads is just plain stupid. the internet can never be probed and monitored 100% might be harder for p2p users to survive changes in the future but the warez community will always be around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
    Is this even legal what they are doing ?
    yes it is.

    what people dont understand is that 99% of online file sharing is 100% illegal. far as i am concerned, you get what is coming to you. i think i have 1 track that i picked up for free (i own it on record, but the record is in storage in the UK)

    if you like the music, have the decency to pay for it, or the artist wont be able to make it anymore.

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    To block your ISP or put on a blacklist is illegal. I would get some internet phone service like vonage, if that is the only phone line and you get shut down it puts your ISP in a very tight spot, especially if you have to call 911. The only way you can be stopped is if your a distributor. I mean "you" rip the cd and you are the first to share the album and its tagged to you computer. All that you provider can do is send you letters saying you need to stop or you run the risk of getting your internet shut down, which they will not do, b/c 25% of there customers would lose service and that equals alot of money. To give a example 1 million customers @ $30/mo = 30,000,00.00 and if they lost 25% that 7,500,000. I know that they have operating cost and what not, but they would be shorted 7.5m per month! Its not gonna happen, they are just trying to find a new way to scare people from downloading stuff off the net. If that is the case why is IRC still around? If P2P was considered illegal then it would be against the law to create such programs and for websites like www.download.com host the programs so you can easily be downloading mp3, movies, porn, programs in a matter of minutes.

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    Newsgroups for the win!

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    I don't necessarily know if this is illegal. There's a huge issue with peer 2 peer file sharing because, well, the laws are not clear on this. I buy almost all of my music, so I'm not talking from the perspective of a chronic downloader or anything.

    JesC is right, though. If it was illegal to share music then it would be illegal to provide programs that provide means to share music over the network. Regardless, they'll sue people more, and regulations and it won't change anything. Most people settle only because they don't want to risk it, but I don't know if they'd lose in court.
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    They're talking about a "three-strikes" policy, whereby the IP is automatically notified of alleged infringement by an ISP address and the IP automatically sends warning notices to the ISP owner. After three, you're cut off. It's going to be loads of fun for anyone who receives even that first notice to try to find a human being to appeal to in this process.

    But I guess I shouldn't worry -- clearly the RIAA is never wrong in its accusations, and the IP providers are always wise in their compliance.
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