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Is it a bluff? We're all getting sued

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TXsizeK5, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

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    Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    I read something on the front page that some Music Association is going to start tracking people with a large amount of shared music and start issuing law suits... anyone else heard about this? Thoughts?
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    I'd like to know what they consider a 'large amount of music'.
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    Thoughts....?

    They can cling tenaciously to my buttocks and orally copulate me.

    My music purchases have gone down since the 'trading' and sharing thoughts of cool music has decreased. I don't get the exposure to the music I like from the shite they PAY the radio stations to play. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    The paper said they have not decided yet. So I guess we're soon to find out.
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

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    My music purchases have gone down since the 'trading' and sharing thoughts of cool music has decreased. I don't get the exposure to the music I like from the shite they PAY the radio stations to play.

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    So true, so true. I pay for my cable internet connection with the money I used to budget for CD's.

    I doubt they'll look for me; I only share ~1200 files.
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    I share ~ 500-700 so if you get caught let me know, maybe I'll back off. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    I've gotten lazy and started DL albumwrap files. It's just soooooooo much easier. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    ok seeing that you guys got that much i feel safe about the 200 songs sittin in my computer. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    I've boosted my download count the last week while unemployed. I don't have anything better to do. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    we should be safe, we only have like 3,000 files but we only download (puff), we dont share (inhale) /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    It slows down the connection /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    That's bad file-sharing karma! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    no biggie, just change your shared folder to one that has ZERO files in it so you dont look like a big time playah. Every week or so, burn all ur DLs to CDs and erase them from the HD so even if they h4X0|2 ur HD they wont see chit. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    I've got probably every song or movie available on the internet on my computer and I could care less. I don't share a single file, once I download it, I move it to a different file. Plus I have a firewall with imesh lite installed, so they wouldn't have a way to get into my computer without alerting me. It's not like everyone in the U.S. is going to get sued, I could care less.
     
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    What kind of DL speeds do you get with imesh lite (on the average)?
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    50-60 k/s. Imesh is much faster than kazaa lite in my experience. Kazaa has more people, but they all have pretty much the same files anyways. I much prefer imesh lite to kazaa. I can hit up to 400 k/s if I get the right combination of people, and speeds over 100 k/s aren't that uncommon. Right now it's going 80 k/s.
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    Well, I feel it's time for the unpopular opinion.

    If the artists are getting paid for their music to be on a given website that shares files, fine, they signed a contract and everyones happy.

    If music is bootlegged and then put out there for everyone and thier dog to download without the artist seeing a dime for thier efforts, that's stealing and everyone that has that song is in possesion of stolen property.

    I don't care one bit if the record company makes one dime off of someone else's effort. they are just in it for the money. The artist is the one who was inspired to write and record the work.

    Even if you pay .50 cents for each download, I would be in total agreement with the process.

    That is my two cents.

    I know that I am going to be brow beat for this one. It's the American way. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    CD cost breakdown

    I completely agree that the artists deserve to be paid for their work. If the chart in the link above is fairly accurate, then they're only getting $2 from a CD. I realize all the other costs involved, but $17 (give or take) for a disc is rediculous. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif And (for me personally) there aren't but a few albums that are actually worth that price.

    It's a difficult situation to deal with, but the greedy recording industry needs to pull its head out of its a$$. It's time to use file sharing to its full potential. Lower prices and the artists get the money. Seems like an easy concept to me.
     
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    Re: Is it a bluff? We\'re all getting sued

    My personal opinion is that until artists start coming out with more than 1 or 2 good songs on a cd that costs me 20 bucks I have no reason to buy it. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif Now saying that, I have bought a few cds recently because of quality throughout the cd...so I don't feel bad at all /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    firewall, heh. if you really think the government cant get around that, I have a bridge to sell you. I agree that they aint gonna sue "every one" and that there is really nuttin to worry about, but if they wanted to know whats on ur pc there are ways to get the info.

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    OH NO! Somebody is going to sue us all? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif I'm so scared... Now what do we do? Let's all run and hide..

    What kills me is how the artists of today and all the other hollywood wankers, stars and media think they are SOOOOOO important.. These people are way too into themselves.... So what are they gonna do? Sue some 12 year old girl for having some music on her computer? Maybe take all her bubble gum away? That'll show us huh? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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