I think its great that the record industry is finally going after the ones who actually deserve to be hunted down.....the users! They are the ones doing the illegal acts so there is not real justification for them to complain. This is the RIAA's best shot and if they succeed so be it. The users know what they are doing is illegal.
i lose. they can't touch u guys in the uk can they?
It has been said we can not touch the europeans. Well we'll embargo them then the 10 stone weaklings. No more pepsi no more macdonalds.
They won't be so smug then. These people are a cancer on society (not the sort of cancer we price third world countries out of treating).
ps heart disease and rotting teeth rule
pps it is unfair to say metalica milking 60 million out of a record deal is criminal.
i hope the RIAA realizes that once they sue the wrong computer nerd or kid or whoever who is a hacker or has friends who hack all hell will break loose. Hackers will screw up every computer that the RIAA owns and then we have to think that we will still be using kazaa, but it will be called something else. it started with napster and it is still going even though napster has been shut down.
We won't be able to keep sharing files if you just **** your pants and run away from sharing yoru files!
Downloading is safer than sharing, but it is NOT OKAY to just download and not share, because then the networks won't work.
If you are worried, just switch to a new network, soul seek, lime wire, whatever.
Just don't let em win by scaring you. They're wrong, don't forget that.
Music business is an oxymoron. Something that comes from the human soul from nothing is not for sale. This is the true disease of immorality that capitalist pigs who think anything is for sale spread throughout mankind. Not to mention the price gouging that has been going on between retailers and the industry as well as artists who recieve pennies off of CD sales. That's why they TOUR. That is how they make their money and always has been. So download away, maties. Even the RIAA doesn't have enough money to sue everyone. They may try to make examples but they will never win.
I agree with Egan1 on this. We're all comitting piracey by downloading music or films or retail software or etc, etc ,etc. But to what extent? Before P2P networks came along i had a large quatity of C90 cassettes with all of my favorite bands on, i copied them all off mates (showing my age here). Illegal copying has been going on since storage medium was invented. Are we really comitting an offence on the same scale as the far east gangs? I admit that the P2P networks are extremely powerful now and ARE weakening the market. How's the best way to cure the problem? Should they just take everyone to court and expect them to be frightened to the shops for their music, come on this is the 21st century. They should use the problem to create an answer.
The RIAA should combat it by opening up their back-catalogues on their own network. For a small registration fee the music or any digital medium, could be made available. By cutting out manufacturing and marketing costs the amount made in registration fees would purely be royalty money for the artists (minus network admin costs).
sucks for you guys... i never have downloaded a song off of kazaa, or the network... i use kazaa lite my self. i just download games.... i disabled my upload. but ill tell u one thing... those 900+ songs on my sisters computer better go away soon, cuz i dont want my mom paying 900 x 150,000$...
"Hollywood's disdain for file-sharing can be measured in the 10-foot stack of papers that make up Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios v. Grokster et al., which sits on file in the Los Angeles federal courthouse. In the suit, a roster of entertainment conglomerates accuse FastTrack-enabled services Kazaa, Morpheus, and Grokster of profiting from a "21st-century piratical bazaar." Record labels and movie studios want the services closed and fined $150,000 for each illegally traded song or movie. Given the billions of files changing hands every week, the damages could be astronomical."
= fined $150,000 for each illegally traded song or movie.
damn that would be hella money... 900 x 150,000$ !!!
After reading an earlier post. Someone said something about K++, what is that? I have 450 songs and i dont want to have to get rid of them. Whatever K++ is it sounds lie ka good thing to have.
yes defanitley i have maybe aout 1,000 some odd songs so i think that would be a great tool
Or do you just agree it's wrong but do it anyway? :P