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Old 04-24-2006, 09:46 PM   #31
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I use LimeWire yes but I dont Share my Files I only download music from it any ways
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:52 PM   #32
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wait, so your saying that you cant get in trouble for downloading? just sharing?
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:09 AM   #33
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wait, so your saying that you cant get in trouble for downloading? just sharing?
He never said that, nor is it true.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:31 AM   #34
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Hmmm... I don't support this bill after all it's one step closer to....
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Old 04-25-2006, 04:42 PM   #35
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This law is all very well (maybe) but it is the idiot end users that you need to watch ........ they're just plain stoooooopid

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The RIAA's ongoing campaign to stamp out file trading by suing consumers is old news. But when details of one of their latest lawsuits became public, it was too good to pass up. A suit filed recently in US District Court named 83-year-old Gertrude Walton as a defendant, accusing her of serving up over 700 songs onto peer-to-peer networks. Now, the RIAA has gone after grandmothers before. In 2003, they mistakenly targeted a 66-year-old woman for allegedly sharing gangsta rap. But this case goes a bit further, as Mrs. Walton actually passed away in December 2004.

Perhaps granny was dishing out illicit mp3s prior to her demise. Not so, says her daughter Robin Chianumba, who says her mother didn't want PCs in the house, and had absolutely zero experience operating them.

A few months after the legal campaign began, the RIAA decided to begin sending letters to suspected file traders prior to filing suit, in an attempt to get them to settle outside the legal system ("you pay us some money and we make this little problem go away"). By doing so, they hoped to avoid making stupid mistakes such as this one.

However, when Chianumba received such a letter from the trade group, she sent back a copy of her mother's death certificate in hopes of dissuading them from going ahead with the suit. The RIAA didn't heed the death certification, but it has apparently been convinced to its satisfaction that Mrs. Walton has passed beyond the earthly veil.

A Recording Industry Association of America spokesman said Thursday that Walton was likely not the smittenedkitten it's searching for.

"Our evidence gathering and our subsequent legal actions all were initiated weeks and even months ago," said RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy. "We will now, of course, obviously dismiss this case."

One would hope that they would be more diligent in ensuring that they have targeted the right people. Unfortunately, their history does little to inspire such hopes. Apparently the RIAA does not mind being thought of as a laughingstock.
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:21 PM   #36
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wait, so your saying that you cant get in trouble for downloading? just sharing?
He never said that, nor is it true.

Actually, It is true. Atleast in the Continental US. You can get in trouble for uploading copyrighted materials, but they have no current way to prove that you download them (unless they upload them to you, which is a crime; or if they take your actual computer, which they could not do without proof)
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:49 PM   #37
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I use LimeWire yes but I dont Share my Files I only download music from it any ways
Same, except I use Ares.
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ISPs could report your logs to governemtn aganieces but most of the time they don't because your a paying customer, they don't care what happens to the record companies they'd rather make money, and aren't under a legal obiligtion to do this. And if I got one of those letters i'd consider paying off depdning on how much. But then again just use snitches, get poeple tell them hey, you do this, and this for us we don't sue you, we pay you a nice chunk of change and we are happy. Like 100,000 would really get my mind thinking... If any gov agency, recording industry came to me and said we want to bust online community heres 100,000 or somthing rat on them, i'd look at them and go, hehe heres a link
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