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Old 07-05-2008, 04:41 AM   #1
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I heard on the radio in the uk isp's are going to send out letters to people downloading songs illegally. It didnt specifcally mention films but did mention songs ? Anyways i understand virgin has already begun sending letter out to 800 people and if they dont stop then they will be but off the internet
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Wow,Well i guess something has to be done.Although P2P Encryption services will get a boost
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the only problem i am seeing with all of this is there is no distinction between someone who has downloaded like 1000 songs and a person who has downloaded 1 song which i dont think is very fair
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well i see your point but i also see the isp point, what there saying is downloading it is wrong doesnt matter how much its jus wrong,

its sort of like robbing a bank to steal £100 or robbing a bank to steal £10,000 at the end of the day its the same crime your commiting jus different results.

i think its bull TBH i mean where am i gonna get all my songs from now i guess im gonna have to stop being cheap and actually buy them
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yer but then on the other hand its like speeding ,
there is a big difference between breaking the speed limit by 1mph and breaking it by 100mph isnt there and i think it should be the same with music downloading
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yer but then on the other hand its like speeding ,
there is a big difference between breaking the speed limit by 1mph and breaking it by 100mph isnt there and i think it should be the same with music downloading
no doubt it is when it comes to the recording companies themselves. But this story is about the isp's. They are saying if you get done for downloading songs you have your account canceled. They are not going to spend time stuffing around figuring out how many songs you downloaded and kicking you off the net for 1 month or whatever if it is only a few songs.

I wonder why they are doing it..what is in it for the isp? They lose business and money if they ban you...wonder how much the recording companies are paying them.
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no doubt it is when it comes to the recording companies themselves. But this story is about the isp's. They are saying if you get done for downloading songs you have your account canceled. They are not going to spend time stuffing around figuring out how many songs you downloaded and kicking you off the net for 1 month or whatever if it is only a few songs.

I wonder why they are doing it..what is in it for the isp? They lose business and money if they ban you...wonder how much the recording companies are paying them.
i think they are doing more so they dont get sued themselves , alhtouhg i know the isp's that take a tough stance on it will loose business whereas the ones that are more laxed about it will get more customers
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Shows how crap the world is coming when an isp can get sued for that. It's like Ford getting sued cause someone used a Ford car to smash through a shop door and steal stuff.
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my point exactly , i think it sucks that isp's should be penalised for what their users do because they dont have any control over their users directly all they can do is punish them when they do wrong
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Are all ISP's doing this? As I thought it was just Virgin??
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wow this sucks. i guess ill need to go to extra measures to protect myself
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Oh well it was good while it lasted, they had to sniff us out sometime
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how many songs have you guys truthfully d/l
i got 16......00
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i have this much music:


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Nice, is that folder all compressed at a high resolution? if so then your looking at quite a size 40G plus lol
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ive got a good 75.1Gb of music and half of that is what ive got from friends. i mainly use soulseek to download my music these days but first i always check www.g2p.org and if i need it really quickly i use this:

http://search.playlist.com/

its searchs myspace for music that you want and then streams it to you, cool stuff
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the only problem i am seeing with all of this is there is no distinction between someone who has downloaded like 1000 songs and a person who has downloaded 1 song which i dont think is very fair
I think they are sending out letters first and then will start kicking repeat offenders off
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Is this for every ISP though or just some? and is it just P2P?
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Is this for every ISP though or just some? and is it just P2P?
well i imagine its jus p2p networks, as thats what most things runs off nowa days, everything you download is usually from other people on the internet,

peer -----2----- peer

and i believe virgin are the ones making the big issue at the moment but im sure other isp's will follow
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Oh right. So that means they will not montior things you download from Rapidshare or megauploads. As they are not P2P
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