ATTENTION ALL MUSIC DOWNLOADERS

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Diep, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Diep

    Diep Guest

    Everybody who downloads music (on P2P software), listen up:

    It doesn't matter whether you're dealing with sound recordings, pictures,
    software or written text. The courts have consistently ruled that P2P and
    other unauthorized uploading and downloading inherently amount to copyright
    infringement and therefore constitute a crime. (from
    http://www.musicunited.org/2_thelaw.html)

    That means that P2P software is currently illegal.

    Criminal penalties for first-time offenders can be as high as five years in
    prison and $250,000 in fines. Civil penalties can run into many thousands of
    dollars in damages and legal fees. The minimum penalty is $750 per song.
    (from http://www.musicunited.org/2_thelaw.html)

    You can be in prison for 5 years and can have $250 k of fines. Don't you
    want to spend 250,000 dollars on something else, and have 5 years to do
    whatever you want?

    It's okay to download music from sites authorized by the owners of the
    copyrighted music, whether or not such sites charge a fee. For a list of
    some authorized sites, click here. It's never okay to download unauthorized
    music from pirate sites (web or FTP) or peer-to-peer systems. Examples of
    peer-to-peer systems making unauthorized music available for download
    include: Kazaa, Grokster, Imesh, WinMX, LimeWire, Bearshare, Aimster,
    Morpheus, and Gnutella. It's never okay to make unauthorized copies of music
    available to others (that is, uploading music) on peer-to-peer systems.

    That means its ok to download from authorized websites (see below). It is
    NOT ok to download from music FTP servers or from popular P2P software.
    Kazaa, Grokster, Imesh, WinMX, LimeWire, Bearshare, Aimster, Morpheus, and
    Gnutella are illegal. Most popluar that I know of is KaZaA, BearShare and
    LimeWire. Uploading music on P2P software is more illegal and also is
    burning CD's to give to friends.

    The below websites are legal to download/listen to music because they are
    authorized. Some sites may charge a small fee. (It's WAY less than 250,000
    dollars.)
    Amazon.com (buy music)
    AOL Music
    Apple's iTunes Music Store
    Artist Direct
    AudioCandy
    BestBuy
    BET
    BuyMusic.com
    Catsmusic
    Circuit City
    College Concerts
    Compact Disc World
    Corner CD
    Dimples Music
    Electric Fetus
    Emusic
    Exitos Musical
    French Pro-Music
    Full Audio's MusicNOW
    FYE
    Gallery of Sound
    German Pro-Music
    Independent Record
    Instavid
    Latin Noise
    Lifeway
    LiquidAudio
    Mainstreet
    Millennium Music
    MIRA Coalition
    MP3.com (FREE! most of site)
    Musicmatch
    Music Millennium
    [email protected]
    Music Rebellion
    Napster
    Netscape Music (FREE!)
    New World Record
    Passalong
    Peer Impact
    Pro-Music
    Quonset Hut
    RasputinMusic
    RealNetworks' Rhapsody
    Record and Tape Trader
    Rolling Stone
    Sam Goody
    Sony Connect
    Spinner
    Streamwaves
    Top Hits Music
    Tower Records
    Wal-Mart (88 cents/song)
    Windows Media
    Yahoo Music Unlimited
     
    Diep, Jul 2, 2005
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  2. Diep

    Sly Guest

    whoopie, there has always been a way around it, there always will be
     
    Sly, Jul 2, 2005
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  3. Diep

    Pennywise Guest

    |>Everybody who downloads music (on P2P software), listen up:

    YAWN...
     
    Pennywise, Jul 2, 2005
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  4. Diep

    Top Guest

    You seem to have a reading problem. Go back and read the Supreme Court
    ruling from this week. It would seem that we see P2P becoming illegal
    but it isn't yet.
     
    Top, Jul 2, 2005
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  5. You seem to imply that using a P2P program is now illegal. It's not, and
    never will be. P2P has plenty of legitimate uses. If people choose to use it
    in an illegal way, then there's nothing can be done to stop that, except
    instill fear into people to behave as the big corps and government would
    like.

    I bet you think ID cards are a great idea as well!

    **SS**
     
    Secret Squiddle, Jul 2, 2005
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  6. Diep

    Toolman Tim Guest

    Uh - huh - no way...tatoos...can't steal 'em <g>
     
    Toolman Tim, Jul 2, 2005
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  7. Diep

    joevan Guest

    Whut about Peer Guardian? any comment?
     
    joevan, Jul 2, 2005
    #7
  8. Saw a chick at the store, the other day, with some really low-slung
    jeans, and in front, down about where the top part of area she'd shaved
    was, she had a bar-code tat. :)
     
    Blinky the Shark, Jul 2, 2005
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  9. Diep

    doS Guest

    could you carry her like a six pack?

     
    doS, Jul 2, 2005
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  10. Diep

    Pennywise Guest

    |>> You seem to imply that using a P2P program is now illegal. It's not, and
    |>> never will be. P2P has plenty of legitimate uses. If people choose to use
    |>> it in an illegal way, then there's nothing can be done to stop that,
    |>> except instill fear into people to behave as the big corps and government
    |>> would like.

    |>> I bet you think ID cards are a great idea as well!

    |>Uh - huh - no way...tatoos...can't steal 'em <g>

    http://www.local6.com/news/4674057/detail.html
     
    Pennywise, Jul 2, 2005
    #10
  11. Not without her permission.
     
    Blinky the Shark, Jul 2, 2005
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  12. Diep

    uh Clem Guest

    With foot jammed firmly in mouth on Sat, 2 Jul 2005 01:19:43 +0100,
    Depends. I like 'em at the video rental store...
    I also like some cookies.
    But if yer talking Govco inflicted manditory ID cards, well THAT idea
    simply blows.

    uh Clem

    Join the expectant crowd now at [this area].
    Don't crowd the wheels.

    Talk and debate with me here:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hale_Bobb/
    Usenet:
    alt.politics.libertarian.free-state-project
     
    uh Clem, Jul 2, 2005
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  13. Diep

    SirReal Guest

    ....doesn't matter...P2P will always exist...there are
    meaningfull manners to escape the sup-court....
    the 'providers' may 'dry' up here...but then there is always:
    asia, europe et. all...crap...i just downloaded an .avi from
    italy...in english even....

    the law will be just another bogus attempt by the fed and
    the FCC to flex there meaningless muscle...

    peace...carry a big stick, a big gun, and speak loudly...
     
    SirReal, Jul 2, 2005
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  14. Diep

    SirReal Guest

    ....hope u 'scanned' the hell outta here....would possibly
    verify your warranty...or possible a ticket to the free
    clinic....hope she wasn't fat...or unshaved (all)...
     
    SirReal, Jul 2, 2005
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  15. Diep

    SirReal Guest

    ....i think he would say yes. even strengthen his
    blowing 'grip'....
     
    SirReal, Jul 2, 2005
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  16. Diep

    SirReal Guest

    .....i think we already have one-o-them...it's called the
    SSN card...are paossports/'papers' next??...

    only 'duh-bya' know fer sure....
     
    SirReal, Jul 2, 2005
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  17. Diep

    uh Clem Guest

    With foot jammed firmly in mouth on Sat, 02 Jul 2005 03:39:22 GMT,

    Funny, my Socialist Insecurity Card says *Not to be used for ID* at
    the bottom. Try opening a bank account without one of these *non*
    ID's!
    Freiheit stirbt in kleinen Teilen
     
    uh Clem, Jul 2, 2005
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  18. Diep

    rory smith Guest

    lmao
     
    rory smith, Jul 2, 2005
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  19. Diep

    Gort Guest

    ID cards are a great idea. Everyone should have a dozen or so, with
    different statistics. ;-)
     
    Gort, Jul 2, 2005
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  20. Diep

    SirReal Guest


    ....don't you really mean...SIEG HEIL!!??...
     
    SirReal, Jul 2, 2005
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