Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Register)   482 more toddlers and elderly persons sued by RIAA for file swapping   (theregister.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Followup  
•       •       •

15971 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Jun 2004 at 11:02 AM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



264 Comments     (+0 »)
 


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2004-06-23 10:25:06 AM  
I'm so glad this whole mission plan by the RIAA is working, I haven't file swapped in minutes.
 
2004-06-23 10:26:09 AM  
Watch out you handicapable people. They're coming for you next.
 
2004-06-23 11:03:11 AM  
For the record, noone has EVER been sued for downloading. Its for sharing.

The majority of sharing comes from people OUTSIDE the US.

Just turn off sharing, and continue your P2Ping.
 
2004-06-23 11:04:05 AM  
Move to Canada.

Avoid the draft AND the RIAA!!
 
2004-06-23 11:04:30 AM  
Thank God they are stoping those horrible terrorists.

/sarcasm rules
 
2004-06-23 11:04:45 AM  
Why hasn't one of these cases gone to trial yet?
 
2004-06-23 11:05:00 AM  
bludstone
For the record, noone has EVER been sued for downloading. Its for sharing.

The majority of sharing comes from people OUTSIDE the US.

Just turn off sharing, and continue your P2Ping.


You're totally right - doesn't this make bit torrent a bit of a gamble, since you're sharing as you download?
 
2004-06-23 11:05:03 AM  
I like how the article abbreviates "Association" so that it's identified as the "Recording Industry Ass. of America."
 
2004-06-23 11:05:20 AM  
this obviously deserves an asinine tag
 
2004-06-23 11:05:26 AM  
I don't like the RIAA, but I also don't like people too god damn cheap to purchase a record, motion picture, or movie ticket.

I'm conflicted.
 
2004-06-23 11:06:23 AM  
we don't call it sharing anymore.... it's seeding...... derrrrr
 
2004-06-23 11:07:12 AM  
Ive got more.

Dear RIAA,

How do you explain that one of the most sucessful band in history gives away the vast majority of their music, yet still maintains a multi-million dollar a year industry?

Shouldnt the fact that (most) all of their music is available free be totally distroying them economically?

www.gdlive.com

biatches.
 
2004-06-23 11:08:22 AM  
It's a mystery to me how the RIAA avoids US antitrust legislation.
 
2004-06-23 11:08:23 AM  
theflyingdutchman

I know what you mean. My husband is in the music industry, and loses money because people steal stuff online. We need that cash. Seriously.
 
2004-06-23 11:08:32 AM  
The link on the bottom to the article about how the RIAA is not honoring it's amnesty is what scares me more. Apparantly over 1000 people who willingly admitted to sharing files, are likely to get sued
 
2004-06-23 11:10:14 AM  
LOL. CD's... I'm never buying music again.
 
2004-06-23 11:10:19 AM  
This headline is a lie. Elderly people can't use computers. And toddlers? All I've ever seen them do is drool on the mouse and get the keyboard all sticky. Sort of like the elderly, I guess.
 
2004-06-23 11:10:26 AM  
I have to agree, The Recording Industry Ass. of America is an appropriate abbreviation.
 
2004-06-23 11:10:50 AM  
Wahhhh wahhhhh here come the crybabies again!

Wahhhh we're breaking the law and are getting busted for it wahhhh wahhhh.

Grow up.
 
2004-06-23 11:11:24 AM  
2004-06-23 11:07:12 AM bludstone


Ive got more.

Dear RIAA,

How do you explain that one of the most sucessful band in history gives away the vast majority of their music, yet still maintains a multi-million dollar a year industry?

Shouldnt the fact that (most) all of their music is available free be totally distroying them economically?

www.gdlive.com

biatches.


Maybe the RIAA is afraid we'll steal their face right off their head...

/cause he's gone and he ain't ever coming back
 
2004-06-23 11:11:43 AM  
Dish

Yes.

Bittorrent was not designed with security in mind, at all. In fact, there are rumors that a certain bootleg torrent site that is named after a celestial event has been under observation for months. I try to avoid them, personally. Only thing Ive picked off of it is some old dreamcast games.
 
2004-06-23 11:11:57 AM  
Cry me a river. It's over people, you're no longer "entitled" to money because you're a musician.

Time to re-roll and find a new career.
 
2004-06-23 11:13:04 AM  
I still don't get it. If I burn a CD of music that I bought and give it to a friend, then I go to jail?

If I put it on a website for others then they go to jail?

Are the prisons large enough to hold all Americans who listen to music?
 
2004-06-23 11:13:10 AM  
Hey mryoop, just curious, is your hubby a musician?
 
2004-06-23 11:13:34 AM  
mryoop789:

theflyingdutchman

I know what you mean. My husband is in the music industry, and loses money because people steal stuff online. We need that cash. Seriously.


My gripe is the people say that they either: (a) do not want the music being released by popular acts or (b) do not feel music is worth whatever the current price is. Yet they still download it. Same goes for movies and other media. If they didn't want it they wouldn't download it.

I don't think that the Boxster S Anniversary Edition is worth ~$60'000, but that doesn't mean it's right for me to go out and take one.

Stop lying. You want music/media, you just don't want to pay for it. That's not the same as not wanting it.
 
2004-06-23 11:14:28 AM  
But old people and little kids have a right to steal! This is so unfair.
*tears welling up*
 
2004-06-23 11:14:31 AM  
I love watching the RIAA slowly sink into the quicksand of irrelevence. I'm sure as hell not going to throw them a line, more likely I will place my foot on top of their collective heads.
 
2004-06-23 11:16:19 AM  
anyone who is using bittorrent under the false pretense that it's somewhat 'safer' then the major P2P networks is going to get a very rude surprise before the end of 2004. It's gonna be fun to watch the fireworks when the proverbial hammer drops.
 
2004-06-23 11:16:48 AM  
Wahhhh we're breaking the law and are getting busted for it wahhhh wahhhh.

Fark that. I have never downloaded a single tune, and I despise the RIAA's actions as well. It's like the cops sending letters to folks who own, say, a dark green 1996 Civic to say, "We saw a car similar to yours speeding on the interstate. Pay up." Legally indefensible.
 
2004-06-23 11:17:36 AM  
Cry me a river. It's over people, you're no longer "entitled" to money because you're a musician.

Time to re-roll and find a new career.


If only someone would write a song about downloading music. Wait, someone has! I've bolded my favorite verse:

Everything is Free
by Gillian Welch

Everything is free now,
That's what they say.
Everything I ever done,
Gotta give it away.
Someone hit the big score.
They figured it out,
That we're gonna do it anyway,
Even if doesn't pay.

I can get a tip jar,
Gas up the car,
And try to make a little change
Down at the bar.

Or I can get a straight job,
I've done it before.
I never minded working hard,
It's who I'm working for.


(Chorus)

Every day I wake up,
Hummin' a song.
But I don't need to run around,
I just stay home.

And sing a little love song,
My love, to myself.
If there's something that you want to hear,
You can sing it yourself.

'Cause everything is free now,
That what I say.
No one's got to listen to
The words in my head.
Someone hit the big score,
And I figured it out,
That we're gonna do it anyway,
Even if doesn't pay

Get your daily does of irony and download it. I prefer the Holmes Brothers version
 
2004-06-23 11:17:52 AM  
I don't like the RIAA, but I also don't like people too god damn cheap to purchase a record, motion picture, or movie ticket.

Ok, that makes sense, but come on, $20 for a CD with 12 songs of which only 4-5 are worth listening to more than 5 times, $20-$30 for a DVD which you'll only watch once or twice anyway, $7-$10 for a movie ticket excluding overpriced popcorn & coke.
Besides that, they simply failed setting up legal mp3-download alternatives years ago when it got hot. Artists/actors make lots of money, cut down on that and lower CD/DVD/ticket prices. When they've done that, sueing make sense
 
2004-06-23 11:17:56 AM  
The RIAA exists because free worldwide access to all the music in history is a BAD THING.

Isnt it?
 
2004-06-23 11:18:03 AM  
2004-06-23 11:13:10 AM Thera
Hey mryoop, just curious, is your hubby a musician?


Yeah, but he only plays for church & on various sessions. His real work is in production.
 
2004-06-23 11:18:08 AM  
Sad that no one else has commented on a story from that site as well, how the Beastie Boys are fighting filesharing by having their new CD install a virus on computers. What's the time ? it's time to get infected !
 
2004-06-23 11:18:11 AM  
I just thought this tagline was humorous:

"The Recording Industry Ass. of America's..."

*snicker they said arse*
 
2004-06-23 11:18:43 AM  
I have a friend who had roughly 2000 mp3s and movies downloaded on his PC. Just the other day, his computer caught a nasty little virus that ultimately made him reformat the thing. I wanted to tell him that I probably could've retrieved the data by making the HD a slave and blah blah (computer mumbo-jumbo), but I decided to let sleeping dogs lie.

Backup? What backup?
What's karma?
 
2004-06-23 11:19:01 AM  
We need a war on P2P! I have here proof that P2P networks were used to distribute information between Iraq and Al Qaeda, including MP3s and MPEG-versions of popular American films! There are satellite photos showing megabytes upon megabytes of copyrighted works from artists including, but not limited to Metallica, as well as over 40,000 copies of the Paris Hilton video. This information was absolutely critical to the development of chemical and biological weapons that Iraq was producing in violation of UN resolution 1440.

Need proof?

"I don't want that proof to come in the form of a mushroom cloud."
-Condi

/Thank god for I2Hub when I'm at school, and thank the RIAA is standing up for those poor music and film distributors that leave the artists with less than $1 per CD sale!
 
2004-06-23 11:19:25 AM  
I signed up for itunes and bought one song. They gave it to me in some weirdo .mp4 format, and I decided I would never buy another song from them again.
Of course, I always buy the cd if there's more than 1 or 2 songs worth listening to. The new Ministry kicks all kinds of ass, btw.
 
2004-06-23 11:19:43 AM  
I wish I could counter-sue the RIAA for making the music that I like nearly impossible to find in any music store in town. Of course, if I ever had the need to purchase 50 Clay Aiken and Britney Spears CDs all at one, I know where to go.
 
2004-06-23 11:19:53 AM  
Bittorrent was not designed with security in mind, at all. In fact, there are rumors that a certain bootleg torrent site that is named after a celestial event has been under observation for months. I try to avoid them, personally. Only thing Ive picked off of it is some old dreamcast games.

I was under the impression that Bittorrent is statistically safer than, say, Kazaa, because the files are only being hosted for a very limited amount of time. Less of a sitting duck, no?

A friend of mine (no, seriously) got a wrist-slap twice from Earthlink for downloading files, both times on Kazaa. He uses Bittorrent constantly and has never been caught for that.
 
2004-06-23 11:20:07 AM  
Cosimo

But old people and little kids have a right to steal! This is so unfair.
*tears welling up*


Uhm. They arnt stealing. Its copyright infringement, not stealing.

Copyright infringement is a civil tort, not a criminal act.
 
2004-06-23 11:20:09 AM  
I wish someone would just hack these guys back into the Stone Age...

Hack the mainframe so that all the royalties get delivered tenfold to the artists...the money would come out of the executives' collective payroll...
 
2004-06-23 11:20:47 AM  
D'oj! Does does look like dose doesn't it?
 
2004-06-23 11:21:00 AM  
[image from strangebuys.com too old to be available]
 
2004-06-23 11:22:26 AM  
I HAVE 40,000 OR SO SONGS 80 GIG
I got them all from internet radio (with commercials)
I never share my drive out of my home network.
Are my Kids breaking the law when they copy a file off our home server to their own computer? or mp3 player?
IF the Radio station is Lax in it's payment to the RIAA am I liable?
If I skip the commercials (delete) am I breaking the law
 
2004-06-23 11:22:55 AM  
...$20 for a CD with 12 songs of which only 4-5 are worth listening to more than 5 times...

More like one or two, dude. The days when albums had as many as four or five decent songs went out with the vinyl LP.
 
2004-06-23 11:23:26 AM  
The first six words of that article are all we really need.
 
2004-06-23 11:23:55 AM  
...$20 for a CD with 12 songs of which only 4-5 are worth listening to more than 5 times...

More like one or two, dude. The days when albums had as many as four or five decent songs went out with the vinyl LP.


I like to have the whole album because my favorite songs change over time.
 
2004-06-23 11:24:48 AM  
bludstone:

But old people and little kids have a right to steal! This is so unfair.
*tears welling up*

Uhm. They arnt stealing. Its copyright infringement, not stealing.

Copyright infringement is a civil tort, not a criminal act.


That's a great argument.

Almost as good as the one about having to steal PS CS because it's so expensive that they can't afford it.

No matter how you refer to it, you have no license for the use of the media.

Strangely enough, I've met a lot of people who are in media type fields and have no trouble stealing licenses for programs and what not.

I thought that was kind of weird.
 
2004-06-23 11:25:17 AM  
Average number of CDs I bought per month before Napster et all: 4.

Average number of CDs I bought per month during the Napster prime: 15.

Total number of RIAA member label CDs I've bought since the RIAA started suing people: 0.

Thankfully, I find myself having very little interest in what I'm hearing on the radio anymore so I've never felt like I'm missing anything. On top of that, I get more for my money with DVDs and video games.
 
Displayed 50 of 264 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Newest | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter








In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report