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(WVGazette)   Investigators discover movie- and music-pirating operation in basement office in West Virginia state capitol   ( wvgazette.com) divider line
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2006-01-18 08:08:42 AM  
Well, it pays to pay attention I guess eh?
 
2006-01-18 08:09:18 AM  
Was it right next to the still?
 
2006-01-18 08:09:48 AM  
They were wearing eyepatches too, I bet
 
2006-01-18 08:10:44 AM  
Specifically, one hard drive contained approximately 40 full-length motion videos, state Chief Technology Officer Kyle Schafer said in the Jan. 5 memo to Administration Secretary Robert Ferguson. Two other hard drives contained over 3,500 MP3 music files consuming more than 14 [gigabytes] of hard drive space.


Meh, I got over 100 movies and over 60GB of MP3s in my terabyte system and over 100+ DVDRs.
 
2006-01-18 08:11:55 AM  
Oh well, at least they didn't find the moonshine factory.
 
2006-01-18 08:12:02 AM  
When pirating music is illegal, only illegal music will be had by pirates?
 
2006-01-18 08:12:47 AM  
Make that over 300 movies at least.
 
2006-01-18 08:13:52 AM  
pirate companies are ruining it for the lot! call in depp!
 
2006-01-18 08:15:13 AM  
That sounds eerily like what I have right here, but I'm no pirate. Aaaar.
 
2006-01-18 08:18:12 AM  
Doesn't the government know that people are entitled to free music and movies if they don't want to pay for them? Since one of the albums they bootlegged had a bad track on it, it was their duty, their patriotic duty, to ensure that anyone who wanted any of the other sterling tracks on that one album didn't have to pay for the one terrible song.
 
2006-01-18 08:18:23 AM  
That's funny, just yesterday I was ninjaing some music and movies.

I must be cooler than these people.
 
2006-01-18 08:21:06 AM  
Were the movies rated arrrr?
 
2006-01-18 08:21:20 AM  
SockMonkey: Since one of the albums they bootlegged had a bad track on it, it was their duty, their patriotic duty, to ensure that anyone who wanted any of the other sterling tracks on that one album didn't have to pay for the one terrible song.

Yeah, because it's just that ONE terrible song that prevents me from buying the whole album.

/will stop downloading music when the music industry stops shoveling crap like that Laffy Taffy song at the public
 
2006-01-18 08:22:51 AM  
I'm almost positive that the studio is where Ashlee Simpson records her music.
 
2006-01-18 08:23:18 AM  
[image from huntingtonnews.net too old to be available]
"Hey Dudes, have you found the latest System of a Down album yet?"
 
2006-01-18 08:23:58 AM  
It's my sex box! And her name is "Sony."
 
2006-01-18 08:27:22 AM  
Volkswagen makes a state capitol? Huh?

need teh coffee
 
2006-01-18 08:27:43 AM  
yaaaar, they will never find me booty.
 
2006-01-18 08:29:16 AM  
I thought west virginia didn't have any water.
 
2006-01-18 08:30:30 AM  
Silly cops, don't they know pirating music is a protected act of the FSM religion. ARRRRRRRRRRR
 
2006-01-18 08:33:56 AM  
They were pirating movies and music for the coal miners families.

It was all in the name of love I tell you!
 
2006-01-18 08:34:56 AM  
[image from i36.photobucket.com too old to be available]

Are you ready kids?

Aye, aye, captain!!

OOOOOOHH!

Whose pirating music in WV?

Teen-age dirt-bags!!


(All the money for the equipment, could have bought the farking music they plunder'd)
 
2006-01-18 08:35:05 AM  
Amateurs.
 
2006-01-18 08:38:03 AM  
i dont have the money mrox has to buy more space, but i do boastfully claim to have over 355 hours of music and growing. i do however, have to delete movies and tv shows due to hard drive space issues.

/keeps buying external hard drives
//too lazy to install internal ones
///ext hd is the future
 
2006-01-18 08:39:37 AM  
wow. 14 WHOLE gigs?

/note sarcasm
 
2006-01-18 08:42:14 AM  
yeah. 14 gigs. i didnt even notice that number until you pointed it out. thats how small 14 gigs is to us.

thats also probably how long ago i got laid. i really need to leave fark. i got way more action using irc.
 
2006-01-18 08:45:13 AM  
I wonder if said computer was behind a govt. firewall of some sort?
Are there extra special fines for P2P action on public owned (taxpayer) govt. networks I wonder?

/If you run P2P or FTP BOH at Apple, yer a ded man. arrrrr.
 
2006-01-18 08:45:41 AM  
jonboon: thats how small 14 gigs is to us.

i literally started laughing outloud when i read that....

i really need to leave fark.

try TotalFark for a while... lol it CONSUMES you until you get used to it.

/shoot me an email if you ever do join TF
//membership has it's advantages
 
2006-01-18 08:47:37 AM  
obligatory:

[image from lizditz.typepad.com too old to be available]
 
2006-01-18 08:47:43 AM  
Damn those music and movie lovers.

/75gigs of mp3s
 
2006-01-18 08:48:07 AM  
2006-01-18 08:45:13 AM paulievox

I wonder if said computer was behind a govt. firewall of some sort?
Are there extra special fines for P2P action on public owned (taxpayer) govt. networks I wonder?


Not special fines, but it's probably one of the few things that will get a government employee fired. They basically have to be convicted of a crime to warrent firing, and even then it takes a while to process.

/Just assuming how WV is compared to other states' employee policies.
 
2006-01-18 08:48:30 AM  
ive thought about TF, i've been a fark reader for years and decided to get my username before some bastard took it!

but 5 bucks is one dollar short of a 12 pack for me.
 
2006-01-18 08:52:35 AM  
WV? Too bad they weren't pirating books.
 
2006-01-18 08:53:54 AM  
it is way off the topic that we arent talking about that these were the guys that sell the bootleg jessica simpson cd to the fat guy with an heart surgery scar that sells them for 8 dollars each at the flea market.
 
2006-01-18 08:56:17 AM  
Ahh, how I do love my home state, and the idiots that run it.

/could be worse, could be in Kansas
 
2006-01-18 08:56:41 AM  
syberpud

They basically have to be convicted of a crime to warrent firing, and even then it takes a while to process.

Or 'transferred'.

/heh
//my friend who works for the state says people don't get fired. they get transferred. It's much less work!
 
2006-01-18 08:59:10 AM  
Christ, how many copies of "Smokey and the Bandit" do they need?
 
2006-01-18 09:10:00 AM  
RobbieFal No way Joe Manchin is that hip. Try David Allen Coe.
 
2006-01-18 09:11:30 AM  
This discussion is stupid. I mean, where ELSE are you gonna put your pirating operation?
 
2006-01-18 09:23:38 AM  
Axtuse: Are you ready kids?

Aye, aye, captain!!

OOOOOOHH!

Whose pirating music in WV?

Teen-age dirt-bags!!


Dammit, that song is going to be stuck in my head all day!
 
2006-01-18 09:24:09 AM  
On the black pearl.
 
2006-01-18 09:24:20 AM  
killershark
/will stop downloading music when the music industry stops shoveling crap like that Laffy Taffy song at the public


Arrgh, Laffy Taffy! Do you think the soundtrack in Hell is "Laffy Taffy" or "My Hump"?
 
2006-01-18 09:25:53 AM  
the song in hell is "PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME"
 
2006-01-18 09:34:18 AM  
Z:\MP3>dir
Volume in drive Z is TerraDisk
Volume Serial Number is 11AF-A2CD

Directory of Z:\MP3

01/18/2006 07:13 AM .
01/18/2006 07:15 AM ..
05/25/2005 02:50 AM 5,441,664 Country - Hank Williams Jr.mp3
05/25/2005 06:56 AM 11,856,000 Western - Willie Nelson.mp3
05/25/2005 01:13 AM 4,682,274 Country - Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire.mp3
06/25/2005 08:31 PM 9,750,528 Country - Merle Haggard (~ripped by DJshizzle~).mp3
05/26/2005 07:28 PM 3,735,614 Country - Crystal Gale.mp3
05/25/2005 11:17 PM 5,486,595 Country - Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Braky Heart.mp3
05/26/2005 07:28 PM 5,745,650 Country -Dolly Parton - 9-to-5 Theme.mp3

2 Dir(s) 28,433,641,083,392 bytes free
 
2006-01-18 09:51:42 AM  
amccomis
Achy Braky Heart???????????????

I have 400gb of country and don't have that. How can you live with yourself??

//sadly I bought the album
//sadly admits to it
 
2006-01-18 09:54:14 AM  
14GBs on a HDD. Wow. According to RIAA math that's the equivalent of 12TBs of CDs, and we all know what that means.

12TBs of CDs = 12TBs/(1,2GBs/2CDs) = 20,000 CDs.

As a CD has on average say 10 tracks... That's 200,000 tracks. With a fine of $250,000 per track (that's RIAA standards iirc) we get:
1 billion USD in fines.

With the current US deficit policies that shouldn't really be a problem, but they should have kept in on floppies. Then it would have cost them a mere $1000.

/sarcasm
//too much?
///slashes
 
2006-01-18 09:55:36 AM  
Hundreds of blank DVDs, CDs and jacket covers were also found, as was software commonly used to crack header codes on copyrighted materials such as movies and music to allow duplication, Schafers memo said.

Well, except for the jacket covers, that sounds pretty much like any dude's media setup.
 
2006-01-18 09:57:22 AM  
Make that 50 billion. RIAA-math is god damn hard.

No wonder they need all that money.
 
2006-01-18 09:57:31 AM  
i have every cash song ever made. and a lot of other country (being from the rural midsouth i dont have much a choice) but theres isnt much -good- old country.
 
2006-01-18 09:57:40 AM  
MarkMartinFan -- That was a joke post... I do not have a z: drive full of "both kinds -- country and western" music. But I thought it would be cute to show what a Dolly Parton or Hank Jr MP3 might look like in a dir listing.

Ok... a ls -l listing for the *nix folks. (of which I am one too, just depends on which system I'm on)
 
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