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(Yahoo)   MIT Shuts Down Alternative File-Swapping   ( divider line
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15826 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Nov 2003 at 9:16 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-11-02 01:59:04 PM  
What about hip hop, or heavy metal file sharing?
2003-11-02 02:01:34 PM  
theBigBigEye - I think us folks in the States are saddled with the levy, too.

I want to earn money for the sale of products that I don't make, too.
2003-11-02 02:09:08 PM  
zzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzz

one solution could be artists (after current contractual obligations are met) organizing a collective separate and in competition with the RIAA.

zzzz zzzzzz

the new org could go a lot further insetting up a kindler, gentler association with fairer pricing and more user friendly features.

zzzzzz zzzzz

oh, there i go again, sleep typing again! must be dreaming!
2003-11-02 02:09:16 PM  
so there isn't much i can say, but here's a fact: MIT has been ranked number one in every engineering field possible since the beginning of time.

Except, that's not really true. If you want to look at the real rankings, head over to
2003-11-02 02:18:50 PM  
assuming we are looking at the same usnews and world report, it is, since every engineering we have is number one ranked, and has been for as long as i can remember. the only goof is that our civil and environmental engineering is a combined program, so they don't rank it in either of the two catagories. You sure you are looking at the right page?
2003-11-02 02:45:01 PM  
is there a way to get the complete list of riaa artists so that i can purposely not buy their music and not download their music?
2003-11-02 03:02:35 PM

this is an informational link

looks like's folly was being publicly listed and tradeable

if it was a private company nobody could have bought them out
2003-11-02 03:11:55 PM  
And a reply to CB. Instead of making a solid album of 12 or so working good songs, they would rather have an album of one or two radio play songs that get you to go out and buy the CD with the other 10 or so songs that are crap and filler.

This always amuses me because the person saying it has obviously never written a song. You don't just go out and 'write' a solid album. If that were the case, why isn't every Pink FLoyd album the equivalent of 'Dark Side Of The Moon'? For many musicians, it represents the best songs they have at the time.
2003-11-02 03:25:08 PM  
Seems in the days of old it used to be more of a 50% mix of stuff you liked and stuff you skipped. I think the RIAA deliberatly puts in filler to make two CD's out of what should have been one and a pile of tracks on the trash heap.
2003-11-02 04:01:14 PM  
UMG, a division of Vivendi Universal, issued a statement Friday saying: "It is unfortunate that MIT launched a service in an attempt to avoid paying recording artists, union musicians, and record labels. Loudeye recognized that they had no right to deliver Universal's music to the MIT service, and MIT acted responsibly by removing the music.
"MIT has now contacted us and apparently recognizes its responsibility to compensate creators for the use of their works. Universal looks forward to discussing how to make that possible."

Its funny that UMG is trying to smear MIT ... i wonder how much that will hurt UMG. Cause it certainly ain't MIT thats gonna have their appearance diminished
2003-11-02 04:24:35 PM  
Pissing off MIT students is probably not such a great idea since they will likely be the ones who end up coding your expensive protection code, complete with handy back-doors.
2003-11-02 04:48:47 PM  
Pussies / Vaginas
2003-11-02 05:29:13 PM  
why don't any of the farking yahoo links work? has anyone had this problem before?
2003-11-02 06:45:34 PM  

See, that's the problem with MIT people... most of you have these incredibly HUGE egos that, regardless of your degree, will not get you very far in life.

I suppose if that was (partially) directed at me, well, sorry to burst your bubble but guess who's an engineer too...?

The only difference is that I tend to also maintain an active social life. Note the keyword "social life" usually indicates a presence of girls. Now go read some books and discover that most things were NOT discovered at MIT.
2003-11-02 07:01:19 PM  
Um, the RIAA has nothing to do with how most albums are created. It depends on the artists themselves, the producer they have and the quality of the songs they produce/have written for them. I don't think anyone intentionally blows their wad on one song out of 12 and then records the rest in an hour.
2003-11-02 09:02:23 PM  
It's about damn time. This "alternative" thing has gotten way out of hand. I look forward to the return of the 80's hair bands.
2003-11-02 09:33:01 PM  
The Harry Fox Agency

Not to be confused with the Harry Beaver Agency.

[got nothin']
2003-11-02 09:38:50 PM  
Meanwhile MIT students continue to rip, burn, and share through alternate outlets....

2003-11-02 11:01:28 PM  
cscx, you're an anti-intellectual twit.
2003-11-03 11:01:50 AM  
It sounds like the farking RIAA intentionally pulled the plug on access for MIT just so MIT "WOULD HAVE TO COMPENSATE ARTISTS...BLAH BLAH BLAH" I have the feeling that MIT will sue, win, and umm, the RIAA ends up looking more of a jackass (is that possible?)
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