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(Ars Technica)   Anti-piracy music industry site hacked, turned into Pirate Bay proxy   (arstechnica.com) divider line 30
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2014-07-02 01:18:41 PM  
Now that is just cheeky.

You cheeky, cheeky pirates.  Stop being so cheeky!
 
2014-07-02 01:32:27 PM  
Lulz!
 
2014-07-02 01:43:38 PM  
That there is spot-on hilarious.
 
2014-07-02 03:29:43 PM  

unlikely: That there is spot-on hilarious.


Yes. Yes it is!
 
2014-07-02 03:35:27 PM  
cdn5.movieclips.com

Even he could have seen that coming
 
2014-07-02 03:37:14 PM  

unlikely: That there is spot-on hilarious.


It's like my ponderable about what would happen if the fire station burned down or the police station got robbed.

Actually, I met some dude who graduated a couple of years ahead of me, and that was a prank he and a buddy pulled. They walked into the cop shop with a dolly, hooked up the Pepsi machine and walked right out the farking door, depositing it in the city park right next door...
 
2014-07-02 03:44:59 PM  
I hope they get sued for piracy by the RIAA and the MPAA.
 
2014-07-02 03:45:40 PM  

Mikey1969: unlikely: That there is spot-on hilarious.

It's like my ponderable about what would happen if the fire station burned down or the police station got robbed.

Actually, I met some dude who graduated a couple of years ahead of me, and that was a prank he and a buddy pulled. They walked into the cop shop with a dolly, hooked up the Pepsi machine and walked right out the farking door, depositing it in the city park right next door...


A friend of mine claims that a guy he knew in college used to steal light bars from police cars while the police were on break, including from a K-9 car. He'd then mount them on the walls of his dorm room. I dunno. *shrug*.
 
2014-07-02 03:55:10 PM  
It's a trap.
 
2014-07-02 04:06:56 PM  
Y'arr.
 
2014-07-02 04:26:47 PM  
Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.
 
2014-07-02 04:40:31 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.


I'm a bit surprised that there's no Stuxnet for the RIAA/MPAA -- I could see them thinking they were above the law and coding something real nasty for the Internet sites they want to take down, along with the people that frequent them.
 
2014-07-02 04:47:47 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.


Eh. $2.50 per month for a foreign VPN.  Cheaper than Netflix.
 
2014-07-02 05:10:08 PM  

elchupacabra: ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.

I'm a bit surprised that there's no Stuxnet for the RIAA/MPAA -- I could see them thinking they were above the law and coding something real nasty for the Internet sites they want to take down, along with the people that frequent them.


Does Sony's rootkit on every CD they made from a few years back count?  Even worked against air-gaps.
 
2014-07-02 05:21:21 PM  

elchupacabra: ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.

I'm a bit surprised that there's no Stuxnet for the RIAA/MPAA -- I could see them thinking they were above the law and coding something real nasty for the Internet sites they want to take down, along with the people that frequent them.


Actually some of the biggest private trackers were hit with a DDoS (the new NTP ampflication attack) earlier this year.

Some paranoid types thought the RIAA/MPAA were behind it, although it was largely rumored to be the work of one individual with an axe to grind because one of the sites declined to let him in (I guess he failed the invite interview.)
 
2014-07-02 05:28:59 PM  
http://map.ipviking.com/

Pretty crazy crap going on right now.
 
2014-07-02 05:47:01 PM  

ReverendJynxed: http://map.ipviking.com/

Pretty crazy crap going on right now.


Well that is the coolest thing I've seen on the internet today.
 
2014-07-02 06:12:07 PM  
Hahahahaha!

Can hardly breathe, too many lulz...
 
2014-07-02 06:52:45 PM  

elchupacabra: ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.

I'm a bit surprised that there's no Stuxnet for the RIAA/MPAA -- I could see them thinking they were above the law and coding something real nasty for the Internet sites they want to take down, along with the people that frequent them.


My take: The NSA and Homeland Derp will allow pocket senators and cashflow a lot of leniency.  Mounting what amounts to a deliberate cyber attack on US citizens is probably outside that demarcation, because the immediate followup is 'why didn't this group that is systemically stealing our farking rights and privacy DO something about it?!'
 
2014-07-02 08:22:04 PM  
As humorous as this is, I'm not clear why there's pushback against paying artists for content, aside from :"They should make money from the tours!!!11! Or "They labels suck, therefore I wont pay a dime!?" or "It's too inconvenient!!!11!!"

I'm not trying to troll, but genuinely curious.
 
2014-07-02 08:38:49 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: As humorous as this is, I'm not clear why there's pushback against paying artists for content, aside from :"They should make money from the tours!!!11! Or "They labels suck, therefore I wont pay a dime!?" or "It's too inconvenient!!!11!!"

I'm not trying to troll, but genuinely curious.


There's a segment of file sharers who think they have a right to everything.  Sometimes for the reasons you mentioned, sometimes because it's just a "fight the power" attitude.  Sometimes it's just because they can.

There's also a segment which actually does buy a great deal of music, it's just that their listening habits outpace their financial means.  If you had a musical equivalent of Steam that did sales like Steam does, you'd probably stop a pretty big segment of file sharing right there.

But it'll never happen.
 
2014-07-02 09:12:16 PM  

Glitchwerks: Walt_Jizzney: As humorous as this is, I'm not clear why there's pushback against paying artists for content, aside from :"They should make money from the tours!!!11! Or "They labels suck, therefore I wont pay a dime!?" or "It's too inconvenient!!!11!!"

I'm not trying to troll, but genuinely curious.

There's a segment of file sharers who think they have a right to everything.  Sometimes for the reasons you mentioned, sometimes because it's just a "fight the power" attitude.  Sometimes it's just because they can.

There's also a segment which actually does buy a great deal of music, it's just that their listening habits outpace their financial means.  If you had a musical equivalent of Steam that did sales like Steam does, you'd probably stop a pretty big segment of file sharing right there.

But it'll never happen.


I don't know. Between Amazon Prime slinging music around, and the success of sights like Slacker, Pandora, etc. I could see someone looking at the success the game industry has had with Steam and working something out.

It would literally have to work like steam though. Periodic sales and low enough price points that people are legitimately interested in buying the music because it's cheap and hassle free. But it would also need a super large selection.  Getting music execs to understand that steam sales massively increase sales revenue by simply moving insane volume rather than low volume-high-price is probably the hard part, but I'm willing to bet if someone could talk steam into divulging revenue vs. sales rates/charts it would work.
 
2014-07-02 10:16:33 PM  
img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-02 11:14:28 PM  

BigLuca: ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.

Eh. $2.50 per month for a foreign VPN.  Cheaper than Netflix.


Mind if I get a recommendation?  i use a private server, but still...
 
2014-07-02 11:32:38 PM  

Livinglush: BigLuca: ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.

Eh. $2.50 per month for a foreign VPN.  Cheaper than Netflix.

Mind if I get a recommendation?  i use a private server, but still...


The "hot" one that everyone seems to be using right now is PIA. They have deals that run frequently, it's usually posted on slickdeals or other forums.  But if you have a private server, stick with that, I would love to get a seedbox instead of a vpn.
 
2014-07-03 12:18:42 AM  

BigLuca: Livinglush: BigLuca: ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.

Eh. $2.50 per month for a foreign VPN.  Cheaper than Netflix.

Mind if I get a recommendation?  i use a private server, but still...

The "hot" one that everyone seems to be using right now is PIA. They have deals that run frequently, it's usually posted on slickdeals or other forums.  But if you have a private server, stick with that, I would love to get a seedbox instead of a vpn.


Want an invite?
 
2014-07-03 01:01:48 AM  

Livinglush: BigLuca: Livinglush: BigLuca: ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.

Eh. $2.50 per month for a foreign VPN.  Cheaper than Netflix.

Mind if I get a recommendation?  i use a private server, but still...

The "hot" one that everyone seems to be using right now is PIA. They have deals that run frequently, it's usually posted on slickdeals or other forums.  But if you have a private server, stick with that, I would love to get a seedbox instead of a vpn.

Want an invite?


To where?
Doesn't even matter. I would love one. EIP

Thank you!
 
2014-07-03 02:08:16 AM  

Walt_Jizzney: As humorous as this is, I'm not clear why there's pushback against paying artists for content, aside from :"They should make money from the tours!!!11! Or "They labels suck, therefore I wont pay a dime!?" or "It's too inconvenient!!!11!!"

I'm not trying to troll, but genuinely curious.


I genuinely believe that musicians should be paid for live shows and the merch they sell there; nothing else. Not trolling. I just don't understand why people think they have a right to control other people reproducing an idea or collection of sounds.

All this grumble about digital piracy is just a pale shadow of the screeching that will follow when large-scale 3D printing/fabricating becomes available in every home. Leaked schematics for building your own car parts, appliances, etc. are going to make a lot of manufacturing companies flip their shiat. As a side bonus, it will make rock stars out of people who can come up with designs that give equal strength and reliability while using fewer resources and less weight.

It's never easy when your job becomes obsolete but it's a problem that a certain chunk of the population hasn't had to deal with yet. They are going to hold us back for as long as they can; much like the RIAA has attempted to. Fortunately, the future marches on regardless.
 
2014-07-03 07:45:20 AM  

Bandito King: Walt_Jizzney: As humorous as this is, I'm not clear why there's pushback against paying artists for content, aside from :"They should make money from the tours!!!11! Or "They labels suck, therefore I wont pay a dime!?" or "It's too inconvenient!!!11!!"

I'm not trying to troll, but genuinely curious.

I genuinely believe that musicians should be paid for live shows and the merch they sell there; nothing else. Not trolling. I just don't understand why people think they have a right to control other people reproducing an idea or collection of sounds.


I don't like the theory of recording it once and profiting every time the recording is played, at literally zero further work.

Mostly, it's not the artists making more money, it's the people who "buy" the rights(which is largely based on oorganized crime, bilking us for dollars on the penny of costs).  Different with smaller labels and production means today, but there still aren't many "starving artists".  IF they are worth listening to, they do make money.  If they are skilled yet still in financial trouble, it's either their spending, or their manager is fleecing them.

There's also the whole issue of "public domain".  If it's streamed out over the radio, tv, commercial ads, it's pressed into popular culture, and should belong to the public in some sense.

That's some of the justification theory at any rate.

The US even embraced some of it in the past.  Making art available to everyone.  Sure, you don't get the mona lisa, or to read the best-seller original works that often motivate politics and society, but fine art was printed on currency for that purpose, and is the underlying reason altogether for libraries.  Let money not be a barrier for one to experience societal art.

*shrugs*

Internet service should add a small fee, and be legally considered a library.
 
2014-07-03 10:45:10 AM  

BigLuca: Livinglush: BigLuca: Livinglush: BigLuca: ReverendJynxed: Hmmm, time to avoid the bay for a while.

Poking animals with sticks is all fine and dandy until someone leaves the cage open. You would have been better off farking with the NSA.

Eh. $2.50 per month for a foreign VPN.  Cheaper than Netflix.

Mind if I get a recommendation?  i use a private server, but still...

The "hot" one that everyone seems to be using right now is PIA. They have deals that run frequently, it's usually posted on slickdeals or other forums.  But if you have a private server, stick with that, I would love to get a seedbox instead of a vpn.

Want an invite?

To where?
Doesn't even matter. I would love one. EIP

Thank you!


Friend me on Steam - BREAKAWAYFL - and I'll send you the details.

Best,

N
 
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