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(Wired)   477 more senior citizens and toddlers face charges from the RIAA   ( divider line
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10242 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Apr 2004 at 10:08 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-04-29 09:06:26 AM  
Great Headline! Good Job!
2004-04-29 10:12:16 AM  
Funny cuz it's true.
2004-04-29 10:14:26 AM  
I'm not young or old... so I guess I'm safe!

At least now I can sleep better at night
2004-04-29 10:15:29 AM  
Hey kids get off my lawn!
2004-04-29 10:18:46 AM  

Same here. I guess I dont have to worry.
2004-04-29 10:20:19 AM  
I have charter cable internet. I forget if Charter is refusing to tell names of customers or not. I know a few services refuse to tell. Which is awesome by my book.
2004-04-29 10:21:15 AM  
Fark the RIAA, freaking faschist...

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2004-04-29 10:21:45 AM  
Straws me too, and they don't give up names... just send warnings. i've had 2.

doesn't the riaa know they're going to alienate everyone? even people who weren't file sharing anyway?
2004-04-29 10:22:32 AM  
when you download mp3's you're downloading COMMUNISM!
2004-04-29 10:24:20 AM  
It's just like Vietnam all over again!
2004-04-29 10:25:59 AM  
I just want to personally thank RIAA for pointing out the true evils of this world.

Here I am thinking the world is going to get better because we don't have any WMDs in desert countries but in reality it's a false hope.

We must live in constant terror of someone sharing out files from their computer. Oh the humanity!

/long live my FTP server
2004-04-29 10:26:40 AM  
Burn the witch
2004-04-29 10:27:36 AM  
Thats 477 people with friends and family that will never, ever buy a CD again.

Keep it up RIAA, and youll run out of customers.

But youll just blame that on "piracy."
2004-04-29 10:27:59 AM  
She turned me into a newt!
2004-04-29 10:28:12 AM  
I'm waiting for some 1337 H4X0R to paint a big "J00 5UX0R5" on the RIAA website
2004-04-29 10:29:19 AM  
>forget if Charter is refusing to tell names of customers or not.

I have Charter as well, and I believe that you are correct.

/RIAA = eeeeeeeevil
2004-04-29 10:29:48 AM  
What if you're just a pirate that likes music?

2004-04-29 10:29:55 AM  
Has anyone read Lessig's latest book? Here is a choice nugget.

"The four students who were threatened by the RIAA (Jesse Jordan of chapter 3 was just one) were threatened with a $98 billion lawsuit for building search engines that permitted songs to be copied. Yet World-Com which defrauded investors of $11 billion, resulting in a loss to investors in market capitalization of over $200 billion received a fine of a mere $750 million. And under legislation being pushed in Congress right now, a doctor who negligently removes the wrong leg in an operation would be liable for no more than $250,000 in damages for pain and suffering."

/the world is insane
2004-04-29 10:30:37 AM  
Hooray for domestic terrorism!
2004-04-29 10:33:07 AM  
Oh crap, I hope this isn't me this time. I really can;'t afford the fines, I'll end up on the street.

Oh wait... I'm in Canada. Never mind.
2004-04-29 10:34:33 AM  
The music piracy they're worried about at the moment will be nothing compared to the terror they feel when I go around raidng cd shops dressed as a pirate.

Who's with me? Join me for some real music piracy!
2004-04-29 10:35:02 AM  
It's absolutely insane how greedy the music industry is. I read an article where they want to increase the cost of the PAID downloads. Instead of 99 cents, they want to increase the cost to $2 to $3 per song.

GREEDY, GREEDY, GREEDY...and stupid.
2004-04-29 10:36:19 AM  
Awwww, that is such a shame. Right, perhaps they shouldn't be stealing in the first place?
2004-04-29 10:37:13 AM  
Speaking of piracy, ideas from this essay might have some application here:
2004-04-29 10:38:04 AM  
I'm waiting for the CEO of the RIAA to be visited by three spirits this Christmas Eve...
2004-04-29 10:38:22 AM  
There we go Bumble_Bee
You just tell me when and where.

Remember rape and pillage! There's a hottie who works at the music shop down the street.
2004-04-29 10:39:47 AM  
I'll be too busy laughing manically at my bountiful plunder
2004-04-29 10:42:52 AM  
The RIAA isn't alienating anyone. The only people who care enough about the RIAA and what it's doing to be angry about it don't listen to music from major recrd labels anyway. Unless you count nerds who think they are cool for liking Metalica.
2004-04-29 10:51:58 AM  
Somebody on an earlier fark RIAA thread said it best. When they start targeting and suing the upper class who downloads music, the public wont mind the RIAA so much.

But they wont do this. Why? RIAA is only targetting people who can't afford a decent lawyer. Even the guy in New Jersey who countersued RIAA probably has some lawyer who is dealing with the opposite side to screw the downloader. Once the RIAA targets the wealthy downloaders, they call their lawyers, they stand a much better chance of arguing their ability to download without punishment, caselaw is made in their favor, then RIAA can't suck the gold fillings out of the teeth of the elderly.
2004-04-29 10:54:24 AM  
Wahhhh wahhhhhhhhhhhh wahhhhh!!!!!

You crybabies are such a laughing stock. You break the law by stealing and then cry about it when the law is enforced.

Some day you will understand. For now, just keep breaking the law and think its all fine and dandy.
2004-04-29 10:55:33 AM  
I will

And I don't cry like that... I just kinda pout and sulk
2004-04-29 10:57:12 AM  
A year or two ago I was plugged into KaZaA and there were millions of people on line at any given time. Yet only 2454 have been sued since last summer?
The RIAA has a pretty big job ahead of them!
2004-04-29 10:59:57 AM  
Sharing is caring.
2004-04-29 11:01:12 AM  
I'll still never pay for music again
2004-04-29 11:01:44 AM  

Out of those millions you found logged in, how many users could you find via the browse user file list command that each had thousands of MP3's in their share folder?

I keep my share folder filled with MP3's that don't have a RIAA or major recording company label. No leeching, no suing potential. But if they tried, ho ho, I'd go pro se and hurl about a dozen motions and requests for discovery at their sorry asses.
2004-04-29 11:05:11 AM  
dervish, i'll be contacting you when i get sued.
2004-04-29 11:05:16 AM  
when you finish downloading, click on the "do not share" button fools!
2004-04-29 11:08:44 AM  
2444 people getting sued      8
------------------------- = ----- chance of being sued
3,021,650 FastTrack users    100
         online right now

Oooh, I'm so scared.
2004-04-29 11:10:26 AM  
Thank God I only use Kazaa for porn.
2004-04-29 11:10:41 AM  
Actually, I found that about 20% of the tunes I downloaded back then were not the tune or artist they were represented to be. The RIAA wasn't a factor then either. There are still many ways around the system and the RIAA hasn't got a chance.
2004-04-29 11:18:27 AM  
Ah Cary Sherman. He is the debbil!

But then because of his draconian greediness and tactics I will never blow $18+ for a cd. Used or free by any means possible!

/amazon rules
2004-04-29 11:20:26 AM  
You crybabies are such a laughing stock. You break the law by stealing and then cry about it when the law is enforced.

Some day you will understand. For now, just keep breaking the law and think its all fine and dandy.

But it's still ok for big corporations to break the law by price-fixing and stuff like that, right? Just checking.

All this could have been avoided if a couple of years ago, the RIAA thought "hey, this is pretty hot, how can we make money off of it?" instead of "hey, this is pretty hot, but it's different and new, so we must stamp it out forever".
2004-04-29 11:20:50 AM  

I still want to know why major news outlets never reported on the RIAA sales going up...

yet they continue to blame P2P, what a bunch of tards...

Mister9000, troll much ?

2004-04-29 11:20:59 AM  
Someday all will realise that P2P is just like a library, only more convenient.
2004-04-29 11:21:27 AM  
How many out there belong to BMG Music Service but haven't spent a penny on them in the last 3 years?
2004-04-29 11:22:34 AM  
"But it's still ok for big corporations to break the law by price-fixing and stuff like that, right? Just checking

sure it is !! those 4 songs you just downloaded took another Porche out of his garage !!!

oh noooo !!!

/cry me a farking river...

2004-04-29 11:24:19 AM  
HeartBurnKid, It's a lot less than 8/100 (2/25)... more like .0002/25, or 1/125000

or something
2004-04-29 11:25:04 AM  
I dont really download music anymore but im on Charter as well. I didnt know Charter was so big. Im in southern oregon, with thier 3mbit Gold plan for like $55/month.. how awesome is that?

/likes movies and games

Now.. im on a Mac.. if I were to (hypothetically speaking) download music, and I dont have one of the specific services that they watch like Kazaa or whatever, but I have a program that could connect to the Kazaa network or others like Gnutella.. can they still track me?.. anybody know?
2004-04-29 11:28:01 AM  
its 8/10000, or 1 in 1250
2004-04-29 11:29:38 AM  
This is the most self-destructive activity done by an industry that I've ever heard of (if that sounded weird its because I've been up all night). I'm seriously beginning to wonder where these idiots got their business degrees...this is really gonna come back to haunt them in the long run.

/Never going to buy another CD
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