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View Poll Results: Should LimeWire have the option to completely disable the Browse Host function?
Yes 29 49.15%
No 24 40.68%
Maybe 4 6.78%
I like to get caught by RIAA 2 3.39%
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Old March 22nd, 2004
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JayG is flying high

To get some real hard evidence they have to prove that I do really share files...

You don't have to prove that sharing has taken place, only that you arranged things so that such a transfer can take place at the user's will. The fact that your machine pops up when they do a search on titles, alone, says you're sharing those files.

And therein lies the problem. If people don't share, the network doesn't work. If they do, and doing so it's against the law of the country in which they reside they're vulnerable. The solution should be obvious. Since at the moment they're looking only for large scale operations, don't keep thousands of titles in your shared folders.

Personally, I don't know why the government, and the industries, haven't set up thousands of machines all busily offering buggered copies of any file a downloader might want. Since most PC owners haven't the faintest idea of how to delete files these realistic do-nothings would multiply and mask the real copies by sheer volume. Couple that with the vast majority of users who take files but share nothing, and things could come to a grinding halt.

In fact, it may be happening. I've seen evidence of it lately both in film and music.

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Old April 6th, 2004
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Default RIAA ip range

Who's to say they're gonna look from the IP's peerguardian thinks they are?
I think we all have to stay strong and keep sharing and not be afraid of the big bad wolf if we're to stand a chance influencing some real change in the industry.
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Old April 29th, 2004
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I'd just like to say, I like that feature and I think it's cool. With the issue of privacy, give me a break, all they know is the IP address, and those darn Bureaucracies can do whatever they want to crack down on people, they have the expertise to do so without using some neat feature that's added in LimeWire....Thank You very much
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Old December 26th, 2006
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The RIAA can fall death!

I dont know much about them... But as i have read now... They are people that hates other people sharing music...

Well... If i made a album, with some very good songs ( So i will get in top 10 )... And no-one may download/share my songs... Then ill get in a short time over 1 million euro... And so will others... And is it so hard to make one album? NO! Let people share... Maybe ill get 10.000 euro then... And ill get fans... I go play live... and then i will get more money... and that is how it must be!

Here in europe, we are all like 'We must help the poor people'... But if we all have to buy albums instead of sharing... Then get the artists/bands richs, and the others poor!

I also read that they go after people that have more than 1000 euro on files... But how can u say the worth of the files... if i have 56kb/s music files... well they are not as good as 192kb/s files. Well i havent any 56kb/s files, so i dont know if the quility is so worse than the 192kb/s... but i think u know what i mean...

// Im here more against the RIAA than agree with the 'option to completely disable the Browse Host function'...

Look at this:

I also see that they are in America... Well if they ever get control... Come to Europe
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Old December 31st, 2006
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And read the german laws, which aren't much better for you.

Much better than not sharing and disabling browse host is to shre free material, because that really hurts the RIAA by strengthening their competition.

I have gathered some free material in the Phex wiki:

But it would be nice if it would be possible to only show selected material in the browse host

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Old January 7th, 2007
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Thumbs down browse host

i voted no to blocking host browsing because half of what has appeared on the website lately is full of viruses. as for the industry trying to charge inderviduals for uploading to the website these big money people should push off and leave us alone,why should we pay through the nose for there goods especially as they only cost upto a pound to make but charge an arm and a leg to buy,they are really being greedy. if they do not want us to upload/download there software then they should make there goods cheaper to buy. also i believe if you download something and you like it you are more likely to go and buy it in the long term.
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Old January 7th, 2007
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Originally Posted by JohnnySlater
And is it so hard to make one album? NO!
Let's see you make an album that I want to download
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