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Old February 16th, 2004
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Default file sharing and the law

What i want to know is that , I am actually a user that bought the limewire program , and since i did that is my name being handed over to the authorities for investigation into whatever i might be downloading what ever it may be legal or not ...... I want to know how these people are getting the names of users ... or for that matter there ip addresses, It has to come from somewhere. By the time they get to your provider they have had to learn the information from one of these file sharing companies. Is Limewire selling me out ? (that of course is if i am actually doing anything wrong)
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Old February 16th, 2004
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Smile here's the deal

ok, the riaa hires hackers that are allowed(legally) to invade your computer to see if your "stealing" any of there music........if your not then they go away.....if you are they go deper to get your ip address and then they connect the name to the ip and the name to the street address and one day come knocking on your door saying that there giving you a supena(or however you say it) and then you go to court. not to scare you or the reason I still do it is because there are millions of users in america and I'm only one.....what's the chances.......about 1/ continue file sharing till my hearts content.
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Old February 17th, 2004
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UltraNEO* is flying high

Or you can move to one of the many places in the world where the american laws are excempt. And keep sharing... better yet join the RIAA and start a underground network of distribution right under their noses. They'll blame everyone else, except themselves. Ain't that the american way?

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Old February 20th, 2004
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onestepcloserboy89 how do the "hackers" determine if your stealing acording to the RIAA? if your downloading music for your own use is that considered stealing? Or is it more or less is your downloading music and distributing it in some way to make a profit?
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Old February 21st, 2004
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How do they do it and what can you do?

For the USA, see

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Old February 26th, 2004
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So what makes "file-sharing" or P2P whatever...any different than being in a book club, going to the library, listening to a radio in a public place, taping a song off the radio, reading a magazine in a store or wating room, surfing the internet...seeing images from the road of a drive=in movie theater...I mean, this can't continue, can it? I guess that the RIAA could institute gestapo-like regulations on what format mastertapes could be made in, and try to regulate the sale of cd-rom/rw hardware/software and then try to shut down the internet, but still, there'd be the pesky cassette tape problem...they're in every dollar store in the world!!
In the end, they can't shut down sharing of files, any more than they could make us stop growing flowers on our front lawns that other people actually can see, smell and even if they so choose-touch!
The RIAA is greedy and wrong.
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Hi, gang...

This subject is already very well covered in this thread > The Legal Aspect Of File-Sharing

Please join in the discussion there.

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