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Old 06-24-2003, 10:46 AM   #16
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http://www.limewire.com

it is similar to Kazaa and their network runs on windows/linux/and mac so the network is fairly large

you can also run kazaa in linux using wine.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 12:00 PM   #17
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ok right now i figured out how to install limewire, it wasnt that difficult

i found the movie i wanted, but i havent been able to download it since last night
 
Old 06-27-2003, 12:02 PM   #18
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i wouldn't use any p2p file sharing for awhile...the RIAA is going to try and sue individuals who use them now...
 
Old 06-27-2003, 12:18 PM   #19
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i dont really think they can actually sue millions of people all around the world
 
Old 06-27-2003, 12:26 PM   #20
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they aren't... they are sueing people who host... like the case where a couple of uni students set up the sharing between other class mates etc.

Absolutely stupid ain't it. RIAA need to be knocked down a peg!
 
Old 06-27-2003, 12:32 PM   #21
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http://www.statesman.com/asection/co...db1530063.html

there's a link to the article i read about it.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 12:53 PM   #22
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the probablity of getting sued is minimal, they are just doing this to scare people. im not going to stop sharing. it says they are loosing 26% of their profits, musicians make millions of dollars a year, it doesnt really hurt them and i think cd's are way to expensive, its about time for them to lower the price, so it becomes attractive.

another reason why people is downloading instead of buying is because most artists right now release a cd with only one good song and 12 crappy others. when i find a cd full of good songs i buy it for sure.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 01:02 PM   #23
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yeah.... and then the question's raised.... why the hell does a CD cost more than double the price of a tape cassette when if anythin, it's cheaper to use CDs. Hell, I can get CDs to the equivalent of like 20 pence a CD. That's dirt cheap. You can't buy a chocolate bar for that amount. Yet they charge in excess of 13.00 up to 17.00 in some high street rip off shops for a CD [highest in Europe].

I know for a fact that a manufacturer who buys CDs in the millions, has sleeves printed in the millions and cases made in the millions don't pay even a quarter of the price they sell them for.

CDs should be as cheap as tape cassetts.

Who agrees?
 
Old 06-27-2003, 01:03 PM   #24
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plus... the RIAA can suck my ass!

I live in the uk
 
Old 06-27-2003, 01:06 PM   #25
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The association says piracy has caused a 26 percent decline in music sales since 1999

hmmm.... so it couldn't be anything to do with the decline of decent music hitting our shelves?

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Did you know that at one point in time, they were thinking of implementing anti-piracy at the hardware level [most likely through a Hard Disks firmware]. This went nowhere for obvious reasons
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Old 06-27-2003, 03:06 PM   #26
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hmmm.... so it couldn't be anything to do with the decline of decent music hitting our shelves?
I agree with this. Before I had my cd burner I would buy CD's, but I'd only buy them if I liked the music (and I'd still only like 5 songs tops on the CD). Now, I wouldn't go buy a CD even if I didn't have a CD Burner. There's no decent music. Most of the music I download is old stuff anyways. Like Guns N' Roses and The Ramones. All of this new music isn't any good.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 03:23 PM   #27
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A lot of the music being released today is either one liner crap... most of the released today aren't even music, but a repetative bass drum sound and a simple 3 note bass line with someone swallowing whiskey and speaking over it. Where's the day when a bunch of guys could get together and play with each other [in the musical sense ] and make something which has some body and not sound so empty?

Anyway.... I don't want to change the subject of this thread... this is another thread

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