Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by QuikSilver, Aug 24, 2003.
Do you download warez?
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what if i dont download them, but this virus downloads them for me?
I'll let you be the first to explain that one in court with the RIAA...
cant touch me in canada
Not touching this thread.
Sure you're safe now. But for how long?
Some dirty mexican. Juarez.
you work for the liscensing police or something??
oh and why are we even on this subject in here? I thought rule #1 of the comp/prog forum was no warez discussions.
at the rate our govnt works a hell of a long time!
right now they have been fighting over passing weed laws for like 2 years now. no other legislation has really been happening!
No, but I've heard several war stories of companies getting busted by the BSA. Its not pretty...
Yes, for now.
Once I get older and more fiscally responsible (and have people who depend on me to be Fiscally responsible) I will actually buy the programs.
I use freeware/opensource software that is just as good as the shareware software.
I'm fairly certain that the RIAA doesn't care much about software piracy.
The RIAA can smoke my junk. They ain't gunna touch me and I aint saying i'm dl'ing or commiting any crimes. The fact of the matter is that the media over exaggerates. The RIAA puts out stories and press releases in hope to scare people to stop downloading. It hasn't worked and never will. There are only a few ways they can catch you and most of which violate your rights and some of the amendments of the CONSTITUION like INVASION OF PRIVACY and what not. IN this country (USA) you are innocent untill proven guilty. They won't give up and neither will the underground. Sit back and don't be scared because it won't happen to you, becuase it's not happening to anyone. Chill, they are full of shit.
Don't even try to pretend like you don't know what it is.
The context of my reply was if he was caught with unwanted RIAA released tunes and to explain to the RIAA that a virus had downloaded them instead. True, the RIAA could care less about software - thats the BSA's job.
Due to the DMCA (I'd like to tip my hat off to the knuckle-heads that passed that), the RIAA HAS THE RIGHT and HAS proven with actual court cases (there's been a couple already) that they can legally do all of this. Meaning: they can collect your information from your ISP legally - actually, at this point, I believe almost anyone can if they're using the DMCA as their cause.
Invasion of privacy - yup. I don't like the fact that there's no due process. But this is now how this part of the system works.
As far as music is concerned, I wouldn't be too surprised if recorded music as we know it goes away. It won't be overnight. But the move would be from digital recordings back to live performances and concerts (much like how it was back before recordings of any sort were possible). Radio will still survive because the audio quality is low enough it won't be a big deal and the music industry has to advertise its wares (the performers) so people know to go to the concerts. If they do this, I wonder if less crap will get played on the radio...
Never fear, GIMP is here! Now in delicious Windows flavor.