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Bizzle Izzle
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Since: 26.6.02
From: New Jersey, USA

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#1 Posted on
Despite the risk of starting too many threads in this forum, i feel that this post is more of a warning than an attempt to start a debate. Apparently the government is now looking to arrest people who swap files over the net:

US Justice Department ready to prosecute file-swappers

They say it's a crime to share work that's valued at over $1000 but there's not much clarification. Like, is the value of a song the same as the cost of the single? Or does the $1000 represent the sum of the worth of everything shared?
It looks like they may go after people who share a lot of files and make them available to a lot of people. This is even worse than letting the recording industry hack your computer and trash it. Remember when the internet used to be fun and free?




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Since: 6.1.02
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#2 Posted on
I'm just glad the Justice Department has decided to finally go after the real criminal element in this country.



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Since: 11.7.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.09

    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    I'm just glad the Justice Department has decided to finally go after the real criminal element in this country.


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Since: 28.4.02
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#4 Posted on
Wow, it's true... Republicans *do* make everything about Bill Clinton. That's incredible.




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Since: 26.6.02
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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    I'm just glad the Justice Department has decided to finally go after the real criminal element in this country.


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Since: 7.1.02
From: Birmingham, AL

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#6 Posted on
Your word choice is funny, "shared work". But it's not just work in general, it's other people's work, copywrited work, that is referenced. This is just an extension of the whole Napster thing.

I can understand part of the sentiment, that some of these songs wouldn't ever be heard of if not for file stealing...er, I mean sharing. And in some cases that it could help the music industry actually sell records. But I don't understand why people can't see that what they are doing IS stealing, and a violation of copyright laws, and if the music industry chooses to pursue this, they are within their rights. When something is for sale, and you obtain that something for nothing, without the owner's consent, that is stealing, even if it is done on the internet.

Hey, I understand enjoying the good times while they lasted. But you had to know they would crack down on this eventually.
Bizzle Izzle
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Since: 26.6.02
From: New Jersey, USA

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#7 Posted on
To the RIAA and all the other companies out there with regards to the complaints about the internet, i have just TWO WORDS FOR YOU!


FREE WAREZ!!!

that's what the internet used to be. a place for the free exchange of ideas. the good old days are over.




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Since: 11.7.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.09

    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    Wow, it's true... Republicans *do* make everything about Bill Clinton. That's incredible.



OK fine...But you could just as easily replace "Clinton" with Gore, Daschle, Kennedy, Glendening, Feinstein, Davis, Gephardt, etc.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.44

    Originally posted by Bizzle Izzle
    To the RIAA and all the other companies out there with regards to the complaints about the internet, i have just TWO WORDS FOR YOU!


    FREE WAREZ!!!

    that's what the internet used to be. a place for the free exchange of ideas. the good old days are over.



The exchange of other people's ideas, maybe. Even the "IWC" is no more than a few kids sitting at their computers trying to emulate the handful of prominent or original writers out there (CRZ, Keith, etc.). Besides, you should know the internet is all about gambling and penis enlargement.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
Besides, you should know the internet is all about gambling and penis enlargement.

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