RIAA list is out...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DEFELDUS, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Just read the above mentioned article.. AAARRGGHH
    Just about everyone I know has downloaded at least a few tunes. Everyone, EVERYONE I know has passed a cassette around with copied music on it (and I know alot of people) Whom among you haven't? Hippocrites can keep their hands down.
    So do you think it right that a few should take the heat for what most have engaged in? This smells big time. Some 19 yr old kid(see the article) shelling out 12big to a suit just aint right no matter how many songs he downloaded. I hope the RIAA and all the suits can sleep with themselves. This is no better than the Rockefeller Drug Laws. DO you really think suing a bunch of 19 year old's into credit hell is gonna make the world and the recording industry all nice and rosey?
    I am completly incensed. DO any of you think this is some kind of justice?
    Have they gone completly mad?
    So when Metallica or Don Henley or whoever sues it's fan base into debtors prison who'll be going to their concerts?
    Madness sheer madness.

    Footnote: I used to work for the Law Firm mentioned. They used to do this to Bars and Taverns who had Jukeboxes. Hit them with suits for tens of thousands cuz some poor sap bought a jukebox for his bar ten years ago. Put people out of business. But hey, they were using music as an enticement to sell booze right? So I guess the poor bastards deserved it eh? Yeah the RIAA my hero's
  2. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    I refuse to buy records as of 3 weeks ago, because of this and I encourage other friends to do this as well.

    Im absolutly discusted by them and there hypocritical BS. I wonder how many great employee's of the RIAA use Napster/Kazaa/whatever.

    I do find it funny that they are advertising Mp3 players at the bottem of the site! :D


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL

    :D i noticed that too, oh the irony :smug:
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Dude, we could like ping all the RIAA's servers... oh yes...


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    really? lmao i hope you have to shell out 12000 dollars :smug:

    btw: i hereby trademark all use of this smiley :smug:
  6. didn't they say they would sue people for some outrageous amount of money like 6 million dollars? I think its crap and the RIAA needs to realize, downloading music isn't hurting record sales, crappy musicians putting out crappy music is affecting cd sales.
  7. If this is true, I feel sorry for you. Your screwed :meh: :spit:

  8. LoL...its not, but my name is Tyler...my kazaa name is like [email protected] or somethin like that, lol...

  10. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    *whew* im not on the list....

    just click "do not share" and you are safe
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I wonder if an Tb'ers are on the list?

    personally, I don't do much file sharing at all, the occasional single, or random file, but that's it.

    but these RIAA dudes have to realize, that they cannot win, as long as there is something you have to pay for, people are going to want it for free, as long as there is that want, people are going to find out ways to get there.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    i doubt it (or at least i hope not!), i mean, out of the MILLIONS that use kazaa theres what 50-75 names on that list?

    well i know im safe for a few reasons:

    1)i have a dynamic ip, they can't track me :spit:
    2)i have an anonymous name on kazaa lite ([email protected] or something like that)
    3)i "unshare" all my files
    4)i dont think they would care too much about what i download (mostly jazz and prog stuff) i get the feeling they are going after those sharing the latest pop and rap shiot (and of course metallica)
    5)i dont have enough for them to care (100-200 mp3s)

    so yeah, i should be ok :smug:

    man i love that smiley!
  13. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    doubt it... there are less than 35,000 TB members

    there a couple million registered users on Kazaa and Grokster...

    but i supose anything is possible...
  14. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    The RIAA is just screwing themselfs. You're not going to make money sueing your damn coustomers. And i find it intriguing that the people screaming the loudest are the ones sitting in multi-million dollar houses, while the smaller musicians (punk, jazz, prog) are the ones who are not living the 'big' life, however they seem not to care. I posted about a Radiohead interview on Launch.com a few days ago, but wasn't able to get on the site to check the responses, but i encourage everyone to go look at that interview.. and i think the RIAA needs to see it too. Someone needs to do something to fight this crap...


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    i think stupidnick has a good idea:
    sounds good to me!
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'm not going to boycott music because some a-holes a trying to strong arm some people.

    I buy CDs, and I enjoy doing so.

    although I went through my CDs today, at least 150 CDs and it was a pain in the ass going through them, I can't wait till I get an iPod. :p


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    same here! i've been gassin for one for a while, but i have to get a new bass, new amp/rig, and finish building my cpu right now, so itll be a while before i get one :(
  18. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    1) I am 100% positive this matters little, all ISPs have logs of which MAC address(physically ingrained into every modem/ethernet card) was using which IP address as a certain time, seeing the MAC is unique like DNA, it would easily run back to you.
    2) No one on the internet is anonymous, especially on filesharing networks!
    3) Who is to say sharing is their only beef? Uou are still stealing music in their eyes.
    4) The majority of music falls under the RIAA's jurisdiction.
    5) Call up the RIAA and tell them that 200 songs is not that much.

    My point here is: nobody is really safe from litigation due to filesharing.