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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DEFELDUS, Aug 1, 2003.
It's legal?! WHAT?! SWEEEEEEEEEET
Now the pale geeks that made the programs,and the pale geeks that use the programs can come out from there parent's basement and be FREEE
(me per se)
EDIT: Read on...
The ruling does not affect the case against Kazaa that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have filed against them. The difference was ruled because "StreamCast now employs the "open" (i; e. , not proprietary) Gnutella technology, and distributes its own software - Morpheus - instead of a branded version of the Kazaa Media Desktop." (as quoted from the official scanned court documents linked below).
Doesn't mean they're not gonna to keep going after individuals who've downloaded copyrighted material though.
They can sue me. I'll get Ohpera on my side !!
they arent going after individuals that download, just the ones that share a lot of it. i read the riaa official statement or whatever and it said something to this effect:
so alls ya gotta do is turn sharing off if you use kazaa. or better yet, use a different program
i use Kazaa Lite, and i turn off sharing, so im ok right?
from what i read you (And me) have no reason to worry. i mean besides, even if you did share i doubt they'd get you unless you have an outrageous amount of stuff. i would bet the people who have the suboenas (sp?) are sharing like 1000s of files all the time. i guess the riaa is thinking "well if we shut them down then the others won't have anything to download" oh well. i think kazaa will end up going the same route as napster (but what about my beloved kazaa lite!). but there will always be some other p2p program that shows up
Finally some common sense.
Now I'd like to see ISPs lift the ban on MP3 files too so people can share their own produced and legal music.
Yeah...I have way under 50 files being actually shared,so I am dandy as a dandilion