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The RIAA v. U

Posted by - 09:40 AM on 09/02/08
Now that school is kicking back into effect, you might be curious what the RIAA and universities are doing to battle P2P downloading applications. Ars Techinca wraps up several colleges' new policies and plans of action in this article.
 
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09:47 AM on 09/02/08
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Phil507
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I love how none of these morons realize that 80% of piracy is totally friends sending music to one another (AIM, SendSpace, YouSendIt, etc.) I may be a few years out of college but I'd be willing to guess that your average 19-year-old dumbass can't usually wrap his head around how a torrent works or how to use IRC channels/Usenet effectively.
09:56 AM on 09/02/08
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I started torrenting before I graduated high school, sorry.
09:59 AM on 09/02/08
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torrents are great after i can no longer be a part of the P2P network that is solely on my former campus
10:01 AM on 09/02/08
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I started torrenting before I graduated high school, sorry.

You're still ahead of the curve.
10:08 AM on 09/02/08
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You're still ahead of the curve.

Only by three months. :(

Although I will say this, I was like 16 maybe 17 when I first used it and I didn't have a damn clue what I was doing lol.
10:09 AM on 09/02/08
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i usually find albums on sharing sites. if i like it i buy it. if i don't like it, i delete it. isn't that the RIAA's rule anyway? you can have it for 24 hours?

i used limewire in middle school and used torrents in like 9th / 10th grade but i got really sick of them
10:10 AM on 09/02/08
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hmm i don't know if this is going to make a drastic effect. well hopefully they get it on
10:18 AM on 09/02/08
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i usually find albums on it-leaked or the leakage channel. if i like it i buy it. if i don't like it, i delete it. isn't that the RIAA's rule anyway? you can have it for 24 hours?

i used limewire in middle school and used torrents in like 9th / 10th grade but i got really sick of them


Dont be giving away good sites!!
10:28 AM on 09/02/08
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ok, I DON'T GET IT.
if I download off megaupload/sendspace/aim/etc, is that *~p2p*~ and will I get like sued when im off to college, or is it really like if I use limewire/torrents etc...?
10:38 AM on 09/02/08
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OU had the limewire stuff on campus pretty locked down for awhile last year. I tried to warn a girl I was dating not to use it and her internet/cable was disconnected about 5 minutes after she dled one song. It was actually kind of funny.
10:58 AM on 09/02/08
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i live off campus. i do torrents.

i used to use Ruckus and then strip the DRM software from it, but ruckus/windows media beefed up their securities and fairuse4wm doesnt work anymore with it.
11:06 AM on 09/02/08
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ok, I DON'T GET IT.
if I download off megaupload/sendspace/aim/etc, is that *~p2p*~ and will I get like sued when im off to college, or is it really like if I use limewire/torrents etc...?

If you're smart enough to get into college, you should be able to figure out how to download an mp3 without getting busted.
12:05 PM on 09/02/08
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I just have my brother send me songs as attachments on emails, or I'll download stuff when I go home for washing clothes every week or so.
12:17 PM on 09/02/08
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I got busted last school year. There weren't any serious repercussions; my internet was turned off for 4 days and I had to take an online quiz. As soon as I took the quiz, the internet was turned back on. Since then, I've found better ways of doing things...I refuse to do it at school, though. A little paranoid now.

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