no, instead they are hacking into kazaa, and messing with the songs... it is public domain, so there is nothing stopping them, and if they did it would be in the US government and every jury would convict them...
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if u ever download a song that makes that noise, GET RID OF IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The ataris were hit pretty bad, but there still are some good copies, its like that for every band, they cant get all of the copies.
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fyi...napster was true p2p and so is kazaa...they did sue kazaa, but were not found liable as their software never contained a centralized database of files. b/c clients can act as supernodes kazaa got away w/it. if they did bust kazaa for that it means any irc, ftp, etc. client/server was liable for piracy.
saying fuck the riaa isn't exactly the most intelligent thought or argument and when you complain about the price of cds, go do a search on google for riaa price fixing. they've been sued (and are still being sued), but multiple countries for monopoly control and price fixing.
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Wait, what noise does a song make if its f-ed up?
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they dont need 'hackers' to mess stuff up...anyone can put random sounds into an MP3 and put them in their shared folder
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i had half my hard drive left five days ago. four days a go i DL a bunch of nappy roots songs and they were all fucked up, now i only have 225MB left on my hard drive, what the fuck is that? could they be connected?
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the legal problems are that no one is fighting back against the RIAA. Per Copyright laws, you, the purchaser of hte cd have a right to have a digital backup aof all digital media you have once purchased. If that is ever lost/stolen/damaged, the producer is, by law, responsible for the replacement at no cost. Guess what, good luck getting the RIAA to admit that, and actually follow the parts of the law they 'conveniently' forget to enforce (perfect example of this law can be found on the DragonHeart DVD - I might have the movie wrong, if I do I'll post an update).
Granted Kazaa is still around because they did not have a central server, but the RIAA has been pursuing ways to thwart people from downloading, the idea if hacking/bugs/viruses has come up. But no one is linking the RIAA's actions to anti-hacking laws/legilation. On the contrary, there are even a couple senators that have been on board trying to give the RIAA an exemption from the Anti-Hacking laws to allow them to legally do this.
And how many of you knew that the RIAA lost a class-action suit against them for price-fixing/gauging? Funny how they didn't want that too well known. The main problem there is that they were found guilty of price-fixing, and God only knows how much money they made off of it, but when someone submitted for reimbursement because of the class-action suit, consumers were only allowed to be reimbursed something like $20.
Granted, Artists need to make money to produce music, and need to sell records to make money (as well as tour and whatnot), but the RIAA is trying to blame the consumers for their fuck ups and down falls.
I say the RIAA needs to step up to the legal plate and admit they are breaking the law. Then they need to start following the law before they can go on their soap-box about legal and illegal.
And what is to stop the RIAA from sueing (and destroying a comsumers pc if the anti-hacking exemption goes through) someone that has every legal right to have their mp3's. And since when is the distribution of information (which digital media classifies as, everything digital is 0's and 1's, not phyisical goods) illegal, and also the fact that the supplier cannot be held liable for the misuse of information (legal versus illegal use) - perfect example is the Anarchist Cookbook.
This is all turning into another example of how the US government rarely seems to be for the people by the people, and more for the money by the money.
the first time that happened to me, i was blasting stir it up by bob marley. i was high as hell and i thought i was going to have a heart attack. it was one of the scariest things ever.
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