''RIAA's Canadian counterpart, Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA), has started an American-style legal war against alleged P2P file swappers.
CRIA has sent letters to five Canadian ISPs -- Shaw Communications, Sympatico, Videotron, Rogers Cable and Telus Corp -- demanding the names and other personal details of 29 Canadian customers that it claims have distributed illegal copies of music online via P2P networks. Only one of the ISPs, Shaw Communications, has decided to challenge the demands in court.
'Our customers' right to privacy is very dear to us,' said Shaw Communications president Peter Bissonnette.
Shaw's opinion is in clear contrast to the opinion of Videotron, that's owned by a company called Quebecor that also sells music. Videotron stated that they consider file sharing to be 'theft' and stated that they will comply with all the court orders and will co-operate eagerly with copyright owners to resolve all issues regarding to P2P use in their network.
Shaw Communications' case will go to court next Monday in Toronto.''
__ if your message ain't shit, fuck the records you sold cuz if you go platinum, it's got nothing to do with luck it just means that a million people are stupid as fuck
Well if everyone turns their sharing off, how are you suppose to get any files? File sharing should actually be made fully and completely legal, because if anything is illegal, it is those bunch of fuckin idiot music stars that have houses worth more than some countries GDP, and cars more than what the average person makes in like 10 yrs. Seriously, fuck them. Most of them cant even sing to begin with. Make the fucks work for their money like everyone else. Do shows, and dont charge 100 for a ticket. Unfortunately, it is perhaps even more sad that people are willing to pay it and worship these people no matter what. And yes, sorry to all the smaller talented bands that this possibly affects in a negative way, which, as far as I'm aware of, has yet to be fully proven. Furthermore, its a saturated market as it is. Quality over quantity could go a long way.
Oh yeah, fuck you recording industry. Go shaw. Thanks.
^ So you guys are saying that its not fair for people to sell products at the price they want to?
thats like one of you making a company and selling your product so well that you become rich. do you think it would be faire for The governement to step in and say you cant sell that you have to give it away. thats totally stupid and anyone who thinks they should do that is an idiot. I have nothing against comunism but I love capitalism.
for years ive been hearing uninformed canadians trying to explain to me that pirating digital media was legal in canada because canadians payed some type of tax with CDRs or something like that. I really hope that any canadian who beleives this BS gets a nice little lawsuit.
im fine with pirating stuff but im tired of people trying to make excuses
Its illegal, its wrong do it at your own risk but dont say boohoo I didnt knowit was illegal. be responsible for your actions god damn it.
No, im saying that if they want to ridiculously overprice that shit and still expect people to pay for, they are being asked to be ripped off. As said already, most have no talent, most are just good looking people, and that alone shouldnt get you millions of dollars. These same people the proceed to express there opinions- especially on politics among other things, while they, themselves, are so far out of touch with reality its sad. Yes, there are exceptions, but you get the jest of it.
It may be illegal, but that doesnt make it wrong. Not everything illegal is necessarily wrong.
sim is right. why should people like ashley simpson be millionairesses at like 17 years old, when they have no talent? and furthermore, why should we, as a hardworking group of people, be penalized for downloading her songs (god forbid)?
~Phunkin Phatt Phreerider~ Capital City Rider, DFP Silent Army
'Everybody calls me a zero. But I'm an internet hero.'
^taking money away from dumb people is something I respect tremendously. her singing may suck but she is getting money which is good.
in middle school I used to grind chalk up in zip lock bags and sell them as 'The Powder' I never said it was a drug or gave any false promisses but people bought it and the funny part is people bought more and more.
I also downloaded pokemon pictures and put them on floppy disks and I would sell them (This was before CD burners and when pokemon was still popular 98-99)
T-man you are totally right though. Being responsible for your own actions is basically the glue that holds society together. I kinda feel that this is the biggest reason why things seem like they are going down the shitter some days. People sueing = can't do this, can't do that, make a law for this, make a law for that, bail me out, im useless, blah blah.
well, seeing as though the supreme court of canada basically made it impossible for anyone to go after people in canada for downloading music, i say 'bring it on'!
SKIER'S IRRESPONSIBILITY CODE
1.ski FAST at ALL TIMES
2.take MAX air at EVERY opportunity
3.POACH everyone's favourite lines
4.IGNORE all posted signs
5.EVADE patrol at all costs
6.SMOKE big fat stinky ones
7.DRINK to excess
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Truer words never spoken!
''so lets say you have the wire of a light right, and the light is on, and you cut the wire wearing leather gloves and a use wire cutters that have rubber on the handle, would u still get electrocuted? ...im stealing a bunch of lights out of my basement...''-Lipen69, Member # 16354
yeah, so true dude ^^^, I love the adrenalien rush I get when the word COMPLETE flashes next to a song I'm downloading, it's sometimes more of a rush than beign chased by a cop and getting away with it. It's actually kind of addicting.
Like a virgin on prom night
You can go on the bottom bunk and finish it yourself