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Thread: 5 Reasons Not To Be Afraid Of The Riaa

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    1) RIAA is an American organisation. They have absolutely no juristiction outside the USA.

    2) Potential targets of the RIAA are only people who download and upload several GB per DAY.

    3) Even if you are one of the few who download so much music, then Kazaa Lite has an option to hide your list of shared files. It will then look like you share nothing at all.

    4) There are millions of people in the USA alone that participate in file-sharing. Everytime the RIAA is in the news, they have 'caught' only a handfull of people (only 0 to 5 people per month&#33. So your changes of getting 'caught' are less than 1 to a million. Or virtually 0 when one of the reasons above applies.

    5) Those few people that got 'caught' usually only received a warning letter. There are only a few cases known of people who actually got a fine. The highest one was $7,500 for some student that was sharing 1 MILLION mp3 files.


    Conclusion: happy filesharing to everybody

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    Originally posted by Paul@20 June 2003 - 14:38
    Conclusion: happy filesharing to everybody
    :beerchug:

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    yep well sadi Paul

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    Originally posted by Paul@20 June 2003 - 13:38
    1) RIAA is an American organisation. They have absolutely no juristiction outside the USA.
    But what everyone seems to forget is that the ones that the RIAA represent sell albums in all these countries. RIAA is part of the package. This gives them a mighty big foot in the door.

    Unfortunatly, these countries governments aren't going to say "but our people want their free music, so they will have it" when it comes down to certain "contributions" whether monetary or otherwise. Hence anti-p2p laws can begin appearing.

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    but our people want their free music, so they will have it" when it comes down to certain "contributions
    They don't have to say anything like that, many countries have different copyright laws which will impact what u can and can't do with copyrighted material. America's DMCA doesn't impact other countries in the slightest.

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    The 'long arm' of the US laws can and HAS reached into foreign countries.
    Australian students have been 'busted' and fined for sharing MP3s on a university campus. RIAA was one of the 'backers' for the sting operation.

    However, the risk is reasonably low anywhere per person and very low outside of the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

    Blocking others from listing your shared files may work fine versis RIAA but will do little or nothing versis MPAA who is looking for movie titles by names and hashes. Only by blocking their search servers (by ip) can you hope to prevent their prying eyes. (Peer Guardian anyone?)

    However, almost all of their searches are concentrated on NEW movies and even recently-aired tv shows. Sharing a pre-release copy of a movie is just ASKING for trouble...

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    Originally posted by Paul@20 June 2003 - 14:38
    The highest one was $7,500 for some student that was sharing 1 MILLION mp3 files.


    1million 1mp3s!!

    fuck Derby County

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    Originally posted by Switeck@20 June 2003 - 15:54
    However, almost all of their searches are concentrated on NEW movies and even recently-aired tv shows. Sharing a pre-release copy of a movie is just ASKING for trouble...
    recently aired tv shows... how sad can these people get

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    Like to add : don't read all those stories on Zeropaid.com.

  10. File Sharing   -   #10
    Originally posted by Switeck@20 June 2003 - 16:54
    The 'long arm' of the US laws can and HAS reached into foreign countries.
    Australian students have been 'busted' and fined for sharing MP3s on a university campus. RIAA was one of the 'backers' for the sting operation.

    However, the risk is reasonably low anywhere per person and very low outside of the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

    Blocking others from listing your shared files may work fine versis RIAA but will do little or nothing versis MPAA who is looking for movie titles by names and hashes. Only by blocking their search servers (by ip) can you hope to prevent their prying eyes. (Peer Guardian anyone?)

    However, almost all of their searches are concentrated on NEW movies and even recently-aired tv shows. Sharing a pre-release copy of a movie is just ASKING for trouble...
    I would count canada out of that list, and probably the rest. American laws are american laws. Our ISp's are still not aloud to give out our identities, our privacy is actually protected still (for how long who knows but right now it is). (canada that is)

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