Ted Bridis Associated Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The embattled music industry disclosed plans Wednesday for an unprecedented escalation in its fight against Internet piracy, threatening to sue hundreds of individual computer users who illegally share music files online. The Recording Industry Association of America, citing significant sales declines, said it will begin today to search Internet file-sharing networks to identify music fans who offer "substantial" collections ofMP3 song files for downloading. It expects to file at least several hundred lawsuits within 10 weeks seeking financial damages. Executives for the association, the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that represents major labels, would not say how many songs on a user's computer might qualify for a lawsuit. The new campaign comes just weeks after U.S. appeals court rulings requiring Internet providers to identify subscribers suspected of illegally sharing music and movie files.
What does everyone make of this? I think it might be safe to not use p2p for a while, or to at least stop sharing files.
Than again the only real way they can track people down is using spyware which is unconstitional. The Music industy has had 5 years to come up with cost effective music downloading sites but they have done nothing.
haHA! bring it on music industry! :-p i gotz 40 gigs of k.azza on my computer ^_~
i r gunna git sued! woo!
Lol, 40 gb? good god :p
Artie, yeah, I guess you're right, they're probably just spouting threats.
*goes to find potential hiding spots for HD in case FBI comes*
oh no, now I'm really scared... (NOT)
Even if this isn't just B/S and you somehow do get sued, there are many a case you can easily defend yourself with so, YAY! the music industry is going down :)
Originally posted by irishstag Lol, 40 gb? good god :p
:-p mostly anime...
25 AMVs (anime music vidios) Evrey episode of Hand maid may (11) Evrey episode of Hellsing (10) Evrey episode of Love Hina (27) All 3 love hina movies 48 episodes of Inu Yasha and counting ^_~
thats just a sample, i have shitloads more, all stored on my HD (dont have a burner, so i have to store it all)
dude, the police or FBI can trace EVERY keystoke you have ever made on a pc. The only way to prevent this is actully breaking your HD. Is that scary or what?
Holy **** 40 gigs from just ***** ill bet ive downloaded half my stuff from you
why wont they let me type *****