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M-m-m-m-m......some interesting news from the WALL STREET JOURNAL December 19, 2008. "After years of suing thousands of people for allegedly stealing music via the Internet, the recording industry is set to drop its legal assault as it searches for more effective ways to combat online music piracy."

 

This is certainly a new twist.......read the article and let's see how this one goes........?????

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Could somebody read it and summarize it here? There's a lot of words and I'm too lazy right now - but interested, that's the problem.

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Could somebody read it and summarize it here? There's a lot of words and I'm too lazy right now - but interested, that's the problem.

Basically I can get away with sending you Rockarma mp3s...

Can you send some my way too? I haven't gotten around to buying the Rockarma album yet. Been too busy adding to my "nu-metal" collection. ;)

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Could somebody read it and summarize it here? There's a lot of words and I'm too lazy right now - but interested, that's the problem.

Basically I can get away with sending you Rockarma mp3s...

Can you send some my way too? I haven't gotten around to buying the Rockarma album yet. Been too busy adding to my "nu-metal" collection. ;)

Yep, sure.

 

Anyone else?

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Could somebody read it and summarize it here? There's a lot of words and I'm too lazy right now - but interested, that's the problem.

Basically I can get away with sending you Rockarma mp3s...

Can you send some my way too? I haven't gotten around to buying the Rockarma album yet. Been too busy adding to my "nu-metal" collection. ;)

Yep, sure.

 

Anyone else?

Did you send 'em to me, yet?

Cheers, Matt.

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Could somebody read it and summarize it here? There's a lot of words and I'm too lazy right now - but interested, that's the problem.

Basically I can get away with sending you Rockarma mp3s...

Can you send some my way too? I haven't gotten around to buying the Rockarma album yet. Been too busy adding to my "nu-metal" collection. ;)

Yep, sure.

 

Anyone else?

Did you send 'em to me, yet?

Cheers, Matt.

 

I only sent you the Rockarma Bsides, ... Pete in the shower, Pete changing his g string... the usual

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Okay....here is the contents of an article in PC magazine which points to the RIAA's new thinking and some possible solutions to the problem......I found this very interesting as well

 

I know it's lots of reading, but, if you want to know what is going on, you have to put some time in to find out, otherwise remain in the dark......

 

PC Magazine story

 

 

"The new plan, while ending the era of problem-ridden legal attacks, appears to circumvent the law and instead put the power directly into the hands of RIAA. The group says it will work directly with Internet service providers to go after people it believes are illegally sharing files. RIAA will notify an ISP, which will then warn the user and ultimately suspend or discontinue his access if a change is not observed. "Major ISPs" are said to be on board with the idea.

 

Effectively, RIAA has turned itself into the sheriff, and your ISP into its deputy. Based on the same data gathering and user identification methods that have come under fire from the start, RIAA will now be able to get your Internet access limited or discontinued on its own if it for some reason flags you as an illegal filesharer. And I'm not the only one left feeling a little wary about that.

 

"This means more music fans are going to be harassed by the music industry," says Fred von Lohmann, senior staff attorney of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

 

"The problem is the lack of due process for those accused," von Lohmann continues. "In a world where hundreds of thousands, or millions, of copyright infringement allegations are automatically generated and delivered to ISPs, mistakes are going to be made. ... Anyone who has ever had to fight to correct an error on their credit reports will be able to imagine the trouble we're in for."

 

The Solution

 

In essence, the music industry is trading one questionable practice for another. Striking a deal to deem itself the judge and your ISP the regulator is not the answer -- and it's not going to win the war, either.

 

What is the solution, then? The EFF suggests RIAA support a "voluntary collective licensing regime" -- basically, a legal peer-to-peer network that'd let music fans pay a small monthly fee for the right to freely trade music. A survey conducted this summer found an overwhelming 80 percent of current peer-to-peer users would be interested in paying for such a system. If organized, it'd put a stamp of approval on a process that's going on anyway -- and, for an inconsequential individual fee of something like $5 a month, the industry would be able to pay rights-holders based on how much their music is being downloaded.

 

"The more people share, the more money goes to rights-holders," the EFF points out. "The more competition in P2P software, the more rapid the innovation and improvement. The more freedom for fans to upload what they care about, the deeper the catalog."

 

The model follows the system set up for radio stations by organizations such as ASCAP and BMI. Perhaps RIAA would be wise to consider such a system, one that could serve the interests of all parties involved rather than harming them.

 

Here's what it boils down to: When almost every voice in earshot is crying out against the way you operate, you have to start wondering if maybe -- just maybe -- you're going about things the wrong way. The world is crying out, RIAA. It's time to start listening.

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I ain't paying for shit. In Canada, it still is legal to download media.

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Could somebody read it and summarize it here? There's a lot of words and I'm too lazy right now - but interested, that's the problem.

Basically I can get away with sending you Rockarma mp3s...

Can you send some my way too? I haven't gotten around to buying the Rockarma album yet. Been too busy adding to my "nu-metal" collection. ;)

Yep, sure.

 

Anyone else?

Did you send 'em to me, yet?

Cheers, Matt.

 

I only sent you the Rockarma Bsides, ... Pete in the shower, Pete changing his g string... the usual

I've heard of those and now I get to hear 'em myself. Is there a bonus dvd with behind the scenes sort of stuff.

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