Don't Download This Song

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Postby fred27 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:21 am

just read this, might cost ya $80,000.............
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tec_music_downloading

(i couldnt find the original topic)
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Postby Tapix » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:19 am

Don't Download This Song Youtube video can't be viewed in Finland :S
Then I will need to download it so I could view/hear it?
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Postby weirdojace » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:26 am

You know what's amazing is that you can get fined 80 grand for downloading a few songs, but if you get caught stealing a CD from a store you'll get off easy with a slap on the wrist.

I also think it's amazing that the RIAA targets the people who only downloaded maybe 20 songs or so, instead of the people who download and fill their iPods up with thousands of songs.

Of course, they know perfectly well that the people they sue aren't gonna get them the money. If you sue someone for that much and they don't have it, you're not gonna see the money. They just get satisfaction in knowing they just ruined somebody for life.

I hate the RIAA.
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Postby Big Spoon » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:53 am

Yeah, the RIAA really sucks. Yes, people shouldn't downloading songs, but the punishments that they're inflicting on those who do are way too extreme.
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Postby anthontherun » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:10 am

weirdojace @ July 18, 2009 09:26 pm wrote: You know what's amazing is that you can get fined 80 grand for downloading a few songs, but if you get caught stealing a CD from a store you'll get off easy with a slap on the wrist.


Further proof that CDs > downloads. :P
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Re: Don't Download This Song

Postby Big Spoon » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:04 am

I saw a poster up in the cafeteria earlier today that Bill Plympton (who animated the video) is giving a talk at my school on November 15! I love his work. Wonder if he'll mention the video...
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Re: Don't Download This Song

Postby TMBJon » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:12 am

Hope for a Q&A.
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Re: Don't Download This Song

Postby joseyklein » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:53 pm

try to pull info about the new ALbum if at all possible... we all would like to know
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Postby JEDM » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:56 am

Some slight Al-related news: Limewire is shutting down

(This article, oddly enough, mentions Al.)
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Re: Don't Download This Song

Postby weirdojace » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:04 am

Eh, not like P2P applications are even the dominant form of file sharing anymore. It's all BitTorrent trackers now...
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