The RIAA gets serious

By bedlam_4
Nov 25, 2002
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  1. These guys are getting out of control. They actually confiscated ppls computers for allegations that these machines might contain mp3s that may or may not have been illegally obtained. www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/28263.html
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Wow, that is getting pretty bad. IMO they can't do anything to people that have previously downloaded things. They can only start to take action from here on out. They would have to check the dates created IMO.

    But yes that SUCKS
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Can they do that?

    Even if they can, they'll sure have fun tracking down 3/4 of all the computer users in the world...
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Am I right saying they only care about music? After all, it's Recording Industry Association of America. They don't have anything to do with movies and/or software?
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Actually this thread was posted before the news thread (i.e. 11/25 for this thread and 11/26 for the news post...)
  7. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 182

    I think I'll pop in a DVD and record it to VHS out of contempt for those *****s. Mabe they'll try to steal my T.V.. They can take my laptop when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,273   +258

    Maybe I'll rip a DVD to SVCD and shoot the bin/cue out to Kazaa - nah - that would be wrong. Not that what they are doing isn't.

    LNCPapa
  9. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I still don't fully understand why they are going so crazy about this. They know it goes on ALL around the world, and I would claim that every computer that is in a household has some sort of pirated music on it.

    And if they start taking PC's then people are just going to get smarter and find new ways of doing things.

    Only time will tell.
  10. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I wonder what communication is going between the RIAA and Microsoft...
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    The RIAA represent an industry that its increasingly becomming out of date and historic. The future is in on-line downloads. If people would just go with this instead of fighting it, the music industry would not be in the trouble that it is.
     
  12. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Concur, go with the flow, don't fight it all the time.

    Sometimes it's good, but others it just causes more problems.


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