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ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

anarcation, I doubt if minors such are you are the targets of the RIAA’s gestapo-like searh and destroy, unless you happen to be sharing 200 gig worth of mp3’s. But in the unlikely event that you are indeed singled out, under the rule of vicarious liability, your dad (or legal guardian) will be indeed the one to be charged since you are still a minor.

So kiddies, let this be a lesson: if you want daddy to stay free and healthy, DONT pirate music. but if you really must and are addicted to it (like the millions and millions of other people out there), just keep your shared files to a bare minimum to keep under the RIAA’s radar.

The answer has got to be cheaper cd’s. I mean, id gladly pay that extra for original cd’s plus packaging, booklets, and other extras, but not if that “extra” is 10 times more than a bootleg price. If Malaysia can pull THAT off, lets see if other countries follow suit, which i hope will be the case.

 

Posted by Reorx on June 27, 2003 at 1:04 AM (CDT)

ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

im wondering how anti-piracy egislature will affect minors in the US. im 14, and if i get busted for pircacy, will my dad (the technical owner of my computer, DSL, iPod, etc.) have to face charges? because even if he didnt do the actual piracy, the copyrighted songs are still located on things that are his property.

Posted by anarcation on June 26, 2003 at 10:00 PM (CDT)

Plug an iSight into iPod and record video?

You’re forgetting - the battery on an ipod isn’t large enough to run the harddrive for extended periods. Sure, you’d have gigs of space, but only half an hour of battery time.

That being said, forget compression - that halfhour of video has lots of space to exist in.

Posted by Anonymous on June 26, 2003 at 9:59 PM (CDT)

Plug an iSight into iPod and record video?

To anyone who’s doubtful about the iPod’s ability to record fat streams of incoming data: Plug your iPod into your Mac; Drag and drop a few thousand megabytes worth of files onto it.

You’ll notice it can handle that sort of thing just fine

Posted by ephraim on June 26, 2003 at 9:42 PM (CDT)

iPod 15GB for $314 shipped

Wonderful deal, I’m forever grateful for the heads up!

Posted by Lissa on June 26, 2003 at 9:39 PM (CDT)

ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

No, Zync—they’re called the MPAA, and they do all the movie ratings, among other things. If you read the whole story, their head, Jack Valenti, applauded the RIAA’s move but noted that the studios aren’t going to do the same thing (yet).
As for Malaysia, I was there in 1996, and their version of piracy isn’t even close to ours—it’s miles ahead. There were stores in high-price malls that openly advertised in their windows that they had bootleg live CDs. Another mall had stores which solely existed to sell pirated Windows software. If they put a law like that in place, it’s probably in order to force manufacturers to put list prices at levels that will make following the law a reasonable option for stores in order to encourage the sale of legal CDs and software, etc.

Posted by Clive on June 26, 2003 at 9:29 PM (CDT)

PodShop Announces June Clearance Sale

For the lazy man who has everything

Posted by Ian on June 26, 2003 at 8:49 PM (CDT)

ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

Hey Mac Gladdy, I too was wondering why no one ever mentions that movies are also shared. It’s probably because there’s no MIAA…..

Posted by zync on June 26, 2003 at 8:16 PM (CDT)

ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

Reorx I wouldn’t crow so loudly as time might be running out haven’t yuou heard of the EU, who are at the behest of the major labels are looking at drawing up anti-piracy legislation across the whole of the EU. There are some websites in Holland where you can download the album and the covers to go with it, now that is stealing. pity the poor fools who do as it downloads a backdoor trojan onto your machine ( windows).

As for the copy controlled CD’s one will never touch my Mac or PC. Also let’s not forget that movies are being shared using p2p, so if we manage to kill two major US industries, perhaps in years from now our kids will ask us ‘why did we allow it to happen?’

Finally, I read early this morning on netscape that the malaysian government is considering bringing a law in which will force the price of CD, VCD and DVD down to a level which ordinary malays could afford and so counter piracy in that country.  Now that would be very interesting if it went ahead.

Posted by mac_gladdy on June 26, 2003 at 8:12 PM (CDT)

ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

And remember, I read somewhere that the RIAA only has jurisdiction over large file shareres IN the US. Us overseas folk are untouchable what with international law and stuff. Who says only Americans have 200 GB worth of mp3’s open to th epublic?

Th RIAA is just getting it all wrong what with their rhino tactics against music sharers. The answer is within them, they have to come up with a more viable business model from which to work. Like, lower the price of cd’s or present a cheap, hassle free but legal way of downloading music (like i Tunes,but more universal).

All they’ve been doing, what with suing College students, threatening to sue anonymous file sharers, and my favorite pet peeve COMING OUT WITH FRIGGIN COPY CONTROLLED CD’S (which have been proven to be of lesser audio quality than normal cd’s), is alienate the very people they cater to, and crate even more hatred and resistance to their cause. File sharing WILL NOT go away, It is the future. They better start acceoting that fact and start workin around it.

Dont get me wrong, I am against music piracy, but they are just going about it the wrong way. To paraphrase the Chemical Brothers, they’re just digging their own hole.
And boy are they in deep this time.

Posted by Reorx on June 26, 2003 at 7:30 PM (CDT)

Think Different Store will sell iSkin eXo case

In the next 15 days, a special belt clip will be available for your 1-2gen iSkin. It is now being designed by the manufacturer of iSkin and will be released next month. Find it at ThinkDifferentStore - it is expected to sell for $5 - the removable stub is made from brass with eltrecto plated chrome. The inside part has PTU wrapped around it to provent it from scratching your ipod and the belt clip is a high grade clear plastic belt clip.

Posted by Lajo Cymbalski on June 26, 2003 at 6:30 PM (CDT)

iPod 15GB for $314 shipped

Awesome deal and worked just like it said.  I am a poor college student living at home with the parents for the summer and at first I figured that they arent going to be too happy that I just spent $314 but then I looked on ebay and saw that new 15 gig ipods are selling for $350 so if it doesnt work out with my parents then I can just sell it and even make some money, that makes it worth it to me!

Posted by highfly on June 26, 2003 at 5:37 PM (CDT)

Think Different Store will sell iSkin eXo case

You don’t understand, I’m looking for a semitranslucent iSkin (to show off my iPods’ design) with a Belt Clip like these new ones have. If there is such a product out there, someone please let me know. The 1-2Gen iSkins don’t have Belt Clips.

Posted by Tom Strong on June 26, 2003 at 4:38 PM (CDT)

Plug an iSight into iPod and record video?

i really dont believe you could ever possibly just plug in the isight into your ipod and have it do anything.  the ipod doesnt have the software nor the hardware to be able to handle video and audio data all at once.  i mean really…. the ipod cant even record! (officially at least, and even unofficially isnt it only like 6 seconds or something on the new ones?)

Posted by wes on June 26, 2003 at 4:28 PM (CDT)

Think Different Store will sell iSkin eXo case

To: Tom Strong:  Like, dude, the 1-2G iPod skins have been available for a while. Try http://www.thinkdifferentstore.com/cgi-app/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=6556215.16687*-A6Is1&p_id=146&xm=on&ppinc=search2

Posted by Greg on June 26, 2003 at 4:17 PM (CDT)

Plug an iSight into iPod and record video?

Albert~
The iSight connects using a firewire cable.

Posted by mongoos150 on June 26, 2003 at 3:43 PM (CDT)

ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

I agree Dan, but Mac Gladdy is right. Besides, we are anonymous, despite what a stupid lady who knows nothing about the internet thinks. Remember everyone, multiple firewalls, routers, hubs, and switches are our friends :) I agree Rob. I hate the RIAA. I’m a visual artist (digital and traditional) and I offer my stuff online for people to see. Anyone is welcome to take a picture of my work or an image on their computer as long as they view it privately or show people, but if they try to push it as their own and get money for it that is stealing. The people who are about the art itself don’t care. I don’t think incubus cares and guess what, they have great music. The only people who are afraid are the people who produce crap music whose records wouldn’t be bought if they could be downloaded. There are people that if I downloaded their music I’d have to buy the CD. I’ve done so with incubus and RHCP. They don’t even seem to care if they’ve been downloaded in fact it probably makes them happy. Oh and the RIAA negelcts the fact that their profits go down probably as much as they raise CD prices each year. I agree Clive, thats entirely the reason why they’re going after people with large collections. Music sharing will probably get more underground than it already is, but I don’t think we’ll see it die.

Posted by zync on June 26, 2003 at 3:38 PM (CDT)

iPod 15GB for $314 shipped

At this price -  worth the wait, IMHO. Frustating sure, but nearly 100 bucks off! Apparently Dell gives certain discounts if you wait too long. Still, really frustating I am sure.

Posted by Jonathan on June 26, 2003 at 3:37 PM (CDT)

Think Different Store will sell iSkin eXo case

Sorry for the delay in updating the web site. You can now find the free maclear promotion at

http://www.thinkdifferentstore.com/cgi-app/store/agora.cgi?&p_id=655&xm=on&ppinc=search2

Joe

Posted by Joe on June 26, 2003 at 3:35 PM (CDT)

ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

I think thay are after the people with 40+ GB’s of Mp3 sat on thier harddrive for everyone to feast on. I doubt very much if those people actually have a CD collection of any note as most of their music is on Mp3. I’ve heard of jokers with 200GB of Mp3’s, i doubt if they have all the CD’s to go with them. Anyway, have you used kazzaa recently it’s full of porn and viruses.

My personal opinion on these mp3 monkeys is that they really are not music fans in the true sense of the word. ” I am big fan of the beatles but all my beatles albums are on mp3”. Music fans, appreciate the band and their music. if you are a music fan you would buy the CD, as not all artists are mega stars some are just a few sales away from going back to working in walmart, it’s those guys/girls/bands who produce great music and so I will buy the CD.

Admittedly the mainstream is so full of bloated overhyped rubbish there isn’t much I’d buy from the top 100. Lets not scream about overpriced CD’s when you can get very good buys online. hey I am based in the UK and you guys in the US don’t know the meaning of overpriced CD’s!

Posted by mac_gladdy on June 26, 2003 at 3:31 PM (CDT)

iPod 15GB for $314 shipped

I just bought a 15giger a day or so ago from Bestbuys.. I am totally going to return it now.. :)

Posted by Jerry on June 26, 2003 at 3:24 PM (CDT)

Plug an iSight into iPod and record video?

some of you appear to have very short memories of the early 90’s and the mac clone disasters and the company nearly going bust.

Apple should and will keep focused on what they doo best producing great computers with great software. I’d be happy with that as for phones and ipod camcorders people let’s wake up and smell the coffee, they just don’t need to be done.

Posted by mac_gladdy on June 26, 2003 at 3:09 PM (CDT)

iPod 15GB for $314 shipped

I am receiving my 30 gig from Dell today - so UPS says. Paid for 2 day delivery and am into the third day - 4:55 PM. Ugh.

Ordered it back in May during the special. Wait is frustrating but the shipping is even more so.

I was not notified it had shipped. I just happened to call them to ask how long.

Glad to learn this about Dell because I will think twice before I order from them again - will need to plan a l-o-n-g trip or something before delivery.

Posted by doug on June 26, 2003 at 2:54 PM (CDT)

iPod 15GB for $314 shipped

Ordered directly from the Apple website, only to find this hot tip about 45 minutes later.  Once painless call to Apple to cancel the order and 5 minutes to order from Dell saved me $85.  Yes, I will likely have to wait a little longer to get it, but to me it’s money well spent.  Thanks for the fantastik heads-up.

Posted by Jason Triest on June 26, 2003 at 2:36 PM (CDT)

iPod 15GB for $314 shipped

Yeah, that’s the tricky part, Dell always has great deals.

But I see an awful lot of people who ordered a month ago and still have not gotten theirs.  I may have paid more but I have had mine for three weeks.

I have never been a good at waiting.

Posted by Andrew McDonald on June 26, 2003 at 2:22 PM (CDT)

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