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Kazaa paranoia.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Evil Dee, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. Evil Dee

    Evil Dee Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 16, 2003 Messages: 1,234 Likes Received: 1
    Someone deleted kazaa from my computer and i was about to download it again when a wave of paranoia struck me. With all the bitching and beefing the recording industry is doing about tracking people through kazaa and whatnot, is there any way they can track the people downloading the system and would they bother?
     
  2. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    Here's the point: Simply having kazaa can't hurt you. You could very
    well use it just to get pictures and other completely legal things. They
    can't get you in trouble for having songs on your computer, because
    you very well may have bought those cd's. The only thing you can get
    in trouble for is having them in your shared folder. So, after you get
    them, put them in a different folder. Problem solved.



    Or, use SLSK or DC++, or KazaA Lite instead of reg. Kazaa.



    *: I know that this sounds bad, because if everyone had this policy,
    there would be no Kazaa anymore. But very few people actually think
    like me, and I'd hate to have someone I know get shafted when it could
    be some retard in California with 2000 songs on her shit.
     
  3. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    move it to another folder, or just set it so you arent uploading anything. thats how they catch you, by uploading from you.
     
  4. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    Thanks for paraphrasing my shit. Or did you even read it?
     
  5. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    i read it, i didnt want anyone else to have to read 2 paragraphs of stupid nonsense when it could be said in 2 sentences.

    BURN.:lol:
     
  6. deph

    deph New Jack

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    I dont think people uploading from you could be an offence cause you could have the CD's and put them onto you comp which isn't illegal.
     
  7. DREDZ

    DREDZ Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 14, 2002 Messages: 1,934 Likes Received: 0
    actually, that is what they are against. They don't like people allowing others to have access to music that they haven't paid for...basically, the RIAA doesn't like people sharing...that's what the whole is about.
     
  8. deph

    deph New Jack

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    I see but it's not actually against the law cause you could get hacked any ways right?
     
  9. DREDZ

    DREDZ Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 14, 2002 Messages: 1,934 Likes Received: 0
    I guess, but when you choose to join one of these file-sharing 'communities' and choose to share media, you are responsible, in the RIAA's eyes.
     
  10. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    It is not illegal to have music on your computer it is illegal to share that said music. Music you download of the net or from other people is coded differently from music you upload on your computer from cds so technically you could still be caught.

    bottom line dont use kazaa it sucks anyways, only share with people you know. so your not sharing with some riaa bot.
     
  11. deph

    deph New Jack

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    It's not actuallly illegal to have your music on your computer as long as you own a hard copy of said media.
     
  12. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    If you have the proper encoders in whatever player you use to put them
    onto your comp, I don't think the coding of those songs is any different.
    Probably just the quality is different.... like I put all my songs on at 192
    Kb/s but online they're like 64
     
  13. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    thats basically what i said.
    but anyways fuck kazaa that shit sucks.
     
  14. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 431
    kazaa lite k + +

    fuck the RIAA!
     
  15. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2003 Messages: 667 Likes Received: 0
    Yes, this man definately does know whats up. K++ comes with software you can update daily that blocks thousands upon thousands of known RIAA IP addresses. Other than using a program like mIRC, its the best thing you can do to protect yourself.
     
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