RIAA do it again

Just reading on BoingBoing about how the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) reportedly started sending letters to YouTube users demanding that they take down videos of kids singing along and dancing to their favorite songs. I mean, FFS, are these guys actually on the planet Earth?! If it wasn’t so messed up, it’d actually be funny. It seems that the RIAA want to control every facet of how a normal person uses music.

6 Comments

  1. andy chris   •  

    I sometimes visit your blog and read articles.
    Recently I checked CNET download.com and found ‘Windows P2P Extension Pack’.
    After the installation, walla! NOW YOUR Windows Explorer is your file sharing application!,
    What else would you need more?
    No registration, No log on, No spyware, bundle whatever the headache NO MORE!
    This program gives pure file sharing experience!
    This is the future of P2P application for Windows users!
    This type of p2p program will apprear more and more and eventually RIAA will surrender sooner or later…

  2. andy chris   •  

    I sometimes visit your blog and read articles.Recently I checked
    CNET download.com and found ‘Windows P2P Extension Pack’.After
    the installation, walla! NOW YOUR Windows Explorer is your file
    sharing application!, What else would you need more?No
    registration, No log on, No spyware, bundle whatever the headache NO
    MORE!This program gives pure file sharing experience! This is
    the future of P2P application for Windows users!This type of p2p
    program will apprear more and more and eventually RIAA will surrender
    sooner or later.

  3. trev   •  

    but isn’t there some way for RIAA to check your distribution of copyrighted material easily because of this.

  4. andy chris   •  

    Have you tried the program?
    Unless your ISP provides IP traffic information of Windows file transfer activity status to RIAA,
    unlike Kazaa and Morpheus which can be checked and monitored.
    It is the most safe way to share your files.
    Still worried? try encryption utility to hide your hard disk.

  5. kevintel   •  

    Andy, no offence but you are, as far as I can tell, barking up the wrong tree entirely and missing the point here. First off, the problem with P2P File Sharing is not a technical one but a legal one, and no matter how you integrate the technology you choose into your computing environment, the fact remains that sharing out copyrighted material to all and sundry from your computer is going to remain illegal.

    I’m not saying that the RIAA is dealing well with the Internet; on the contrary, they are clearly terrified of losing control of what for them is a gravy-train, a source of money for nothing, when they should be embracing it in the manner of iTunes or allofmp3.com, and looking at services like youtube as an opportunity (which I believe was Tony’s point, not about how best to file share). I’m saying that if you really think that by more people sharing the stuff from which the RIAA makes money is going to make them roll over then you’re being incredibly naive. They’ll keep sueing until nothing can be legally shared, ever.

    Anyway, you read to me like you’re promoting this software, and it also reads to me like a huge Windows security hole. Strangers accessing my PC through Windows Explorer? Yeah, right. Pure madness for people who should know better. Mind you, if you want a ‘pure file sharing experience’ then you might try something called FTP, it’s safe and it rocks my world 😉

  6. trev   •  

    no andy i have to admit i haven’t used it, i’ve been sceptical of letting people access my pc, i’d need a lot of reassuring before i’d use it. i’d remain convinced that RIAA would know of this feature, they are all over everything, and would probably have a way to check if you are distributing copyrighted stuff, they are just so dogged.

    btw taken from battlemedia:
    I sometimes visit your blog and read articles.
    Recently I checked CNET download.com and found ‘Windows P2P Extension Pack’.
    After the installation, walla! NOW YOUR Windows Explorer is your file sharing application!,
    What else would you need more?
    No registration, No log on, No spyware, bundle whatever the headache NO MORE!
    This program gives pure file sharing experience!
    This is the future of P2P application for Windows users!
    This type of p2p program will apprear more and more and eventually RIAA will surrender sooner or later…
    Posted by: andy chris June 17, 2006 11:32 AM
    and on hackinthebox.org here under
    Re: RIAA chief says illegal song-sharing ‘contained’ (Score: 1)
    by sandosan on Jun 17, 2006 – 05:40 PM
    I sometimes visit your blog and read articles.
    Recently I checked CNET download.com and found ‘Window P2P Extension Pack’.
    This type of p2p program will apprear more and more and eventually RIAA will surrender sooner or later…
    NOW YOUR Windows Explorer is your file sharing application!,
    What else could you need more?
    This is the future of P2P application for Windows users!

    dude are you just repeating yourself over and over.:lol:

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