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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #14217

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A win for file sharing. :smt041 Woo Hoohttp://biz.yahoo.com/bw/040819/195672_1.html
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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #14222

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YAY! Free illegal downloads for all! :DHeh I'm kind of suprised though. I mean if they say PSP is ok do they really think all of this is going to be done legally. Or was it just that one company/service that was allowed to do it? Either way I don't really care much since I don't really download much stuff at all. Only some songs once in a while. The way I figure it though is that if the song is played on the radio then you should be able to download it for free. I mean I can just tape it onto a cassette from the radio but who uses walkmans anymore? I would rather do it online to listen to while I'm doing other stuff, or to burn to a cd. Is taping something onto a cassette from the radio illegal at all?
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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #14264

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Its not illegal. It falls under "fair use." But there are stipulations with that.1) Radio stations pay a fee that's not proportional to the cost of a CD. This means that the costs incured by a radio station take into account the idea that people will record the music for their own use.2) Cassette is an inherent lower quality sound than either radio or CD. While MP3s are a lossy format (meaning the quality degrades each time its encoded), they are still near CD quality.Its like the difference between taping a copy of a VHS film and copying a DVD.Also, this court decision has nothing to do with the legality of downloading music. Downloading copyrighted music still falls under copyright laws. Its simply a decision that states that P2P services aren't inherently responsible for the illegal downloading that its users use.Basically, they're saying that like the RIAA/MPAA cannot sue Microsoft for allowing its browser to potentially be used in copyright violations, they cannot sue P2P services for the same thing.
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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #14278

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this agrees with what i've been saying all along, a p2p program is just that. they aren't hosting or giving away free movies and music. they are just making it easier, to get files from other people. thus, they shouldn't be liable for anything.
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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #14411

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Raghnall wrote:
this agrees with what i've been saying all along, a p2p program is just that. they aren't hosting or giving away free movies and music. they are just making it easier, to get files from other people. thus, they shouldn't be liable for anything.
Yeah but thats kind of stupid because what do you think most people are going to be using it for? Its like a black box. I don't know about anywhere else, but from what I have heard about the law here in Mass its legal to make a black box, its legal to sell a black box, its legal to buy a black box, but its illegal to hook it up and use a black box. But really what else would you buy a black box for a paper weight? It holds no other purpose except to illegally steal cable. I'm sure most people on these P2P programs do it for illegal things. And when you download them don't they have some type of warning/disclaimer to not do anything illegal at all or else you can be held liable? Well if they don't do anything about those people its kind of like giving them the go ahead to break the law.
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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #14551

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But there are quite a few legal uses for P2P.For example, Ikari Bakudan from G4 released one of his albums, Techtsujin, onto P2P services to gain exposure for his mixes.Many websites like FileFront have embraced P2P (in the form of BitTorrent), and many others use networks like eDonkey to distribute their files, instead of hosting themselves.P2P has never offered illegal content. Its just because of the ease of use that its been embraced by people looking to download copyrighted materials. There's a reason why only the most hardcore pirates use IRC as a means to download their warez. Its not an easy application to use.
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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #14595

Duality wrote:
P2P has never offered illegal content. QUOTE]what about kiddy porn?
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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #14597

Duality wrote:
P2P has never offered illegal content.
what about kiddy porn?
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Altnet Applauds Court Decision in Favor of P2P 15 years 3 months ago #15031

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P2P services do not advertise or offer kiddy porn.The people sharing it do. That still doesn't make it the P2P service's responsibility.
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