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News RIAA wins case against Usenet.com

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Jul 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    damn, i couldnt care 2 shits about Bittorrent but this aint good.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'm more surprised it took them this long to get sued.

    Seriously shocking.
     
  4. Buzzons

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    Agreed Liratheal - I'm surprised that the Usenet sites weren't the first to get hit.
     
  5. impar

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    Greetings!

    About time!
     
  6. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Law and Order Cheesecake!!
     
  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    If they tampered with evidence and failed to bring forward required witnesses, that kind of implies that they knew they were breaking the law.

    The alt.binaries newsgroups have been around for an awfully long time - predating bittorrent by years - so I too am surprised that nobody's gone for them before.
     
  8. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    It's no-where near as common as torrents though
     
  9. impar

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    Greetings!
    Because it involves money, via subscriptions.
     
  10. p3n

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    /me hopes giganews survives, awesome for downloading all sorts - there is plenty of legit stuff on alt.binaries too - bloody mp3 police....
     
  11. Shadow_101

    Shadow_101 Mudkips.

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    Sigh. Annoying that it’s finally come round to Usenet. giganews +SSL + newzbin + 24 mb pipe = Win
     
  12. reflux

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    Rapidshare will be next, surely.
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    wow not ot sound like a broken record but I too am shock., I thought they would have been one of the first to be targeted.
     
  14. themax

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    Wonder when they will target IRC and try to shut it down completely.
     
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    I LAWled.

    True tho. I wonder when.
     
  16. Darkefire

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    Usenet was targeted because the sites that provide access stupidly promote their service with "unlimited music, movie and game downloads", painting a giant bullseye on their chest. I'm not sure if IRC can really be shut down; its primary purpose is still largely chat and it will be tough to prove to a court that it's all about piracy. Rapidshare, Megaupload and their ilk should represent the largest targets, but with their policies of deleting files that are infringing without too many questions (as opposed to something like TPB, who just laughed) they'll make a difficult mark to bring down. That, and the fact that most of them are based outside of the U.S. and therefore outside of the RIAA's firing range.
     
  17. airchie

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    Sorry to hear this, giganews+sabnzbd+phat pipe is awesome.
    Funny thing is, I use it mostly for TV shows cos its convenient.
    If the copyright holders would make their content cheap and easy to access in a decent quality they would have more success against piracy IMO.

    I don't download much music now.
    Well, I do, but I hardly pirate it.
    7digital ftw!! :)
     
  18. thehippoz

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    think they didn't do the usenet because it's a good way to catch the pedos.. they probably figure they've caught all they're gonna so next step :eek:
     
  19. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    whan can be downloaded from giganews/usenet?
     
  20. mooseguy

    mooseguy Crazy Moose

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    Everything.
     
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