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    Has anyone been affected by this? or maybe got a strike yet?

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    Nup, because I've got better things to do

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    How easy is to get caught? Are the authorities (or your ISP) monitoring you or are they monitoring known websites? If the latter is the case then it might be fairly easy to side step the monitoring by downloading from a not so popular site.

    There is an alternative to downloading music that I have heard of that, in the end, amounts to the same thing as downloading but you are not downloading in the way that you might expect, but you can still have the music you want. Apparently it is not as fast as downloading but you are still able to capture the music you want without being caught. Sounds fascinating.
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    It's dead easy. The copyright holders and representatives on their behalf are monitoring the likes of TPB. Your ISP doesn't give a rats ass.

    See my blog for a bit of a summary on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    It's dead easy. The copyright holders and representatives on their behalf are monitoring the likes of TPB. Your ISP doesn't give a rats ass.

    See my blog for a bit of a summary on it.
    What about direct downloads such as from fileserve or rapidshare?

    Edit: They don't lol, just read your blog. Good read.
    Last edited by xyz823; 08-09-2011 at 03:34 PM.

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    IMO there's no reason to be pirating music any more, there are more than enough legal ways of getting it.

    The most plausible item to be pirating here is TV shows, as there is no legal way - without falsifying your address (physical or IP) and obtaining from overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycik View Post
    IMO there's no reason to be pirating music any more, there are more than enough legal ways of getting it.

    The most plausible item to be pirating here is TV shows, as there is no legal way - without falsifying your address (physical or IP) and obtaining from overseas.

    Just my 2c.
    Just wish all these legal places used .flac instead of crappy MP3 until then I will continue buying CD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Just wish all these legal places used .flac instead of crappy MP3 until then I will continue buying CD's
    You must have perfect hearing and high end equipment Gary
    Very few people can tell the difference between a properly encoded Mp3 and a FLAC

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    ironically FLAC also stands for Free Legal Advice Centers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Just wish all these legal places used .flac instead of crappy MP3 until then I will continue buying CD's
    Well said.

    years ago I was happy with 128 bit rate.
    Now I like 360, but flac is obviously the best.

    I think itunes is only 192 ?

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