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  1. #1
    Lohsing
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    Default [OT] Music Industry Fights Back

    Can't say I'm too impressed with this article... I've always been of the opinion that they should have embraced mp3 as a valid medium.

    Anyway, it does worry me when I read of reports of trojans, malicious programs, etc. For the life of me though, I cannot see how they could do it, as there are other means of downloading mp3s without using 'file-sharing' networks.

    It's almost like they are wasting money on trying to stop file-sharing, without addressing the main issue of why people are pirating music.

    Lo.

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    promethius
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    Surley people would just write programs to counteract these? Or Symatec (and other anti-virus companies) could just add them to their list of viruses!?

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    Chilling_Silently
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    I like the idea, that if my Music is on an MP3 CD, or over a LAN with Read-Only Access etc. then they'd have to actually come round to my house and torch it down before they got rid of MP3's!

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    Graham L
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    Default Re: [OT] Music Industry Fights Back

    But they have a business-friendly gobblement in the US. George will send "precision weapons" to take out the whole neighborhood.

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    roofus
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    Seems like a whole lot of scaremongering.

    take it this way. 2 wrongs don't make a right.
    by attacking your computer with trojans they are invading on your ability to use YOUR equipment. Just as the person downloading the music is invading on the companies right to royalties.

    I know that as soon as they tried this (in the USA) that the companies would be sued for millions. Because virus/hacnking etc is illegal as well!!

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    bmason
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    Why didn't someone tell me all those silly laws were optional?

  7. #7
    Baldy
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    Default Re: [OT] Music Industry Fights Back

    > Seems like a whole lot of scaremongering.
    >
    > take it this way. 2 wrongs don't make a right.
    > by attacking your computer with trojans they are
    > invading on your ability to use YOUR equipment. Just
    > as the person downloading the music is invading on
    > the companies right to royalties.
    >
    > I know that as soon as they tried this (in the USA)
    > that the companies would be sued for millions.
    > Because virus/hacnking etc is illegal as well!!

    Well said Roofus. My setiments exactly!

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