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Niwid
08-07-2003, 01:49 AM
The RIAA has issued over 205 subpoenas so far. They are mainly targeting people with a "substantial" number of files or those computers functioning as supernodes....and of course all the ISPs.

http://www.eff.org/IP/P2P/riaasubpoenas/

Here is a site that will tell you if you have or have not been issued a subpoena.

I came across an interesting name on the list.....Praetorian....is it possibly our own Praetorian?

In any case, if you have Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster, or something similar, delete it now!

Clefo
08-07-2003, 02:33 AM
Lemme dispel some unneccesary paranoia.

If you really look into the criterion of this, it applys to people who SHARE lots of files (And lots of files means like lots of files), so technically if you stop sharing files, you'll be okay, no need to panic and such (Oh, and because this thread is about something no no, it'll be closed soon)

pbguy1211
08-07-2003, 02:38 AM
not on it... VERY happy! :D

Darth Homer
08-07-2003, 03:16 AM
Can you believe that these people are getting away with stealing so much money out of the artists' pockets, though? And then there are the people sharing music....

Seriously, though...it is rediculous the amount of money the record industry takes from the the sale of each album...you hear about it all the time, artists like Aerosmith who had huge sales, but still struggled with money because they only get like $0.03 from each album sold. And there are also laws against price-fixing here in the US of A, yet all the record companies have exactly the same prices for their albums...weird....

Sherack Nhar
08-07-2003, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by Clefo
(Oh, and because this thread is about something no no, it'll be closed soon) Actually it won't, it's very legit... but it will be watched closely I guess.

Praetorian
08-07-2003, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by Niwid
I came across an interesting name on the list.....Praetorian....is it possibly our own Praetorian?

I can assure you that it isn't me. Reason #1: I wouldn't use KaZaA or any other Peer to Peer program 'cause all the virus junk going through those things. Reason #2: Look at the songs the other praetorian downloaded...Paula Abdul?!?!?:confused: ...you wouldn't catch me dead w/ Paula Abdul music.

STTCT
08-07-2003, 12:51 PM
ROFL

I can so see you now dancing to Paula!!

You can actually see what songs the accused have downloaded?

The scarey thing is they actually post a link to the suepena (sp) pdf file which has their full name and address!!!

Praetorian
08-07-2003, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by STTCT
ROFL

I can so see you now dancing to Paula!!

You can actually see what songs the accused have downloaded?

wow, that freaks me out thinking of myself dancing to Paula

yea, the listing of songs is kinda funny. I look over Praetorian@kazaa's list of songs again...I realized I don't listen to any of that music, let alone Paula. Here's the list:
Michelle Branch - All You Wanted
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted
Pink - Don't Let Me Get Me
Guns N Roses - Paradise City
Phil Collins - Sussudio
Usher - U Don't Have to Call
Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band
U2 - With or Without You

Apparently they are only going after the people who are offering stuff for other to download, 'cause this is a list of what he was offering, not what he had gotten from someone else.

Darth Homer
08-07-2003, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Praetorian
Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band
U2 - With or Without You


Grand Funk and U2? Are you saying that listening to these songs is somehow bad? If so, I'll have your head on a plate!!! Oh...wait...sorry...been playing too much kotor as evil sith people...

Niwid
08-08-2003, 02:39 AM
That was all he was offering? I'm surprised they didn't get me, I had some 6,000 songs I was sharing with uploads on unlimited and set as a supernode.......(Wait...maybe you were just giving us a few songs....if this is true, disregard my statement :D)

I will never find a logic within those with power of some kind.

Praetorian
08-08-2003, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Darth Homer
Grand Funk and U2? Are you saying that listening to these songs is somehow bad? If so, I'll have your head on a plate!!! Oh...wait...sorry...been playing too much kotor as evil sith people...

Nooooo...not my head...:mob: ...ahhh

but seriously, no I wasn't saying that, I have nothing wrong with them, I just don't listen to them

Niwid - those were the songs listed on the subpoena. There might be more, I don't know.

Hannibal
08-08-2003, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Niwid
That was all he was offering? I'm surprised they didn't get me, I had some 6,000 songs I was sharing with uploads on unlimited and set as a supernode.......(Wait...maybe you were just giving us a few songs....if this is true, disregard my statement :D)

I will never find a logic within those with power of some kind.

Maybe they are going after him because of his choice in music.

Paragon_Leon
08-08-2003, 09:24 PM
actually, the RIAA also sent out subpoenas to 'small users' to sort of make a statement that no matter how small it is, it still is illegal.

El Sitherino
08-09-2003, 06:25 PM
i dunno man i mean. what if they see that you put in your ip address so they keep it and then send you one if you aren't already getting one.

that or i'm just paranoid.