I heard they were going after all the services. The problem they will run into is it is peer to peer. Napster ran a server. Limewire and others are just programs that connect people to each other. As long as the programs are out there they can not shut them down. They may be able to stop people from making the programs but they can not stop the people who have them from using them. Of course people will just publish these programs with anonymous names. They can not stop it.
Note of caution guys not sure if hizhonur approves of this kind of topic on a public board.
I know Apple and Sony are in a funny quandary about MP3s but it can still be a sensitive issue. Tread lightly.
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You know, it's funny you should bring this up...considering how Sony's own Net MD advertises downloading your music and then transferring the files to listen to. Methinks they doth protest too much...or something equally old-English-like.
Talk about speakin' outta both sides of your mouth! They should hurry up and decide which side of the debate they are on and stick to it. They cannot have it both ways.
It was also Sony that argued to the courts to allow them to sell VCRs back in the 80's. Sony also sells and manufactures CDR/CDRW discs and burners. I remember when I lived in Japan Sony came out with the dual cassette stereo. Any now they tell us not to burn music, yeah like they have a lot of credibility.
For what its worth, I think threads like this need to be discussed on boards. People will duplicate music till the end of time. But if its hashed about here and valid opinions are presented, then others can make a more informed choice about copying or not.
To say you can't discuss something is the real slippery topic.
How can you hate what's essentially freeware? Unless you purchased Pro. I don't see how you can complain. If you have the free version it's like they say, "you get what you pay for."
Apple and Sony can blow it out their wazoos. I for ONE have bought more CD's thanks to p2p filesharing. PC's are perfect for file sharing etc. Kazaa and WinMX are god sends. Audiogalaxy was amazing and had everything I ever looked for. I wish I had picked up on it before its downward spiral to what it is today.
Limewire's content is pretty lame, comparitively, but its the only option many Mac user's have. I'm making due I have pretty much no choice as a Mac user, but in being a Mac user I've grown some what accustomed to this and don't sweat it so much anymore... but I still don't like it.
"For what its worth, I think threads like this need to be discussed on boards"
Robert - I agree with you my caution only is that our benevolent Mayor does not want piracy information exchanged on his board.
It's his, he makes the rules. Discussing the issue is fine just use discretion. There is a difference between discussing piracy, advocating piracy, and providing step by step instructions in pirating stuff.