Thursday, March 1st 2007

RIAA launches website to allow music copyright violators to pay without going to court

RIAA launches website for music copyright violators to pay without going to court

People who are caught by the RIAA usually have to pay a substantial amount of money to record companies. And so, the RIAA has decided to make a little website dedicated to helping the average pirate through the process of getting caught. P2Plawsuits.com is dedicated to doing three things. The first thing they do is post a list of questions convicted pirates might ask, and proper answers to them. The second thing the RIAA posts on their website is options/details on how to reduce the convict's fine, and even settle out of court. The third thing that the RIAA does is link to a website detailing the advantages of downloading legal music, which also hosts a list of legitimate music downloading services.Source: The Inquirer
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19 Comments on RIAA launches website to allow music copyright violators to pay without going to court

#1
Wile E
Power User
Great, just what we needed, more RIAA propaganda. I hate those guys.
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#2
C.Ash
Pay for downloading music illegally? Suure.. why don't you call me about that at the office?
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#3
MrW
"The second thing the RIAA posts on their website is options/details on how to reduce the convict's fine"
lol ie: ingoring this website and getting a real lawyer?
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#4
tvdang7
hey is this for real? this has all of a sudden made fa me pretty worried for my family since my sisters download from time to time.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Right... sooo.. whats the advantages to getting legal copies of tracks again? Oh right the snazzy box art.. yeah.. that'll persuade people to own up to downloading tracks :rolleyes:
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#6
Wile E
Power User
by: Ketxxx
Right... sooo.. whats the advantages to getting legal copies of tracks again? Oh right the snazzy box art.. yeah.. that'll persuade people to own up to downloading tracks :rolleyes:
Yeah not to mention the "superior encoding quality" offered by the legal downloading services. lol. I'll stick to Cds, thank you very much.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
lol "superior"? I totally forgot about that :p largely because I'm pretty sure nobody can really tell the difference between a good quality MP3WMA track (say 192-256 range) vs a wave file :p
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#8
Scavar
Right...I'll get right on it RIAA.......Sorry no one but people who don't need more money get money from me buying things. I already own most of my music, do I really need to own all of it?
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Technically, a music track can't be physically owned by anyone, its just data. So unless somebody can physically hold that data in their hand, it can't be considered stealing, instead the data is merely in the users possession. Not only that, but with blank CDDVD media, you actually also buy some right (forget what it is) that also technically makes any data stored on that disk YOUR legal property, regardless of its original source.
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#10
Namslas90
Right, for our benifit!

If you visit their site;

The first thing they do is record your IP

Then they look for it on illigitimate download sites.

Then they E-mail you!!

Thank for Visiting!!
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
lol :D
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Wile E
Power User
by: Ketxxx
lol "superior"? I totally forgot about that :p largely because I'm pretty sure nobody can really tell the difference between a good quality MP3WMA track (say 192-256 range) vs a wave file :p
I most certainly can. But most people can't, thus the reason for the heavily compressed music they use on those services. The quality of sound also depends heavily on the content of the music. More simplistic music, like rap or standard rock for example, doesn't lose much in compression. But if you listen to any complex jazz or classical music, the difference is perfectly clear.
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#13
Seany1212
IMO, the RIAA are getting desperate, with the slow downfall of DRM, anyone who signs up to that site to say they download music illegally is probably in for an asskicking, as the RIAA will know where you live and what you have done so they would probably sue you for it anyway, "reduced fines" pppffffffttttt :shadedshu
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
as much as i hate the RIAA, people need to stop pretending like downloading music without permission of the company is not stealing.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: Wile E
I most certainly can. But most people can't, thus the reason for the heavily compressed music they use on those services. The quality of sound also depends heavily on the content of the music. More simplistic music, like rap or standard rock for example, doesn't lose much in compression. But if you listen to any complex jazz or classical music, the difference is perfectly clear.
Cant say I listen to anything like jazz, but I'm sure a decent set of speakers would get rid of most of this "lower quality" stuff problems. 99% of the time recording bitrate has very little to do with it sounding so poor, its usually down to people not having very good speakers not having their speakers set up right, or not adjusting their equalizer adeqately.

For the record no I'm not saying go download music from p2p networks, I'm saying if you think you have a music quality problem, its more than likely one of the above issues.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: Easy Rhino
as much as i hate the RIAA, people need to stop pretending like downloading music without permission of the company is not stealing.
Yet at the same time you have to wonder what drove ppl to it in the first place, its not hard to guess why, with so many expenses in the modern world and jacked up unrealistic prices for things that most people are stuck having to pay, anything that can be obtained for "free", simply will be, as it saves joe average money.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Ketxxx
Cant say I listen to anything like jazz, but I'm sure a decent set of speakers would get rid of most of this "lower quality" stuff problems. 99% of the time recording bitrate has very little to do with it sounding so poor, its usually down to people not having very good speakers not having their speakers set up right, or not adjusting their equalizer adeqately.

For the record no I'm not saying go download music from p2p networks, I'm saying if you think you have a music quality problem, its more than likely one of the above issues.
Actually, the higher the quality and accuracy of your components, the more likely you are to hear the difference. The problem is that I'm an audiophile. lol. I do things like run live sound for bands and mixing and production. When I hear an mp3 thru my monitors, I know it immediately. My friends have tested me on this extensively. lol
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
PLain and simple, we live in a world full of stupid people. So in makes sense to make a website dedicated to the stupidity of stupid people.
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#19
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: WarEagleAU
PLain and simple, we live in a world full of stupid people. So in makes sense to make a website dedicated to the stupidity of stupid people.
haha. truer words have never been spoken!!!
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