- Jan 29, 2006
- 9,066 (2.07/day)
- My house.
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430|
|Cooling||Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU|
|Memory||2GB G.Skill DDR2 800|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600|
|Storage||WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.|
|Display(s)||Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900|
|Case||Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).|
|Audio Device(s)||Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).|
|Power Supply||ThermalTake 430W TR2|
|Software||XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.|
While we all know that the RIAA uses questionable and filthy tactics to attempt to apprehend what they call "pirates", who are usually college students and old people, nobody has dared to interfere with their legal might. Fortunately, someone has taken a stand: Oregon State. When the RIAA sent Oregon State subpoenas to investigate the behavior of a few students, Oregon State sent them right back, went to court to see those subpoenas nullified, and accused the RIAA of spying on their students. The RIAA's legal team was quick to claim that Oregon State was "misguided" in their actions, and is preparing to file their own accusations that Oregon State is obstructing justice. The Oregon Assistant Attorney General responded as follows:Source: Katu 2 (Oregon Local News)
Those accusations are not warranted. The record in this case suggests that the larger issue may not be whether students are sharing copyrighted music, but whether (the industry's) investigative and litigation strategies are appropriate.