Kazaa's users sharing illegal music

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Check this out, people sharing illegal music on Kazaa may not be so safe.

"A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Verizon Communications to disclose the identity of an alleged peer-to-peer pirate in a legal decision that could make it easier for the music industry to crack down on file-swapping networks."

"In a 37-page decision, U.S. District Judge John Bates said the wording of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires Verizon to give the Recording Industry Association of America the name of a Kazaa subscriber who allegedly was sharing more than 600 music recordings. Bates said 'the court disagrees with Verizon's strained reading of the act, which disregards entirely the clear definitional language.'"

http://news.com.com/2100-1023-981449.html?tag=fd_top
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I didnt read the "full story", bu ti would think it would be easy to get around that, by disabling file sharing, or moving files from the "shared" folder to another....
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Yeah well if everyone does that what good would Kazaa be then
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someone will always find a way arond this *plum* i bet. and kazaa is starting to piss me off. even kazaalite is having popups and that is annoying.

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no kazaa lite doesnt have popups man.. you might have another program installed causing the pop-ups.. try running adaware then reinstall.. kazaalite..

on a side note... there are over 3 million people at any given time on kazaa, so how is it they are going to attack the individuals? one at a time? hold the ISP responsible? it isnt the ISP's responsibility to sensor the internet or incur costs and expenses to fullfill the needs of the entertainment and movie business.. they better go back to the drawing board cuz they are just grasping at straws now.. cuz they know that P2P is a run away train that can NEVER be stopped...
theres my 2ยข
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Well as you can see in the ruling above the ISP had to disclose who that user was, and I am pretty positive they are going to press charges against that individual. But I agree that would be alot of people to go after. But really the only way to attact P2P is to go after the people themselves who distribute the illegal music and software.
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well all i can say is good luck tracking and attack all of us.. the best they may do is effectively scare some people in to not sharing their files.. which is probably their big plan anyway... judges notoriously are soft people that are blatantly being made an example out of by a large corporation.. so i guess we will see if anything really happens to him
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Ive found Kazaa to be useless and rather slow to actually download what I want. Nonetheless, IRC seems to find me more, faster and in the instance its music, better quality. *peach* Kazaa, IRC is the *plum*!
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ok i have a hacked kazza light
you dont put any info about your self, no pop-up's, all kinds of other *plum*
kazza is the best download softwere. there are manny more people in kazza then mric or any kind of *plum* like that. in mric you have no idea what you are geting. at lest kazza has fillters to help you. the search more is killer. it finds all of what you want..... if you want the best kazza (the one i have) download it here http://www.cowkiller.com/pro/kazaa_lite ... dition.zip
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I always had better luck with winmx. I never had a problem finding what I was looking for. I also downloaded less bogus files than I did with Kazaa.

I always have plenty to trade, so I wouldn't have to wait in line to download things. I would just offer someone a trade and usually they start your download right away!
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Im not much of a computer literate person but i just lost what i was going to say and now i am what. Ok kazaa lite is goooooooood
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They are just trying to prosecute taht person to scare people and it didn't work on me. Kazaa-lite is very cool, all of the spyware and adware was removed. There's a new version that I saw on Tech TV but I can't find kazaa-lite online anymore, there's something very suspicious at their old website. Sounds like a trap program.
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I have heard a lot about the bust on Kazaa, but are people safe that use other P2P programs like WinMx for example?
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I removed your new thread on the same topic. Please do not crosspost,
or make unnecessary new threads. This one will do fine for the question
you ask. Thanks. :)
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kazaa is ok but there are a lot of dud files on there, that can get annoying especially when your downloading on a56k modem ehehe no popups tho.
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Kinda disturbing though.. I type something in and I get search results of Kiddy Porn.. Kind of sick actually.. Anyways, best rip off device ever made (Kazaa).
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eww ive never had that happen tho (thank heavens!)
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I'm affriad to ask what you were looking up.
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lol, it's not what you think.. Just random words bring up some weird stuff.. Stuff gets mixed in the wrong places and such. Like when you download a movie and it is a completely different movie.. For example I downloaded 2 Fast 2 Furious and got Disney's Holes.. Yeahhhh, that was close..
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that's pretty far off the mark, it might be time to go to a different website and search for previews :D
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eh, I am too scared to download music now... I really don't share anymore because you never know who is watching.. Never really figured out how they find the people who have illegal MP3s... I mean it is not like they can go door to door saying bring out your computers..
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even you should know nothing is safe on the internet. just look at your signature, you got my public address, but not the NATed address. My isp name, version of IE and that I'm using windows. ISP's track users to ip's all they have to do is watch a site see what address is getting all the downloads and go to the ISP and ask who is using that IP address and bingo. I install high speed wireless internet for a living, I have a master list of my subscribers that corelates a name to ip address. I can site and do a netstat of my mail server and see if people are coming in or out. If they are getting authenticated or rejected by the server. Even not plugging a computer into the internet doesn't make that computer completely safe. So have a good night :D
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Yeah, but Kazaa or who ever has the records of who gets on it and their IP addresses.. Kazaa would have to be hacked in order to get the records or Kazaa just hands them out. What I am saying is that it still doesn't make alot of sense to me. I figure as far as they could go is see who gets on. I don't know maybe I am just not looking at it from the right angle or something. I don't know alot about it so I am probably wrong. Also, they can't watch everyone unless they have something that keeps track of the bigger downloaders from kazaa or where ever. basically, me not sharing isn't to completely prevent me from getting caught and I know that it wont.. I am just keeping the down low.. Trying to not stand out as much as possible..
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That's good for the time being, but eventually they will work their way down from the big fishes to the minnows. I won't worry to much about it unless you have downloaded or shared 500 or more songs. But I'm not a saint either, but I don't like kazaa so I never downloaded from them. I have my own stuff to worry about. ;)
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now, i use kazaa lite, i only use it for files. i never use it for music because it always messes up, i use winmx for music becuase they have alot of sources and no need for ques ;)
http://www.winmx.com
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Heart wrote:
Yeah, but Kazaa or who ever has the records of who gets on it and their IP addresses.. Kazaa would have to be hacked in order to get the records or Kazaa just hands them out. What I am saying is that it still doesn't make alot of sense to me. I figure as far as they could go is see who gets on. I don't know maybe I am just not looking at it from the right angle or something. I don't know alot about it so I am probably wrong. Also, they can't watch everyone unless they have something that keeps track of the bigger downloaders from kazaa or where ever. basically, me not sharing isn't to completely prevent me from getting caught and I know that it wont.. I am just keeping the down low.. Trying to not stand out as much as possible..


Kazaa is nothing more then a vessel to attach one user to another. It doesn't log anything important. An agent simply has to look over ISP (Internet Service Provider) logs to see who is downloading 100 2-10 MEG files, get their ip, trace it to their account with the ISP, get their name, address, credit card, whatever else was submitted when you registered with the ISP and then track you down.
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there coming to take me away, hah hah hee hee!
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to the funny farm!

In their neat white coats.......
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ooo here they come ! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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