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RIAA Wants to Delete Illegal Downloads

submitted on April 18, 2010 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
I miss the old analog days when you could record something on a cassette tape from the radio and you didn't ever have to worry about a money hungry organization wanting to penalize you for it. Saw this article today and was astounded. Not that I would ever download/share my music on the internet. Neutral

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    Posted by YanBz on April 19, 2010
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    This is really nasty. Reminds me of this recent federal court ruling against FCC enforcing Net Neutrality:
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    Posted by equipurple on April 19, 2010
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    The article is misnamed. They don't, in the initial--and only the initial--instance mentioned in the article, want to delete your illegal downloads, they want to delete your illegally shared files.

    The other items mentioned are pretty horrible. But if you are a Bit Torrent host, you have files on your drive whose purpose is to be shared and copied to any Bit Torrent client that can find them. That is an open advertisement saying "hey, I have files to share here." Are they illegal? Likely. Would a Bit Torrent sniffer be able to find them? Certainly? Should a sniffer be able to delete or disable or disable sharing of illegal material? Should a sniffer set you up for prosecution? How is using Bit Torrent sharing any different from the old Napster?

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