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New law suits against music downloading

It looks that Europe is getting too hot for file sharers too. The IFPI has announced nearly 2,000 new cases against file-sharers across the UK. Legal action is being extended to Portugal for the first time. In a development that could be mirrored in other EU countries, thousands of file-sharers in Denmark could now find their online connections cut off by their internet service providers (ISPs). In Italy, a series of raids against individual file-sharers and servers in the past fortnight has led to the seizure of more than 70 computers in the search for evidence. Each server had around a thousand users and 30TB of shared music.

The latest wave of cases, covering actions launched today or brought about in recent months, takes the total number of legal actions against uploaders to more than 5,500 in 18 countries outside the US. These actions, a combination of criminal and civil suits, are aimed at ‘uploaders’ – people who have put hundreds or thousands of copyrighted songs on to file-sharing networks and offered them to millions of people worldwide without permission from the copyright owners. Today’s actions target users of all the major unauthorised p2p networks, including FastTrack (Kazaa), Gnutella (BearShare), eDonkey, DirectConnect, BitTorrent, Limewire, WinMX, and SoulSeek. More info in press release of IFPI. Damn…

Source: Reuters, Macworld


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  1. YoKo
    April 4th, 2006 | 20:19

    Damn, not good news at all. Looks like ppl will be affraid of P2P, and seeders will not seed anymore. Damn damn damn!

  2. mc
    April 4th, 2006 | 21:28

    Sad days are coming :’(

  3. AKZam
    April 5th, 2006 | 02:32

    theres always the newsgroups to fall back onto :P

  4. Kat
    April 5th, 2006 | 06:50

    Nah, as soon as KaZaA, LimeWire etc. are gone a new bunch of programs will be introduced. You can’t stop P2P…

  5. rezpkt
    April 6th, 2006 | 10:17

    They said servers. With 30TB i dont think your looking at general class limewire/bt users.

    They may aswell just look at anyone with 10mbit/100mbit lines and then track them down, funny why they even offer these pipes at an affordable price for individuals or groups.

    Sounds as if they have merely taken down people sharing files with no succesful “evidence” but atleast no RLS GRPS it would appear. Not any main ones by the looks of it :)
    No security, no trust, no honor.

    It is just an endless and mindless battle, internet world wide is becoming better and faster with many home users knowing how to share files or know people that can show them etc.
    Infact isnt that what the internet is for? :P

    It’s like selling cars that do 250km/h + but the MAXIMUM LEGAL speed limit in the whole god damm country is 110km/h!

    @#$% OFF!!!

  6. rezpkt
    April 6th, 2006 | 10:39

    sorry i was reffering to italy take down about the servers.

    What they must realise is 1) every man and his dog downloads illegally in one way or another, or that individuals computer is used to do so by others at some stages.
    2) People with 2mbit upload and onwards pay for it dearly and help profit thee company and there future.
    3) its the freakin internet.

    You start cutting off a thousand here and there every month the isp’s will actually start backing there users.

    Endless battle, MASSES against few departments in bs fed anti-p2p departments.

    As for loss of profit to game devlopers, movies, music etc i think everyone here knows damm well it is a load of bullshit.

    We download things we will never go see or purchase, or let alone even here about!

    I still buy games i know are going to be good regardless if they are released 1 week before it is out here and as much as i might want to play it i dont download it.

    pfft everytime one of these take downs happens people get worried or that a major rls grp has been busted, or they get worried that general file shareing is in-secure.

    It is a teardrop in the ocean and these anti-p2p departments really should give up, they are creating work for thereselves and not solveing anything.

    /end rant

  7. phishybongwaters
    April 6th, 2006 | 21:34

    IT’s a freaking joke. Going after the bottum rung of the piracy ladder? P2P IS the bottum of the pile, no matter what you may think.

    Shit that is on p2p is either crap that people did themselves (i.e. jimbob’s 578 meg dvdrip of the matrix)

    or actual scene releases that have SLOWLY filtered down to p2p. It’s a fact of life, when it comes to big name release groups, they HATE p2p, read an nfo sometime.

    So for the mpaa or whoever to go after the bottum rung users, is just like the cops sitting outside a crackhouse, busting people as they come out with crack, but never actually busting the dealer.

    The fact is, you can SAFELY distribute via p2p is you USE YOUR BRAIN! It is very simple and cheap to get a shell account or bnc.

    I for example, do most of my torrent downloads over my cities free wi-fi. Completely untracable.

    And yes, of course, busting simple leeches will not effect the release groups, actually, if anything, it will make them happy, they hate p2p and bittorrent specifically.

    Why? Well, i can still remember 15 years ago when no one knew about downloading shit illegally, well, mainly cause it wasn’t even really illegal yet, but the point is, p2p like, arg, kazaa , bittorrent, limewire,imesh, all the BS made piracy so mainstream, all you have to do is google it and you’ll be filling your harddrive it less than 10 minutes.

    That’s why the law is so eager to nail us, and the groups so eager to tell us to fuck ourselves.

    If you can’t find your shit without using mainstream p2p, well, tought fucking shit, the rest of us will be just fine, and will more than likely filter crap down to p2p to appease you.

    And no group that I know of has been completely busted. It usually works out that a few low-level members are nailed, usually because of their own stupidity. The group “disbands” and 2 days later we have a brand new group on the scene with releases.

    This is old news folks, and anyone getting that worked up over it is simply a noob, and will eventually learn that scene busts are part of it, goes with the territory.

    Oh, and move to Canada, no one really gives a shit here.

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