The death of Illegal downloads?

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The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby EWJ on Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:02 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11635320

So whats your thoughts on this?. personally I see it having little or no effect on the amounts downloaded illegally.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby sphinx on Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:10 pm

Using limewire is a really bad thing in the first place. Due to the fact that most files are infected.
At work 70% of the costumers pc's/laptop's that are infected either have Ares/Limewire or kazaa on it (or any other p2p programs)

However, people do use it a lot due to the fact that most people don't know how Torrents,Usenets or any form of it works.

So yes, i do think it actually has effect on the illigal market. But it will probably spawn a new p2p program. For example Napster (killed) > Kazaa (killed) > Ares > Limewire etc. etc.

I don't think they can stop it.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby SaintStrongbow on Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:44 pm

I wonder what the next one will be called? As said above, it won't kill it, just make it stronger!
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby Flawless on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:56 pm

Limewire died years ago, and from what happened in the past decade-ish. From downloading of Napster, a ton of other programs, to torrents, to newsgroups and before that it was getting them of a guy you knew who was good with computers or just recording it straight of the radio. I doubt we'll see piracy significantly lower until I don't see a CD priced at £20.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby Gh0st.IRE on Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:24 am

The industry needs to change with technology, not attempt to fight technology.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby meyenburg on Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:56 am

Theres Frostwire anyways.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby just plain Dave on Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:09 pm

I thought about this the other day and came to a startling conclusion, I use Grooveshark, lastfm, Spotify and we7 and can honestly say I haven't downloaded any tunes in over a year. With smartphones, wi-fi and these web-based apps and pages, all of my music listening and playlists are legal.

Ok, so they don't broadcast in FLAC but hey it can't all be perfect. Personally these services signaled the death of illegal downloading for me. I got up to nrly 37k tracks on my HDD and realised i only listened to a 8th of them..silly really.

Now films...well that's a different matter ;)
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby CraKinShOt on Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:00 am

One Word: Newsgroups.

I saw an advert for uTorrent the other day and it still surprises me that its around. I heard a rumour it was taken over by someone who then added in code to report back what everyone was downloading/uploading.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby NightStalker on Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:29 am

utorrent has been took over by Bittorrent Inc.

so you can imagine that are alot of crazy rumours flying around.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby Logic3 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:01 pm

So what? uTorrent users are being notified to the feds or something?
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby Psyducky on Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:06 pm

cool. :P wonder when I'm going to be arrested hahaha


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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby Deadbolt on Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:52 pm

Doubt that rumour is true, I'm sure it would have been blacklisted from most of the private torrents sites if it is.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby Spirit on Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:48 am

This had me a little worried, all the rumours surrounding the torrent crackdown, however, as has been said, if the industry works with technology instead of fighting it, only then will it win.
Take steam and games for example - the steam system makes it harder (Not impossible, but harder) for illegal copies to be made of steam-only games (Or at least games that REQUIRE a steam account to play) If the music industry incorporated something like this - formed an alliance between the individual publishers etc. something could be worked out to minimise illegal downloads.

This sort of thing isn't new, and it will never die, just evolve.
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Re: The death of Illegal downloads?

Postby Mr Tortoise on Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:07 pm

the simple fact is persecuting downloaders is way too expensive and software develops faster than large bodies of people can react.
Anyway all eople will end up using is encrypted tunnels of ever increasing strength stopping isp's or anyone inbetween really doing anything or interpreting the data,


Its sad, software and hardware have been driven at least partly by people donwloading for training purposes.
Look at all these sigs, there are a lot of skilled graphic designers out there now. Sure you have great tools like gimp - but lets face it. Even that is basically a knock off.

As for thing slike steam, i am here because blizzard is down so i can;t play sc2 ... not even single player. That is horrid user experience - thankfully steam is a ot better than that.


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