Skip to comments.RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads
Posted on 04/17/2010 11:43:55 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps
The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that both organizations--along with a few others--want to take the file-monitoring process a huge step further by infiltrating consumer PCs and deleting the infringing content off their hard drives. How? Through "anti-infringement" spyware developed and enforced by the government.
There was an old clip from a while ago satiring the RIAA conducting raids on houses that pirated music.
Don’t leave your computer connected to the net 24-7, and every few days do a search of new files to see what is in your computer.
We are becoming China. Next they’ll put pop ups with union thugs telling you that you’ve been on too long and it’s time to step away from you computer and go outside for a walk.
When I let Windows Media Player and iTunes scan my drives for music they go through the mp3’s of music I’ve written and promptly mislabel all of it with “best guesses”.
There was one song in particular that Media Player wouldn’t play because I didn’t have the rights to it!
So I forsee a lot of people like me having their original work being deleted under such a scheme.
In North Korea, every home is wired with a speaker under the obligatory picture of Dear Leader. This speaker can broadcast government message into your home whenever they want.
Kind of like the MSM.
I don’t download anything.
I think this is a total invasion of privacy.
Who do I sue? I could use the money, since I am trying to survive on my frozen Soc Sec.
Only for those who use windoze.
Yep. Over here on Linux, we have no listeners running.
1st amendment, 4th amendment, 5th amendment, 9th amendment, 10th amendment, 13th amendment, etc.
I have a lot of my original music saved digitally.
- It's on my regular computer, but on an external hard drive, RAID1, only connected when I'm working on the music.
- It's on a series of backups on other external hard drives, stored elsewhere in case of theft or fire.
- It's on the computer that's part of my studio -- but that machine doesn't have a network connection, for isolation and security. I move files to and from it using portable hard drives.
If you're serious about your own music (and it sounds like you are), you should be keeping backups, and never let your studio computer on the internet.
If you use Windows, that means you have to download the updates manually, but I find that less annoying than having Bill Gates reach inside my machines at midnight and reboot them. Like happened at work last Tuesday...
Create an encryption container file big enough to hold all of your MP3s on your PC, format it and then store all your MP3s there. Only open it when you want to listen. You should be able to download a freeware encryption program like TrueCrypt or others with relative ease to do this. The encryption container will mount, look and act like a hard drive, but without you opening it and supplying a password, nobody’s going to search that sucker. When you aren’t listening to music, just dismount it.
I've bought Exile on Main Street three times. Once on LP and twice on CD. If I want to download "Rip this Joint", I'll do it. I've already paid Jagger and Richards for the song.
I’ve used TrueCrypt for a couple of years already. I keep all my spreadsheets and other sensitive financial information in a TrueCrypt container, and other containers for other sensitive information. It’s a great program and important for security of information.
Me twice, one LP used, one cd - both albums on 1 cd.
Is there any meaningful difference between this and what they are proposing?
This will work. No one ever backs up their collection to permanent off-line storage like CD-R or DVD-R. /s
same here. I’ve got every back-up, external hard drive just in case some malware hits my primary pc. When I travelled to canada and going back, my files were re-labelled “vacation in Vancouver and Calgary” LOL and encrypted as well. Heard of the TSA stories about the gubmint confiscating hard drives.
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