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To: Knitebane
Why put up with such a system if one can just rip a CD or download an unrestricted copy?

It may prevent you from paying a $220,000 judgment if you're caught. As ludicrous as this is, these people are not playing around.

This suit was filed to make an example out of this lady and warn would-be music pirates that they could be next. I doubt seriously that it will stop anyone though.

I prefer to play it safe. I bought my music downloads and I can prove it. It's not worth it to me to put my freedom at risk for 88 cents a song.

31 posted on 10/05/2007 12:54:04 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: pray4liberty
It may prevent you from paying a $220,000 judgment if you're caught. As ludicrous as this is, these people are not playing around.

True. And FedGov doesn't play around either. It is illegal to remove emission control equipment from your car. Some people do it anyway.

This suit was filed to make an example out of this lady and warn would-be music pirates that they could be next. I doubt seriously that it will stop anyone though.

The purpose of a civil suit is NOT to make an example of someone. The purpose is to recover damages. The RIAA is abusing the legal system.

I prefer to play it safe. I bought my music downloads and I can prove it. It's not worth it to me to put my freedom at risk for 88 cents a song.

Doesn't matter. Let's say you're a DSL user. Most residential DSL uses dynamic addressing. Let's say that a user downloads and then shares hundreds of songs. Then he logs off. You log on and you are issued his IP address from the pool.

You just became a target for the RIAA. Hope you have a big war chest to defend yourself.

33 posted on 10/05/2007 1:53:16 PM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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