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  • Freepathon donation in your name for technical assistance on MP3 files.

    01/27/2013 12:50:37 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    vidtomp3.com ^ | 27 January 2013 | Vigilanteman
    How many of you realize how great a forum Free Republic really is not only as a home for conservatives, but a home for technical information as well? For the first Freeper who can help me download only an excerpt of a Youtube video clip into an MP3 file, I will donate to the current Freepathon in YOUR name. We all know there are forums out there who allow you to donate to get information on computer assistance, auto repair and virtually everything imaginable.But we have some of the brightest people on this forum and I want to make a...
  • Vanity Question: Where can I download debate video file?

    10/18/2012 12:43:01 PM PDT · by BigDaddyTX · 16 replies
    I've searched and searched but can't find any actual video files that I can download, edit, cut, highlight and re-upload. I can't capture video on this PC either. Can anyone point me to a resource with video files of the debates? Thanks
  • Lawmakers Consider Digital Download Tax (CT)

    03/16/2012 7:41:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.nbcconnecticut.com ^ | Friday, Mar 16, 2012 | Updated 10:21 AM EDT | Staff
    A public hearing about the proposed tax will be held Friday morning. Downloading music, movies, e-books and Apps could soon cost Connecticut residents more as lawmakers consider a tax on digital downloads. The bill, proposed by the General Assembly's Finance, Review and Bonding Committee, would have consumers pay the 6.35% sales tax on any electronic transfer. Supporters say the bill would level the playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers in the state who are already required to charge Connecticut sales tax to consumers who purchase these products in their stores. About 25 states around the country have already begun taxing digital...
  • Gaydar for Android (Version 1.0.1 free download)

    01/28/2012 4:37:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CNET ^ | 1/28/12
    Gaydar for Android **SNIP** From QSoft Consulting Limited: Discreetly take pictures to judge whether a person is straight, metrosexual, or gay! Picture is automatically saved to your phone so you can view it at any time! The most accurate Gaydar on Android! Recent changes:Version 1.0.1 features larger "Straight", "Metro" and "Gay" graphics.
  • Need Help - Want To Download New York Times Reader 2.0 [Vanity]

    12/16/2011 2:39:29 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 5 replies
    Self | 12/16/11 | Self
    I want to download the New York Times Reader 2.0 - used to be at adobe.com, but I cannot seem to find a current link. New York Times site does not seem to be much help ... Anybody got a link?
  • Help for a tech-challenged mom! (Vanity)

    12/15/2011 5:57:44 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 22 replies
    I am trying to take short videos with my Nikon Coolpix, to help my son improve his running form. Well, taking the video is no problem and neither it is downloading it into my PC. Now my problems begin! I've tried to watch the video with Windows Player and Real Player, but both say they cannot open a .mov video. It recommends to download Apple Application Support. I googled it, found it and tried to download it, to no avail! Here is my question, is there any other way to change the format of a .mov file into a format...
  • Apple's Mac App Store fundamentally changes PC software usage rights

    01/07/2011 10:16:46 AM PST · by stripes1776 · 36 replies
    BetaNews ^ | January 6, 2011 | Joe Wilcox
    Earlier today, Apple officially launched its application store for Macintosh, with about 1,000 free and paid applications available. Snow Leopard users download the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update, and the store is included. But people using the software are in for a change. Consumers typically buy software by machine. Those people buying from the Mac App Store purchase by person. The software is attached to an identity. This is a dramatic departure from how consumer software is typically licensed. Licensing agreements typically restrict installation on one PC, sometimes two or even three...The Mac App Store changes the paradigm and usage...
  • Vanity - Best Movie Download Site

    03/06/2010 8:52:51 PM PST · by jettester · 25 replies · 741+ views
    I am looking for Freeper input on their experiences with websites that download full-length movies, mostly to purchase but able to rent if needed. I have various devices that I would like to play them on including an iPhone, PalmTX and of course, my computer. My preference would be to download them to an SD Card (or similar) and use them when my family and I are on the road, etc. Does anyone have any favorites or recommendations to point me to? It appears some sites have a membership and allow you download multiple movies while other sites charge per...
  • Need FR Tech Help: How to convert a Youtube video to .wmv and save it

    02/28/2010 2:57:55 PM PST · by Maceman · 34 replies · 1,382+ views
    I'm working on a PowerPoint presentation on a friend's mac, and wanting to insert a video into a slide. I am pretty conversant with PowerPoint, mostly on a PC, but haven't ever put a video into a presentation. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to grab a Youtube video, convert it to an appropriate file, and insert it into a slide? Given that this PowerPoint for Mac, should it be converted to a .wmv file? Thanks as always.
  • Is there any way to download a video file from YouTube(Vanity)?

    02/22/2010 7:40:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies · 1,316+ views
    February 22, 2010 | Me
    A manager at work wants me to download a YouTube file for them to save and embed in a presentation they're giving. Such things are a bit above my pay grade, technically speaking. Does anyone here know how to do that without purchasing software or logging on to some dubious third party site? Thanks so much.
  • Woman fined $1.9 million for illegal downloads

    06/18/2009 6:29:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 181 replies · 6,882+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 2009-06-18 | Elianne Friend
    A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each — a total of $1.9 million — for 24 songs. Jammie Thomas-Rasset’s case was the first such copyright infringement case to go to trial in the United States, her attorney said. Attorney Joe Sibley said that his client was shocked at fine, noting that the price tag on the songs she downloaded was 99 cents...
  • Tax Day Protest Posters

    03/27/2009 8:40:16 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 27 replies · 1,722+ views
    March 27, 2009 | Scarpetta
    I created these posters for use on April 15th. Feel free to use them. YOu can create the posters by uploading the images to www.blockposters.com.
  • FYI: for fans of Maigret and Morse.

    11/16/2008 11:57:02 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 3 replies · 662+ views
    Amazon Unbox ^ | Nov 6, 2008 | DGHoodini
    For fans of Maigret and Morse: Amazon Unbox is now hosting episodes fror these shows, for monthluy rentals at $0.99 and $1.99 respectively. Good for some entertainment if there's nothing on TV that appeals to you better. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JKMB4I/ref=atv_pp2?ie=UTF8&redirect=true http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_atv?url=search-alias%3Damazontv&field-keywords=Morse&x=0&y=0
  • DVD Slideshow Program? VANITY

    10/09/2008 10:18:48 PM PDT · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 5 replies · 322+ views
    October 9, 2008 | me
    I have more than one dvd creating program on my computer. I purchased Nero a couple of years back to create slideshows with our photography, but it constantly seizes up and dies, and I have to start over. Does anyone have a suggestion for a freeware program that's easy to use and would allow me to add music? Does anyone know anything about Slideshow GUI? I downloaded a trial version of Pro Show Gold, and it's VERY easy to use - it's just that our main business is construction related, and well, you know....
  • (Music downloading continues): RIAA v. The People: Five Years Later

    10/03/2008 12:27:29 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 75 replies · 1,535+ views
    www.eff.org ^ | September, 2008 | Electronic Frontier Foundation
    RIAA v. The People: Five Years Later September, 2008 On September 8, 2003, the recording industry sued 261 American music fans for sharing songs on peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, kicking off an unprecedented legal campaign against the people that should be the recording industry’s best customers: music fans.1 Five years later, the recording industry has filed, settled, or threatened legal actions against at least 30,000 individuals.2 These individuals have included children, grandparents, unemployed single mothers, college professors—a random selection from the millions of Americans who have used P2P networks. And there’s no end in sight; new lawsuits are filed...
  • Family Asked Obama TAKE OFF THE BRACELET !!!

    09/28/2008 10:20:29 AM PDT · by hecht · 22 replies · 873+ views
    Family Asked Obama TAKE OFF THE BRACELET !!! Remember the debate Friday night, when Senator Obama said, "I have a bracelet too" Good Old WHAT'S HIS NAME? He had the name of an American Hero Sergeant Ryan David Jopek . Well Sgt Jopek's mother asked the Senator to STOP WEARING THE BRACELET because she didn't want it to become a campaign Issue. Obama ignored her request. It seems that he REALLY DOESN'T GIVE A RATS ARSE ABOUT MRS JOPEK OR HER SON "WHAT'S HIS NAME" and of course no mention of this in the media. If the reverse was true,...
  • Vista Service Pack 1 release

    06/13/2008 2:08:19 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 39 replies · 305+ views
    Windows Update | 6/13/2008 | DGHoodini
    For those of you running Vista, and have not set their systems to automatically download updates, I may have some good news for you. Today, my system DLed the SP1 for Vista, (It's large), and after installing and rebooting, many programs that opened/ran sluggishly, now start and perform, the way one would expect they'd run on a less than 1 yr old PC with 2 gigs of RAM.
  • Prank panics copyright violators (Stanford University)

    03/16/2008 11:19:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 557+ views
    Palo Alto Daily News ^ | 3/16/08 | Kristina Peterson
    Last week, Stanford University reported thousands of students for illegally downloading music, many of whom will now have to pay thousands of dollars for violating copyright laws. OK, so actually the university did no such thing - but thousands of students panicked nonetheless. On Monday, the Stanford Chaparral, the university's humor magazine, published in its annual "Fake Daily" an article warning students about a new campus policy on copyright infringements. The accompanying Web site received nearly 24,000 hits from students checking to see if they were in imminent danger of being sued, said co-editor and Stanford senior Anthony Scodary. "Under...
  • From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally

    01/27/2008 8:49:11 PM PST · by KarenMarie · 12 replies · 144+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 28, 2008 | Adam Sherwin
    Excerpt... After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free and legal songs. With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet to fill the gap, the music industry has reluctantly embraced the file-sharing technology that threatened to destroy it. Qtrax, a digital service announced today, promises a catalogue of more than 25 million songs that users can download to keep, free and with no limit on the number of tracks....
  • Test Your Internet Speed

    03/06/2007 5:24:30 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 262 replies · 5,209+ views
    Speedtest.net ^ | 6-Mar-2007
    Test your internet connection speed and post it here, for fun, bragging rights and to see if you are getting the speed you really pay for.
  • Linn Records gets it right! (Downloadable: Non DRM, etc)

    03/04/2007 2:20:15 PM PST · by dickmc · 4 replies · 296+ views
    For those of you complaining justifiably about the RIAA and the record company's miserable business plan: there is at least one company that gets it right. This is Linn Records which offers high quality non-DRM CD's and downloads from excellent artists. FWIW, here is what they have to say about their business plan:: There are lots of reasons for a record label to enter the download market directly. Our reasons include; Increase our distribution globally - by making our catalogue available for download the entire world that has access to computers can enjoy our music without having to rely on...
  • Google reportedly helped film pirates

    02/12/2007 8:51:13 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 656+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | February 12 2007 | Wall Street Journal
    Major studios charge Google suggested keywords such as 'bootleg movie download,' and 'pirated.' Search engine execs pledge reform. Internet search leader Google is facing criticism from major media companies for reportedly working closely to help two Web sites accused of film pirating. The Wall Street Journal reported that Brandon Drury and Luke Sample, who are accused of promoting film piracy in a suit brought by major film studios, got significant support from Google between 2003 and 2005. The two men had Web sites - EasyDownloadCenter.com and TheDownloadPlace.com - which the paper said enabled users to search for movies on the...
  • ALLOFMP3.COM Russia's premier music download site - Legal or not? Please discuss...

    10/17/2006 2:08:02 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 34 replies · 1,637+ views
    Digital Music News ^ | 10/17/2006 | Self
    I have a buddy who was telling me about ALLOFMP3.COM, a download site that has dubious legitimacy in Russia. It's service is available to users here in the United States. I'd like to forward the discussion on this forum and get an opinion from FReepers on their take on this site. Legal or not? What are the implications for the users?Here is some of what I have gathered in my research on the current debate:10/06/2006 - AllofMP3 Becomes Major Chip in US, Russian Discussions As Russia pushes for entrance into the World Trade Organization, the controversy regarding AllofMP3.com threatens to...
  • Don't Download This Song (One of Weird Al's newest)

    10/15/2006 7:57:51 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 816+ views
    YouTube.com ^ | 9/4/06 | Weird Al Yankovic
    Weird Al has a new album out and he has a couple of songs that are really great. One of the better ones (IMHO)is Don't Download This Song. Very funny. The other is White and Nerdy, which, I believe, has already been posted. This to is one of his best ever. Weird Al rules!!!
  • Google Offers Book Downloads

    08/30/2006 9:37:50 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 42 replies · 1,518+ views
    yahoo ^ | Aug 30-2006 | Juan Carlos Perez
    Google has expanded its controversial book search service (PC World Article, external link) to allow people to download whole copies of books in PDF format to their computers, with the ability to print them out. The feature will go live Wednesday at the service's Web site, said Adam Smith, group product manager of Google Book Search and Google Scholar. The books available for download will only be those that are in the public domain and thus not protected by copyright, Smith said. Until now, people have been able to read these public-domain books on the Google Book Search Web site,...
  • Free Sources of Software Superior to Microsoft, etc.

    07/18/2006 2:53:00 PM PDT · by dangus · 99 replies · 1,188+ views
    Vanity ^ | 7/18/06 | Dangus
    Free Software? Perhaps you've heard of the Open-Source software movement, but thought maybe they were cheap, college-student-written, "Brand X" knock-offs. Maybe you presumed the only people who could use such programs wore pocket protectors and broken bifocals. Or maybe you had recent experience and found the installation too confusing, with "targzs," incomprehensible "readme files," etc. The open-source movement has come of age, armed with self-extracting files, crossplaform capabilities, and extensive documentation. (That means you simply download the program, and it installs itself; it works on any operating system including, yes, Windows --not just UNIX -- and it teaches you how...
  • ABC Online (Television shows)

    04/11/2006 8:50:27 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 3 replies · 556+ views
    WBKO ^ | 4/10/2006
    It's one more way people will be able to find their favorite TV shows without having to fire up their TVs. ABC says it will offer four of its primetime shows on its web site. The shows can be watched on the site for free for two months after their original air date. The offer includes the hits "Desperate Housewives," "Lost,” "Alias,” and "Commander In Chief." But there is a catch! The shows will include advertisements that cannot be skipped over during viewing. The offer starts next month on ABC.com.
  • Horowitz/Churchill Debate Audio File Ready for Download @ Rightalk.com

    04/07/2006 9:21:37 AM PDT · by Bob J · 7 replies · 1,181+ views
    Rightalk.com ^ | 4-7-06 | Bob J
    Click Here
  • Google Goes a Gagging

    01/25/2006 2:29:03 PM PST · by kokonut · 4 replies · 194+ views
    While doing some preliminary researching at home using the Google search engine did I quickly find out it won't let you continue the search beyond page 1. It seems to be related to a glitch in the programming where you must download a free Google Desktop in order to break the stranglehold. Marketing Pilgrim has more on this as well as a cache picture of what it looks like.
  • Mom Fights Downloading Suit on Her Own

    12/25/2005 3:39:47 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 233 replies · 4,662+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Sunday, December 25, 2005 | JIM FITZGERALD
    WHITE PLAINS, New York - It was Easter Sunday, and Patricia Santangelo was in church with her kids when she says the music recording industry peeked into her computer and decided to take her to court. Santangelo says she has never downloaded a single song on her computer, but the industry didn't see it that way. The woman from Wappingers Falls, about 80 miles north of New York City, is among the more than 16,000 people who have been sued for allegedly pirating music through file-sharing computer networks. "I assumed that when I explained to them who I was and...
  • Tech question I downloaded two updates from Microsoft last night and my Outlook won't work.

    12/05/2005 6:56:19 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 24 replies · 1,058+ views
    12.05.05 | mlmr
    I downloaded two packs from microsoft last night...what can I say...I was bored. I think I downloaded some of these: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB883939) Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB831167) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB896727) I cannot remember, and I dont suppose there is a way to find out what I did. Can anyone help me out. Email is my life line to the real world.
  • Classical Music in Small Bytes: The Promise and Problems of Online Downloads

    10/20/2005 9:02:07 AM PDT · by sitetest · 10 replies · 542+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service via Andante ^ | 16 October 2005 | Marc Shulgold
    About 25 years ago, I struck up a conversation with a visionary, slouched across from me on an L.A. bus. The guy was in his early 20s, but he spoke with the wisdom of age as he addressed the digital revolution that was then in its infancy. "One day," he said, "you'll be able to have music delivered right to your home through your telephone line. It will all be done through little computer chips. All you have to do is just call up the record store and place your order." He was partly right. Today, you can receive music...
  • Senate Dems Offer 'Personal Constitution' (DSCC, Sen. Robert 'SHEETS' Byrd )

    03/31/2005 7:07:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 566+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/05 | David Espo - AP
    WASHINGTON - Download your "exclusive personal Constitution." And while you're at it, how about a few bucks for Senate Democrats. That is the thrust of an appeal from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued Thursday under the name of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (news, bio, voting record). "I carry a pocket-sized edition of the Constitution with me every where I go, whether I'm back home in West Virginia or speaking out on the Senate floor," it says. "Now you can, too. You can download and print the DSCC's exclusive personal Constitution." When printed, it runs eight pages. Each bears the...
  • Microsoft WinXP SP2 Blocks Downloads of Firefox?

    03/13/2005 10:44:45 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 29 replies · 1,236+ views
    n/a ^ | 3/13/05 | Myself
    Late last night, while working on a friend's laptop computer, I noticed something odd. I am posting the story here with visual evidence to see if anyone else has experienced this. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 8100 running Windows XP Service Pack 2. Among other tasks, I was stripping out his Norton 2003 Anti-Virus (which decided not to work) and installing AVG Anti-Virus software. After that was done I opened his Internet Explorer and went to Google.com and searched on "Firefox". The first result had the title "Rediscover the Web". I clicked on the link and was taken to...
  • Firefox Nearing 20 Million Downloads; 18 Million and growing regardless of recent security issues.

    01/17/2005 4:22:03 PM PST · by holymoly · 40 replies · 1,207+ views
    GameSHOUT ^ | Jan. 17, 2005 | Capt. Maverick
    It's hard to believe but to-date, Mozilla's Firefox browser has seen more than 18 million downloads. This appears to be a greater response than even Mozilla had hoped for. Many sources on the Internet are reporting that this is due to a great drive of Firefox user's missionary zeal in spreading the good word. Those people are credited with the unprecedented growth and success of Firefox 1.0. "We're going to hit 20 million downloads before the end of the month. It's a wild ride and shows no sign of slowing down. Keep spreading the word. You all are the ones...
  • The Web: Browser wars flaring up again

    01/12/2005 9:02:02 AM PST · by kerrywearsbotox · 32 replies · 1,128+ views
    United Press International ^ | January 12, 2005 | Gene Koprowski
    By Gene J. Koprowski Published 1/12/2005 11:21 AM CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The Web browser wars of the mid-1990s saw Microsoft devastate Netscape and the Internet Explorer emerge as the de facto standard for surfing the Web. That was not the end of it, however, experts told UPI's The Web. Like a rebel force hidden in the hills for years, remnants of Netscape have reorganized and now are moving forward with a new offensive, so to speak. They have debuted a new browser, called Firefox, which is intended to compete with Internet Explorer and win the hearts and minds...
  • Mozilla Firefox - 10 MILLION+ Downloads!!

    12/13/2004 11:35:48 AM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 99 replies · 2,630+ views
    http://www.spreadfirefox.com/ ^ | http://www.spreadfirefox.com/
  • Stolen Honor Distribution Plea to Carlton Sherwood (Vanity)

    10/21/2004 8:14:21 PM PDT · by ScottLA37 · 19 replies · 1,668+ views
    This is a personal plea to Carlton Sherwood to allow free downloads of his documentary "Stolen Honor" to be shared by all.  I would like everyone who is undecided to see this compelling documentary.  We need to burn hundreds of thousands of VCD's and hand out at shopping malls, town squares, and share on P2P networks.  We can do much more to get people to see this than the web site www.stolenhonor.com could ever do.  100 blank CD's cost about $10, and I and my friends would be willing to spend hundreds to burn the documentary and handout in the...
  • Symantec Download Traffic Jam

    09/02/2004 11:29:41 AM PDT · by ninenot · 46 replies · 1,598+ views
    9/2/04 | Self/Vanity
    Last night attempted to download Symantec/NortonAV LiveUpdate fixes and patches in preparation for SP2 loading. There were also some goofy popups from the Norton which are usually fixed with update downloads. Tried 3 times last evening (9:30 CDT-11:00 CDT) and three times this AM to get the download. Couldn't. The page would not open and the my 'incoming' monitor said that the site was not transmitting. Maybe they didn't figure all 10 million Windoze users would hit the site at once, huh?
  • Legal music downloads?

    07/16/2004 12:52:38 PM PDT · by CharlieOK1 · 10 replies · 586+ views
    my brain ^ | 7/16/04 | me
    I am about to dive in and get a cable modem, but right as we are about to, my wife starts in on the "I don't want you downloading any more music. I don't want you doing anything illegal". Arent there some programs that are actually legal now? I used to use Winmx because I was under the impression that it was one of the legal ones, but she asked me to remove it til we found out for sure.
  • BOTW: The Saddam Torture Video (About 2/3 down the page -- WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO)

    06/21/2004 7:29:22 PM PDT · by mhking · 37 replies · 24,013+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 6.21.04 | James Taranto
    Several readers responded to our Wednesday item on the Saddam torture video by asking where to find it. The American Enterprise Institute has links on this page. AEI warns that the video is "very graphic" and "not suitable for children." We've seen part of it, and we're not sure it's suitable for anyone, so proceed at your own risk.
  • RealNetworks Launching Net Movie Service (Download movies from Starz @ $12.95/mo.)

    06/15/2004 11:12:31 AM PDT · by mhking · 4 replies · 794+ views
    Yahoo!News / AP ^ | 6.14.04 | ALLISON LINN
    SEATTLE - RealNetworks Inc. and Starz Encore Group LLC are launching an Internet movie subscription service Monday, 18 months after the two companies first announced plans for the offering. Seattle-based RealNetworks and Starz of Englewood, Colo., had planned to begin the service in the spring of 2003, after announcing it in December 2002. But RealNetworks vice president Karim Meghji said it was delayed because the companies didn't think the market was ready for the offering, which lets people download movies to watch on computers. One big hurdle was broader adoption of high-speed broadband Internet connections, which Meghji said allows the...
  • RIAA goes after 532 unnamed file sharers

    01/22/2004 5:48:55 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 179+ views
    sfgate ^ | 22-jan-2004 | carrie kirby
    <p>In its largest round of lawsuits, the recording industry sued 532 unnamed people on Wednesday, accusing them of sharing copyrighted songs over the Internet. The move was intended to show that despite a recent legal setback, the industry was not letting up on its crackdown on file sharers.</p>
  • Downloading Mp3s After Paying a Fee. Is This Legal?

    10/11/2003 4:46:52 AM PDT · by auggy · 71 replies · 685+ views
    Self ^ | 10-11-2003 | Auggy
    I paid $24.94 for unlimited downloads, for a lifetime. The company is Mp3downloadcity. Am I now safe to download mp3s?
  • Makers of Kazaa suing record labels

    09/25/2003 6:36:51 PM PDT · by natewill · 4 replies · 312+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 9-24-03 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Turning the tables on record labels, makers of the most popular Internet song-swapping network are suing entertainment companies for copyright infringement.</p> <p>Sharman Networks Ltd., the company behind the Kazaa file-sharing software, filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing the entertainment companies of using unauthorized versions of its software in their efforts to root out users. Entertainment companies have offered bogus versions of copyright works and sent online messages to users.</p>
  • Confessions of Kazaa downloader

    09/11/2003 11:08:42 AM PDT · by tear_down_this_wall · 40 replies · 693+ views
    National Post ^ | September 11, 2003 | Mark Evans
    I've used Kazaa to download music files. There, I've said it so I guess it is only a matter of time before the Canadian Recording Industry Association or the Recording Industry Association of America sends me a nasty letter or hits me with a lawsuit for stealing copyrighted music. To be honest, the RIAA's recent decision to fire off 261 lawsuits in the United States sends shivers up my spine. These guys are have become serious -- even if means further alienating their consumers. I guess the RIAA is frustrated that after five years of legal warfare, there are still...
  • Freeper Tech Experts Review File Sharing.

    08/31/2003 2:46:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies · 410+ views
    I'd like to review all methods of sharing files online. Rating them by Security, Speed, Accuracy, Availability, and Selection. I've always used Kazza. I've used it for years. It was one of the best ways to download music, software, games, movies, videos, etc. It had a decent selection of music. Especially if the music was new. If the music was new then you could almost always find it there. Speed of this type of file sharing software depended on the person downloading, and the person being downloaded from. Unforunately Kazza has been a target of the RIAA and siince it...
  • Internet Worm Plaguing Computers Worldwide

    08/12/2003 2:09:59 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 207 replies · 1,158+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Brian Krebs
    A fast-spreading Internet worm infecting more than a million computers worldwide forced the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to shut its offices for the day and is causing problems for other computer networks in the Washington region. The worm, dubbed "Blaster" by security experts, is having a "sporadic" effect on federal agency networks, said a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security......(snip) [Article is long but good]
  • RIAA nails 1,000 music-lovers in 'new Prohibition' jihad

    07/19/2003 2:36:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 544 replies · 467+ views
    The Register ^ | 19/07/2003 at 11:26 GMT | Andrew Orlowski
    RIAA nails 1,000 music-lovers in 'new Prohibition' jihad By Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco Posted: 19/07/2003 at 11:26 GMT The Recording Industry Association of America's attack on US culture has escalated at an alarming pace this week. On Friday the lobby group that works on behalf of the large, mostly foreign-owned, music conglomerates that own the music copyrights and distribution channels confirmed that it was serving subpoenas at the rate of 75 a day on US citizens for the crime of sharing the music they love. This signals a change of tactics for the RIAA: as now each individual file...
  • Powerful Senator Endorses Destroying Computers of Illegal Downloaders (Orrin Hatch)

    06/17/2003 2:54:06 PM PDT · by Jean S · 369 replies · 2,494+ views
    AP ^ | 6/17/03 | Ted Bridis
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday he favors developing new technology to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music from the Internet. The surprise remarks by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during a hearing on copyright abuses represent a dramatic escalation in the frustrating battle by industry executives and lawmakers in Washington against illegal music downloads. During a discussion on methods to frustrate computer users who illegally exchange music and movie files over the Internet, Hatch asked technology executives about ways to damage computers involved in such file trading. Legal experts have...