Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [engadget] RIAA finds its soul, will stop suing individuals downloading music
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[engadget] RIAA finds its soul, will stop suing individuals downloading music

post #1 of 60
Thread Starter 
Quote:


When you retard fair use with pointless DRM and then sue anonymous children for illegally downloading music while ignoring those of the execs at the top of the music industry, well, you're asking for a public relations nightmare. Now, with more than 35,000 lawsuits to its credit, the RIAA says it will finally end the legal assault against consumers that began back in 2003. The Recording Industry Association of America will instead, focus its anti-piracy efforts with ISPs. Under the new plan, the RIAA will contact ISPs when illegal uploading is detected. The ISP will then contact the customer with a notice that would ultimately be followed by a reduction or cessation of service. As you'd expect, the RIAA is not commenting on which ISPs they are in cahoots with. The RIAA also says that it won't require ISPs to reveal the identities of individuals but could, of course, go after individuals who are heavy uploaders or repeat offenders. For the moment though, it appears that single-mothers are in the clear.
Source
post #2 of 60
Hahaha I can see it now people will be switching ISP left and right. Eventually some of the ISP will give the RIAA the finger because they keep losing costumers. Seriously I am sure the ISP care more about their pockets than the RIAA's pockets.
BloodRed i7
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 Foxconn Bloodrage ATI HD5870 6GB OCZ i7 Certified 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TBx2 Lite-on 20x DVD burner Windows 7 Ult x64 Samsung 2494HM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Zalman 850w ZM850-HP CM Stacker 830 G500 Razor XactMat X 
  hide details  
Reply
BloodRed i7
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 Foxconn Bloodrage ATI HD5870 6GB OCZ i7 Certified 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TBx2 Lite-on 20x DVD burner Windows 7 Ult x64 Samsung 2494HM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Zalman 850w ZM850-HP CM Stacker 830 G500 Razor XactMat X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 60
Quote:
when illegal uploading is detected.


Keep this in mind at all times, thank you.
Edit System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
830x4 ASUS blah blah blah PRO/USB3 FiveEightFiveZer0 2x4 AMD entertainment edition memory lolwut 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda >:] WD Scorpio >:] idk lol 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
xx64en_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-_EN_DVD LED 23'' 1080P 5MS no dead pixels :D Goodwill 500w PCP+C 80+<3 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 300 Was a G500 :*( Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
Edit System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
830x4 ASUS blah blah blah PRO/USB3 FiveEightFiveZer0 2x4 AMD entertainment edition memory lolwut 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda >:] WD Scorpio >:] idk lol 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
xx64en_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-_EN_DVD LED 23'' 1080P 5MS no dead pixels :D Goodwill 500w PCP+C 80+<3 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 300 Was a G500 :*( Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 60
Yeah, but whether it's legal or illegal, not seeding sucks.
post #5 of 60
Can they legally do this?
The Fox Box
(16 items)
 
Macbook Pro
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
The Fox Box
(16 items)
 
Macbook Pro
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 60
does this have something to do with harvard?
ASS IN A CAN
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA X38 EVGA 512-P3-N806-A1 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 WD5000KSRTL 500GB 7200 Samsung SH-S223Q Vista x64 LG 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W COOLER MASTER CM-690 RAZER Lachesis 
Mouse Pad
Particle Board 
  hide details  
Reply
ASS IN A CAN
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA X38 EVGA 512-P3-N806-A1 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 WD5000KSRTL 500GB 7200 Samsung SH-S223Q Vista x64 LG 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W COOLER MASTER CM-690 RAZER Lachesis 
Mouse Pad
Particle Board 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 60
Well, it's better that, than having them take you to court and sued for $999,999,999,999,999,999 (for 2 mp3's) right off the bat. I'm sure the ISP would more or less issue warnings, rather than flat out cutting off your service -- afterall, you're a paying customer.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 12/19/08 at 4:57am
●๑۩۩๑●
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4.4GHz (1.34v) Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC @ 825MHz 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (CL8) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Cooler Master Hyper N520 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 ASUS VH236H 23" 1080p | 2ms 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650w (V1) Xigmatek Utgard X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty 
  hide details  
Reply
●๑۩۩๑●
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4.4GHz (1.34v) Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC @ 825MHz 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (CL8) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Cooler Master Hyper N520 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 ASUS VH236H 23" 1080p | 2ms 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650w (V1) Xigmatek Utgard X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by airick13 View Post
does this have something to do with harvard?
Absolutely. The RIAA did not find its soul, it found itself caught up in a legal battle that it had no hope of winning. Harvard Law ftw.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Can they legally do this?
I don't think it matters to them.

Seriously, could they legally do what they have been doing? Everyone, and I mean everyone, but the RIAA would answer "no". Yet they did it anyway, until they were called on it. I'm sure the same scenario will play out this time...except that they will likely NOT get called on it, because I seriously doubt if any ISP will defend their customers' right to use BitTorrent. No, they will be more than happy to shut off those customers' accounts when asked...saves them the trouble of having to throttle network bandwidth for "heavy users" (read: BitTorrent users) and justify why they are doing that.
Vulcan's PC
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 970 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3000 16GB (4x4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 SSD Western Digital Caviar LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XB270HU Logitech G15 ThermalTake Smart 750W 
CaseMouse
Lian Li PC-6077 Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Vulcan's PC
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 970 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3000 16GB (4x4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 SSD Western Digital Caviar LG Blu-Ray burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XB270HU Logitech G15 ThermalTake Smart 750W 
CaseMouse
Lian Li PC-6077 Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Absolutely. The RIAA did not find its soul, it found itself caught up in a legal battle that it had no hope of winning. Harvard Law ftw.
Yup, there's so much precedent against them now that they are just making it easier for future accused to defend themselves.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 60
I think this is good. Get the uploaders through the ISPs, and start to end piracy.
Flying Phoenix
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 940 @3.8ghz EVGA x58 2x GTX280 Dual SLI 6GB OCZ Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB Velociraptors RAID 0 + 320GB Backup Drive Windows 7 64 27.5" Hanns G Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
1200w Antec 1200 Logitech G5 XTrac Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
Flying Phoenix
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 940 @3.8ghz EVGA x58 2x GTX280 Dual SLI 6GB OCZ Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB Velociraptors RAID 0 + 320GB Backup Drive Windows 7 64 27.5" Hanns G Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
1200w Antec 1200 Logitech G5 XTrac Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [engadget] RIAA finds its soul, will stop suing individuals downloading music