RIAA Sues Napster

MajorDomo

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Just wondering if you were paying attention. :D The RIAA did sue Napster way back in 1999. Friday marked the 13th anniversary of the landmark eight year lawsuit that set the course of peer-to-peer file sharing that endures to this day.

A federal judge and an appeals court in San Francisco both ruled in 2002 that Napster was liable for contributory or vicarious copyright violations, because it was allowing millions of users to download music for free. Napster eventually shut down and went bankrupt, later re-emerging as a legitimate, online music service.
 

MrAgmoore

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You guys must be really hard-up for news, if you are recycling news from 1999.
 

necrosis

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Still think that ruling is BS.

Its like suing gun makers because their guns can kill people.
 

Trimlock

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I think its funny, 13 years they have set off this tyrade of ending online file sharing and it has only gone up. Has the sueing ever slowed this down or actually returned them a profit?
 

Liger88

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The day that'll live in infamy as the day in which this goddamn never ending game of Tom and Jerry began between the pirates of the interwebz and the authoritarians that rule the lands.
 

krotch

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RIAA isn't too bad. Not like GEMA. Can't even watch music videos on Youtube, cause of the douchebags.
 

fdiaz78

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Still think that ruling is BS.

Its like suing gun makers because their guns can kill people.

While I agree with your principals that the RIAA is terrible, Napster blatantly broke copyright laws by facilitating piracy. It was a slam dunk case.
 

MacLeod

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I remember Napster. They were the guys that destroyed Metallica.....well finished the job Bob Rock started anyway.
 

Azhar

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I wonder how Kazaa managed to dodge the RIAA for as long as they did until they finally closed shop in August 2012.
 

Absentee

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While I agree with your principals that the RIAA is terrible, Napster blatantly broke copyright laws by facilitating piracy. It was a slam dunk case.

By that logic, the entire Internet is illegal, because it facilitates more copyright infringement daily than napster could have in a lifetime. That, and a "slam dunk case" doesn't take 8 years to settle.
 

damicatz

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While I agree with your principals that the RIAA is terrible, Napster blatantly broke copyright laws by facilitating piracy. It was a slam dunk case.

I must have missed that part. Where did Napster raise the resources and crew to man pirate ships on the high seas? How many ships did they rob? How many crewmembers were hurt? What was the value of the cargo they stole?
 
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Napster was cool. Kazaa etc was just a virus infested cesspool.

kazaa k++.

It funny that this still works.

I think it's like WOPR in WarGames 2 "The Dead Code" only 5% of its potential efficiency
 

Glueman

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Fond memories, Napster was the reason I actually got into music, living in a town of around 1000 people, the preferred music was redneck country shit. So having an outlet to find things I'd have to wait until I moved away to find otherwise was invaluable.

Napster, IRC, Soulseek, TPB, Demonoid, without them I would be stuck in a bubble. Call me a pirate but I assure you I've given more back to the artists I love through, t-shirts, concert tix and albums than the things I've "stolen"

Fuck the RIAA anyways, just one more leech sucking blood off the working man anyways. You get in bed with those fucks you deserve what you get in the end. DIY
 

wtburnette

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Fuck the RIAA anyways, just one more leech sucking blood off the working man anyways. You get in bed with those fucks you deserve what you get in the end. DIY

My feelings exactly. The RIAA (and the MPAA) are nothing but fucking leeches. They're on their way to pissing off their customers enough that they'll eventually be replaced and it can't be too soon.
 

beowulf7

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My feelings exactly. The RIAA (and the MPAA) are nothing but fucking leeches. They're on their way to pissing off their customers enough that they'll eventually be replaced and it can't be too soon.
Not just pissing off their customers but *suing* their customers! :eek:
 
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