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    Default Limewire > iPOD > Threat of Lawsuit > -$$$

    Ok, I bought my kid an 8GB iPOD a few weeks ago. He downloaded Limewire onto my computer and was downloading music into his Itunes Library and then dropping them into his iPOD.
    Being the resonsible and forward thinking parent I am (in his eyes, I'm the SOB that is making his life pure hell), I uninstalled limewire and as many of the components I could find. Now he hates me, and is pleading his case to reinstall it so he can continue his illegal actions and get my ass sued. He is 18, but it's my computer and my internet connection. Does anybody here have any firsthand info I can bring to his attention, so I not only save myself some $$$ down the road, but he wises up, works the xtra hours to legally purchase his music and stays out of trouble?

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    ps. I can't beleive I'm here asking for parental advice. well, actually i just need a scary story to prove my point.

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    just get pro. ive been using the regular limewire for years and ive never heard of anyone getting in trouble, never heard of any of my friends talking about any one getting busted either.

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    Yeah, Ive been using the regular LimeWire and nothing bad has happened to me or any of my friends that use it as well...just get Pro so that youll feel better since youll be paying for it...heh.

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    lol people still use limewire?

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    the fact is that when you're filesharing, you're exposing yourself to legal consequences. most people just play the odds. honestly sid, i don't blame you. aside from the ethical issue, you're taking 100% of the legal risk, yet reaping 0% of the rewards.

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    They had some news reports on ABC and stuff earlier this year, or last year about people that got busted for Napster and stuff. You can probably find it if you search in google. I remember one instance of some girl who like 10,000 songs, and they wanted to charge her like 3 million dollars, but she worked out something with whoever, dont remember if it was the FBI or what....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff.Liu
    lol people still use limewire?
    Yeah, I guess they do Jeff. What is even more intriguing, and I think you'll agree, is that some of these people exchange asian anime porn. How preverted and disgusting is that? !!!!

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    torrents people TORRENTS

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    Here's one article so far:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/mu...00/3021884.stm

    Also search the RIAA, they're the ones to bust you...

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    a woman in spain, got cleared. after being "sued" (dunno how to write it) for having over 50000 songs in her computer, but the judge said, that because she was only using them to listenm, and lend to her friends, and by that she wasn't getting any profit from it, that it was in no way illegal. so she got out clean!

    (it's a story your kid would tell you when you'd be talking about legal stuff and downloading music)
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    OK, now you got me started. Apparently this woman got busted for having 6 songs on her Kazaa. She wanted to settle for $7,500, but the RIAA said no way. Read the rest here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elektra_v._Santangelo

    And basic stuff about the RIAA here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIAA#The_RIAA_Dirty_Dozen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff.Liu
    torrents people TORRENTS
    yes go get Bit Tornado and find some torrent websites. Thats all you'll ever need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islandboy
    She wanted to settle for $7,500, but the RIAA said no way.
    just to clarify, it was the other way around. according to wiki, elektra asked for $7500, woman said no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BART
    just to clarify, it was the other way around. according to wiki, elektra asked for $7500, woman said no.
    Ok, you're probably right, I didnt feel like reading the whole thing, and I wasnt even gonna go and search for it, but I did anyways. I should be registering for next months classes, but instead I'm searching for busted music downloaders....

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    no problem, i wasn't trying to come down on you or anything. i wanted to clarify for the benefit of other people reading this thread, because what you posted was a big difference.

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    seriously no way to get sued for it. Not a chance

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    holy shit, moderator fracked up. i meant to quote and reply to your post teddy, not change it, but i hit the edit button instead of quote. dammit. can you repost? im sorry dude.

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    There was a big scare about Kazaa a while back where something like thousands of usernames were being listed in a huge lawsuit, there was a site where you could check your username to see if you were listed. Anyway it got thrown out, something about how ISPs weren't within their rights to release info like that. I stopped using Kazaa at that point and switched to Limewire. I don't use LW anymore though because torrents are the heat.

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    If you don't allow people to download off you then is there anyway to get caught?
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    yeah that's the first thing, don't share your shit in limewire, turn that off.

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    I still use Limewire -it's okay, but the music quality is often shitty. I haven't taken the time to figure out the Torrent thing. Do they have it for Mac? and what are the basics to get started with it?

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    open up a small port range (I use 59151-59159), set up your torrent client (Azureus, BitTornado, etc) to use those ports, and torrent away. There's ishloads of sites out there. www.thepiratebay.org and www.isohunt.com usually get me what I need.

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    torrents are ridiculous. I DL sets at like 400 kb/s.

    ZBR.....have you gotten any applications off those sites? Im looking for a simple video editor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noah lane
    I still use Limewire -it's okay, but the music quality is often shitty. I haven't taken the time to figure out the Torrent thing. Do they have it for Mac? and what are the basics to get started with it?
    basically it works like this, you download a torrent client (bittorrent, bitcomet, azureus, ect.) then you go to a website like torrentspy.com, you search for files on the website, then when you find what you're looking for you download a very small file, that is called a torrent, the torrent opens up into your client and from there it starts downloading

    the way the file transfer system works is that you upload while you download, it's basically just a big group of people who are all downloading and uploading to eachother at the same time, and however many "seeders," which are people that have finished downloading but are still uploading, so the more seeders a file has, the faster you will be able to download it, unless there's also a lot of "leechers," which are people that are uploading and downloading

    i recommend soulseek too though, there's a couple of mac versions that let you get on the soulseek network, one of them is solarseek, i'm not sure how any of the others work, basically bittorrent is faster on average, but doesn't usually have as much of a selection as soulseek, another plus for bittorrent though is that while soulseek lets you download an entire album at a time, bittorrent will let you download an artist's ENTIRE collection even faster

    the easiest way to figure it out is to read up on them in wikipedia, a lot of people give wikipedia shit for being an encyclopedia written by its users, but it's perfect for this type of shit

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    OMG dont say your pr0ts on a fr0um! you will get 31337D by the DC's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZapBulletRider
    open up a small port range (I use 59151-59159), set up your torrent client (Azureus, BitTornado, etc) to use those ports, and torrent away. There's ishloads of sites out there. www.thepiratebay.org and www.isohunt.com usually get me what I need.
    how am i to open the port range?


    EDIT: i can DL but its extremely slow...would be faster to reinstall limewire every time i feel like downloading something
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    oink is the best

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    he seems pretty ungrateful to be alive (lol) but limewire is ok- i achually just del. it on my comp because i was worried about picking up a virus.

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    ive been using limewire for awhile now

    nothings happened to me

    let him use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by del-a-where?
    how am i to open the port range?


    EDIT: i can DL but its extremely slow...would be faster to reinstall limewire every time i feel like downloading something
    are you using the original bittorrent client?

    if so, get rid of it, i recommend bitcomet, but almost any torrent client is faster and more reliable then the original bittorrent client

    Quote Originally Posted by 850Skim
    ive been using limewire for awhile now

    nothings happened to me

    let him use it
    example in laymen's terms:

    let's say there's two beaches, one has shitty waves, and a bunch of sharks, one has much better waves that are more consistent, and no sharks

    you're telling this guy to go surf the beach with shittier waves and a lot of sharks, when he could just as easily surf better waves with no sharks, the odds are low that he will get attacked by a shark, but the chance is there, and why even risk it when there are better waves with no sharks?

    moral of the story: if you use limewire you're either ignorant to what else is out there, or you're a dumbass
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    haha GREAT analogy. Perfect.

    And del-a-where, are you using a router?

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    I use uTorrent and it works really well for me. the site where I get my torrents is www.mininova.org it is really well organized, I prefer it over other sites such as thepiratebay.org
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    Ares. 100% legal.
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    mininova... hah.. remember supernova? The original....

    try www.thepiratebay.org or isohunt.com if you ever can't find what you need on mininova.org. I've never tried it myself.

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    On another note, if you guys want live music that's 100% legal, try http://bt.etree.org and www.archive.org

    bt.etree is torrent, archive is just straight downloading. For many bands, you're better off getting their live shit anyway.

 

 

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