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Nov 15, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Seasought
Nov 15, 2005, 12:02 PM
Always an interesting battle, but is it possible for a victor to ever emerge?

whocares
Nov 15, 2005, 12:11 PM
However people who have already downloaded the software will still be able to trade music and movies with others because it is impossible to control the use of such software once it is released.

Proves the point that going after the P2P network is useless. You have to go after the end user.... (not that I agree with with MPAA).

SummerBreeze
Nov 15, 2005, 04:10 PM
We actually had a network like this at my college last year, a lot of my friends were very sad to see it go. It raises the interesting question though, at what point is this equitable to letting some of the friends you know (or kinda know) borrow movies, and when does it count as stealing.

angelwatt
Nov 15, 2005, 05:11 PM
"99 terabytes in a single day"

Sounds like the students were just doing their part in testing the Internet2's abilities. I mean you don't really think they were engaging in illegal activities do you? Just harmless research. :D </sarcasm>

99 terabytes = video rental store .... hmmm ... seems like a business idea to me. Actually I think there are some who do video rental by download, but don't know of any off hand.

LethalWolfe
Nov 15, 2005, 05:24 PM
We actually had a network like this at my college last year, a lot of my friends were very sad to see it go. It raises the interesting question though, at what point is this equitable to letting some of the friends you know (or kinda know) borrow movies, and when does it count as stealing.
Do you really think handing over your copy of "Terminator 2" to a buddy to borrow is similar to mass distributing copies of "Terminator 2" to millions of strangers?


Lethal

Paul O'Keefe
Nov 16, 2005, 06:47 AM
Okay, the movie industry shuts down a super fast network because it is doing the thing that customers want. We want movies and music and media now. If the technology exists it will be used. If individual users of varying levels of capability can embrace and use broadband tecnology, why can't media businesses?

The problem is not the network. The problem is not the users. The problem is the business have enjoyed their current system and profits and are happy with it and don't want to give it up.

nagromme
Nov 16, 2005, 11:10 AM
It raises the interesting question though, at what point is this equitable to letting some of the friends you know (or kinda know) borrow movies, and when does it count as stealing.
It's not really that gray an area. If you loan someone a movie, it's still only viewable in ONE place. The friend has it--you don't. They give it back and you have it again. (Maybe they even liked it and want to buy their own copy.)

COPYING for a friend is more the analogy. That's piracy.