Prevent jail time: Halt using Acquisition

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LucasLand, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. LucasLand macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2002
    New England
    Acquisition is a great App, but while record companies are searching for people to sue I'll halt using it. Only because it shows the IP address of users and list of all their files. I might as well just email all record companies and tell them I'm sharing music and where they can send the subpeona.

    Music Industry Wins 871 Subpoenas Against Internet Users

    Saturday, July 19, 2003,3566,92351,00.html
  2. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    from what i understand the RIAA is only (and can only) go after those who are providing the files. in other words, remove everything you download from your Shared folders right away and you'll be fine. obviously, over time if enough people are emptying their Shared folders there will be nothing left to download but i think that's a long way off. plus, there will always be something new just around the corner. no one will ever be able to stop filesharing, it's here forever. someday ALL the record companies will see that the CD is dying and they will bite the bullet and offer there music for cheap on the web. i haven't bought a CD in over a year and don't plan to ever again.
  3. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    Lets not forget this has no bearing on filesharers outside the US.
  4. raschild macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Good ol' US of A
    Even if the laws are ridiculous at times, I think it's prudent to pay for a CD and own full rights to the music and avoid any possibility of huge fines. If RIAA were to come after you, that would be much more expensive.
  5. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2002
    Chicago, IL, USA
    so why is the RIAA leaning on verizon? why not AOL? why not earthlink? why not more universities? i'd wager dollars to donuts there is more P2P action on university networks than on any commercial ISP.
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Because they got lucky with a judge and he allowed them to go all out on verizon people, sucks for them.

    I say BRING IT BABY!

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