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Posted on 2003.06.07 at 09:52
How I feel about it all: contemplativecontemplative
Soundtrack: Barbra Streisand - Queen Bee (A Star Is Born Soundtrack)
Has anyone heard anything else about this?

It's the first I've heard of it. Should I stop downloading stuff? Is this just posturing by TPTB? *considers*

Comments:


Artemis
artemis_folly at 2003-07-06 11:22 (UTC) ()
I had read a similar article, a few days ago. Can't remember how I found it, though. That one indicated they had actually brought charges or suits against certain individuals (I think in VA), who were fined thousands of dollars. I don't recall the article mentioning how they got the names, though. Verizon's my DSL provider, so it certainly makes me concerned.

I'm not a huge downloader, compared to the people they are currently targeting (I would think, anyway), but it will certainly curb my downloading activity, for a while anyway. I also probably won't share files now, either, because the last article I read indicated that if you aren't sharing on the network, you are less likely to be one of the ones who are targeted initially, in the event this becomes a major witch hunt.

What a pain in the ass.
Artemis
artemis_folly at 2003-07-06 11:51 (UTC) ()
Here is the article I read. I also found 3 more articles from subsequent days, and posted them here in my journal.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2003-07-06 13:31 (UTC) ()
Bleh. I guess I'll turn off sharing, then. If they're trying to get that much of a fine from me, they're trying to get blood out of a stone. Still, eh.

Bummer.
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2003-07-06 23:05 (UTC) ()
I saw it on the news last week (or two weeks ago?) and haven't downloaded illegally since. It's killing me. *dies of new music deprivation*
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