Direct Download Service Rapidshare Hands Over User Info to Record Industry

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kris79

Ok, lord pyro,

how many pens have you stolen? Hmmmmm? let me have one of your fingers. But before you give me the finger, let me say good for you, don't steal. Thank you...kris79

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D3lt4

[edit] stupid response box made me post a comment rather than a response

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Tentacle

Might target bittorrent? I dunno about record companies, but HBO had my ISP cancel my service for torrenting Rome. There was no raiding of my place, though. I contacted HBO's legal department and their lawyer wasn't interested in pursuing legal action, they just wanted me to stop.

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Velcrow

This seems like a special case. The guy actually released the album BEFORE the worldwide release, so he had to get it somewhere. And I'm sure they want to know. I highly doubt they'll be using paragraph 101 to break down the doors of everyone who's downloaded something.

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LordPyro

Good, I am glad to see that people are being punished for stealing and or helping others to steal. It is not that much money for a DRM free album, there is no reason at all anyone needs to pirate or steal anything. Stealing is a crime, and in my opinion should be punished by cutting off fingers.

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Velcrow

Cutting off fingers? lol. And yet you seem serious. What about dealing drugs? Lop off a leg? Wouldn't be running from the police much after that.

There are some people that want to 'try before they buy' or want access to something before it's released in their country. Of course, most just want it for free.

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LordPyro

I am being 100% serious, If you risked getting a finger cut off when you stole something - would you risk it?

And I understand that you want to try something, but sometimes doing some research before buying something is all you need to do, I subscribe to PC gamer and always read a few reviews of any game before I buy it, I make sure it's a genre I like, and I download any beta/demo there might be. I do agree that companies should allow more "try it" offers and such, but the way around it is not stealing, and that is exactly what it is.

You cant live in a hour for a month before buying it just to try it out.

And as for your comment about dealing drugs - I don't think that would be a leg offense, I think that would be more like an arm - and yes, I am being 100% serious.

 

FYI - I do not pirate/steal anything - all my music is bought from Amazon download DRM free for $10 an album. And I have never, and will never do any form of drugs and or smoke.

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D3lt4

I wonder if your ignorance is the stem of your apathy.

Also,
I wonder how many fingers you would have left with your method of
dealing with thieves, probably not enough to type your original post or
a response. 

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Cache

See, this is why TOR is your friend.

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