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View Poll Results: Madonna: What do you think about her fake files?
She's showing those communist mp3 stealing bastards that nobody steals music! 3 25.00%
She is an evil coldhearted bitch who needs to stop over dramatizing! 9 75.00%
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Old 2003-04-27, 13:10
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Originally posted by Kieron
i thought that was quite a boring track. don't you think 'don't tell me' is amazing though? maybe it wasn't released in holland.
I think it was, I'll have to listen to it
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Old 2003-04-27, 17:47
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Originally posted by HomelessTarget
Hmm, i downloaded some songs from the latest "The White Stripes" album "Elephant".
And i could only find one song, in its full length !

all the other songs where just a loop of the 20secs in the beginning of the song, going on for about 3mins.

Arr !

That is annoying.
they could be dummy tracks put there by the record company. that's exactly thbe same thing eminem did. madonna did the same thing but the tracks just had her shouting "what the fuck do you think you're doing?" rather than being short clips.

what gets me is that with all their vast money, sony and universal and aol time warner could completely exterminate kazaa and the others. they could hopelessly congest it or completely flood it with dummy files. they could set up special computer centres with thousands of megabytes of bandwidth especially to do it. just goes to show they haven't got a fucking clue what they're doing...
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Old 2003-04-27, 17:54
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Well, they're indeed doing less than they could, but IMO eliminating file-sharing wouldn't be so easy at all. For each 10 systems they would destroy, 30 new ones would come. I think the geniality and insight of many people that could code and act in favor of file-sharing can't be underestimated... take a look at OpenFT for an example, it's better thant FastTrack (the kazaa network) and was made by a small group of guys.
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Old 2003-04-27, 18:38
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The key is format controll, formats that have the media streams encripted and you can only listen/view the data if you supply the correct key (which only works for a certain time).

That way, you "rent" the right to listen/view a peace of media for a set fee per track. The physicals and/or the data becomes almost worthless.

At least, thats in thoery, in reality making such a system hack prove would be near impossible.
And there only needs to be one person to crack the system in order to re-code the stream into an earlier format.
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