Oct 2 - NO MORE FILE SHARING IN THE NEXT FEW MONTH! WTF

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NO MORE FILESHARING WTF

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 13 years ago '05        #1
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Oct 2 - NO MORE FILE SHARING IN THE NEXT FEW MONTH! WTF
 

 
Peer-to-peer file-sharing companies in the U.S. will cease to exist in their current forms over the next few months, the president of MetaMachine, the company responsible for the eDonkey software, predicts.
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Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sam Yagan said that in order to avoid expensive litigation, file-sharing companies will have to change their models to become similar to iTunes or the new
Napster or face expensive legal battles.

MetaMachine won't be an exception. "Because we cannot afford to f!ght a lawsuit--even one we think we would win--we have instead prepared to convert eDonkey's user base to an online content retailer operating in a 'closed' P-to-P environment," he said.

Yagan's comments have been posted on a Senate Web site. MetaMachine created the eDonkey P-to-P software client.
Legal Enganglements

Companies like MetaMachine, he explains, will have to comply with terms of deals made by entertainment rights aggregators and to do so they'll have to build centralized indexed searches, filters and closed networks in order to ensure that their users aren't conducting illegal file sharing. Such a setup is different then most P-to-P file-sharing companies today, which usually don't have centralized servers holding content.

This dramatic change is happening as a result of the Supreme Court's ruling in June on the MGM v.
Grokster case. The court ruled that someone who offers a tool and promotes the use of the tool to infringe on copyright is liable for the user's infringement. Since that decision, the
Recording Industry a.ssociation of America (RIAA) has sent cease-and-desist letters to leading P-to-P companies including MetaMachine, threatening litigation based on the RIAA's interpretation of the ruling.

Yagan concludes that because the court hasn't offered a standard to define how to measure whether a company is inducing users to infringe, any litigation will result in exhaustive trial proceedings during which organizations like the RIAA will dig up company e-mails, advertising, and any other evidence that might prove the file-sharing company intended to induce copyright infringement. Such a process would be just too expensive for most P-to-P companies, he said.

In August, CacheLogic, a company that provides traffic management services to telecommunication companies, released a survey that found that eDonkey has surpassed BitTorrent as the world's largest P-to-P file trading network.
Industry Shifts

In addition to eDonkey, it appears that other file-sharing companies may indeed be changing their models or shutting down, while the popularity of paid services is increasing. On Tuesday, BitTorrent announced it hired Doll Capital Management to help it raise $8.75 million in funding. The money will be used to support the global growth of BitTorrent's technology into a leading platform for the legal and secure distribution of content for commercial purposes, according to a statement from BitTorrent. While BitTorrent's leaders have historically said they aren't interested in supporting piracy, the funding may be used to make changes that can help solidify the company's role as a legal content distribution player.

Another file-sharing company, WinMX, appears to have recently shut down its operations as its Web page is no longer accessible. However, rumors online have WinMX leaders relocating outside of the U.S., thus fulfilling another of Yagan's expectations.

He suggests that a wide variety of technology companies will choose to locate outside of the U.S. to avoid such potential lawsuits. "It's hard to imagine future 'open decentralized' P-to-P companies opening shop as American corporations," he said. "Where are the Skypes of tomorrow being founded? Your best bet is to look offshore."


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off course they'll always be something else that we can download from, so i don't even worry to much about this. they will alway be another type of bittorent i'll prolly be called like yujirosharer or some sh*t like that. :D

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 10-02-2005, 07:10 AM         #2
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I dont know about you guys but i havent used that type of sh*t for a couple years now....ever since audiogalaxy went away.
 13 years ago '04        #3
syxx2001 
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I still use Ares to downloading old or single mp3s. Boxden doesnt have everything.
 13 years ago '04        #4
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 WePoFoSho said:
I dont know about you guys but i havent used that type of sh*t for a couple years now....ever since audiogalaxy went away.
same for me
 10-02-2005, 07:29 AM         #5
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if the big community (like BX) holds together then we can get anything we want....we still have the IRC network and several boards, but now it'll be harder for normal users to get mp3s
 10-02-2005, 08:42 AM         #6
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i havent used one of those file sharing programs in years... I get everything i want from boxden or DC++... sucks for those people that don't know any other ways to get music...
 13 years ago '04        #7
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 eNcrypTioN said:
i havent used one of those file sharing programs in years... I get everything i want from boxden or DC++... sucks for those people that don't know any other ways to get music...
exactly
 13 years ago '05        #8
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I get music in BOXDEN and other stuff from torrents.
 10-02-2005, 09:16 AM         #9
Cartel 
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winmx closed up last week .. used it for its chat rooms tho , get my sh*t 0day style
 13 years ago '04        #10
KURUPTION!!! 541 heat pts541
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 syxx2001 said:
I still use Ares to downloading old or single mp3s. Boxden doesnt have everything.
Yeah I still use limewire occasionally for one off tracks. I guess the reuqest section is gonna be getting lit up.
 10-02-2005, 09:38 AM         #11
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yeah like everyone said before...Boxden and torrents and mirc...

Forums won't stop filesharing.
 10-02-2005, 09:40 AM         #12
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limewire new version is TERRIBLE, you exit it comes back 5 minutes later, limewire sucks now
 10-02-2005, 09:41 AM         #13
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haha sucks to be an amateur file sharer

this wont affect use on boxden, i use bx, mIRC, torrents, dc++ u name it, havent gotten into ftps yet tho
 13 years ago '05        #14
Jazzy Soul 27 heat pts27
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I quit Kazaa, especially once i found boxden...

Plus I got a friend who swears by buying retail so I just jack his cds and rip them

I don't use any filesharing progs anymore cuz the spyware and adware screwed up my computer and cost me 400 dollars to fix. fu*k the RIAA, the MPAA and all them suckas cuz still gon get mine... Peep the sig...
 13 years ago '05        #15
g0tt1 211 heat pts211
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scare tactics... they can never stop filesharing
 13 years ago '05        #16
Sub Crazy 15 heat pts15
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I still use limewire. Its tight. I usually dont have spyware problems unless I dl some sh*t. That stops spyware.
 13 years ago '04        #17
syxx2001 
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DC++ is too risky. You can get caught too easy on there. mIRC used to be the sh*t, but I dont even use it no more, especially when I found Boxden, and use newsgroups for my movies. Newsgroups will always reign supreme.
 10-02-2005, 10:19 AM         #18
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i use limewire everyday
same thing for mirc
 13 years ago '04        #19
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i don't know anydoby who uses these things the only one i use is bittorent and if bittorrent doesn't have it Mirc

 g0tt1 said:
scare tactics... they can never stop filesharing
i'm thinking the same thing...we are too smart for them, this is probably going get people thinking of new ideas to share instead of stop


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 10-02-2005, 10:25 AM         #20
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 syxx2001 said:
I still use Ares to downloading old or single mp3s. Boxden doesnt have everything.
yea same here
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