Tuesday, October 23, 2007

RIAA to go after users?

This was emailed to me with out a source: looks like BS at the moment. It has been pointed out that Hillary Rosen no longer works for the RIAA.

New York, NY - United States authorities have issued a stern warning
to American users of Oink, the popular file sharing portal shut down
by Dutch and British police this week: You are not off the hook.

In a historic partnership with the RIAA, Federal authorities are now
suggesting that they will seek to prosecute Oink users who have
downloaded or shared in excess of 50 albums.

"We will follow up. If we don't, this will never stop. This
BitTorrent stuff has to be stopped now. Oink users knew what they
were doing was wrong. They even had a system in place to extend
invitations to potential users, thus making the problem worse,"
commented RIAA President Hilary Rosen on Tuesday.

Details regarding the investigation of American users will reportedly
surface in early November.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is bullshit, don't worry about them going after you. They won't.

Anonymous said...

yea its bullshit

theres no citing for this article its just made up

not a single news site has reported this...

Anonymous said...

I got my guns locked and loaded. If the Gov'ment wanna dance, I'm ready to have a hoedown.

Anonymous said...

say hello to my lil friend hahaha

Anonymous said...

I'm goin' out in a blaze of bullets! Who's comin' with me MAN! Who's comin' with me?

Anonymous said...

hilary rosen hasn't worked at the riaa for like 4 years now

foxtrot said...

Yeah, according to Wikipedia, she left in June 2003

Anonymous said...

LOL, this BitTorrent "stuff" has to stop right now. Really professional, really believable.

Anonymous said...

this is all bs. i loved the 0 day stuff. any ideas of where next?

Anonymous said...

Not to mention...if this were true, I would imagine that given ratio requirements, etc...the % of U.S. users who obtained more than 50 albums from the site would be a vast majority. I've heard estimates that Americans made up somewhere in the range of 50% of the member base. Given the estimated 180,000 members, we're talking probably 40-50K people they'd have to go after (minimum)...maybe more.

Anonymous said...

lol good point ^^

Anonymous said...

They had way more than 180,000 users. I'm taking these are the ones with donations tied up in their name. There were over a million registered users.

Anonymous said...

how about a class action lawsuit against the riaa and record industries for promoting price gouging? anyone who has bought a cd in the last 20 years is entitled to a settlement. this will completely destroy them.

Anonymous said...

I dont see how the US authorities can do anything until this is handled in a European court since its a criminal investigation and I can only imagine how long this court battle will be drawn out.

Anonymous said...

well ... that means im fucked. are they going to get my for software violations? lol

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