The RIAA Armageddon has begun

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You're saying Nickelback should be deported, right? OTM.

StanM, Thursday, 21 February 2008 12:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Any chance of the Israelis following a policy of targetted assassination of members of Nickelback?

Tom D., Thursday, 21 February 2008 12:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

the ironing

http://torrentfreak.com/riaa-keeps-settlement-money-080228/

StanM, Friday, 29 February 2008 07:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

ironing_4_u.jpeg

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 29 February 2008 07:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Potential turnabout.

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 16 March 2008 16:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Their probable future strategy:

http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/08/03/15/2243235.shtml

StanM, Sunday, 16 March 2008 16:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Glad people are paying attention to this.

felicity, Monday, 17 March 2008 19:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

WOW

Holy Shit!

From Gizmodo:

The RIAA and MPAA have submitted a plan to the Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement. It's basically a plan that they want the government to enact, and it's terrifying.

Here are some of the lovely things that they're calling for:

* spyware on your computer that detects and deletes infringing materials;
* mandatory censorware on all Internet connections to interdict transfers of infringing material;
* border searches of personal media players, laptops and thumb-drives;
* international bullying to force other countries to implement the same policies;
* and free copyright enforcement provided by Fed cops and agencies (including the Department of Homeland Security!).

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is this possible?

Jacob Sanders, Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

probably not

fuckin' lame, bros (latebloomer), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

File sharers=Terrorist

Jacob Sanders, Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, its not going to ever happen, but imagine the balls to even ask.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

exactly

bug holocaust (sleeve), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

"* spyware on your computer that detects and deletes infringing materials;"

I can't even imagine how this would work. . . .

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

love these fucking guys

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Imagine the lines at the Canadian border when the enforcers have to go through every iPod song-by-song to check for infringement.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

if you start your bargaining high enough you might get something passed that's not quite as bad but would have seen to be too extreme if you had asked for that in the first place. That's the reasoning behind it.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

* spyware on your computer that detects and deletes infringing materials

How would such spyware determine what mp3's/mpeg's a user has downloaded and what ones he's ripped himself for personal use? These organizations have really shit the bed this time.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

"* spyware on your computer that detects and deletes infringing materials;"

I can't even imagine how this would work. . . .

Probably pretty simple, they have programs in commercial use even now that can detect a track and detect whether it is a commercial recording or not, and then take automated steps to get rid of it. If you have ever uploaded a video with a commercial song to youtube in the past few years, it gets taken down within minutes.

I'm sure all they would need to do is search for the itunes purchase tag or whatever kind of DRM is supported by the companies paying into the program, and it could work!

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

But what about stuff that you burned yourself from CDs/LPs? Or would it just indescriminantly delete that?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

they want you to buy from itunes etc not rip your own cds. They want you to buy it twice.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

How would such spyware determine what mp3's/mpeg's a user has downloaded and what ones he's ripped himself for personal use?

This is the biggest problem, and perhaps the scariest. What if they took this method:

"Any authorized content needs to have this encrypted code embedded in the file. The RIAA and MPAA both mandated this code in all of their products, therefore, if your binary file does not have the code, it could potentially be an illegal file."

It would be one more step towards eliminating the freedom of production that the internet has democratically given to the entire world. The solution, of course, would be to dump the internet before it becomes something like cable TV, and go underground yet again. I bet there are plenty of hackers ready and willing to work on such a system.

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

pfunkboy OTM. You bought the LP, you bought the cassette, you bought the CD, why the hell aren't you buying the MP3?

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure hackers would figure out a way to delete the spyware in the first place.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I rip a lot of vinyl to my computer. Are they saying that any file not encoded with these RIAA codes are considered illegal?

Jacob Sanders, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's my paranoid dystopian conspiracy theory. I think ripping an LP is safe by today's standards.

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

That sounds like what they are saying.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

I mean I don't see how the spyware could work any other way.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

I may be totally wrong ripping an LP. *google search*

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure it's considered Fair Use.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Actually I'm wrong. The RIAA does NOT consider that Fair Use. But they also haven't taken anyone to court over it. I can't imagine they'd win.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure playing the Beach House album this afternoon with my front door open also violates Fair Use. Frreal, eff these guys.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIAA vs. Diamond has mostly settled that, I think?

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/is99/RioSpaceShifter.htm

xp

carson dial, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

This is pretty telling:

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

itunes/amazon artist rates are insane.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

sorry, too small, the big image is here:
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/how-much-do-music-artists-earn-online/

Basically you need to sell over 1k albums a month in physical CDs or mp3s via iTunes, Napster, or amazon in order to make minimum wage. And if you get 4 million plays on Spotify then you still won't make minimum wage.

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/28/AR2007122800693.html

RIAA doesn't believe that case actually happened.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Sony BMG's chief of litigation, Jennifer Pariser, testified that "when an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song." Copying a song you bought is "a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy,' " she said." This is just crazy!!! Are they saying we only pay for the right to listen to the music we have bought, but our ownership of the music ends with our ears?

Jacob Sanders, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes, you can't even let your significant other listen to the album with you.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

next step of having to pay monthly fees to renew yr mp3s, can't wait.

FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Now that all music can be converted to a practically non-physical object by even an 8-year-old kid, is there really anything pointing to a future for the RIAA beyond Orwellian info surveillance?

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

The only rationale they can offer is that pirates are "hurting the artists" but please take a look at the above chart to see how well the legitimate industry treats those same artists.

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

let's also be fined for whistling the tune we heard on the radio. a lot.

thousands of masturbating weirdos (whatever), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Why stop there? How about paying royalties when you get an earworm?

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

i already do. sadly for all concerned the royalty-paying is all in my head.

thousands of masturbating weirdos (whatever), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Has there ever been a good, in-depth comparison of the RIAA since 2000 versus the film industry freaking out over videocassette in the early 80s? I'd be really curious to see a side-by-side to see what steps were taken that lead to wildly different results.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIAA is going to be non-existent within 20 years, is my prediction

I won't vote for you unless you acknowledge my magic pony (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

in-depth comparison of the RIAA since 2000 versus the film industry freaking out over videocassette in the early 80s?

these aren't even remotely comparable scenarios, sorry

I won't vote for you unless you acknowledge my magic pony (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 15 April 2010 21:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like this video, i think it was posted here at some point, where nickleback walk onstage at a music festival and the lead singer tries to pump up the crowd saying "are you ready to rock?" or something, and it is just dead silent, no response from the audience. after a few minutes the band storms offstage, giving the middle finger to the crowd. i, bob dylan, watch that video every morning in order to laugh and "jolt" myself out of my morning depression.

Pat Finn, Friday, 12 April 2013 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

same here.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 9 May 2013 03:08 (11 months ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

How worried should I be if I got a copyright infringement notice from my internet provider (A+and+)?
I've never gotten anything like that and I must say I'm feeling kind of distraught.

"Turkey In The Straw" coming from someplace in the clouds (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 01:09 (6 months ago) Permalink

don't be, stop sharing the specific file(s) they called you out for, maybe avoid sharing files you get from wherever you got those files in general. probably best to avoid uploading anything you could potentially get a notice for for awhile.

balls, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 01:30 (6 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Got a DMCA takedown notice for a song that was 100% wrote by me and I and recorded every instrument on it, which is a first for me!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 November 2013 19:59 (5 months ago) Permalink

weird. was it called "stairway to heaven" or something?

tylerw, Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:00 (5 months ago) Permalink

The file named I Love You But You Don't Love Me Back.mp3 is identified by the key (wnho6vndab12bkk).

Is there a song also called this that I am unaware of? It's a slow droney gospel sort of thing with those being the only lyrics.

I sent a counterclaim to Mediafire but who knows if anything will happen. I should probably just stop using it altogether and go w Soundcloud/Bandcamp.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:02 (5 months ago) Permalink

"old man down the road"

lorde willin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:02 (5 months ago) Permalink

curious...

https://www.google.com/search?q=wnho6vndab12bkk

koogs, Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:15 (5 months ago) Permalink

Oh great, apparently my files are listed in file crawler websites. I swear to god neither I.love.you.phillip.morris.ts.md.german nor [4shared,mp3] 09 Doctor Jones (Antiloop Club Mix).mp3 are on my mediafire account.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:17 (5 months ago) Permalink

wow adam, thats pretty intense ..

must have felt very strange and yet, exciting ?

as it means you are on some filtering list of value.

in the glory days of blogging, i posted many a track that i was borderline with and never had a takedown notice ...

i always wanted one to print and frame ..

one day.

xpost.

mark e, Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:20 (5 months ago) Permalink

Hotfile to pay Hollywood studios $80m damages in filesharing settlement

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/04/hotfile-hollywood-filesharing-damages-mpaa

sleeve, Thursday, 5 December 2013 01:33 (4 months ago) Permalink

hotfile still exists?

Number None, Thursday, 5 December 2013 18:33 (4 months ago) Permalink

oh i guess it doesn't now

Number None, Thursday, 5 December 2013 18:35 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Got a DMCA takedown notice for a song that was 100% wrote by me and I and recorded every instrument on it, which is a first for me!

― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:59 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I had this happen too, and the claim came from an act I'd never heard of. And when I contacted mediafire about it they said they fixed it, but they didn't.

Emined - FAP God (The Reverend), Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:09 (3 months ago) Permalink


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