Re: boycott means boycott
"Svein Skogen has it completely right. If you want to boycott the RIAA, that doesn't mean you go out and show off the fact that you're the thief they say you are. That means you completely ignore their music. You don't download it, you don't listen to it, and you certainly won't have any motivation to buy it.
Unfortunately, the ones who "get it" have probably been doing that for a few years now, so not much will change.
Well actually, I was reading comments and wondering...
Who still buys audio CDs ?
I haven't, here, I haven't for over 8-10 years now, and I'm only 23.
If I want to listen to music I turn on di.fm or any other webradio.
A webradio that I'm FUCKING LEGALLY ALLOWED TO FUCKING RECORD.
STREAMRIPPER anyone ?
It's as legal as recording radio on your old cassette 10 years ago.
Next thing we know, people will be sued for whistling music, for singing it, for mimicking it in karaokes, and for actually existing.
The only DVDs I've bought this year (and forthe last 5 years for that matter) are those of Kaamelott, to encourage them to continue.
And yeah, I suppose they're DRM'd but I guess 2 DVDs in 5+ years is ok.
The same scenario applies here, my ISP has a triple-play offer and the router/decoder they lend me has a hard drive that records the raw MP4 stream (no DRM crap, no encryption).
It's entirely legal for me to record a movie on TV (men in black, recently) to MP4 then transfer it to my computer.
Bring it on RIAA retards, my IP is 169.254.82.34 , see you in court and enjoy.
You can sue me over all the media files I have, none of them belong to you see, they belong to _me_ because they're private recordings.
PS: for the non technical, when your computer gets a 169.254.x.x IP, that means it couldn't get one automatically from the network and is falling back to a "random" address.