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    Perhaps those of you who use Kazaa or Morpheus have already run into this problem.

    “Sources at three major labels admit they're deluging popular services like Morpheus, Kazaa and Grokster with thousands of decoy music files that look identical to a sought-after song, but are filled with long minutes of silence -- or 30-second loops of a song's chorus.”

    This technique is known as ‘spoofing’. It sounds like it’s only affecting the more popular billboard music, but these newer piracy tactics may soon be affecting our music as well.

    “This is putting your finger in the dike,'' said Bruce Forest, a noted Internet piracy expert. ``This is going to slow down piracy a bit. It isn't going to stop it.''

    It may be getting more serious than though.

    “Some label execs say they're evaluating other technologies that would scramble search queries or add file attachments to make a compressed music file that would typically download in less than a minute ``move like molasses.''

    Those countermeasures could cross ``into a gray area as far as legality,'' admits another record executive who asked not to be named. He said frustrated record label employees could resort to such measures as propagating viruses, rationalizing `` `Hey, if you don't mind stealing my career and livelihood, I'm sure you don't mind if I destroy your hard drive.' ''


    For those of you who are still sharing mp3’s, you may want to be on the lookout for this sort of thing.

    Sorry to bring up the issue of mp3 sharing once again, but consider this food for thought, or something.

    Full story here: http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/sil...al/3560365.htm
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    >>most annoying thing is when it is raining outside, you are driving and the song you are listening to is out of sync with the windshield wipers and no matter what speed you put it on it'll never sync.. ewww gross!

    COUNT the BPM in your wiper motor... change to 90 to 135 for synthpop..... 130 to 150 for trance, 160 to 185 for DNB,
    and 120 to 135 for HOUSE..... Good luck wiping...

    >Full story here: http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/si...cal/3560365.htm

    Thanks for the article. It's an interesting read...
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    I thought this tactic was tried already about a year and 1/2 ago, when Napster was in its most popular phase. I'm pretty sure that at least the mp3 spoofing portion of it was put into play. If they plan to push this even further, it should be fun to see how everything plays out.
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    Well, its all fine and dandy, unless they start attaching viruses to these, deliberately. Then it becomes (in my mind) malicious and criminal intent.

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    I got a virus three days ago, and thanks to my Norton software, I was able to deleat it before it did permanent damage...I wasn't even downloading either...It cam from a pop-up window on Kaaza's web site...It was an mp3 site pop up window, and as soon as I was going to click and close it, my Norton window came up and shouted Virus!!!...Damn mp3 sites...F*** Them!!!
    "For every minute of my life I spend unhappy, that's one minute of my life I've wasted, and I refuse to spend my time wasting my life."

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    I love the story about that Celine Dion "cd" that had the anti piracy technology on it that destroyed macintosh computer harddrives. Thousands of huge settlements have been awarded to those unfortunates with macs (not to mention their horrible taste in music. I guess the world works in funny ways.)

    Damnit! Ive got good taste! I want a mac... and a huge settlement!

    So tired.... but must catch up.

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    C'mon you know you're a closet Celine fan
    "For every minute of my life I spend unhappy, that's one minute of my life I've wasted, and I refuse to spend my time wasting my life."

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    You saw right thru me!! :blushes:

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    *ROFL* WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "For every minute of my life I spend unhappy, that's one minute of my life I've wasted, and I refuse to spend my time wasting my life."

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    hey Celine rocks my world...

    "when I was young..." or whatever that song'sname is, kicks so much booty it hurts when I think about it.

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    Oh no theres two fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *LOL*
    "For every minute of my life I spend unhappy, that's one minute of my life I've wasted, and I refuse to spend my time wasting my life."

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    Originally posted by 7red7
    I got a virus three days ago, and thanks to my Norton software, I was able to deleat it before it did permanent damage...I wasn't even downloading either...It cam from a pop-up window on Kaaza's web site...It was an mp3 site pop up window, and as soon as I was going to click and close it, my Norton window came up and shouted Virus!!!...Damn mp3 sites...F*** Them!!!

    Oh my ... just shows you have to be careful. I would have found out the guy's ISP and reported him. Bloody viruses ...

    Folks ... if you Kazaa, Grokster, or Morpheus, or WinMX, or any of these ... ALWAYS use Virus protection or internet security. File sharing is not as safe as it used to be anymore, now that they could be attaching viruses to these files.

    The RIAA reduced to the level of the computer hacker. I can't believe it myself.

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    The RIAA blow monkeys!!! They even did a raid on the store I used to manage...We didn't sell boots!!! They thrashed the place!!! They take their jobs too far sometimes...

    And yes you're absolutely right, everyone should be a lot more careful when on sites that share, especially sites like Kaaza...A friend of mine got a virus that almost wiped his system out two days ago...
    "For every minute of my life I spend unhappy, that's one minute of my life I've wasted, and I refuse to spend my time wasting my life."

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