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Slugs (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199235)

Today, I was lifting an old carpet, as we have a damp problem. Underneath there were hundreds of slugs and worms. My wife and I picked up about 40 slugs and put them in a pair of my wife's panties. I then put the panties on. The feeling was amazing. I got a huge erection and I could feel them sliding over my glans, and round my balls. Eventually I could feel one going up my bum. I knew I would come soon, so I let my wife tie me up, with my hands and feet speadeagled and attached to some furniture. She then took the panties down and about 15 of the slugs were crawling over my cock and balls. I came, spurting out loads of cum all over the poor things, but still couldn't move. My wife then took the other slugs out of the panties and placed them on my cock. She was careful to put some of them right on the opening of my cock, which was now covered in a mixture of sperm and glistening goo from the slugs. She opened up my arse and tried to put one in there too. I got hard again quite quickly as I thought of these slimy little things crawling over me. I imagined them biting me. One seemed to be trying to enter my uretha and this caused me to come again.
That was 4 hurs ago. My cock is now very itchy, but I am about to give them another "feed".

Re:Slugs (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199252)

that's really cruel, salt kills slugs

Re:Slugs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199340)

at least they get to die in the man sex0r salts.

First Post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199236)

Good Morning!

Spiegel (-1)

Adolf Hitroll (562418) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199237)

Posted by CowboyNeal on Friday February 06, @09:57AM
from the detonate-frankfurter-adversary-hub-retaliate dept.
rj writes "ZDNet Australia is reporting the Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) this morning raided the offices of Kazaa owners, Sharman Networks, along with P2P company Brilliant Digital Entertainment, and the homes of key executives. Background on prosecution of copyright music in Australia over P2P is also available."

Huh. (1, Interesting)

gilrain (638808) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199238)

Can they do that?

Re:Huh. (5, Insightful)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199257)

Well, who's going to stop Billionares with cops?

Re:Huh. (1)

LinuxXPHybrid (648686) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199277)

> Can they do that?

Well, I suppose they can, that's why they did it, right? It is rather outrageous, but that's probably why something like this took place in Australia not in US. I'm sure they can do that in US as well, but it involves certain risk(human rights, privacy issues, etc. etc.)

> Well, who's going to stop Billionaires with cops?

Great question. You cannot win against all the money in the world.

What you gonna do when they come for you? (4, Funny)

Channard (693317) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199295)

Well, who's going to stop Billionares with cops?

Trillionaires with Mafia support? (I mean Mafia backing, not people who threaten to make you sleep with the fishes unless you reboot your PC before ringing)

high as shit (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199242)

i'm high as shit right now .... early post for BAD SANTA and HOT GRITS...

ol' time trollin'

Who is MIPI? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199243)

WTF?

Of course (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199244)

this could never happen in the good ol USA

FROST PIST NIGGAS

NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NOOOO! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199304)

My dick goes in YOUR mouth. Your dick goes into the vacuum cleaner. Capisce?

wait a second (2, Insightful)

Kyle Hamilton (692554) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199245)

I understand raiding the offices but the homes to? This smells a lot like the US patriot act

Re:wait a second (1, Flamebait)

gangien (151940) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199263)

RTFA. It's in Queensland, actually if you'd RTFB(blurb) it says Australia. But don't let that jump to your conclusions. And I never saw anything in the patriot act that would allow something like this to happen.

UYFB (2, Insightful)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199290)

Use Your Forgotten Brain. Just because it's not in the US, doesn't mean it can't smell like the stench surrounding the abuses of liberty that the US Patriot Act articulates. Abuse of law enforcement for private gain is not limited to President VP Cheney and his "Justice" department henchmen. I bet your "conservative" values think that librarians are commies, because they encourage sharing.

Re:UYFB (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199314)

Fuck you, you piece of hippy trash.

fly off the handle much? (4, Insightful)

andih8u (639841) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199322)

The argument that this even remotely has anything to do with the patriot act is stupid. It certainly has no provisions for raiding people's homes on behalf of the record industry. The people you should be directing your anger towards is more than likely the RIAA, who's undoubtedly the puppet master for this MIPI thing.

Re:UYFB (0, Offtopic)

Casshan-Robot Hunter (705420) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199406)

I'm afraid I am going to have to stop you on this one.

Just because someone is 'conservative' does NOT mean that they are idiotic, nor foolish. I would be considered quite conservative, and I consider the Patriot Act to be an insult to everything this country was founded on and has stood for all these years. Just because some conservatives in office do horrible things, don't place the blame on all of us.

After all, just because President Clinton was a flaming imbecile doesn't mean that I think that all 'liberals' are.

As to the topic: This did take place in Australia, and their laws are different from ours. But, I can easily see this happening here. Get ready for the USSA.

www.ornery.org

Re:UYFB (0)

IhateEveryOneEqually (749708) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199416)

Can we leave politics out of this. I could care less if your an uptight a**hole conservative or a whiny little b*tch liberal

Re:UYFB (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199439)

Just to make sure we're all on the same level, he is a whiny little b*tch liberal.

Re:wait a second (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199264)

u.s. patriot act? notice that the raid took place in australia, where the u.s. and the patriot act hold no jurisdiction.

Re:wait a second (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199286)

Just because something smells like a certain something does not mean that it is that certain something, nor does it mean that it comes from the same place as that something.

Re:wait a second (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199298)

you must all be stupid he never once says that it takes place in the us just that it feels like maybe just maybe the world is slowly shifting back to the right were for no reson what so ever goverments might just want to see whast in your car, then your house then god know waht else they might think of!

hah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199250)

pity the servers are actually in another country where they have diddly squat juristiction :-)

I don't like this (1, Insightful)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199251)

Two wrongs don't make a right.

Re:I don't like this (1)

Dr. Shim (576902) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199265)

Legally, MIPI isn't doing anything wrong, right? I love how law is moral, no matter what it says!

Re:I don't like this (1)

$tefan (702941) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199343)

>Two wrongs don't make a right
....but three lefts do!

What's not right, must be either left or wrong.
They thought that they surely can't be wrong, so they made 3 not right things (=aka lefts to them) to make it right again by raiding:

  1. Sherman networks
  2. Brilliant digital
  3. Executives' homes

    Now they are hoping for further steps:
  4. ???
  5. Profit!

Raided them for what? (5, Insightful)

andih8u (639841) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199253)

Did they think they had a slew of mp3s sitting around on cds in their homes? I know that raiding the offices and homes of execs is fairly common in accounting scandals and the like, but this seems a bit overkill.

Re:Raided them for what? (5, Insightful)

Theresa1 (748664) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199321)

I suspect that they didn't care what they found. The reason for the raid was probably intimidation.

and the land of the free.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199254)

everybody sing along :)

Legal? (5, Interesting)

s0rbix (629316) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199255)

How is Kazaa to blame for the transfer of pirated media across its networks? Should we shutdown the alleys because people sell drugs there? Ridiculous. I hope the MIPI gets screwed in the courts for this one.

Re:Legal? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199329)

Well, if 99% of alleys were filled with drug pushers, and 99% of the people who used the alleys were drug pushers, then yes, i'd be supporting shutting down alleys.

Do you really think that more than 1% of the traffic on Kazaa comes from legitimate sharing? The network operators could easily log the names of files that are being downloaded. They don't, because that information could be subpeonaed, and it would give clear indication that Kazaa is a copyrighted music/video swapping tool.

Sure, there are some legitimate uses for file sharing, like swapping public domain files. But ask almost any college student what kazaa is, and they'll explain that it is for sharing music...

It's a bit of a cop-out to say that the creators of a network of file sharing systems can't be responsible for its content. There is nothing stopping them from being responsible for the content - they could require shareable files to be hashed and verified before they could be shared.

Re:Legal? (0)

krymsin01 (700838) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199364)

Well, if 99% of alleys were filled with drug pushers, and 99% of the people who used the alleys were drug pushers, then yes, i'd be supporting shutting down alleys I agree with your point that if 99% of all activity in alleys were illegal, we should close the alleys.

It's a bit of a cop-out to say that the creators of a network of file sharing systems can't be responsible for its content. There is nothing stopping them from being responsible for the content - they could require shareable files to be hashed and verified before they could be shared. However, if you are saying that the creators of the filesharing networks are responsible, then the logical extension of your argument would be to say that the builders of the alleys should be held resposible for the actions of those who occupy their creations.

Sorry, but that simply doesn't make sense.

Re:Legal? (3, Insightful)

krymsin01 (700838) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199378)

Well, if 99% of alleys were filled with drug pushers, and 99% of the people who used the alleys were drug pushers, then yes, i'd be supporting shutting down alleys
I agree with your point that if 99% of all activity in alleys were illegal, we should close the alleys.

It's a bit of a cop-out to say that the creators of a network of file sharing systems can't be responsible for its content. There is nothing stopping them from being responsible for the content - they could require shareable files to be hashed and verified before they could be shared.
However, if you are saying that the creators of the filesharing networks are responsible, then the logical extension of your argument would be to say that the builders of the alleys should be held resposible for the actions of those who occupy their creations.

Sorry, but that simply doesn't make sense.

(sorry, screwed the first post up. go ahead, mod it down.)

Re:Legal? (5, Interesting)

TechnoWeeniePas (411708) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199430)

Dont forget about the porn...Kazaa is great for sharing porn...not just music! Collage students and old people alike love porn!

I thought that Kazaa... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199256)

was'nt centrally located but instead internationally distributed.

Right.. (1)

Channard (693317) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199272)

.. so the raid makes virtually no sense at all. Even if Kazaa was declared illegal through the entire world - an impossiblity, I know - it would still be mirrored by every tom, dick and harry.

Obligatory reference (3, Funny)

jdifool (678774) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199260)

-Hi, may I help you ?
-All your offices are belong to us*

*with Aussie strong accent, plz.

Regards,
jdif

Re:Obligatory reference (5, Funny)

Yorrike (322502) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199412)

I'm a Kiwi, but this should satisfy your lust for Austrlsainism:

a> G'day blue, wha's th' goss?
b> All ya baches, barbies and crocs are belong to us, mate.
a> S'truth?
b> S'truth. It's bonza, mate. You have no chance to survive, make yer time.
a> Crickey dick!

Nothing to worry about (1)

IntelliTubbie (29947) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199262)

It's a good thing that Kazaa is only used for trading public-domain indie music and Linux ISOs. Geez, I don't see what everyone's so worried about.

Cheers,
IT

Uh (5, Insightful)

mkro (644055) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199267)

MIPI obtained an Anton Pilar order - which allows a copyright holder to enter a premises to search for and seize material that breaches copyright without alerting the target through court proceedings
This "copyright is holier than God Himself" crap is corrupting the law. I don't like bad analogies, but everyone remembers the example with the father of raped girl being the judge in the trial. That an interest group is doing the police's work is unacceptable. (Yes, I know the BSA is operating in a similar way, but that is no excuse.)

erm, ok. (3, Interesting)

CAIMLAS (41445) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199268)

Ok, this sounds a lot more like a police state than anything the Patriot Act allows (at least in the letter of the law and not its interpretation). Raiding homes in addition to business sites? For what, IP infringement?

What kind of freedoms do these goons get, anyway, when they raid? Do they take everything, bash down doors, and the like, as the article implies (and as would likely occur under the Patriot Act)?

If this kind of thing is valid, I don't see where so many .au slashdotters get off saying that the US is a police state. What bollix and hypocricy.

No Biggie (4, Funny)

illuminata (668963) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199269)

MIPI just got confused. They didn't realize that a file sharing network didn't include physical files.

Besides, with a name like MIPI, could you really stay mad at them for that long?

Re:No Biggie (1)

Ours (596171) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199429)

"Besides, with a name like MIPI, could you really stay mad at them for that long?" Yes you can. CLIPPY sounds cute too and even similar to MIPI. And listen to what people thing about it :-).

third of nine (5, Informative)

thirdofnine (702646) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199283)

Channel Nine in Sydney reported that they also raided Telstra Head Office, Monash University and the University of NSW, all for file trading.

Third of Nine

Nazis (5, Funny)

Omni Magnus (645067) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199284)

I am guessing that throughout the world, the different recording associations got into a contest to see who could become the most Nazi in their tactics. Until now, RIAA had the lead. To counter this, the RIAA will probably round up all of the file traders into camps. This will allow them to win.

Re:Nazis (1)

rokzy (687636) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199344)

they'll put them in Guantanamo bay and call them "illegal distributors" and claim "human rights" don't apply to people who have broken the law of the land.

Not likely (4, Insightful)

radicalskeptic (644346) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199287)

MIPI general manager Michael Speck told ZDNet Australia the order was specifically targeted at the operators of the Kazaa network. "This is not about individuals, this is about the big fish," said Speck. "This is a signal that Internet music piracy is finished in Australia."

Yes, stopping Kazaa will end music piracy in Australia. Because nobody has ever heard of


None of which look like they're going away.

Re:Not likely (2, Informative)

CAIMLAS (41445) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199332)

You forgot:

- BitTorrent [bitconjurer.org]
- Shareaza (gnutella2) [shareaza.com]
- eDonkey2000 [edonkey2000.com]
- FTP [wikipedia.org] - with IPs traded amongst friends/etc. (a crude P2P, in a sense)
- as well as a slew of others I'm not aware of, I'm sure.

All this knowledge simply from being online for a couple years. Imagine what a hardcore file trader is aware of.

Re:Not likely (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199434)

Don't forget edonkey [edonkey2000.com] and emule [emule-project.net] clients!

Well.. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199293)

Ever since 9/11 Australia has become a total NAZI state. The constant racism and hatrat of people unlike them is alarming. I have previously thought that aussies were nice and laid back people, but lately with these kind of actions and shit going on this image has been shattered.

I do hope the nazi tactics are limited just to a few ppl in australia. If there are any aussies on /. I'd like to hear about what it's like to live there now. Specially any minorities living in australia.

Re:Well.. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199310)

Fuck you retard. We don't welcome your nigger arse to Australia. Go back to Africa and joint the population control project there AKA AIDS.

Re:Well.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199336)

It's leftish retards like you that have these paranoid ideas.

We are simply protecting ourselves and providing security to our neighbors. In times of war like now, it's best to pause certain freedoms just to keep everyone safe.

I hope you know this the next time one of your family memeber gets blown away by a muslim.

Re:Well.. (0)

DynamiteNeon (623949) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199397)

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
-Benjamin Franklin

Re:Well.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199421)

Australia's neighbors consist of fish, plz.

Re:Well.. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199391)

I'm Australian with an Iranian background and have never, ever experienced any racism. I also have many International friends studying in various Universities of Australia - again, no racism.

I think the problem is people take offense to playful comments too easily.

Re:Well.. (2)

mishac (75996) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199438)

You actually have a good point. I'm not saying that there is no racism in australia, when there is, BUT:

the line between PC and non-PC is different there. Many comments that would make an American/Brit/Canadian feel uncomfortable, are perfectly acceptable in Aus, and are not taken offensively.

This is comming from a non-white canadian BTW.

Re:Well.. (1)

bakes (87194) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199440)

There is always an element of racism in even the most tolerant societies. Australia has one of the most multi-cultural societies in the world, something that many (most, I hope) Australians are proud of, but it means there is always an element of racism somewhere. Earlier this week three Chinese restaurants were fire-bombed in one night in my city. It was quite a shocking event, as we haven't seen that type of violent racism here for some time. The last time was I think a couple of mosques shortly after 11-9-01 and before that over 10 years ago.

Security has increased since Sep-11, mostly related to air travel and at public events, but little else has changed. I don't consider it a total nazi state, and it's no worse to live here than before.

The majority of Aussies fit your image of friendly and laid-back, of course there are always a few people that will spoil that image. In this case its MIPI. If not MIPI, it would have been the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Assoc).

Um, something to keep on topic: THOSE MIPI BASTARDS!

Is this at all important? (3, Interesting)

Zog The Undeniable (632031) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199297)

The words "deckchairs", "rearranging" and "Titanic" spring to mind. Kazaa may be today's Napster, but unless I'm very much mistaken, P2P is just as popular as in the Napster days. The **AA can shut it down and it won't make the slightest bit of difference. I'm sure the big sharers were making plans to move to a different P2P network anyway, what with the lawsuits flying round.

Anton Pillar order (3, Informative)

DreamerFi (78710) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199300)

The article (I read it, sorry - I'll hand in my slashdot ID at the end of this posting) mentions an "Anton Pillar order [freedomfight.ca] . From that article:

One of the most painful aspects of all is the requirement after the order is served, usually within 14 days, to provide documentary evidence to the court, which PROVES that you own the software that is the subject of the court order (and may extend to PROVING that ALL software is legally acquired), by showing software compliance registers (an inventory approach), license numbers, discs and manuals, AND originals of all invoices from the SUPPLIERS of the software that you own.


-John

Re:Anton Pillar order (1)

rokzy (687636) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199328)

that should be fine.

the only part I'd have trouble with is the invoices since I don't keep them, but if I were a business I would.

Re:Anton Pillar order (2, Informative)

DreamerFi (78710) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199372)

No. I don't think it is fine at all. I don't know about other countries, but here in the Netherlands there's a limit to how long you MUST keep invoices, receipts etc, and that limit is only for documents that influence your tax forms. For companies it's longer than for individuals, but neither is as long as copyright lasts. It also means every time Mickey Mouse buys an extension, I get to buy new storage space, because I have to keep stuff around longer.

-John

Re:Anton Pillar order (2, Interesting)

erroneus (253617) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199359)

Don't you just love this "guilty until proven innocent" bullshit?

Not only is the notion morally bankrupt, but it can bankrupt the innocent people while trying to prove innocense.

But here's a question: I have read somewhere that in europe they have consequences for being wrong in filing a lawsuit. In other words, if you sue someone and it turns out you're wrong, you may have to pay the defendant damages in addition to paying their legal costs. I forget what this is called but it's one hell of a nice deterant to frivolous lawsuits. Does Australia have such law?

Re:Anton Pillar order (1)

mpe (36238) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199427)

The article (I read it, sorry - I'll hand in my slashdot ID at the end of this posting) mentions an "Anton Pillar order.

A pity such orders are not available in Utah. Otherwise it would be very easy to shut down SCO.

Yet more bogus damages calculations (5, Funny)

darnok (650458) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199308)

The ZDNet article points out that if all the "pirated" tracks in Australia were purchased for $A0.99, then the record companies would be $2b better off.

As of now, my understanding is that Apple sells tracks for $US0.99, and is in pretty close to a breakeven state for iTunes (this may have changed recently, as surely the sheer volume going through iTunes would cause them to move into profit at some point). Regardless, it seems that $US0.99 is pretty close to the breakeven point, and you'd assume the breakeven cost in Australia would be no lower than that given the population is so small - let's cut the record companies some slack and assume $US0.90 is the breakeven point for online music sales in Australia.

$A0.99 translates to $US0.76. Now, since it costs $US0.90 to provide a downloadable music track, Kazaa is actually *saving* the record companies $US0.14 per downloaded track. By my calculation, the 850,000 tracks downloaded via Kazaa haved saved Australian record companies $US119,000 in providing that service.

What's that? Bogus use of statistics, you say?...

Raided?! (5, Insightful)

truesaer (135079) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199315)

I thought only the cops could performs raids! Thank god this is in australia....if Fritz Hollings has his way we will probably have special music industy SWAT teams roaming the country soon.

I doubt that MIPI finds anything.. (5, Insightful)

Kalroth (696782) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199318)

Sherman Networks would be bloody stupid to have anything illegal (music/software/etc) on any of their computers and I really doubt they had anything.

This just seems like the MIPI along with the rest of the record industry is trying to harass Sherman Networks into going away. Personally I don't like/use KaZaa or any other P2P utility, but I think it's a necessary evil.

Oh well, if they should manage to close down KaZaa, there's plenty of underground alternatives for the (ab)users. Seems like wasted resources from a desperate industry.

It's just like the commercials. (5, Funny)

Gldm (600518) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199319)

(shot of men in riot gear overturning desks, rifling through offices and smashing computers)

Voice in aussie accent: Search engine!

(shot of Fosters can)

Voice in aussie accent: Beer!

Re:It's just like the commercials. (1)

mattjb0010 (724744) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199352)

More like: (shot of Fosters can) Voice in aussie (with a z) accent: piss that yanks and poms drink!

Smash The State! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199323)

It's time for revolution, time for people take control of their lives and their communities. Fuck the government and their corporate rulers.

aut0tr0ll is teh sp0kE!? (-1)

CHECKTHEGOATS (735227) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199324)

Hello master.

sid=95737
formkey=IQJtPF409e

This is a joint venture that will be mutually advantageous to both parties involved.

Dammit! (3, Funny)

chrispl (189217) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199325)

And I just got WAY into Australian pop music! Now I'll never get my fix.

Re:Dammit! (1)

mattjb0010 (724744) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199426)

Don't worry, there's always Idol. Which just goes to prove, it's not only Christians who think false idols are bad.

So (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199326)

How much longer until my smelly vagina lets out a queef?

What this is about (4, Interesting)

eclectro (227083) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199346)

1) Message Sending. They want to scare file traders into thinking that nobody is beyond the long reach of music executi^H^H^H^H the law. Thus stopping supposed music swapping.

2) They want to see if KAZAA/Sharman are keeping track of who the heavy users are. Thus KAZAA would know about illegal file trading, and be partly liable for copyright infringement.

3) KAZAA/Sharman networks profit by looking the other way. However, if they are actively working to enhance "reliable sources" for file trading, that would look pretty bad.

4) Any inter-office memos/emails relating to the above.

It will be interesting to see exactly how private user's data really is. You would think that Sharman would (or should have) anticipated such a move by the recording industry.

just my .02

Well, what do you expect? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199362)

They're FUCKING PIRATES!!

Re:Well, what do you expect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199417)

yarrrrrrrrrrrr we be pirates

Important message to MIPI: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199366)

Please Don't squeeze the Sharman!

It's about time (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199368)

How anyone can defend Kazaa, I don't know. In all fairness, admit it to yourselves folks:

Kazaa allows anyone, anywhere to pirate music, films, television programmes and software worth thousands and dollars.

Not to mention the fact that Kazaa allows pedophiles to swap illegal and disgusting content amongst themselves, freely and with anonymity.

Re:It's about time (1)

Graspee_Leemoor (302316) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199411)

"Not to mention the fact that Kazaa allows pedophiles to swap illegal and disgusting content amongst themselves, freely and with anonymity."

TCP/IP found to be used by 100% of all paedophiles and terrorists who use the internet! They ALL use TCP/IP to transfer illegal images! It doesn't matter that TCP/IP was not designed to break the law- it's what it's being used for! Ban TCP/IP now!

(I have decided that today is Reply to Trolls Day. Lucky you!)

graspee

Much scarrier than Patriot Act... (5, Interesting)

ElDooderino (542228) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199376)

Of all the subtle and not-so-subtle evils of the Patriot act, it is, at least to my knowledge, employed soley by the government/gov agencies.

This situation in Australia seems not too dissimilar to SCO busting into Linus' house with presumeably armed gov. officials and confiscating everything.

It's corporate terrorism.

theory on evolyution (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199379)

in evolution living things improve to survive

for example neanderthals coudint survie to because man came along and they were alot smarter, faster, and could hunt better
then neanderthals went extinct

but what can be better then humains now
how are humains going to evolve

the awnser lies right in front of you
machines
the next step of evolution is A.I
man will become extinct from what they created

machines are being upgrade every day to be better then what they were just like the evolution of living things

A.I will evolve becoming better and better machines will make better machines and those machines will make better machines

but i believe humains will destroy them
selves before they cant make the transition to machines

i cant explaine this to well in words but its so clear in my head

My kiddy porn! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199381)

Does this mean my kiddy porn network is compromised too?

MIPI? (1)

mrscorpio (265337) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199385)

Haven't heard of this one. Is this basically the Australian branch of the RIAA, a little-known arm of the Illuminati, both, neither?

I thought I was up on all the oppressive quasi-government enforcement agencies!

Chris

the war (0, Flamebait)

katalyst (618126) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199396)

has begun. But there's not much that we customers can do, is there. A boycott will be of no use unless its on a global scale. And then, we like our music; how can this music industry monopoly be broken; itunes is the right way out, but not substantial enough.
MyDoomv3 - for RIAA anybody?

Thank god for ITMS.. (0, Troll)

wolfbane01 (648611) | more than 10 years ago | (#8199403)

It sounds to me like the digital music scene is going to continue to move towards the legal download of music, with companies like Apple [apple.com] and dell [dell.com] leading the way. Imagine the lack of need for services like Morpheus and Kazaa if you could find any track in one place...

MUHAHA, they will never find the files.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8199404)

Because all the files will be distributed across hundreds of thousands of computers.
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