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    Hollywood's Cold War on Swapping

    As part of its campaign to thwart online music and movie piracy, Hollywood is now reaching into school classrooms with a program that denounces file-sharing and offers prizes for students and teachers who spread the word about Internet theft.


    http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,60950,00.html

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    c the problem is "u cannot stop piracy",u can just make it hard but not stop it , yes the file sharing stopped but soon people will find a way to come over it .cd pricay is also a big problem in asian countries .so all we can do is to make it diffcult for "pirates" to do piracy and keep our fingers crossed
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    ah! the hollywood youth movement. do they have bundt meetings?

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    I think they will just take the free stuff and tell them what they want to hear then after they have left they will just go back and continue to download and share files with one another.

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    I'm sure telling people that "As easy as it is to get it for free, it is wrong, and even though you probably won't get caught, you shouldn't do it" is not going to stop them, or even prevent them from downloading music.

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    Listening to music isn't piracy. Piracy is when you go out on a boat
    with a few drunken friends, jump onto someone else's boat with swords
    and knives and stuff.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    I remember when I was a very little kid when I was staying in S.C. there were alot of peaple selling tapes. Inside them were action movies, music/music videos, porn, TV shows, & (ect). I can remember peaple from right outta the neiborhood could just openly sell/trade whatever they could get thier hands on. I remember you could walk next door and get bootleg cabel with tons of channels if you wanted it badly enought LMAO. I also remember it was possable to go into IRC, stream or download music, (& oh my god! On a 28.8KBPS modem!)

    It was never a "counter culture" intil peaple started sueing.

    This **** is just more hype & nazi propaganda... their attempts to enforce ideas are about as effective as somebody trying to drink all of the contents of the ocean to prevent boats from sinking.

    I mean when schools brought peaple into schools to talk about drugs, did you ever listen? No... well the police car & the lady with a gun was cool but other than that I don't remember one damn word of it.

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    That's very interesting... With piracy the company ends up loosing a lot of money. But look at what MS does. They know that their software is being pirated in asia and russia and countries like that. But in the end it will work to their advantage cause eventually the person will like the software and end up buying a legite copy. Since pirated software always ends up having viruses, trojans and other stuff added to them. The person who bought the pirated software will eventually start disliking cause pirated software tends to not work very well and is prone to crashing a lot ...
    That's just my own point of view.
    Hollywood and the RIAA humm their like dinosaurs old and dead... If they had waken up when Napster was huge and took advantage of it they would own the P2P industry.. But oh well their own fault ... So now they must pay the price ...
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