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Title: downloading songs
Post by: meatwad on September 04, 2003, 04:29:49 PM
for some reason kazaa does not work at my stupid fucking school. Does anybody know if there are any websites that have good mp3's, or any programs that may work, or am i shit out of luck?
Title: downloading songs
Post by: aclockworkjj on September 04, 2003, 04:36:59 PM
www.winmx.com

www.limewire.com

....really, there are tons, just look for them.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Dirk on September 04, 2003, 05:04:47 PM
I've said and before and I'll say it again, Soulseek (http://www.slsk.org) is the shizzle.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Find Your Magali on September 04, 2003, 07:42:59 PM
This is just one small example of why I wouldn't download music in my dorm room if I was a college student...


Colleges working to discourage music file sharing

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Special web sites, brochures, mandatory orientation sessions and slowing file-sharing computers are among the steps South Carolina colleges and universities are taking to discourage students from sharing music files over campus Internet connections.

"Trying to get through to them is difficult, but we're going to push to get the word out even more this year," Chandler Robinson, Clemson University's network services director, said.

The universities want students to know illegally sharing music files could land them in federal court as the recording industry targets those who download pirated music.

The Recording Industry Association of America has subpoenaed at least 10 universities and more than 800 individuals in efforts to end file swapping. School administrators are getting serious about it too.

Students know it's against the law "but a few of them will test the waters. We just make the waters very hard to test," College of Charleston computing director Marcia Moore said.

Most universities in the state discourage file sharing on school internet connections by slowing downloads. Servers scan Internet activity and when a connection uploading or downloading a song is found, bandwidth is taken away from that computer.

With the technology, it can take 90 minutes to download a single song.

The College of Charleston, Clemson, and the University of South Carolina have used the technology for several years. South Carolina also has an official who fields complaints about students swapping music files.

Some students have stopped or curtailed their file-sharing because of recent court cases.

Jonathan Langston, an 18-year-old College of Charleston freshman, said he still downloads about six songs a week. He said his connection is pretty slow but said he has no plans to stop building his music library.

A college of Charleston sophomore, who asked that his name not be used, said he gets around slow downloads on the college system by getting music directly from the computers of friends who live off-campus.

Senior Rick Waldo Jr. said he downloads songs of independent artists who would prefer the Internet exposure to protection by the recording industry.

He said he's not concerned because his online library is small compared to those of some of his friends.

"Anytime there is an attempt at prevention, there's going to be a counter attempt at success," he said. "The Internet is built for file-sharing. People are always going to find ways to do that."

A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that 80 percent of full-time students don't care whether the music they share online is copyrighted or not.

But another survey questioning students between 12 and 22 found 70 percent would stop downloading if there was a serious risk of fines or going to jail.

"I don't think the kids will wise up until a lawsuit hits a university and a student goes to jail," Clemson's Robinson said.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: phil marlowe on September 05, 2003, 08:41:52 AM
Quote from: Dirk
I've said and before and I'll say it again, Soulseek (http://www.slsk.org) is the shizzle.

your shizzle isn't really working dirk and if i may ask, what is this shizzle? i'm interrested cos i've yet to see a program to match kazaa lite.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Dirk on September 05, 2003, 04:58:37 PM
Quote from: phil marlowe
Quote from: Dirk
I've said and before and I'll say it again, Soulseek (http://www.slsk.org) is the shizzle.

your shizzle isn't really working dirk and if i may ask, what is this shizzle? i'm interrested cos i've yet to see a program to match kazaa lite.


Yeah, server is probably down right now. Trust me, I have Kazaa Lite also and it's shite compared to Soulseek. When running, Soulseek has everything. Entire shows from many bands (got some complete concerts from Mogwai from shows in July '03) can be found, b-sides, and entire albums from obscure bands that would be hard to even find 3 tracks off of on Kazaa Lite.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: phil marlowe on September 06, 2003, 08:40:06 AM
Quote from: Dirk
Yeah, server is probably down right now. Trust me, I have Kazaa Lite also and it's shite compared to Soulseek. When running, Soulseek has everything.

i'll take your word for it and check it out when it's up again.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Dirk on September 06, 2003, 01:35:29 PM
It seems to be working now. You just gotta download a little patch fix here (http://www.slsk.blogspot.com) that will make it work, assuming you already have Soulseek downloaded. The above link may be down temporarily but it will surely be on soon. By the way, I just found and downloaded an entire Mogwai concert from the show I was at Thursday (Sept. 3rd). I'm telling ya, this is the shizzle.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: phil marlowe on September 18, 2003, 03:22:58 PM
OH MY GOD DIRK YOU ARE THE MAN !!! i finally checked that soulthing program out and it's awesome. i just downloaded all three secret chiefs 3 albums which i never could find on kazaa and don't even get me started on how much hardcore metal there is.

the only minus there is is that it runs kinda slow on my computer but i'll soon get another one.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Dirk on September 18, 2003, 03:39:48 PM
Quote from: phil marlowe
OH MY GOD DIRK YOU ARE THE MAN !!! i finally checked that soulthing program out and it's awesome. i just downloaded all three secret chiefs 3 albums which i never could find on kazaa and don't even get me started on how much hardcore metal there is.

the only minus there is is that it runs kinda slow on my computer but i'll soon get another one.


Werd  8)
Title: downloading songs
Post by: ono on May 02, 2004, 12:51:52 AM
I don't suppose there's a Soulseek version for Mac, is there?  I didn't see one, so I guess not.  Anything good out for Mac?  Besides iTunes.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: smash on May 02, 2004, 11:38:38 AM
for Mac, I use acqlite (http://www.acqlite.org/); its pretty good but its no soulseek.  I need to find a way to use Soulseek on my Mac...
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 02, 2004, 11:55:28 AM
Quote from: smash
I need to find a way to use Soulseek on my Mac...

http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/virtualpc/

Unfortunately though, in an ironic but predictable twist, Microsoft "acquired (http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/02/19/macbu/index.php?redirect=1083491537000)" that product line from Connectix.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: A World Apart on May 03, 2004, 11:20:08 PM
Okay. I just have to put in my two cents on this. SoulSeek is very awesome!!!! thank you.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: edison on May 06, 2004, 01:14:50 PM
I stand in favor of Soulseek. Ive been going through the files and some people have some amazing things i though i cold never find nor get anywhere, thanks to all who are on there sharing. Highly recommended.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Sanjuro on May 07, 2004, 12:10:27 PM
bit torrent is the way togo
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Sigur Rós on May 07, 2004, 01:42:48 PM
ok, if anyone is interested in sharing with me my soulseek-username is thor84
Title: downloading songs
Post by: El Duderino on May 07, 2004, 06:31:37 PM
i use WinMX...my name is gabesaysthat...let's do some business  8)
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Reinhold on May 15, 2005, 07:26:45 PM
is soulseek free?
Title: downloading songs
Post by: cron on May 15, 2005, 07:39:51 PM
yup
Title: downloading songs
Post by: lamas on May 15, 2005, 10:17:40 PM
how's the adware and spyware with soulseek?  my girlfriend's hesitant to get a new file share program since her last hard drive was fried.
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Sleuth on May 15, 2005, 10:54:45 PM
it is free of
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Cecil on May 16, 2005, 12:13:41 AM
how DARE you people STEAL all of that music? arent you all ASHAMED of yourselves?!

speaking of which, have you guys heard of "net labels?" (or online labels) which are web labels that distribute their music in mp3 formas through the web? think itll ever catch on? (does this deserve its own thread, or a retitling?)
Title: downloading songs
Post by: Sleuth on May 16, 2005, 12:54:27 AM
Soulseek has a net label
Title: downloading songs
Post by: lamas on May 16, 2005, 02:33:56 AM
didn't Public Enemy try to do that?  isn't Atomic Pop one of those labels?
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: MacGuffin on May 24, 2006, 05:13:16 PM
The 25 Best Music Websites
See Entertainment Weekly's picks for where to pick up on hot new tunes by Michael Endelman 

1 ITUNES
Praising iTunes is like endorsing chocolate and puppies: well, duh. Even so, any discussion of music on the Web has to start here. With its supersize catalog (more than 2 million tracks), fair pricing, and any-idiot-can-figure-it-out interface, it's most people's first stop for downloading the latest Kelly Clarkson single or Mariah Carey remix. Since it launched in 2003, iTunes has trounced its competitors, capturing close to 75 percent of the marketplace and selling more than a billion tracks.

But while everyone knows iTunes is big, fewer people realize how useful it can be for finding new tunes. Start with its top 100 downloads — updated daily — and you'll see an instant, direct reflection of American musical tastes: the newest Dixie Chicks single; surprise emo phenoms Panic! At the Disco; that Daniel Powter song that's on American Idol every week. Then move on to the ''essentials'' playlists, full of offbeat cult favorites. (Thanks to the ''Folk 101 Essentials,'' John Prine's epic ''Angel From Montgomery'' is our new after-work beer-sipping soundtrack.) And one of iTunes' best features is actually free: The site has grown into a portal for thousands of Web radio stations and eccentric podcasts, offering everything from rowdy dancehall reggae to classical music. Happy hunting.
GREAT FIND RJD2 & Ric Ocasek's ''Through the Walls''

2 EMUSIC.COM
This underappreciated, expertly curated MP3 store is the music geek's alternative to iTunes. It's packed with fantastic choices, and at $9.99 a month for 40 downloads, it's a great deal. Emusic sells tunes only from independent labels, which means you won't find most current pop hits here. But spend some time sifting through its 1.2 million tracks — including new stuff from Neko Case and Spoon and classics by Johnny Cash and Otis Redding — and you won't care. Best of all, the site's sharp editorial team steers you toward the good stuff with articles on the best Parisian jazz or the latest Brazilian pop. And their ''Dozens'' lists are essential 12-album starting points in categories like ''boomer-friendly rock,'' or ''English folk,'' or ''old-school punk.''
GREAT FIND Art Brut's Bang Bang Rock & Roll

3 PANDORA.COM
Perfect for anyone who likes surprises, Pandora is a wizardly website that lets you customize a radio station to fit your own tastes. After logging in, users type in the name of a song or a band (the Beatles, for example); then Pandora uses a complex mathematical algorithm to find tracks matching the Liverpool lads' musical characteristics. In addition to Fab Four songs, our station came up with some Kinks and Stones, lots of obscure '60s nuggets, and unexpected contemporary acts like the Pernice Brothers.
GREAT FIND The Move's ''Curly''

4 RHAPSODY.COM
If other MP3 stores leave you hungry, tuck into this musical buffet. Pop gluttons will love Rhapsody's all-you-can-eat subscription service, which lets you download as many songs as you like for $9.99 a month. (Though the tracks will vanish from your hard drive when you stop paying. And it won't work with an iPod.) Another draw is the playlists, the most creative and well thought-out of any MP3 store. Their genre mixes go way beyond the obvious into left-field genres like ''pub-rock explosion'' and '''80s paisley underground.'' And somebody on staff obviously has a sense of humor: ''Yacht rock'' features smooth-sailing soft pop (Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald) fit for a day of sipping Cape Codders down at the marina.
GREAT FIND Firefall's ''Just Remember I Love You''

5 Myspace.com
There's a lot to dislike about MySpace. It's uglier than a Commodore 64, the music tracks are slow to load, and it has been co-opted by record labels, which pay for prime placement. Still, with more than 1.8 million bands offering their own homepages, it's impossible to ignore — it seems like every act you've ever heard of (and countless unsigned acts you haven't) posts free songs here. Read about a band? Head to MySpace and you're basically guaranteed to get something for your time: a prerelease album preview, a new single, or even a raw demo. Weezer and Nine Inch Nails debuted their latest albums here, and Fred Durst recently posted a rant about former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. Maybe that's not a compelling advertisement, but hey, there are at least 999,999 non-Durst bands on there, too.
GREAT FIND Love Is All's ''Talk Talk Talk Talk''
 
6 THE LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE
The utopian ideal of the '60s thrives on this free concert-swapping forum, where the old Grateful Dead tape-trading community has set up shop. But there's far more here than the latest Phil Lesh & Friends show. Ryan Adams, Jack Johnson, and Death Cab for Cutie are just a few of the nearly 2,000 bands with concerts on the nonprofit site.
GREAT FIND My Morning Jacket, 11/23/05, Louisville Palace

7 STEREOGUM.COM
Like a snarky best friend, this blog is the prime Web destination for rock & roll gossip and breaking Britney news. Despite its trashy celeb obsession and often goofy tone, the music is no joke. Stereogum picks next-hot-bands with uncanny accuracy. (Current choice: the folk-pop of Beirut.) Count on the site to point you toward the latest indie-rock crushes (Sufjan Stevens), fun covers (the Postal Service do Phil Collins), and prerelease singles from the likes of Kanye West.
GREAT FIND Kevin Federline's ''Popozao''

8 TURNTABLELAB.COM
The beat junkies at this Web store are intensely dedicated cool-hunters, combing the globe for the latest obscure mash-up mixtape from Belgium, the rarest dub-reggae compilation from Jamaica, and underground hip-hop MCs from Brooklyn whom everyone will be raving about six months from now. Stock up on mix CDs drawn from their cache of hard-to-find music before your next party and prepare to move the furniture.
GREAT FIND DJ Spinbad's '80s MegaMix Vol. 2

9 KCRW'S AND KEXP'S SONG OF THE DAY
Imagine booting up the computer every morning and finding a free new MP3 on your hard drive from the Shins, post-punk legends Gang of Four, or indie-pop singer Jenny Lewis. That's the appeal of these podcasts offered by Santa Monica's KCRW and Seattle's KEXP, two quality public stations that have updated NPR's boomer slant for the blog generation.
GREAT FIND Band of Horses' ''The Funeral''

10 FLUXBLOG.ORG
Site founder Matthew Perpetua has been posting MP3s nearly every day since 2002, which makes him a veteran on the scene. His experience has honed his audioblogging skills. Biased toward anything catchy and upbeat, Fluxblog is like an aural dose of Saint-John's-wort. Visitors can expect shiny dance-pop (Scissor Sisters), hard-to-find remixes (Hot Chip's remake of Gorillaz's ''Kids With Guns''), and plenty of Kylie Minogue-style disco princesses (Robyn), all long before they hit brick-and-mortar stores.
GREAT FIND Robyn's ''Crash and Burn Girl''

11 SMITHSONIAN GLOBAL SOUND
The best government program since the New Deal, this site opens up the Smithsonian's massive archive of ethnological recordings. It's an astounding resource for world-music fans, who can instantly sample, download, or buy CDs of jaunty Caribbean calypso, epic Indian ragas, or croaking Uzbeki bards (yes, that's a good thing). And folk-music obsessives will drool over the unrivaled collection of exclusive Americana. A sampling of Alan Lomax's famous field recordings can be found here, along with Moses Asch's Folkways collections of legends like Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, and Son House.
GREAT FIND Elizabeth Cotten's ''Freight Train''

12 NPR'S 'ALL THINGS CONSIDERED' PODCAST
The radio network for the Volvo set actually has a lot more music to offer than Norah Jones and Garrison Keillor. Just listen to gentle-voiced host Bob Boilen, who each week briefly introduces a noteworthy new release, then plays an entire track or two. And unlike many podcasts, the focus here is on playing music, not talking about it. Expect lots of songs from dad-rock favorites like Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, but Boilen also spotlights newer groups such as the Concretes and the Raconteurs. In other words, it'll make your station wagon the coolest ride in the car-pool lane.
GREAT FIND Mountain Con's ''The Escape Artist''

13 SOUL-SIDES.COM
Run by a vinyl obsessive in California named Oliver Wang, Soul-Sides posts free MP3s of ultra-rare funk and soul, often from his personal collection of dusty 7-inches. (We're talking really rare stuff. Heard of the Romano Mussolini Trio? Didn't think so.) A professor in his nonvirtual life, Wang also likes to educate his readers, offering history lessons on obscurities sampled in modern hip-hop hits.
GREAT FIND Linda Lyndell's original version of ''What a Man''

14 I LOVE MUSIC
For the uninitiated, this message board can be an uninviting place. Threads are often filled with obscure Web slang, vicious flaming, and know-it-all 'tude. But it's also an amazing place to learn about music, both new and old. Fierce debate takes up the bulk of the bandwidth, often leading to some of the most intelligent music talk around (many posters are music critics). Last year's long-running thread on Sri Lanka-born rapper M.I.A., to pick one example, was worthy of a grad-school seminar.
GREAT FIND Annie's Anniemal

15 MIXUNIT.COM
Unless you live in a city with a thriving street-vendor scene, this is your best choice for staying up-to-date with the who's who (and who hates who) of the hip-hop universe. That's because Mix Unit offers a massive selection of ''official'' mixtapes — artist-sanctioned CDs that fall in a legal gray area — where hungry rhyme spitters and established rappers try out their latest material and vent their anger. Did you hear that Cam'ron mixtape where he dissed Jay-Z for wearing open-toed mandals? That's harsh.
GREAT FIND The Clipse's We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2

16 PITCHFORK
A webzine people love to dis. Its dense reviews often are overwritten, underedited thickets of pretentious prose. The attitude? Frequently flip, mean, and smarmy. Grudgingly, however, we admit that the Chicago-based site has become a tastemaking institution that's impossible to ignore. When it anoints an obscure band with a glowing review — as it did with a then-unknown Arcade Fire — we pay attention.
GREAT FIND Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's self-titled debut

17 RADIO DAVID BYRNE
We're dying for a Talking Heads reunion, but we'd be bummed if it took Byrne away from this fascinating monthly show. Each program is based on a theme: ''Latin Rock'' or ''Rednecks, Racists, and Reactionaries: Country Classics'' or the unexpected ''All Missy Elliott.'' He also pens related essays that are as insightful as you'd expect from the pop smarty.
GREAT FIND Ray Baretto's ''Indestructible''

18 INSOUND.COM
An Amazon-type megastore for hipsters, Insound makes it simple to explore the newest indie boomlet or Brit-rock trend. Most folks come for underground and import-only CDs that iTunes or the local Best Buy doesn't stock, but we're also partial to the excellent in-house music stream, which is a great summary of what's on college radio stations nationwide. Recent selections included Nick Drake soundalike José González, raunchy Baltimore rappers Spank Rock, and lo-fi bizarro folkies Wooden Wand. If you hear anything you like, buy it with an easy mouse click.
GREAT FIND Alexi Murdoch's ''Breathe''

19 LEMON-RED.ORG
This audioblog is the cheapest and easiest way to experience the hedonistic thrill of a sweaty late-night dance club without paying a cover, risking a hangover, or even leaving your sofa. Every month, expect a substantial new set from such DJs as Montreal's Ghislain Poirier and Rhode Island's Certified Bananas. No single genre dominates — Southern hip-hop, Jamaican dancehall, and old-school funk have all been tackled — though a mash-up aesthetic dominates. Never heard the Beach Boys, Young Jeezy, and Black Sabbath in a single hip-grinding mix? Time to log on.
GREAT FIND DJs Caps & Jones

20 MUSIC.FOR-ROBOTS.COM
A blog run by eight different people, which explains its broad, unclassifiable taste. Minimalist techno, ragged indie rock, spiky post-punk, and earthy hip-hop all make regular appearances on the slickly designed site, which posts a couple of MP3s a day. May's highlights include a song from Texas-born chanteuse Jolie Holland's new album, a prerelease Sufjan Stevens track, and a stunning psych-folk meditation by singer Findlay Brown, who just became our favorite new artist. That is, until we visit again.
GREAT FIND Hysterics' ''Potato Famine''

21 WOXY.COM
A casualty of FM radio consolidation, Cincinnati's WOXY went off the air in 2004, but it soon reemerged on the Web. The delivery system might have changed, but the message hasn't. WOXY remains dedicated to alternative acts like the Walkmen and Bloc Party. Also check out their ''vintage'' stream, where Generation-Xers can reminisce to a soundtrack of the Smiths, R.E.M., and other not-so-modern ''modern rock'' acts.
GREAT FIND Cold War Kids' ''Hospital Beds''

22 LITTLE STEVEN'S UNDERGROUND GARAGE
On his weekly online radio show, Springsteen and Tony Soprano sideman Steven Van Zandt is the nation's premier priest of garage rock, spreading the gospel of no-frills, fist-pumping rock & roll. Punctuating the music with his hepcat patter, Little Steven spins old-school fuzz-rock (the Yardbirds, the Kinks), their 21st-century descendants (the White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys), and anyone who thinks less is more, gritty is good, and louder is better.
GREAT FIND The Woggles' ''Soul Sizzling''

23 BBC RADIO
Don't let the Atlantic Ocean get between you and the world's most respected radio network. The Beeb's website offers extensive free radio streams and podcasts, making it a must-bookmark for all Anglophiles. Shows dedicated to only-in-England genres such as grime, U.K. garage, and Northern soul are plentiful, along with live in-studio sessions from hit bands like Snow Patrol. Dance-music sets from DJs Gilles Peterson, Judge Jules, and Pete Tong bring London's famed nightlife to your PC, and Steve Lamacq's influential weekly show is the place to hear the next Franz Ferdinand well before they're on Saturday Night Live.
GREAT FIND The Long Blondes' ''Lust in the Movies''

24 AOL MUSIC'S LISTENING PARTY and MTV's THE LEAK
Ever felt bad about illegally downloading a leaked album weeks before its official release? Now you don't have to. This pair of sites lets you hear streams of, say, the latest from Pearl Jam or Bruce Springsteen without any of the guilt. MTV's focuses on TRL types like Nick Lachey, while AOL's offerings are a little more wide-reaching.
GREAT FIND Paul Simon's Surprise

25 DUSTY GROOVE AMERICA
After you've burned out on Miles and Coltrane, expand your jazz-listening habits at this Chicago-based site. Full of bebop oddities, avant-jazz imports, and little-known swing composers, Dusty Groove boasts a connoisseur-friendly selection that's impeccable and far-flung. Whether you want to explore Hungarian violin fusion (Csaba Deseo) or Brazilian funk (Deodato), it's there. Beyond jazz, Dusty Groove carries plenty of curios for the open-minded, including unusual soul reissues, kitschy soundtracks, and lots of Afro-Latin grooves. One complaint: Why aren't there any audio samples? If there were, we'd buy even more.
GREAT FIND Mulatu Astatke's Ethio Jazz
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: squints on May 24, 2006, 10:16:48 PM
I fucking love e-music. It is the final nail on my cd-buying-days' coffin.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: noyes on May 27, 2006, 05:42:19 PM
soulseek forever.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: modage on May 27, 2006, 05:52:42 PM
I fucking love e-music. It is the final nail on my cd-buying-days' coffin.
yes let me also recommend it highly.  the pitch: 9.99 a month for 40 song downloads.  you can quit anytime you want to and the songs are unprotected mp3s.  they only have indie labels, but there is a shitload of good stuff there and for the price of 1 cd, you really cant beat it.  the 2 week trial is what got me hooked.  50 free songs. 
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: squints on May 27, 2006, 07:18:43 PM
download the newest version of winamp and you get 30 emusic songs for free (tis what hooked me)
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: I Love a Magician on November 15, 2006, 08:26:57 PM
What's everyone's SoulSeek names? Mine: cutselfnot
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 17, 2006, 10:26:35 PM
Piracy is bad for you.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Weird. Oh on November 22, 2006, 10:32:40 AM
mine be Powermypop though I don't use Slsk nearly as much as I used especially since there has been no new release in ages. They need to upgrade it!
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on November 22, 2006, 10:42:17 AM
I use Oink for downloading aka "testing new music before buying..."
It's a great bit-torrent server.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: cron on November 22, 2006, 10:53:18 AM
invite me!
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on November 22, 2006, 11:36:06 AM
invite me!

You got it!
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: JG on November 22, 2006, 03:05:46 PM
i also have oink, but i don't have any invites. 
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 22, 2006, 06:11:14 PM
Never heard of it, but send an invite this way if you got extras.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Weird. Oh on November 25, 2006, 05:48:03 PM
I have 10 invites if anyne needs one. Just make sure you actually contribute and know the workings of bittorrent if you want an invite. PM me with your email and I'll send one.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: MacGuffin on October 05, 2007, 01:45:07 AM
24 illegal song downloads cost US woman 220,000 dollars

In the first US trial to challenge the illegal downloading of music on the Internet, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered Thursday to pay 220,000 dollars for sharing 24 songs online.

Jammie Thomas, 30, was the first among more than 26,000 people sued by the world's most powerful recording companies to refuse a settlement after being slapped with a lawsuit by the Recording Industry of America and six major music labels.

She turned down an offer to pay a few thousands dollars in fines and instead took the case to court.

Unlike some who insist on the right to share files over the Internet, Thomas says she was wrongfully targeted by SafeNet, a contractor employed by the recording industry to patrol the Internet for copyrighted material.

Her lawyer said earlier this week that she had racked up some 60,000 dollars in legal fees because she refused to be bullied.

And while Thomas insisted on the courthouse steps that she had never downloaded or uploaded music, her lawyer tried to convince jurors there was no way to prove who had uploaded songs on the Kazaa file sharing network.

A jury took just five hours to decide that evidence provided by the music labels showed otherwise and found Thomas guilty of copyright infringement, court records showed.

Thomas, an employee of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, an Indian tribe, was ordered to pay a 9,250-dollar fine for each of 24 shared songs cited in the case, including Godsmack's "Spiral," Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" and Sara McLachlan's "Building a Mystery."

It could have been a lot worse.

The fine could have reached 150,000 dollars a song if the jury had found "willful" copyright infringement.

Had the record companies sued her for all 1,702 songs found in the online folder the fine could have run in the millions.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Bethie on October 07, 2007, 02:21:02 AM


including Godsmack's "Spiral," Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" and Sara McLachlan's "Building a Mystery."

It could have been a lot worse.

I doubt it.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: edison on October 23, 2007, 10:46:14 AM
World's biggest pre-release pirate music site netted

British and Dutch police said they shut down Tuesday the website OiNK, the world's biggest source of pirated pre-release chart albums.
OiNK distributed albums often weeks ahead of their official release date. More than 60 major album releases had been leaked onto the Internet so far this year.

The site had an estimated membership of 180,000. People were only invited to become members if they could prove they had music to offer and had to keep posting tracks to maintain their membership.

It is alleged the site was operated by a 24-year-old man who lived near Middlesbrough in north-east England. He was arrested Tuesday. The site's servers, based in Amsterdam, were seized in raids last week.

The Interpol-coordinated raids followed a two-year investigation by the British Phonographic Industry and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry bodies.

"OiNK was central to the illegal distribution of pre-release music online," said Jeremy Banks, head of the IFPI's Internet anti-piracy unit.

"This was not a case of friends sharing music for pleasure. This was a worldwide network that got hold of music they did not own the rights to and posted it online."

edit: sorry for the repost, didn't know it was also over in animal collective thread.


Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on October 23, 2007, 11:50:57 AM
It's a sad day for me, and probably other music lovers alike...

It's not going to stop, till you wise up... recording industry bitches.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Stefen on October 23, 2007, 11:54:53 AM
I find it funny that the album that was probably responsible for the record industries panic (In Rainbows) wasn't even allowed to be posted on oink.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on October 23, 2007, 12:04:46 PM
Well that was an issue with the bit rate (160). Oink had a regulation with a minimum of 192 to be uploaded.

By the way, I added you to Last.fm Stefen.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Stefen on October 23, 2007, 12:08:23 PM
Well that was an issue with the bit rate (160). Oink had a regulation with a minimum of 192 to be uploaded.

By the way, I added you to Last.fm Stefen.

Yeah, I accepted your friend request. Even though our music compatibility is LOW. haha.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on October 23, 2007, 12:13:02 PM
Naturally, I only made an account 2 days ago!

I recognize most of what you play though.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Stefen on October 23, 2007, 12:32:43 PM
I wonder what will fill the void that oink has left.

I give it 2 weeks and something will.

I still don't understand why they chose to take down oink when oink was the one pirate site that was doing more good than bad.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Gamblour. on October 23, 2007, 01:11:17 PM
Man between this and that TV site, they are really cracking down. Oh well, I could never remember my Oink password.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 24, 2007, 11:08:12 AM
Fuck! I loved Oink. What this means is that I won't be able to try out a lot of the music I'm interested in and therefore won't be buying any of it. Way to go, recording industry pricks.
Title: Re: downloading songs
Post by: diggler on November 20, 2007, 10:21:05 PM
Good Copy Bad Copy

has anyone seen this yet? it's a pretty well done danish documentary about the current state of music and film pertaining to copyright. girl talk, danger mouse, guys from piratebay, ceo of mpaa, plus lots of others weigh in on the issue. really puts a great perspective on how things are happening world wide right now and how the U.S. really has to change its ways. check it out, its free to watch on their site and free to download as well from the pirate bay.

www.goodcopybadcopy.net (http://www.goodcopybadcopy.net)