East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2004/11/20

Two steps forward, one step back

Filed under: Technology — Erwin @ 12:09 pm

Why am I not surprised to read that while the RIAA cracks down on P2P music swapping, people resort to previous working methods?

“I always thought my uncle was crazy,” said one teenage file-swapper from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “He told us how he’d set up a bunch of different names to his dorm, apartment and friends houses and order a bunch of free introductory CD’s to all of them. I was like ‘you’re going to get in trouble’, but now it’s me who’s in trouble.”

Not much different from how others have turned away from the P2P networks and are using, for instance, the alt.binaries.* groups on Usenet for their daily/weekly dose of music and movies.

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