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teen in need
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
is winmx legal and if so does it carry any harmful viruses

reploidhunter
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
winmx itself doesnt carry any viruses, but i have got quite a few from the
files that i downloaded but norton antivirus takes care of most viruses. im
unsure of if its legal lol.

"teen in need" wrote:

> is winmx legal and if so does it carry any harmful viruses

Byte
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
WinMX is a file-sharing app. It is P2P, Peer-to-Peer, or PC-to-PC, etc.
File Sharing per se is perfectly legal, but when downloading or copying
music files (MP3's), and some are DRM (Digital Rights Management), it
is illegal. High volume downloading such as complete libraries will be
scrutinized and maybe monitored, but a single favorite tune from your past
should not cause you much concern. Thus?..............it is your decision.
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"teen in need" wrote:

> is winmx legal and if so does it carry any harmful viruses

Ionizer
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
"Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E50613C4-53CF-485D-A190-796B83897CEE@microsoft.com...
> High volume downloading such as complete libraries will be
> scrutinized and maybe monitored, but a single favorite tune from your
> past
> should not cause you much concern.

It is always the UPloaders- those sharing files, who are "scrutinized,"
not those who are downloading files. ...Unless you've read something on
the topic that I've missed?

Regards,
Ian.

Byte
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Ian, you surprise me. It has been in the news several times. One guy in
Oregon for downloadidng high volume libraries and another in Michigan for
downloading and making CDs and selling them. He was tried in court and
fined. I've not heard of a single individual being charged with UPloading.
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"Ionizer" wrote:

> "Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E50613C4-53CF-485D-A190-796B83897CEE@microsoft.com...
> > High volume downloading such as complete libraries will be
> > scrutinized and maybe monitored, but a single favorite tune from your
> > past
> > should not cause you much concern.
>
> It is always the UPloaders- those sharing files, who are "scrutinized,"
> not those who are downloading files. ...Unless you've read something on
> the topic that I've missed?
>
> Regards,
> Ian.
>
>
>

Ionizer
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
"Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4E815D21-7E34-49A3-81A3-DB2E2457E106@microsoft.com...
> Ian, you surprise me. It has been in the news several times. One guy
> in
> Oregon for downloadidng high volume libraries and another in Michigan
> for
> downloading and making CDs and selling them. He was tried in court
> and
> fined. I've not heard of a single individual being charged with
> UPloading.

I know what you mean- sometimes I even surprise myself.

But on the topic of filesharing lawsuits, it is my understanding that it
is only those who are *sharing* large quantities of copyrighted music
who have been the targets of the lawsuits. The uploaders and not the
downloaders, in other words. This is just one article of many which
states this:
http://www.cippic.ca/en/projects-cases/file-sharing-lawsuits/ "...
Merely downloading music files for your own use, though, is unlikely to
get you into trouble. It's putting them into a shared folder that others
can access, that really upsets the music industry."

This item, which discusses the second round of U.S. lawsuits, also
identifies UPloaders as the targets:
http://news.com.com/Court+RIAA+lawsuit+strategy+illegal/2100-1027_3-5129687.html?tag=nl
"... The appeals court's decision comes after the RIAA sued 382
individuals alleged to have offered copyrighted music for download..."
Those sued for uploading in the RIAA's first round of lawsuits include
that infamous case of the 12 year-old girl who was sued for sharing too
many music files.

Downloading music and then selling CDs you create crosses into another
area. I don't specifically know about the Michigan case you refer to,
but I'm sure they noticed and targeted him while he was selling the
material, not while he was downloading it.

Regards,
Ian.


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