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Kazaa itself was logging your downloads!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Toyman, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Toyman

    Toyman

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    Kazaa itself was logging your downloads! Bah ha ha, looks like the RIAA will be suing a lot more people now!

    "...The most explosive documents in the ongoing Kazaa court case have emerged today, including logs of discussions between parent company Sharman and the Estonian developer of the Kazaa Media Desktop. They include extraordinary admissions like: "Reporting will make Kazaa look like spyware, as soon as it becomes evident we record downloads and playbacks, users will flee to competitive networks" and then "One can argue that we have knowledge of copyrighted material being downloaded in our network and have to install filters. If we are reporting [gold] files, then technically we could do the same for every file." Finally, "RIAA [could] collect the IP addresses for everyone who has searched for or downloaded that file." Despite the Kazaa developer's concerns over these issues, Kazaa went ahead with the logging..."

    http://www.apcmag.com/apc/v3.nsf/0/07A1C8CA269E79B5CA256FA1000F9763
     
  2. Harlequin

    Harlequin I need a weapon

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    You think that includes the cracked versions as well?
     

  3. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    I doubt if it matters what software you have on your PC,they are recording who is using the network.
     
  4. Tvov

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    Doesn't really surprise me. From just after Kazaa showed up, I was warned constantly by friends not to go near it for a variety of reasons. This is just one more.
     
  5. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    another reason to use open source software.
     
  6. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    No! Really! you don't say.