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08/26/2004 12:26 AM ID: 42374 Permalink   

Department of Justice raid P2P users homes

 

Today, the Department of Justice raided the homes of five P2P users and the offices of one ISP. The DoJ claims they were part of a network called The Underground Network. In this network each user had to share a minimum of 100GB.

John Ashcroft commented on the raids saying that those who distribute movies, games and software illegally are putting the livelihood of millions of Americans at risk and damage the economy.

The U.S. Government seems to be sided with the entertainment industry in its fight against P2P, even despite a comprehensive study from Harvard which shows P2P doesn't do much damage. The operation was ironically named Operation Digital Gridlock.

 
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  @uh oh  
 
what they talkign about direct connect or something with minimum hub requirements. Not sure what but its not good anyways.
 
  by: inpherno3   08/26/2004 06:20 AM     
  Yeah!!!  
 
Damn fighting for something that makes sense and would ovre all secure the lives and freedoms of the people of this country, LETS GET THEM P2P people!!!

Morons.... This country is being run by morons.
 
  by: pheonixmoonfire   08/26/2004 08:05 AM     
  @pheonixmoonfire and inpherno3  
 
"Damn fighting for something that makes sense and would ovre all secure the lives and freedoms of the people of this country, LETS GET THEM P2P people!!!"

if you actually believe that i pity you, P2P programs and its P2P users cause next to no damage... pirates do, they are the ones that are sell these programs, music and movie for money. go after them.


"what they talkign about direct connect or something with minimum hub requirements. Not sure what but its not good anyways."

actaully the program the alot of people use to do this is mIRC (or used to be mIRC). i was part of a group for 10+GB about 2 or 3 years ago.

there great places to get stuff from, because you have to share in order to be able to download, which is only fair, i think you should be a certian amount to the table (so to speak).

personally i think that if the movie, music and programs were actually worth the money they charge for them then groups like the RIAA wouldn't be complaining.

plus in the case of music, buying cd's doesn't support the artists much at all... if you really want to support the artists go to their concerts.

i've been using P2P programs for 6 years. i still buy cds, i still buy movies, i still but software... and i sure as hell go to concerts. in fact i can honestly say i saw the same artist in concert twice in 3 months time with another concert inbetween. that was a good 3 months...lol
 
  by: HAVOC666     08/26/2004 03:27 PM     
  Havoc  
 
pheonixmoonfire was being sarcastic. He does not agree with what they are doing.
 
  by: TruthtoYouth   08/26/2004 05:00 PM     
  not true  
 
actaully the program the alot of people use to do this is mIRC (or used to be mIRC). i was part of a group for 10+GB about 2 or 3 years ago.

Acutally, think the news is talking about DC because if you go there, there is a hub called Underground Network. Maybe this was it? When i used DC some time ago, it was there anyway.
 
  by: jimhaddon   08/27/2004 10:33 AM     
 
 
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