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5:07 am on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Similarly, music companies are backing "spoofing", where rogue files are placed on the internet to trap illegal users and disrupt their systems. Marc Morgenstern, chief executive of Overpeer, one of the largest spoofing companies, said it was blocking 200m illegally downloaded files a month.

Story here [news.ft.com]

Two questions- how do the music companies know that only "illegal users" are being targeted and what exactly do they mean by "disrupt their systems"? I'm also very interested in how people feel about the practice of "spoofing".

12:21 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well...if a corrupted version of the Bee Gees' "Staying Alive" is put on the netowrk, it could be assumed that anyone downloading it is trying to avoid buying that track.

Thats a nice word "assumed". Whats the saying? When use the word "assumed", you're avoiding thinking for yourself and if the music industry got its butt into gear it could've made some cash out all this, instead of trying to bolt doors after horses.

But anyway, everyone's gone back to using irc and usenet for mp3 trading anyway. The only people still using p2p are warez dudes and posters to slashdot.

4:10 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The only people still using p2p are warez dudes and posters to slashdot.

lol!

 

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